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Jeff Locke

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2015 Stats

W-L

3-2

ERA

4.70

WHIP

1.45

K

42

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Locke doesn't throw hard (90.5 mph fastball) or strike many batters out (6.10 K/9), but a deceptive changeup keeps batters off balance. So long as he finds the strike zone -- he improved from 4.4 BB/9...

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2015 ADP:  548.54

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 185   DOB: 11/20/1987   BORN: North Conway, NH   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

May 26, 2015  –  Jeff Locke News

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Locke tossed 5.2 scoreless innings against the Marlins on Tuesday to earn his third win of the season. He gave up four hits and four walks while striking out six.

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Jeff Locke Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 19 R DAN 13 11 0 61.0 48 18 2 74 8 7 1 1 2.66 0.92
2008 20 A ROM 25 24 0 139.2 150 63 6 113 38 5 12 0 4.06 1.35
2009 21 A LYN 17 17 0 81.7 98 37 4 56 18 4 4 0 4.10 1.42
2009 21 A MYR 10 10 0 45.7 47 28 1 43 26 1 4 0 5.58 1.60
2010 22 A+ BRA 10 17 0 86.1 82 34 6 83 14 9 3 0 0 0 3.54 1.11
2010 22 AA ALT 10 10 0 57.2 57 23 5 56 12 3 2 0 0 0 3.59 1.21
2011 23 AA ALT 5 22 0 125.0 118 56 9 114 46 7 8 0 0 0 4.03 1.31
2011 23 AAA IND 5 5 0 28.1 25 7 1 25 9 1 2 0 0 0 2.22 1.21
2011 23 MAJ PIT 4 4 0 16.7 21 12 3 5 10 0 3 0 0 0 6.48 1.86
2012 24 AAA IND 24 24 0 141.2 126 39 9 131 43 10 5 0 0 0 2.48 1.20
2012 24 MAJ PIT 8 6 0 34.3 36 21 6 34 11 1 3 0 0 0 5.50 1.37
2013 25 MAJ PIT 30 30 0 166.3 146 65 11 125 84 10 7 0 0 0 3.52 1.38
2014 26 A+ BRA 1 1 0 6.0 5 2 1 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2014 26 AAA IND 9 9 0 50.0 51 23 5 37 22 3 1 0 0 0 4.14 1.46
2014 26 MAJ PIT 21 21 0 131.3 127 57 16 89 40 7 6 0 0 0 3.91 1.27
2015 27 MAJ PIT 9 9 0 51.7 55 27 5 42 20 3 2 0 0 0 4.70 1.45
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3-Year Averages     19 19 0 110.7 103 47 11 82 45 6 5 0 0 0 3.82 1.34

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Jeff Locke Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 26 Mia 5.7 4 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.70 1.45
May. 20 Min 6.0 7 3 3 0 2 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.28 1.46
May. 15 @ChC 3.7 6 5 5 2 3 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.45
May. 10 StL 6.7 5 3 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.71 1.35
May. 5 Cin 7.0 7 4 4 2 2 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.85 1.42
Apr. 28 @ChC 3.7 8 6 5 0 3 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.76 1.46
Apr. 23 ChC 5.0 7 4 4 0 3 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 1.16
Apr. 18 Mil 8.0 4 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.93 0.86
Apr. 10 @Mil 6.0 7 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.1 IP/G
15.3 17 8 8 2 9 16 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 4.70 1.70
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
37.7 44 25 24 5 19 34 0 2 0 1-2 0 0 0 5.73 1.67
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
51.7 55 28 27 5 20 42 1 2 0 3-2 0 0 0 4.70 1.45

Jeff Locke Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015416213202.342
201411912920202.190
2013165191740801.286

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20151813618421013.261
2014429773110720214.274
20135461066710620210.229

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201538.3210311333.521.23
201472.0420411573.501.08
201382.7540573794.901.56

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201513.311011728.102.10
201459.3340482594.401.50
201383.7530684722.151.21
Jeff Locke Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 19 R DAN 13 11 61.0 10.92 1.18 9.25 0.30 70.4% 2.66 1.74 .319
2008 20 A ROM 25 24 139.2 7.31 2.46 2.97 0.39 68.7% 4.06 2.96 .340
2009 21 A LYN 17 17 81.7 6.17 1.98 3.11 0.44 70.5% 4.10 3.13 .350
2009 21 A MYR 10 10 45.7 8.47 5.12 1.65 0.20 62.5% 5.58 3.31 .349
2010 22 A+ BRA 10 17 86.1 8.68 1.46 5.93 0.63 68.9% 3.54 2.91 .322
2010 22 AA ALT 10 10 57.2 8.81 1.89 4.67 0.79 71.9% 3.59 3.22 .331
2011 23 AA ALT 5 22 125.0 8.21 3.31 2.48 0.65 69.7% 4.03 3.61 .314
2011 23 AAA IND 5 5 28.1 8.01 2.88 2.78 0.32 81.8% 2.22 2.84 .307
2011 23 MAJ PIT 4 4 16.7 2.70 5.40 0.50 1.62 0.83 67.9% 90.3 MPH 6.48 6.92 .300
2012 24 AAA IND 24 24 141.2 8.35 2.74 3.05 0.57 81.3% 2.48 3.24 .305
2012 24 MAJ PIT 8 6 34.3 8.91 2.88 3.09 1.57 1.40 63.4% 90.8 MPH 5.50 4.54 .323
2013 25 MAJ PIT 30 30 166.3 6.76 4.55 1.49 0.60 2.03 75.3% 90.4 MPH 3.52 4.18 .282
2014 26 A+ BRA 1 1 6.0 15.00 1.50 10.00 1.50 80% 3.00 2.53 .366
2014 26 AAA IND 9 9 50.0 6.66 3.96 1.68 0.90 73.5% 4.14 4.46 .307
2014 26 MAJ PIT 21 21 131.3 6.10 2.74 2.23 1.10 1.99 72.8% 90.5 MPH 3.91 4.43 .283
2015 27 MAJ PIT 9 9 51.7 7.32 3.48 2.10 0.87 2.34 68.6% 90.8 MPH 4.70 4.05 .325
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.6 6.56 3.55 1.85 0.75 72.5% 3.85 4.00 .291
Rest Of Season     0 29 166.5 6.56 3.59 1.83 0.90 73.6% 3.84 4.23 .287
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3-Year Averages     19 19 110.7 6.67 3.66 1.82 0.89 73.7% 3.82 4.23 .286

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2015 Stat Review for Jeff Locke    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.10 K/BB
POOR
7.32 K/9
AVERAGE
3.48 BB/9
POOR
90.8 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.9 HR/9
AVERAGE
2.34 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.70 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.45 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.05 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.325 BABIP
HIGH
68.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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Jeff Locke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tuesday starter Jeff Locke will be looking to post back-to-back quality starts for the first time since his first two games of the season.

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Locke gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings Wednesday in an eventual 13-inning loss to the Twins. He struck out six and walked two.

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Locke surrendered five earned runs in 3.2 innings Friday, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out four batters.

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Locke pitched 6.2 innings in Sunday's victory over the Cardinals but did not factor into the decision. He allowed three earned runs, five hits, and posted a 1:2 K:BB ratio in the game.

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Locke gave up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts over seven innings Tuesday against the Reds.

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Locke gave up five earned runs on eight hits and three walks in 3.2 innings Tuesday. He struck out five batters.

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Locke didn't receive a decision Thursday against the Cubs after allowing four runs in five innings. He gave up seven hits and three walks, but struck out seven.

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Locke's scheduled start Friday has been moved to Saturday.

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Locke turned in a solid performance Friday night, allowing two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out two over six innings of a 6-2 win against the Brewers.

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Locke allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk in five innings Friday. He struck out five batters in his final spring tuneup.

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The Pirates named Locke to their starting rotation Monday. He will pitch in the fourth game of the season in Milwaukee on April 10, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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2015

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2014

Locke went from surprise All-Star pitcher to picked-over starter in 2013. The 26-year-old lefty held the staff together early on, when injuries to A.J. Burnett, Wandy Rodriguez and others threatened to derail the Pirates' season. Expected to battle for the team's fifth rotation spot in spring training, Locke went 9-2 with a 2.11 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and .226 BABIP. After that, his numbers slipped to a 6.66 ERA, 1.98 WHIP and .393 BABIP. The lefty's inability to command the strike zone resulted in his decline. At 26, he still has room to grow, especially after his rookie season, but it would be unwise to value Locke as anything more than an end-game pick.

2013

Locke's modus operandi with the Pirates in 2012 was to pitch lights-out baseball for several innings and then get rocked for a big inning. Whether that's nerves, inexperience or endemic of his future career remains to be seen. Most likely, it's case of a little of all three things. On the plus side, he reached 94 mph with his fastball in several of his last starts. He isn't known as a particularly hard thrower, but if he finds a way to sustain that level, that could cure a lot of his struggles. The lefty has experienced minor league success mostly by mixing his pitches. Locke registered an impressive 131:43 K:BB ratio at Triple-A, and pitching for Pittsburgh mostly in September, the 25-year-old compiled a 5.50 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 34.1 innings. He'll compete for the fifth starter's role in early 2013, but will have to impress with studs Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon right around the corner.

2012

Lackluster describes Locke's first go-around in the majors last year. Pittsburgh felt the 24-year-old lefty was worthy of a big league shot despite pitching primarily for Double-A Altoona in 2011. Locke threw 125 frames for the Curve (4.03 ERA, 1.312 WHIP) before jumping to Triple-A. He gave up just seven runs in five starts for Indianapolis, prompting the Pirates to take a look at him in September. WIth a 6.48 ERA and 1.860 WHIP, Locke struggled in his four starts and looked even worse, if that's possible. The left-hander figures to start 2012 at Triple-A. Perhaps another experience in the high minors will wean him off of the deer-in-the-headlights look he displayed in his short stay with Pittsburgh.

2011

Locke is a 23-year-old lefty with a 90 mph fastball and off-speed pitches decent enough to miss bats. Acquired as part of the package for Nate McLouth in 2009, Locke compiled a 12-5 record with a 3.56 ERA and 1.146 WHIP split between High-A and Double-A in 2010. He also finished with an impressive 8.7 K/9IP and 139:26 K:BB ratio. Locke came up big in the Double-A playoffs, fashioning a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 innings en route to a championship. Nothing stands out in particular with Locke, but he gets the job done. He'll likely get his first shot pitching at the Triple-A level in 2011 and his performance there will go along way toward determining whether he's another depth starter or a pitcher with fantasy-worthy potential.

2008

Locke, Atlanta's second-round pick in 2006 out of high school, had an outstanding 74:8 K:BB ratio over 61 innings for Danville in the Appalachian League. While not overpowering, he has a low-90s fastball with good command. A strong season at Low-A could put him on the fast track for the majors.