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Jeff Locke

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

W-L

7-6

ERA

3.91

WHIP

1.27

K

89

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 t...

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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   

September 28, 2014  –  Jeff Locke News

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Locke will start Monday for the Pirates if a tiebreaker game is necessary, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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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
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3-Year Averages     14 13 0 72.4 67 32 6 54 35 3 4 0 0 0 3.98 1.41

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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
Sep. 24 @Atl 4.0 8 6 6 1 5 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.91 1.27
Sep. 19 Mil 7.0 5 2 2 1 0 3 2 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.21
Sep. 13 ChC 5.3 6 3 3 1 3 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.66 1.24
Sep. 8 @Phi 7.0 3 1 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.60 1.22
Sep. 2 @StL 3.0 4 5 4 0 5 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.75 1.27
Aug. 27 StL 7.3 6 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.51 1.22
Aug. 22 @Mil 6.0 2 2 2 1 6 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.69 1.23
Aug. 16 @Was 5.7 4 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.73 1.22
Aug. 11 Det 5.0 8 4 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.98 1.23
Aug. 6 Mia 7.0 6 3 3 1 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.78 1.16
Jul. 31 @Ari 5.3 9 6 4 2 2 5 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.77 1.19
Jul. 26 @Col 6.7 10 6 6 3 3 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.54 1.12
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
11.0 13 8 8 2 5 6 2 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.55 1.64
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
33.7 32 18 17 4 15 26 2 1 0 2-3 0 0 0 4.54 1.40
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
69.3 71 39 36 11 32 51 3 1 0 5-5 0 0 0 4.67 1.49

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Jeff Locke Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201411912920202.190
2013165191740801.286
20124011311102.297

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014429773110720214.274
20135461066710620210.229
201210823825204.255

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201472.0420411573.501.08
201382.7540573794.901.56
201221.311019633.381.08

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201459.3340482594.401.50
201383.7530684722.151.21
201213.002015539.001.85
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
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3-Year Averages     14 13 72.4 6.71 4.35 1.54 0.75 72.9% 3.98 4.24 .289

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2014 Stat Review for Jeff Locke    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.23 K/BB
WEAK
6.10 K/9
POOR
2.74 BB/9
WEAK
90.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.1 HR/9
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1.99 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.91 ERA
WEAK
1.27 WHIP
WEAK
4.43 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.283 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
72.8% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Locke was tagged for six runs on eight hits over four innings in a losing effort Wednesday against Atlanta.

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Locke worked seven strong innings against the Brewers on Friday night, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out three.

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Locke was strong in a win Monday night, tossing seven innings of one-run ball against the Phillies.

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Locke lasted just three innings Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits and five walks while striking out three in the loss.

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Locke was recalled Monday and will start for the Pirates against the Cardinals.

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Locke was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Locke picked up his sixth win of the season Wednesday, giving up just one run on six hits and two walks, while striking out three in 7.1 innings against the Cardinals.

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Despite walking six batters, Locke (5-3) held Milwaukee to two runs in six innings Friday. He gave up two hits (including a homer) while failing to record a strikeout.

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Locke struck out six and walked two while giving up four hits over 5.2 scoreless innings Saturday night against Washington.

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Locke won Monday against the Tigers, surrendering four runs, eight hits, and four walks to go along with one strikeout in five innings.

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Locke (3-3) allowed three runs on six hits while striking out seven over seven innings to pick up the victory over the Marlins on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.