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Brian Duensing

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After four seasons of shuffling Duensing between the bullpen and rotation, the Twins finally decided to keep him in the bullpen last season. He was never able to hold a spot in the rotation due to his...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 2/22/1983   BORN: Marysville, KS   COLLEGE: Nebraska   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brian Duensing Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Twins in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

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Brian Duensing 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
2006 23 AA NEW 10 9 0 49.3 51 20 6 30 18 1 2 0 3.65 1.40
2007 24 AA NEW 9 9 0 50.7 47 15 2 38 7 4 1 0 2.66 1.07
2007 24 AAA ROC 19 19 0 116.7 115 42 13 86 30 11 5 0 3.24 1.24
2008 25 AAA ROC 25 24 0 138.7 150 66 16 77 34 5 11 0 4.28 1.33
2009 26 AAA ROC 13 13 0 75.3 87 39 2 44 19 4 6 0 4.66 1.41
2009 26 MAJ MIN 24 9 0 84.0 84 34 7 53 31 5 2 0 3.64 1.37
2010 27 MAJ MIN 53 13 1 130.7 122 38 11 78 35 10 3 0 0 9 2.62 1.20
2011 28 MAJ MIN 32 28 1 161.7 193 94 21 115 52 9 14 0 0 0 5.23 1.52
2012 29 MAJ MIN 55 11 0 109.0 126 62 10 69 27 4 12 0 1 7 5.12 1.40
2013 30 MAJ MIN 73 0 0 61.0 68 27 4 56 22 6 2 1 3 15 3.98 1.48
2014 31 MAJ MIN 8 0 0 9.7 5 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.72
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brian Duensing
3-Year Averages MAJ   53 13 0 110.6 129 61 11 80 33 6 9 0 1 7 4.97 1.47
Career  (View All) MAJ   245 61 2 556.0 598 255 53 375 169 34 33 1 4.13 1.38

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Brian Duensing 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
Apr. 23 @TB 0.7 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.72
Apr. 20 @KC 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.44
Apr. 18 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.39
Apr. 13 KC 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0.00 0.30
Apr. 11 KC 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.17
Apr. 9 Oak 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.23
Apr. 5 @Cle 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.27
Apr. 3 @CWS 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 4 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0-0 0 1 0 0.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
9.7 5 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0-0 0 1 0 0.00 0.72
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
9.7 5 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0-0 0 1 0 0.00 0.72

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Brian Duensing Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201313236737613.303
201217828941814.250
201118738638421.217

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013136201531521.263
20122944118851826.310
2011524774615540420.330

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201328.7300301025.021.43
201249.7270291755.981.43
201179.76805130126.211.69

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201332.3321261223.061.52
201259.3250401054.401.38
201182.0360642294.281.34
Brian Duensing 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
2006 23 AA NEW 10 9 49.3 5.47 3.28 1.67 1.09 77.8% 3.65 4.72 .292
2007 24 AA NEW 9 9 50.7 6.75 1.24 5.43 0.36 75% 2.66 2.69 .300
2007 24 AAA ROC 19 19 116.7 6.63 2.31 2.87 1.00 78% 3.24 4.07 .296
2008 25 AAA ROC 25 24 138.7 5.00 2.21 2.26 1.04 70.2% 4.28 4.43 .299
2009 26 AAA ROC 13 13 75.3 5.26 2.27 2.32 0.24 64.4% 4.66 3.21 .335
2009 26 MAJ MIN 24 9 84.0 5.68 3.32 1.71 0.75 1.15 75% 91.0 MPH 3.64 4.17 .295
2010 27 MAJ MIN 53 13 130.7 5.37 2.41 2.23 0.76 1.79 81.5% 91.1 MPH 2.62 3.97 .276
2011 28 MAJ MIN 32 28 161.7 6.40 2.89 2.21 1.17 1.18 67.4% 91.3 MPH 5.23 4.45 .335
2012 29 MAJ MIN 55 11 109.0 5.70 2.23 2.56 0.83 1.49 63.6% 91.7 MPH 5.12 3.92 .327
2013 30 MAJ MIN 73 0 61.0 8.26 3.25 2.55 0.59 1.36 73.3% 92.2 MPH 3.98 3.40 .356
2014 31 MAJ MIN 8 0 9.7 3.72 1.86 2.00 0.00 1.27 100% 90.8 MPH 0.00 2.99 .177
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brian Duensing
3-Year Averages MAJ   53 13 110.6 6.51 2.69 2.42 0.90 66.9% 4.97 3.94 .337
Career MAJ   245 61 556.0 6.07 2.74 2.22 0.86 71.7% 4.13 4.03 .314

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2014 Stat Review for Brian Duensing    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.00 K/BB
POOR
3.72 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.86 BB/9
GREAT
90.8 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.27 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
ELITE
0.72 WHIP
ELITE
2.99 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.177 BABIP
LOW
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Brian Duensing (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Teixeira NY-A 10 5 2 5 2 0 0 .500 1.200 1.783
Carlos Quentin SD 18 9 3 6 1 4 0 .500 1.111 1.637
Jose Bautista TOR 7 3 1 1 2 1 0 .429 1.000 1.556
Sean Rodriguez TB 11 5 1 4 2 0 0 .455 .909 1.448
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 7 2 1 4 1 0 0 .286 1.000 1.375
Casper Wells CHI-N 10 5 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .800 1.345
Victor Martinez DET 10 5 0 4 2 1 0 .500 .800 1.338
Howie Kendrick ANA 12 7 0 0 1 1 0 .583 .667 1.282
Peter Bourjos STL 8 4 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .750 1.250
Derek Jeter NY-A 10 4 1 1 2 0 0 .400 .700 1.200

Best Matchups for Brian Duensing (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Evan Longoria TB 10 2 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .200 .400
Alex Rios TEX 17 2 0 1 2 1 1 .118 .176 .387
Erick Aybar ANA 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 .111 .111 .384
Mike Napoli BOS 11 2 0 1 0 3 0 .182 .182 .364
Michael Brantley CLE 25 3 0 0 1 4 1 .120 .200 .354
Nick Markakis BAL 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
Mark Ellis STL 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .100 .200
Carlos Santana CLE 21 1 0 2 1 1 0 .048 .048 .178
Bobby Abreu NY-N 8 0 0 1 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Ezequiel Carrera DET 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Brian Duensing: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Duensing is expected to be activated from the paternity list in time for Thursday's game at the White Sox, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Duensing will be placed on paternity list on Monday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Duensing was told he'll remain in the bullpen this season, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Duensing signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Twins on Friday to avoid arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Duensing became the second pitcher in Twins history to record two wins in one day while earning the victory in each game of the doubleheader against the White Sox on Friday.

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Duensing gave up two runs on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning in Sunday's loss at Toronto. Duensing has a 6.17 ERA since June 1.

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Duensing gave up a run in two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's loss to Miami. He gave up a home run for the first time in 48 appearances (50.2 innings), the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Duensing earned the save in Tuesday's 14-inning win over the Brewers.

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Duensing struck out one while tossing 1.2 scoreless innings Thursday against Texas.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Duensing began last season in the bullpen, but he was moved back to the rotation in July when the Twins became desperate for starters. The results were predictable as Duensing has struggled as a starter in his career, but thrived as a reliever because of large platoon splits (.808 OPS allowed vs. righties compared to .678 OPS allowed to lefties last year). Duensing had a 6.92 ERA as a starter last season and a 3.47 ERA as a reliever. It is not clear if the Twins consider him a candidate for the 2013 rotation at this point, but he is much better served as a reliever who can mostly focus on left-handed hitters.

2012

After going 12-3 with a 2.97 ERA as a starter in 2009 and 2010, Duensing finally won a spot in the starting rotation last spring, going 9-13 with a 5.24 ERA in 28 starts. However, he was exposed to too many right-handed hitters as a starter, as they had a .947 OPS against him. Meanwhile, Duensing dominated left-handed hitters by allowing just a .522 OPS. The Twins plan to move Duensing back to the bullpen in 2012 after he had a 1.80 ERA as a reliever in 2010, so he can be an impact arm against lefties in that role.

2011

Duensing began last season in the bullpen but moved into the rotation in July and enters 2011 as Minnesota's No. 3 or No. 4 starter. Duensing lost out on a rotation job in the spring despite a strong late season performance in 2009 (5-1 with a 2.59 ERA and 31:14 K:BB ratio in 48.2 innings over eight starts). He was effective out of the bullpen with a 1.67 ERA, but moved back into a starting role in July. He repeated his 2009 success in the rotation by going 7-2 with a 3.05 ERA. However, behind those strong numbers were a weak strikeout rate (5.3 K/9IP) and a likely unsustainable .276 BABIP. Duensing does have good control and keeps the ball on the ground (52 percent of balls in play), so there are reasons to think he can sustain his recent success in the rotation. However, don't overpay for the success he's had as a starter the past two seasons.

2010

Duensing wasn't a highly regarded prospect, but when given a chance to start last September he caught fire to help the Twins in a pennant race and made a strong case to begin 2010 in the starting rotation. Duensing moved into the rotation in late August and went 5-1 with a 2.59 ERA and 31:14 K:BB ratio in 48.2 innings over eight starts. However, there are several signs he may not be able to keep up that success since he had just 5.7 K/9IP and had mediocre strikeout rates in the minors along with just average control. Still, he came up big in several tough starts in a pennant race and is the leading candidate for the fifth starter job.

2008

The 2005 third-round draft pick was 11-5 with a 3.24 ERA and 86:30 K:BB ratio in 116.2 innings at Triple-A Rocheter last season. He then was the starting pitcher as Team USA beat Cuba to win the IBAF Baseball World Cup last fall. He's got a fastball around 90 mph so he's not posting huge strikeout totals and his command is good enough, while not great, to keep moving up in the system. He'll likely begin the season at Triple-A, but could be a factor in the majors later in the season.