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Danny Duffy

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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0.84

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11

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Duffy underwent Tommy John surgery early in the 2012 season and finally made it back to the mound for the Royals around the start of the second half last season. However, he made just five starts befo...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   DOB: 12/21/1988   BORN: Goleta, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   

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Duffy has earned a steady role in the bullpen, the Kansas City Star reports. Said manager Ned Yost, "You throw the way Danny's throwing, you think you're going to get rid of him?"

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Danny Duffy 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 18 R AZL 11 9 0 37.3 24 6 0 63 17 2 3 0 1.45 1.10
2008 19 A Bur 17 17 0 81.2 56 20 4 102 25 8 4 0 2.20 1.00
2009 20 A Wil 24 24 0 126.7 108 42 6 125 41 9 3 0 3.00 1.18
2010 21 R Ida 7 2 0 6.0 4 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.50 0.67
2010 21 R Sur 7 2 0 2.2 2 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1.36
2010 21 A Wil 7 3 0 14.0 8 4 2 18 7 0 0 0 0 0 2.57 1.07
2010 21 AA Nor 7 7 1 39.2 38 13 3 41 9 5 2 0 0 0 2.95 1.20
2011 22 AAA Oma 8 8 0 42.0 37 16 5 48 10 3 1 0 0 0 3.43 1.12
2011 22 MAJ KC 20 20 0 105.3 119 66 15 87 51 4 8 0 0 0 5.64 1.61
2012 23 MAJ KC 6 6 0 27.7 26 12 2 28 18 2 2 0 0 0 3.90 1.59
2013 24 AA Nor 12 4 0 16.0 16 7 3 28 5 0 2 0 0 0 3.94 1.31
2013 24 AAA Oma 12 10 0 53.0 50 24 4 59 25 3 0 0 0 0 4.08 1.42
2013 24 MAJ KC 5 5 0 24.3 19 5 0 22 14 2 0 0 0 0 1.85 1.36
2014 25 AAA Oma 1 1 0 6.0 5 2 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2014 25 MAJ KC 4 0 0 8.3 5 0 0 11 2 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.84
3-Year Averages MAJ   10 10 0 52.4 54 27 5 45 27 2 3 0 0 0 4.63 1.54

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

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Danny Duffy Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 22 @Cle 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.84
Apr. 19 Min 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.79
Apr. 16 @Hou 2.0 3 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.92
Apr. 12 @Min 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 2.1 IP/G
8.3 5 0 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1 0.00 0.84
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 2.1 IP/G
8.3 5 0 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1 0.00 0.84
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 2.1 IP/G
8.3 5 0 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1 0.00 0.84

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Danny Duffy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201328418010.296
2012271015200.192
2011126301329524.266

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201376181311210.177
201294181721802.273
201134857389019611.295

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201311.7000121103.862.06
201221.0120191325.141.81
201147.0160322475.551.68

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201312.720010300.000.71
20126.71009500.000.90
201158.3320552785.711.56
Danny Duffy 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 18 R AZL 11 9 37.3 15.19 4.10 3.71 0.00 85.4% 1.45 1.43 .362
2008 19 A Bur 17 17 81.2 11.31 2.77 4.08 0.44 79.2% 2.20 2.25 .291
2009 20 A Wil 24 24 126.7 8.88 2.91 3.05 0.43 74.8% 3.00 2.81 .305
2010 21 R Ida 7 2 6.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 1.50 1.70 .268
2010 21 R Sur 7 2 2.2 16.36 4.09 4.00 0.00 66.7% 3.38 .93 .476
2010 21 A Wil 7 3 14.0 11.57 4.50 2.57 1.29 84.6% 2.57 4.20 .218
2010 21 AA Nor 7 7 39.2 9.41 2.07 4.56 0.69 77.3% 2.95 2.79 .335
2011 22 AAA Oma 8 8 42.0 10.29 2.14 4.80 1.07 73.8% 3.43 3.39 .312
2011 22 MAJ KC 20 20 105.3 7.43 4.36 1.71 1.28 0.97 67.1% 93.3 MPH 5.64 4.99 .331
2012 23 MAJ KC 6 6 27.7 9.11 5.86 1.56 0.65 0.79 76.2% 95.3 MPH 3.90 4.07 .324
2013 24 AA Nor 12 4 16.0 15.75 2.81 5.60 1.69 77.8% 3.94 3.64 .432
2013 24 AAA Oma 12 10 53.0 10.02 4.25 2.36 0.68 71.8% 4.08 3.48 .337
2013 24 MAJ KC 5 5 24.3 8.14 5.18 1.57 0.00 0.73 84.8% 93.7 MPH 1.85 3.24 .290
2014 25 AAA Oma 1 1 6.0 6.00 1.50 4.00 1.50 80% 3.00 4.53 .236
2014 25 MAJ KC 4 0 8.3 11.88 2.16 5.50 0.00 2.25 100% 95.2 MPH 0.00 1.28 .286
3-Year Averages MAJ   10 10 52.4 7.72 4.63 1.67 0.86 71.1% 4.63 4.27 .323

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2014 Stat Review for Danny Duffy    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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5.50 K/BB
ELITE
11.88 K/9
ELITE
2.16 BB/9
GREAT
95.2 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
2.25 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
ELITE
0.84 WHIP
ELITE
1.28 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.286 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Worst Matchups for Danny Duffy (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mike Napoli BOS 3 2 1 2 1 1 0 .667 2.000 2.750
Aramis Ramirez MIL 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Mark Ellis STL 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Denard Span WAS 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Jayson Nix PHI 3 1 1 3 1 1 0 .333 1.333 1.833
David Ortiz BOS 5 3 0 3 0 0 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Geovany Soto TEX 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Alex Rios TEX 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Troy Tulowitzki COL 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Jason Kipnis CLE 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Best Matchups for Danny Duffy (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Carl Crawford LA 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Reddick OAK 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Allen NY-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Seth Smith SD 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brent Morel PIT 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike McCoy BOS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Hamilton ANA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Flowers CHI-A 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Elliot Johnson CLE 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Jones BAL 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000

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Danny Duffy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Duffy was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

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Duffy will not make his start for Triple-A Omaha on Friday, leaving him available for a call-up to the Royals, Rob White of the Omaha World-Herald reports.

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Duffy was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports 1 reports.

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Duffy pitched a perfect inning against the Angels on Thursday as he now attempts to make the club as a reliever, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Duffy lost out to Yordano Ventura for the No. 5 starter gig, and the young left-hander will now compete for a job in the Royals' bullpen, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Duffy further damaged his chances of earning the fifth starter's job, after allowing five runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts over two innings against the A's on Friday.

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Duffy allowed one run on three hits with no walks and one strikeout over three innings against the Rockies on Sunday.

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Despite the potential loss of Luke Hochevar, Duffy will not go into the bullpen if he fails to win a rotation spot this spring, Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Duffy's 2-2 record with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.6 K/BB through 27.2 innings in 2012 were almost irrelevant as he was plagued with elbow problems early on and eventually shut down at the beginning of May to have Tommy John surgery. He is still in the midst of his recovery and likely won't be ready until some time around midseason in 2013. However, at just 24 years old and loaded with promise, he is obviously a pitcher to monitor when looking for help in the second half. Throughout his time in the minors, he exhibited tremendous strikeout potential, often posting a double-digit K/9 and finishing off hitters with either his 95 mph fastball or an even more impressive looping curve. With the prospect of him coming back to the rotation with his arm even stronger, Duffy could be one of those sneaky second-half sleepers that that can boost a fantasy rotation and lift you up in at least three of the standard pitching categories.

2012

Duffy made his big league debut in 2011, after spending the first month of the season at Triple-A Omaha. A starter, he had 87 strikeouts and 51 walks with a 5.64 ERA over 105.1 innings. Armed with a fastball that sits in the low-to-mid 90s, Duffy struck out over a batter per inning at nearly every stop in the minors, often with good control and command of his pitches. At the major league level he's going to need to rediscover that control as his walk rate was 4.36 BB/9IP in his rookie season. Only 23 years old, Duffy should be snapped up in keeper leagues and by those speculating for strikeouts in deeper leagues.

2011

Duffy made a bizarre departure from the Royals in March to "reassess his life priorities" before returning to the team three months later. Upon his return, Duffy was effective, posting a 2.74 ERA over 62.1 minor-league innings. The Royals plan to give him a chance to pitch his way into the Opening Day rotation this spring, but he's yet to pitch an inning above the Double-A level.

2010

Duffy is a left-handed starting pitcher with outstanding upside. His command and his ability to throw strikes set him apart from most prospects his age. He went 9-3 with a 2.98 ERA in High-A in last season and his 125:41 K:BB ratio over 126.2 innings pitched is excellent. Duffy was selected for the Futures Game and he should be considered an up-and-coming pitcher in the Royals' rotation. He must increase his stamina so he can get deeper than the fifth inning. It is likely he will spend 2010 between Double-A and Triple-A preparing for a debut as a starting pitcher late in the season or in 2011. Duffy should be considered in keeper leagues and is someone to watch very carefully.