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Danny Duffy

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2016 Stats

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12-3

ERA

3.51

WHIP

1.14

K

188

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Duffy has been with Kansas City for parts of five seasons with nearly all of his appearances coming as a starting pitcher. In that time, hes 24-30 with a 3.80 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP, and his strikeout r...

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2016 ADP:  453.37

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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    Show ContractHide Contract

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Danny Duffy Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year contract with the Royals in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

September 30, 2016  –  Danny Duffy News

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Duffy pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three in a no-decision Thursday against the Twins.

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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 31 25 0 149.3 113 42 12 113 53 9 12 0 0 1 2.53 1.11
2015 26 AAA OMA 3 3 0 8.0 5 2 1 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 0.75
2015 26 MAJ KC 30 24 0 136.7 137 62 15 102 53 7 8 1 0 2 4.08 1.39
2016 27 MAJ KC 42 26 0 179.7 163 70 27 188 42 12 3 0 0 1 3.51 1.14
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3-Year Averages     34 25 0 155.2 137 58 18 134 49 9 7 0 0 1 3.36 1.20
Career  (View All)     134 106 0 623.0 577 257 71 540 231 36 33 1 3.71 1.30

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Danny Duffy Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Sep. 29 Min 6.3 8 4 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.51 1.14
Sep. 23 @Det 3.7 7 6 6 3 4 4 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.43 1.13
Sep. 18 CWS 7.0 8 3 3 1 2 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.18 1.08
Sep. 13 Oak 7.3 3 3 3 2 2 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.15 1.07
Sep. 7 @Min 6.0 8 3 2 1 0 10 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.13 1.09
Sep. 2 Det 5.7 9 4 4 1 1 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.13 1.08
Aug. 27 @Bos 5.0 9 7 7 3 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.01 1.05
Aug. 21 Min 6.7 8 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.66 1.01
Aug. 16 @Det 7.7 3 1 1 1 2 5 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 2.73 0.98
Aug. 11 CWS 9.0 7 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 2.82 1.01
Aug. 6 Tor 6.7 5 2 2 1 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.97 1.02
Aug. 1 @TB 8.0 1 0 0 0 1 16 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.98 1.02
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 23 13 13 5 8 15 0 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 6.88 1.82
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
36.0 43 23 22 9 11 39 0 2 0 1-1 0 0 0 5.50 1.50
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
79.0 76 35 34 14 20 78 0 4 1 6-2 0 0 0 3.87 1.22

Danny Duffy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201611538420201.183
201511525725510.236
2014139251317300.137

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20166161503814331326.252
2015473774611213415.272
201446788409618212.230

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2016103.37009423153.571.18
201565.0430422454.021.32
201467.3240493432.671.14

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201676.35309419123.421.09
201571.73516029104.141.45
201482.0780641992.411.09
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 0.93 .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 31 25 149.3 6.81 3.19 2.13 0.72 0.85 80.5% 93.2 MPH 2.53 3.90 .247
2015 26 AAA OMA 3 3 8.0 11.25 1.13 10.00 1.13 80% 2.25 3.08 .242
2015 26 MAJ KC 30 24 136.7 6.72 3.49 1.92 0.99 1.18 73.1% 93.8 MPH 4.08 4.50 .301
2016 27 MAJ KC 42 26 179.7 9.42 2.10 4.48 1.35 0.89 75.8% 94.8 MPH 3.51 3.88 .299
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3-Year Averages     34 25 155.2 7.77 2.84 2.73 1.04 76.2% 3.36 3.93 .282
Career     134 106 623.0 7.80 3.34 2.34 1.03 74.8% 3.71 4.10 .294

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2016 Stat Review for Danny Duffy    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.48 K/BB
GREAT
9.42 K/9
GREAT
2.10 BB/9
GOOD
94.8 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.4 HR/9
POOR
0.89 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.51 ERA
GOOD
1.14 WHIP
GOOD
3.88 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.299 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
75.8% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Duffy registered his 12th win of the season Sunday versus the White Sox, allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks across seven strong innings. He struck out eight.

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Duffy pitched 7.1 innings, allowing three runs, three hits and two walks while striking out six in Tuesday's no-decision versus Oakland.

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Duffy struck out 10 without a walk while allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits Wednesday against the Twins.

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Duffy allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out eight over 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday.

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Duffy (11-1) allowed one run on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over 6.2 innings to earn the win Sunday against the Twins.

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Duffy (10-1) pitched 7.2 quality innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out five Tigers in Tuesday's win.

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Duffy allowed just one run with six strikeouts compared to no walks in a dominant complete-game victory over the White Sox on Thursday.

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Duffy (7-1) threw eight shutout innings, allowed just one hit and one walk, and struck out 16 batters in a dominant win Monday over the Rays.

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Duffy met the minimum standard for a quality start Wednesday, allowing three runs in six innings in a no-decision against the Angels. He struck out five while allowing seven hits and two walks.

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Duffy (6-1) pitched 6.2 innings Friday, allowing one run, four hits and two walks while striking out four Rangers in the win.

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Duffy (5-1) allowed four runs on six hits, struck out seven and walked one in a victory over the Tigers on Saturday.

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2016

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2015

Opportunity knocked for Duffy early in the 2014 season, as a spot in the starting rotation opened up in early May after Bruce Chen hit the disabled list with a bulging disc in his back. The left-handed Duffy took the reins and never looked back, finishing the season with a 9-12 record, 2.53 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. A career-low .239 BABIP may have helped him out a bit, in addition to the fact that he stranded 77.2% of baserunners, but the southpaw was able to provide fantasy utility in most formats nonetheless. Potential fantasy owners may want to exercise caution before reaching too far for Duffy, however, as a 4.42 xFIP suggests that his ERA may be a bit understated, though he'll likely continue to catch breaks in the spacious Kauffman Stadium with an exceptional defensive unit behind him. He threw a career-high 149.1 innings in 2014 (with an extra 4.2 in the postseason), and should expect to surpass that workload in the upcoming year, provided he stays healthy, but keep in mind he did undergo Tommy John surgery once already in June 2012.

2014

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 before landing back on the disabled list with tightness in his forearm. Rather than try to push him into a second return during the 2013 season, the club opted to shut him down for the duration of the year with the assumption that he would be fully rested and rehabbed by the time spring training opened in 2014. Duffy has a solid four-pitch arsenal and high strikeout potential, but command has always seemed to be a bit of an issue. Though he posted a K/BB over 2.50 throughout his time in the minors, he failed to produce one over 1.71 during his 133 innings at the major league level. Of course, that could have also had something to do with his arm troubles leading up to surgery. If all goes well during spring training, he should slot in as the team's third or fourth starter when the regular season begins.

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.