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Zach Duke

33-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2016 Stats

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2-1

ERA

2.25

WHIP

1.22

K

68

SV

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The White Sox signed Duke prior to the 2015 season thinking he would be a slightly lesser version of Andrew Miller. Instead, they got a below-average left-handed reliever. He posted a 2.14 FIP for the...

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2016 ADP:  707.95

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS:    THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 4/19/1983   BORN: Clifton, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 20th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the White Sox in November 2014.

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Zach Duke 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
2004 21 A LYN 17 17 0 97.0 73 15 3 106 20 10 5 0 1.39 0.96
2004 21 AA ALT 9 9 0 51.3 41 9 2 36 10 5 1 0 1.58 0.99
2005 22 AAA IND 16 16 0 108.0 108 35 8 66 23 12 3 0 2.92 1.21
2005 22 MAJ PIT 14 14 0 84.7 79 17 3 58 23 8 2 0 1.81 1.20
2006 23 MAJ PIT 34 34 1 215.3 255 107 17 117 68 10 15 0 4.47 1.50
2007 24 R GCL 2 2 0 6.7 5 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 1.35 1.05
2007 24 A STA 1 1 0 5.7 3 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.59 0.88
2007 24 AAA IND 1 1 0 3.7 7 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 4.91 2.45
2007 24 MAJ PIT 21 19 0 107.3 161 66 14 41 25 3 8 0 5.53 1.73
2008 25 MAJ PIT 32 31 1 185.0 230 99 19 87 47 5 14 0 4.82 1.50
2009 26 MAJ PIT 33 32 1 213.0 231 96 23 106 49 11 16 0 4.06 1.31
2010 27 AA ALT 2 2 0 7.0 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.57 0.86
2010 27 MAJ PIT 29 29 0 159.0 212 101 25 96 51 8 15 0 0 0 5.72 1.65
2011 28 A+ VIS 1 1 0 5.0 5 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
2011 28 AAA REN 1 1 0 5.1 7 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.44 1.57
2011 28 MAJ ARI 21 9 0 76.7 101 42 6 32 19 3 4 1 0 0 4.93 1.57
2012 29 AAA SYR 26 26 1 164.1 178 64 16 91 39 15 5 0 0 0 3.51 1.32
2012 29 MAJ WAS 8 0 0 13.7 11 2 0 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 1.32 1.10
2013 30 AAA LOU 26 0 0 27.2 19 4 2 34 5 2 0 2 0 0 1.30 0.88
2013 30 MAJ WAS 12 1 0 20.7 31 20 2 11 8 1 1 0 0 0 8.71 1.89
2013 30 MAJ CIN 14 0 0 10.7 8 1 1 7 2 0 1 0 0 1 0.84 0.94
2013  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ WAS/CIN 26 1 0 31.3 39 21 3 18 10 1 2 0 0 1 6.03 1.56
2014 31 MAJ MIL 74 0 0 58.7 49 16 3 74 17 5 1 0 4 12 2.45 1.13
2015 32 MAJ CWS 71 0 0 60.7 47 23 9 66 32 3 6 1 2 26 3.41 1.30
2016 33 MAJ STL 25 0 0 22.3 14 4 0 26 12 0 1 1 0 4 1.61 1.16
2016 33 MAJ CWS 53 0 0 37.7 31 11 2 42 16 2 0 1 3 20 2.63 1.25
2016  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ STL/CWS 78 0 0 60.0 45 15 2 68 28 2 1 2 3 24 2.25 1.22
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3-Year Averages     57 0 0 50.2 45 20 5 52 19 3 3 0 2 13 3.58 1.27
Career  (View All)     441 169 3 1,265.3 1,460 605 124 773 373 60 84 4 4.30 1.45

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Zach Duke 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. 25 @ChC 0.3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.61 1.16
Sep. 24 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.23 1.09
Sep. 23 @ChC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.29 1.14
Sep. 19 @Col 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.31 1.16
Sep. 17 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.40 1.24
Sep. 15 @SF 1.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.47 1.31
Sep. 14 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.52 1.27
Sep. 11 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.55 1.29
Sep. 6 @Pit 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.59 1.37
Sep. 4 @Cin 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.66 1.39
Sep. 2 @Cin 0.3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.71 1.34
Aug. 30 @Mil 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.73 1.14
Aug. 28 Oak 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.75 1.17
Aug. 27 Oak 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.79 1.24
Aug. 23 NYM 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.90 1.30
Aug. 20 @Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.08 1.44
Aug. 19 @Phi 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.23 1.50
Aug. 16 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.35 1.50
Aug. 13 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.59 1.76
Aug. 11 @ChC 0.7 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.93 2.14
Aug. 9 Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Aug. 8 Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.64
Aug. 6 Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.88
Aug. 3 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.80
Aug. 2 @Cin 0.7 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 4.50
Jul. 29 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.63 1.25
Jul. 27 @NYM 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 1.28
Jul. 25 @NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.70 1.25
Jul. 23 LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.72 1.24
Last 14 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.0 2 3 3 0 3 8 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 1 3.86 0.71
Last 30 Games (Team)
14 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.3 7 3 3 0 6 14 2 1 0 0-0 1 0 2 2.19 1.05
Last 60 Games (Team)
29 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
24.7 14 4 4 0 14 27 2 1 0 0-1 1 0 6 1.46 1.14

Zach Duke Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201610427622600.229
2015100281515103.183
201410537919022.198

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016140372122402.195
2015155381732726.239
201413337830211.242

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201631.0100321401.741.16
201533.3210381732.701.08
201426.710036513.041.09

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201627.3112321322.631.28
201527.3151281564.281.57
201432.0410381221.971.16
Zach Duke 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
2004 21 A LYN 17 17 97.0 9.84 1.86 5.30 0.28 86.7% 1.39 2.04 .295
2004 21 AA ALT 9 9 51.3 6.31 1.75 3.60 0.35 85.7% 1.58 2.95 .264
2005 22 AAA IND 16 16 108.0 5.50 1.92 2.87 0.67 78% 2.92 3.64 .295
2005 22 MAJ PIT 14 14 84.7 6.17 2.44 2.52 0.32 85.9% 1.81 3.13 .296
2006 23 MAJ PIT 34 34 215.3 4.89 2.84 1.72 0.71 1.67 70.6% 4.47 4.12 .327
2007 24 R GCL 2 2 6.7 4.05 2.70 1.50 0.00 85.7% 1.35 3.20 .240
2007 24 A STA 1 1 5.7 4.76 3.18 1.50 0.00 80% 1.59 3.73 .188
2007 24 AAA IND 1 1 3.7 2.45 4.91 0.50 0.00 77.8% 4.91 4.29 .428
2007 24 MAJ PIT 21 19 107.3 3.44 2.10 1.64 1.17 1.95 69.8% 5.53 4.85 .360
2008 25 MAJ PIT 32 31 185.0 4.23 2.29 1.85 0.92 1.53 69% 88.7 MPH 4.82 4.38 .327
2009 26 MAJ PIT 33 32 213.0 4.48 2.07 2.16 0.97 1.39 71.6% 88.8 MPH 4.06 4.32 .296
2010 27 AA ALT 2 2 7.0 1.29 1.29 1.00 1.29 80% 2.57 5.20 .176
2010 27 MAJ PIT 29 29 159.0 5.43 2.89 1.88 1.42 1.56 68.1% 87.5 MPH 5.72 5.07 .347
2011 28 A+ VIS 1 1 5.0 7.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 80% 1.80 1.60 .331
2011 28 AAA REN 1 1 5.1 3.53 1.76 2.00 3.53 50% 8.44 8.10 .288
2011 28 MAJ ARI 21 9 76.7 3.76 2.23 1.68 0.70 1.71 68.4% 86.9 MPH 4.93 4.17 .340
2012 29 AAA SYR 26 26 164.1 4.99 2.14 2.33 0.88 76.1% 3.51 4.09 .304
2012 29 MAJ WAS 8 0 13.7 6.59 2.63 2.50 0.00 1.78 86.7% 89.1 MPH 1.32 2.61 .278
2013 30 AAA LOU 26 0 27.2 11.25 1.65 6.80 0.66 90.9% 1.30 2.32 .285
2013 30 MAJ WAS 12 1 20.7 4.79 3.48 1.38 0.87 2.15 51.4% 88.7 MPH 8.71 4.70 .380
2013 30 MAJ CIN 14 0 10.7 5.91 1.69 3.50 0.84 1.30 100% 88.7 MPH 0.84 3.67 .233
2013  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ WAS/CIN 26 1 31.3 5.17 2.87 1.80 0.86 1.87 60.9% 88.7 MPH 6.03 4.29 .338
2014 31 MAJ MIL 74 0 58.7 11.35 2.61 4.35 0.46 2.73 79.4% 89.7 MPH 2.45 2.21 .335
2015 32 MAJ CWS 71 0 60.7 9.79 4.75 2.06 1.34 2.51 80% 89.4 MPH 3.41 4.68 .266
2016 33 MAJ STL 25 0 22.3 10.48 4.84 2.17 0.00 2.82 84.6% 89.7 MPH 1.61 2.75 .275
2016 33 MAJ CWS 53 0 37.7 10.04 3.82 2.63 0.48 3.33 80% 89.7 MPH 2.63 3.09 .311
2016  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ STL/CWS 78 0 60.0 10.20 4.20 2.43 0.30 3.14 81.7% 89.7 MPH 2.25 2.81 .298
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 7.83 4.64 1.69 1.00 75.3% 3.75 1.26 .269
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.1 7.65 4.58 1.67 1.05 74.8% 3.83 4.54 .266
Rest Of Season     0 0 2.1 7.65 4.58 1.67 1.05 74.8% 3.83 4.54 .266
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3-Year Averages     57 0 50.2 9.32 3.40 2.74 0.90 74.6% 3.58 3.56 .309
Career     441 169 1,265.3 5.50 2.65 2.07 0.88 71.9% 4.30 4.17 .323

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2016 Stat Review for Zach Duke    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.43 K/BB
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10.20 K/9
GOOD
4.20 BB/9
POOR
89.7 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
3.14 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.25 ERA
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1.22 WHIP
WEAK
2.81 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.298 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
81.7% Strand Rate
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Zach Duke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Duke was acquired by the Cardinals on Sunday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Duke has allowed two runs over 10.1 innings in July, with 12 strikeouts to just four walks.

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Duke pitched a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday, striking out two while working around a hit for his first save of the season.

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Duke has pitched five innings across eight games for the month of June, allowing one run in that time.

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Duke has a 2.93 ERA and 1.24 WHIP after pitching 15.1 innings across 23 games.

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Duke has appeared in seven of the White Sox's first 11 games, but he has pitched just 1.2 innings in that span.

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Duke has yet to allow a run through six appearances (and six innings) this spring.

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Duke (3-6) failed to record an out while giving up a hit, an earned run and walk in Tuesday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Tigers.

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Duke took the loss to the Twins on Tuesday after allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits without recording an out.

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Duke allowed three base runners, all of whom scored, in two-thirds of an inning against the Cardinals Wednesday.

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Duke struck out two Rangers in a perfect eighth inning Saturday to earn his 12th hold of the season.

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Duke picked up his first save of the season while tossing 1.1 scoreless innings in Friday's win over the A's.

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Duke allowed two home runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Brewers on Monday to take the loss.

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Duke threw a scoreless inning against the Royals on Wednesday to mark his White Sox debut.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Duke was not even guaranteed a roster spot when he signed a minor league deal with the Brewers last offseason, but that did not stop him from becoming one of the teamís best relievers. He was more than just a situational left-hander, as he fared well against both lefties (.569 OPS against) and righties (.586 OPS against). After his big 2014 season, Duke landed a three-year contract with the White Sox. He figures to factor into the late-inning mix as part of the bridge to new closer David Robertson.

2012

Duke was slowed by a broken hand suffered in spring training and carried a 5.47 ERA after nine starts before losing his rotation spot for good in July. His results out of the bullpen were better, as he delivered a 3.86 ERA over 25.2 innings in relief. Unfortunately for Duke, he doesn't miss bats (2.1 K/9IP as a reliever) against right-handed hitters and his days as an option every fifth day are likely over. The D-Backs declined his 2012 option and made him a free agent in October, while the Astros took a chance on him with a one-year deal in December. If he fails to make the rotation, the Astros could try him in a LOOGY role as he maintained a 12:1 K:BB and .225 BAA against left-handed hitters in 2011.

2011

A year removed from a surprising All-Star nod, Duke put together the worst season of his five-year major league career in 2010. The soft-tossing lefty compiled a 5.72 ERA, 1.654 WHIP and .321 BAA. Trouble with the long ball (25 in 159 innings) and an inability to throw strikes -- his 2.89 BB/9IP was a full-season worst -- doomed the pitcher with too few weapons in his arsenal. Moving to Arizona, it's hard to see how his numbers might improve at hitter friendly Chase Field. He doesn't strike out nearly enough batters for fantasy owners and the only category he's consistently excelled in is innings pitched. Getting out of Pittsburgh might put him in line for a couple more wins, but Duke should be available on plenty of waiver wires once the season starts.

2010

Duke went from a down-trodden pitcher in 2008 to a decent hurler who simply pitches for a down-trodden franchise in 2009. He tied for the staff lead in victories (11) with Ross Ohlendorf en route to a surprising professional turnaround that actually gave fantasy owners a modicum of value. In the past three years, the sinker-ball throwing lefty has lowered his ERA from 5.53 to 4.82 to 4.06 and dropped his WHIP from 1.733 to 1.497 to 1.315. He hit bottom, perhaps, when the Pirates actually renewed his contract for $10,000 less prior to the 2008 season. Now that Duke appears to be on the road to become an average left-handed starting pitcher, his salary is due for a spike. Inevitably, this is the quickest way out of Pittsburgh. It wouldn't be surprising to see him dealt for prospects at some point. If and when that happens, his value ramps up as his wins total also figures to rise. In the meantime, look for Duke's numbers to hover somewhere close to where they were in 2009.

2009

The fact that Duke's 2008 numbers -- 5-14, 4.82 ERA and 1.50 WHIP -- marked a huge improvement over his prior two seasons, just goes to show how far Duke has fallen since his 2005 rookie campaign (8-2, 1.81 ERA and 1.20 WHIP). The best thing about Duke might be that he takes the ball every fifth day. The worst thing is that he rarely brings home a win, going 18-37 the last three years. When Duke does well, he pitches to contact with a heavy sinkerball. He'll compete for a spot in the starting rotation in 2009 but his marginal fantasy value is even less in front of a rebuilding Pittsburgh offense

2008

Duke went from Opening Day starter to a laughingstock in 2007. Opposing batters hit a whopping .359 off of the 24-year-old lefty, with Duke allowing 161 hits in 107.1 innings. He went 3-8 with a 5.53 ERA and 1.733 WHIP. Certainly it's natural for young pitchers to go through ups and downs to an extent, but Duke has swung to the extremes. He went 8-2 with a 1.81 ERA in 84.2 innings as a rookie in 2005. For that reason, there remains hope in Pittsburgh that Duke can find himself. Former pitching coach Jim Colborn, who Duke blamed for tinkering with his mechanics in spring training of 2006, is gone. Whether that helps Duke from a psychological standpoint remains to be seen. He'll compete for the team's fifth starter role in camp.

2007

Duke epitomized the term "sophomore slump" in 2006. In his rookie campaign Duke breezed to an 8-2 record with a 1.81 ERA and 1.20 whip in 84.2 innings. Last year, he buckled under the pressure of being a No. 1 starter, going 10-15 with a 4.47 ERA and 1.50 whip in 215.1 innings. A closer look at his numbers reveal that Duke improved following the All-Star break. The 23-year-old lefty posted a 3.65 ERA in 98.2 innings after the Mid-Summer Classic. So long as Duke's arm doesn't fall off due to his workload he should see further improvement in 2007. Additionally, with Ian Snell establishing himself as a capable major league pitcher, Duke won't need to deal with the added pressure of being the staff ace.

2006

Duke delivered far beyond anyone's expectations in 2005, going 8-2 for the Pirates after starting the season 12-3 for Triple-A Indianapolis. Savvy beyond his 23 years, Duke mixes a 93-mph fastball with a slider, changeup and a still-developing curve ball. His consistent mechanics and attention to detail set him apart from other hurlers his age. It's a bit unrealistic to expect Duke to perform at the rarefied level he achieved in 2005, but then again, he's been surprising folks ever since the Pirates stole him in the 20th round of the 2002 draft.

2005

Duke, the Piratesí Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2004, split the season between high Single-A Lynchburg and Double-A Altoona, and led all Bucsí minor-league pitchers in wins (15) and ERA (1.46) and was second in strikeouts (142). The lefty figures to begin the season at Triple-A Indianapolis, but he is a fast mover and his is definitely a name to file away for those in keeper leagues.