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Edinson Volquez

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

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1-0

ERA

1.71

WHIP

0.95

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13

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0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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Brought in to give the team's other starters a rest for the Dodgers' playoff run, Volquez posted a 4.18 ERA in six appearances after washing out in San Diego via a 6.01 mark. Volquez still throws pret...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 225   DOB: 7/3/1983   BORN: Barahona Province, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Edinson Volquez Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the Pirates in December of 2013.

April 18, 2014  –  Edinson Volquez News

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Volquez's surprising 2014 start continued Thursday, thanks to control which allowed him to throw 53 of 77 pitches for strikes, face only one three-ball count and retire 20 batters on three pitches or less, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Edinson Volquez 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
2005 21 AA FRI 9 9 0 53.0 54 26 6 42 17 1 5 0 4.42 1.34
2005 21 MAJ TEX 6 3 0 12.7 25 20 3 11 10 0 4 0 14.21 2.76
2006 22 AAA OKL 21 21 0 120.7 86 43 9 130 72 6 6 0 3.21 1.31
2006 22 MAJ TEX 8 8 0 33.3 52 27 7 15 17 1 6 0 7.29 2.07
2007 23 A Bak 7 7 0 35.3 27 28 4 38 20 0 4 0 7.13 1.33
2007 23 AA FRI 11 11 0 58.3 46 23 9 62 19 8 1 0 3.55 1.11
2007 23 AAA OKL 8 8 0 51.0 25 8 0 66 21 6 1 0 1.41 0.90
2007 23 MAJ TEX 6 6 0 34.0 34 17 4 29 15 2 1 0 4.50 1.44
2008 24 MAJ CIN 33 32 0 196.0 167 70 14 206 93 17 6 0 3.21 1.33
2009 25 MAJ CIN 9 9 0 49.7 34 24 6 47 32 4 2 0 4.35 1.33
2010 26 A Lyn 2 2 0 8.0 3 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.38
2010 26 A Day 2 2 0 13.0 11 2 2 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.38 1.15
2010 26 AAA Lou 2 4 0 23.0 11 5 1 21 8 3 0 0 0 0 1.96 0.83
2010 26 MAJ CIN 12 12 0 62.7 59 30 6 67 35 4 3 0 0 0 4.31 1.50
2011 27 AAA Lou 13 13 0 87.1 72 23 5 83 29 4 2 0 0 0 2.37 1.16
2011 27 MAJ CIN 20 20 0 108.7 106 69 19 104 65 5 7 0 0 0 5.71 1.57
2012 28 MAJ SD 32 32 1 182.7 160 84 14 174 105 11 11 0 0 0 4.14 1.45
2013 29 MAJ LAD 6 5 0 28.0 25 13 5 26 8 0 2 0 0 0 4.18 1.18
2013 29 MAJ SD 27 27 0 142.3 168 95 14 116 69 9 10 0 0 0 6.01 1.67
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ LAD/SD 33 32 0 170.3 193 108 19 142 77 9 12 0 0 0 5.71 1.59
2014 30 MAJ PIT 4 3 0 21.0 16 4 1 13 4 1 0 0 0 0 1.71 0.95
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Edinson Volquez
3-Year Averages MAJ   28 28 0 153.9 153 87 17 140 82 8 10 0 0 0 5.09 1.53
Career  (View All) MAJ   163 157 1 871.0 846 453 93 808 453 54 52 0 4.68 1.49

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Edinson Volquez 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. 17 Mil 7.0 8 2 2 0 1 3 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 1.71 0.95
Apr. 12 @Mil 6.3 4 2 1 1 2 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 1.29 0.79
Apr. 6 StL 5.7 3 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.17 0.65
Apr. 3 ChC 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 15 5 4 1 4 11 0 2 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.89 1.00
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
21.0 16 5 4 1 4 13 0 2 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.71 0.95
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
21.0 16 5 4 1 4 13 0 2 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.71 0.95

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Edinson Volquez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201339468391032559.294
20123567548702234.230
20112003736431015.270

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201338374389018210.269
201244699579014110.240
201126162285713213.254

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201386.74708041115.501.52
2012100.7650995632.951.29
201146.3220512695.631.47

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201383.7550623685.921.65
201282.05607549115.601.65
201155.3340483896.021.73
Edinson Volquez 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
2005 21 AA FRI 9 9 53.0 7.13 2.89 2.47 1.02 69.2% 4.42 4.11 .309
2005 21 MAJ TEX 6 3 12.7 7.82 7.11 1.10 2.13 46.9% 14.21 6.99 .471
2006 22 AAA OKL 21 21 120.7 9.70 5.37 1.81 0.67 77.2% 3.21 3.90 .268
2006 22 MAJ TEX 8 8 33.3 4.05 4.59 0.88 1.89 0.91 67.7% 7.29 6.61 .363
2007 23 A Bak 7 7 35.3 9.68 5.09 1.90 1.02 44.2% 7.13 4.39 .272
2007 23 AA FRI 11 11 58.3 9.57 2.93 3.26 1.39 75% 3.55 4.16 .265
2007 23 AAA OKL 8 8 51.0 11.65 3.71 3.14 0.00 82.6% 1.41 1.91 .243
2007 23 MAJ TEX 6 6 34.0 7.68 3.97 1.93 1.06 0.74 71.1% 4.50 4.39 .310
2008 24 MAJ CIN 33 32 196.0 9.46 4.27 2.22 0.64 1.18 77.2% 93.6 MPH 3.21 3.50 .306
2009 25 MAJ CIN 9 9 49.7 8.52 5.80 1.47 1.09 1.24 70% 93.7 MPH 4.35 4.88 .231
2010 26 A Lyn 2 2 8.0 7.88 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.83 .162
2010 26 A Day 2 2 13.0 13.15 2.77 4.75 1.38 100% 1.38 3.43 .338
2010 26 AAA Lou 2 4 23.0 8.22 3.13 2.63 0.39 77.8% 1.96 3.11 .186
2010 26 MAJ CIN 12 12 62.7 9.62 5.03 1.91 0.86 2.00 72.7% 93.6 MPH 4.31 4.13 .326
2011 27 AAA Lou 13 13 87.1 8.58 3.00 2.86 0.52 81.3% 2.37 3.18 .292
2011 27 MAJ CIN 20 20 108.7 8.61 5.38 1.60 1.57 1.76 67.1% 93.7 MPH 5.71 5.46 .301
2012 28 MAJ SD 32 32 182.7 8.57 5.17 1.66 0.69 1.74 72.1% 93.6 MPH 4.14 4.16 .300
2013 29 MAJ LAD 6 5 28.0 8.36 2.57 3.25 1.61 1.58 71.4% 92.5 MPH 4.18 4.52 .274
2013 29 MAJ SD 27 27 142.3 7.33 4.36 1.68 0.89 1.64 63.7% 92.5 MPH 6.01 4.37 .350
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ LAD/SD 33 32 170.3 7.50 4.07 1.84 1.00 1.63 64.5% 92.5 MPH 5.71 4.38 .340
2014 30 MAJ PIT 4 3 21.0 5.57 1.71 3.25 0.43 1.72 84.2% 92.2 MPH 1.71 3.15 .245
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Edinson Volquez
3-Year Averages MAJ   28 28 153.9 8.19 4.80 1.71 0.99 67.9% 5.09 4.42 .316
Career MAJ   163 157 871.0 8.35 4.68 1.78 0.96 70.1% 4.68 4.35 .314

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2014 Stat Review for Edinson Volquez    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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3.25 K/BB
GOOD
5.57 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.71 BB/9
ELITE
92.2 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.4 HR/9
ELITE
1.72 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.71 ERA
ELITE
0.95 WHIP
ELITE
3.15 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.245 BABIP
LOW
84.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Edinson Volquez (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Albert Pujols ANA 10 4 2 5 4 1 1 .400 1.100 1.671
Paul Goldschmidt AZ 14 7 1 4 3 0 0 .500 1.000 1.611
Adam Jones BAL 9 4 2 3 0 3 1 .444 1.111 1.556
Carlos Gonzalez COL 19 10 0 6 2 4 3 .526 .895 1.466
Justin Upton ATL 14 8 0 3 1 2 0 .571 .857 1.457
Buster Posey SF 9 5 0 1 2 1 1 .556 .778 1.361
Andrew McCutchen PIT 13 5 1 1 2 3 0 .385 .846 1.313
Maicer Izturis TOR 10 6 0 1 0 2 1 .600 .700 1.300
Corey Hart SEA 23 8 3 8 1 6 1 .348 .913 1.273
Garrett Jones MIA 13 3 3 4 2 2 2 .231 .923 1.256

Best Matchups for Edinson Volquez (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brandon Crawford SF 20 3 0 0 0 7 1 .150 .150 .300
Jimmy Rollins PHI 12 1 0 1 1 3 0 .083 .083 .237
Jhoulys Chacin COL 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 .111 .111 .222
Jason Kubel MIN 14 1 0 0 1 3 1 .071 .071 .205
Aaron Hill AZ 14 1 0 0 1 4 1 .071 .071 .205
Angel Pagan SF 10 1 0 1 0 3 0 .100 .100 .200
Adam Wainwright STL 11 1 0 0 0 4 0 .091 .091 .182
Cody Ross AZ 10 0 0 1 1 2 0 .000 .000 .167
Ronny Cedeno PHI 11 0 0 1 1 4 0 .000 .000 .077
Jean Segura MIL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Edinson Volquez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Volquez allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings to earn his first win of the season Thursday. He walked one and struck out three.

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Volquez was solid in a no-decision Saturday, tossing 6.1 innings of four-hit, two-run ball against the Brewers. He also walked two and struck out four in the 3-2 loss.

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Volquez turned in a very solid 5.2 innings Sunday afternoon, giving up just one run on three hits while striking out four versus the Cardinals.

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Volquez will make his first start for Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon against the Cardinals.

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The Pirates will wait until Friday before deciding whether Volquez starts Sunday against St. Louis, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The right-hander was pressed into relief duty Thursday.

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Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle was encouraged by Volquez's performance Friday in which he retired 12 of the last 13 batters he faced, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Volquez is working on a delivery with a more direct line to home plate, similar to the one he had in 2008 when he was an All-Star. “The numbers don't look good, but the process is coming along really good right now,” Volquez told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Like (Saturday) I felt really good with my line to the plate. The first couple games I kind of flew open. The front side was open. Before (Saturday's game) we worked in the bullpen. It's pretty close.”

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2013

In 2012 with the Padres, Volquez turned in a near carbon copy of his 2011 season with the Reds, which is not a good thing. Yes, his home-run rate declined, which is likely a product of his new home ballpark, but his strikeout rate and walk rate stayed the same. This produced a 4.14 ERA, which while his lowest ERA since his 2008 breakout season with the Reds, underlines the fact that he simply is not someone fantasy owners should be counting on to help their teams. With a career 4.9 BB/9 over nearly 680 innings, it is not tough to see why Volquez has a 4.52 ERA for his career. If anything, owners should look to use him only at Petco Park, where some of his flaws can be covered up.

2012

Volquez was one of the huge disappointments of the 2011 season, finishing with a 5.71 ERA and 1.574 WHIP. First innings were particularly disastrous for him, especially early in the season. Batters facing him on his first 15 pitches in a given start hit a collective .393/.493/.687 with seven homers and 10 walks. Volquez's velocity remains intact, but his control, never a strong point, took a turn for the worse. Without significant improvements in his command, Volquez's future as a major league starter is in doubt. Fortunately, he'll get a fresh start with the Padres after being included in the Mat Latos deal in December. Petco Park won't cure his control issues, but it should help to cure some of his gopheritis.

2011

Pitchers recovering from Tommy John surgery typically get their velocity back before their control, and that was definitely the case with Volquez. After a splashy 2010 debut, Volquez had a mix of good outings and bad ones, and the bad ones were particularly disastrous. He suffered from some bad defense, a tight strike zone and a quick hook by Dusty Baker in his one playoff start. Don't let that dissuade you on draft day - better times are ahead for Volquez.

2010

Before getting shut down with Tommy John surgery, Volquez pitched a few outings while trying to recover from a back injury, and then a tingling numbing sensation in his fingers that was ultimately revealed to be connected to his elbow problem. Even after he went on the DL, Volquez went through a couple of fits and starts trying to work his way back. By the time they operated on the elbow, it was shredded. Right now, Volquez and the Reds are saying all the right things about his rehab progress, but be skeptical of reports that suggest he'll be in the rotation by midseason. We probably won't see the effective version of Volquez until 2011.

2009

Volquez had a breakout season in 2008 after coming over in the Josh Hamilton deal, going from being a fourth starter to the Reds' ace as the season progressed. There's good reason to believe that Volquez will fall back a little in 2009. He faltered after the All-Star break, posting a 4.60 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 13 starts. He also threw nearly 20 more innings than he had ever thrown in a season, and given his high pitch counts in games, they were somewhat stressful innings. We still expect a good year out of Volquez, but don't automatically assume that he'll build off of his 2008 season.

2008

Volquez began the year all the way back down at High-A Bakersfield in an attempt to rebuild his mechanics and confidence. He pitched well enough to get a look in the rotation in September, and managed 29 K in 34 innings but also walked 15 batters. His control will determine how successful he'll be in the majors, but there's upside here in leagues that count strikeouts. Volquez was traded to the Reds in December for Josh Hamilton, where he'll presumably slot into the rotation immediately as a fourth or fifth starter. The change in leagues will help, even if the change ballparks won't.

2007

Volquez began the year at Triple-A Oklahoma City, making 21 starts and allowing just 86 hits in 120.2 innings to go with 130 K. Mixed in were 72 walks, however, and he struggled after a promotion to the majors. In eight starts for Texas, Volquez allowed 52 hits and 17 walks in 33.1 innings, fanning just 15. Among Texas pitching prospects, Volquez is deemed the most "major league ready" and he'll likely get a look this spring to nail down a rotation spot.

2006

Volquez flew through the Texas system like Juan Dominguez did back in 2003, with a jaw-dropping win-loss record and smashing ERA. His 10 starts at Double-A Frisco, which included 58 H, 17 BB and 49 K in 58 2/3 IP, were enough to earn a promotion to the majors. He struggled in three starts, and three subsequent relief appearances, so a season spent at Triple-A Oklahoma City would do him some good.