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Jeff Locke

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

3.05

WHIP

1.03

K

38

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Locke went from surprise All-Star pitcher to picked-over starter in 2013. The 26-year-old lefty held the staff together early on, when injuries to A.J. Burnett, Wandy Rodriguez and others threatened t...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 185   DOB: 11/20/1987   BORN: North Conway, NH   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

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Locke pitched six innings Sunday against Colorado giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three.

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Jeff Locke 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 19 R DAN 13 11 0 61.0 48 18 2 74 8 7 1 1 2.66 0.92
2008 20 A ROM 25 24 0 139.2 150 63 6 113 38 5 12 0 4.06 1.35
2009 21 A LYN 17 17 0 81.7 98 37 4 56 18 4 4 0 4.10 1.42
2009 21 A MYR 10 10 0 45.7 47 28 1 43 26 1 4 0 5.58 1.60
2010 22 A+ BRA 10 17 0 86.1 82 34 6 83 14 9 3 0 0 0 3.54 1.11
2010 22 AA ALT 10 10 0 57.2 57 23 5 56 12 3 2 0 0 0 3.59 1.21
2011 23 AA ALT 5 22 0 125.0 118 56 9 114 46 7 8 0 0 0 4.03 1.31
2011 23 AAA IND 5 5 0 28.1 25 7 1 25 9 1 2 0 0 0 2.22 1.21
2011 23 MAJ PIT 4 4 0 16.7 21 12 3 5 10 0 3 0 0 0 6.48 1.86
2012 24 AAA IND 24 24 0 141.2 126 39 9 131 43 10 5 0 0 0 2.48 1.20
2012 24 MAJ PIT 8 6 0 34.3 36 21 6 34 11 1 3 0 0 0 5.50 1.37
2013 25 MAJ PIT 30 30 0 166.3 146 65 11 125 84 10 7 0 0 0 3.52 1.38
2014 26 A+ BRA 9 1 0 6.0 5 2 1 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2014 26 AAA IND 9 9 0 50.0 51 23 5 37 22 3 1 0 0 0 4.14 1.46
2014 26 MAJ PIT 9 9 0 62.0 56 21 5 38 8 2 1 0 0 0 3.05 1.03
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3-Year Averages     14 13 0 72.4 67 32 6 54 35 3 4 0 0 0 3.98 1.41

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Jeff Locke 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
Jul. 20 Col 6.0 7 3 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.05 1.03
Jul. 11 @Cin 6.3 9 3 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 0.98
Jul. 6 Phi 8.0 3 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.08 0.93
Jul. 1 Ari 8.0 8 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.46 1.01
Jun. 24 @TB 7.3 8 3 3 1 2 4 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.74 0.98
Jun. 19 Cin 6.0 3 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.76 0.87
Jun. 13 @Mia 8.0 7 2 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.98 0.93
Jun. 8 Mil 7.0 3 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.11 0.97
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
20.3 19 8 5 3 3 12 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 2.21 1.08
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.9 IP/G
41.7 38 15 12 4 7 21 1 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.59 1.08
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 7.1 IP/G
56.7 48 18 15 5 8 33 1 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 2.38 0.99

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Jeff Locke Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201441507100.184
2013165191740801.286
20124011311102.297

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014177306421013.249
20135461066710620210.229
201210823825204.255

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201434.311019413.150.84
201382.7540573794.901.56
201221.311019633.381.08

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201421.710016222.491.20
201383.7530684722.151.21
201213.002015539.001.85
Jeff Locke 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 19 R DAN 13 11 61.0 10.92 1.18 9.25 0.30 70.4% 2.66 1.74 .319
2008 20 A ROM 25 24 139.2 7.31 2.46 2.97 0.39 68.7% 4.06 2.96 .340
2009 21 A LYN 17 17 81.7 6.17 1.98 3.11 0.44 70.5% 4.10 3.13 .350
2009 21 A MYR 10 10 45.7 8.47 5.12 1.65 0.20 62.5% 5.58 3.31 .349
2010 22 A+ BRA 10 17 86.1 8.68 1.46 5.93 0.63 68.9% 3.54 2.91 .322
2010 22 AA ALT 10 10 57.2 8.81 1.89 4.67 0.79 71.9% 3.59 3.22 .331
2011 23 AA ALT 5 22 125.0 8.21 3.31 2.48 0.65 69.7% 4.03 3.61 .314
2011 23 AAA IND 5 5 28.1 8.01 2.88 2.78 0.32 81.8% 2.22 2.84 .307
2011 23 MAJ PIT 4 4 16.7 2.70 5.40 0.50 1.62 0.83 67.9% 90.3 MPH 6.48 6.92 .300
2012 24 AAA IND 24 24 141.2 8.35 2.74 3.05 0.57 81.3% 2.48 3.24 .305
2012 24 MAJ PIT 8 6 34.3 8.91 2.88 3.09 1.57 1.40 63.4% 90.8 MPH 5.50 4.54 .323
2013 25 MAJ PIT 30 30 166.3 6.76 4.55 1.49 0.60 2.03 75.3% 90.4 MPH 3.52 4.18 .282
2014 26 A+ BRA 9 1 6.0 15.00 1.50 10.00 1.50 80% 3.00 2.53 .366
2014 26 AAA IND 9 9 50.0 6.66 3.96 1.68 0.90 73.5% 4.14 4.46 .307
2014 26 MAJ PIT 9 9 62.0 5.52 1.16 4.75 0.73 1.88 72.9% 90.7 MPH 3.05 3.46 .272
Next 7 Days     0 2 10.9 6.80 3.13 2.17 0.59 73.3% 3.44 3.59 .289
Rest Of Season     0 6 33.5 6.80 3.16 2.15 0.67 73.9% 3.44 3.71 .287
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3-Year Averages     14 13 72.4 6.71 4.35 1.54 0.75 72.9% 3.98 4.24 .289

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2014 Stat Review for Jeff Locke    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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4.75 K/BB
ELITE
5.52 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.16 BB/9
ELITE
90.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.88 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.05 ERA
GREAT
1.03 WHIP
ELITE
3.46 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.272 BABIP
LOW
72.9% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Jeff Locke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Locke turned in a quality performance against the Reds on Friday night, allowing three runs (one earned) on nine hits while recording five strikeouts over 6.1 innings, but he came away without a decision when his bullpen let the game get away late.

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Locke (2-1) allowed three hits, two runs (one earned) and a walk with four strikeouts over eight innings Sunday against the Phillies.

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Locke gave up two runs on eight hits and one walk in eight innings Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

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Locke gave up three earned runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 7.1 innings Tuesday against the Rays.

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Locke pitched well Thursday against the Reds, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out two and left in line for the win, only to see Jason Grilli blow the save in the ninth.

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Locke allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks Friday, striking out seven over eight innings, but coming away with no decision when his bullpen blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning.

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Locke allowed three hits, one earned run and a walk with five strikeouts over seven innings Sunday against the Brewers.

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Locke will make his second start of the season for the Pirates on Sunday, squaring off against the Brewers, Tom Singer of the Pirates' official site reports.

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Locke will be called up to start Monday's game in place of Gerrit Cole, who is dealing with shoulder fatigue and may eventually be placed on the disabled list, Tom Singer of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Locke's modus operandi with the Pirates in 2012 was to pitch lights-out baseball for several innings and then get rocked for a big inning. Whether that's nerves, inexperience or endemic of his future career remains to be seen. Most likely, it's case of a little of all three things. On the plus side, he reached 94 mph with his fastball in several of his last starts. He isn't known as a particularly hard thrower, but if he finds a way to sustain that level, that could cure a lot of his struggles. The lefty has experienced minor league success mostly by mixing his pitches. Locke registered an impressive 131:43 K:BB ratio at Triple-A, and pitching for Pittsburgh mostly in September, the 25-year-old compiled a 5.50 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 34.1 innings. He'll compete for the fifth starter's role in early 2013, but will have to impress with studs Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon right around the corner.

2012

Lackluster describes Locke's first go-around in the majors last year. Pittsburgh felt the 24-year-old lefty was worthy of a big league shot despite pitching primarily for Double-A Altoona in 2011. Locke threw 125 frames for the Curve (4.03 ERA, 1.312 WHIP) before jumping to Triple-A. He gave up just seven runs in five starts for Indianapolis, prompting the Pirates to take a look at him in September. WIth a 6.48 ERA and 1.860 WHIP, Locke struggled in his four starts and looked even worse, if that's possible. The left-hander figures to start 2012 at Triple-A. Perhaps another experience in the high minors will wean him off of the deer-in-the-headlights look he displayed in his short stay with Pittsburgh.

2011

Locke is a 23-year-old lefty with a 90 mph fastball and off-speed pitches decent enough to miss bats. Acquired as part of the package for Nate McLouth in 2009, Locke compiled a 12-5 record with a 3.56 ERA and 1.146 WHIP split between High-A and Double-A in 2010. He also finished with an impressive 8.7 K/9IP and 139:26 K:BB ratio. Locke came up big in the Double-A playoffs, fashioning a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 innings en route to a championship. Nothing stands out in particular with Locke, but he gets the job done. He'll likely get his first shot pitching at the Triple-A level in 2011 and his performance there will go along way toward determining whether he's another depth starter or a pitcher with fantasy-worthy potential.

2008

Locke, Atlanta's second-round pick in 2006 out of high school, had an outstanding 74:8 K:BB ratio over 61 innings for Danville in the Appalachian League. While not overpowering, he has a low-90s fastball with good command. A strong season at Low-A could put him on the fast track for the majors.