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Danny Duffy

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2018 Stats

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2-6

ERA

6.14

WHIP

1.60

K

50

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

His performance when on the field was solid, but Duffy's 2017 season was marred by injuries and a DUI arrest. The lefty missed more than a month in the middle of the campaign with an oblique issue and...

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2018 ADP:  197.03

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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:

Signed a five-year, $65 million extension with the Royals in January of 2017.

May 24, 2018  –  Danny Duffy News

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Duffy (2-6) got the win against the Rangers on Thursday, allowing just one earned run on four hits over 7.2 innings, striking out five and walking two in the Royals' 8-2 victory.

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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 SUR 7 2 0 2.2 2 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1.36
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 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
2017 28 AAA OMA 2 2 0 7.1 6 3 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.68 0.99
2017 28 MAJ KC 24 24 0 146.3 143 62 13 130 41 9 10 0 0 0 3.81 1.26
2018 29 MAJ KC 11 11 0 58.7 67 40 14 50 27 2 6 0 0 0 6.14 1.60
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3-Year Averages     32 24 0 154.2 147 64 18 140 45 9 7 0 0 1 3.73 1.24
Career  (View All)     169 141 0 828.0 787 359 98 720 299 47 49 1 3.90 1.31

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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
May. 24 @Tex 7.7 4 1 1 0 2 5 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 6.14 1.60
May. 19 NYY 4.0 7 5 5 2 3 4 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 6.88 1.73
May. 13 @Cle 3.3 8 9 9 2 5 2 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 6.51 1.66
May. 8 @Bal 5.3 6 1 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.15 1.49
May. 2 @Bos 6.7 10 5 5 4 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.63 1.49
Apr. 27 CWS 6.0 6 4 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.45
Apr. 21 @Det 4.7 10 6 6 1 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.26 1.52
Apr. 17 @Tor 6.0 2 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Apr. 11 Sea 5.3 4 2 1 0 3 7 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.47
Apr. 6 @Cle 5.7 3 3 3 0 3 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 7.45 1.55
Mar. 29 CWS 4.0 7 5 5 3 2 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 11.25 2.25
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
15.0 19 15 15 4 10 11 1 3 0 1-2 0 0 0 9.00 1.93
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
33.0 41 25 25 10 14 25 1 3 0 2-3 0 0 0 6.82 1.67
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
58.7 67 41 40 14 27 50 1 5 0 2-6 0 0 0 6.14 1.60

Danny Duffy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20185110410201.217
201710727517202.167
201611538420201.183

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201821640235710213.298
20175021033612623711.278
20166161503814331326.252

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201819.302019966.981.71
201762.0450541743.481.21
2016103.37009423153.571.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201839.3240311885.721.55
201784.3550762494.061.29
201676.35309419123.421.09
Danny Duffy vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 SUR 7 2 2.2 16.36 4.09 4.00 0.00 66.7% 3.38 0.93 .476
2010 21 R IDA 7 2 6.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 1.50 1.70 .268
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
2017 28 AAA OMA 2 2 7.1 10.14 1.27 8.00 1.27 66.7% 3.68 3.20 .294
2017 28 MAJ KC 24 24 146.3 8.00 2.52 3.17 0.80 1.13 71.3% 92.9 MPH 3.81 3.50 .315
2018 29 MAJ KC 11 11 58.7 7.67 4.14 1.85 2.15 0.81 67.5% 92.9 MPH 6.14 6.03 .315
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.8 8.95 2.95 3.03 1.29 73.7% 4.01 4.05 .311
Rest Of Season     0 20 115.9 8.47 2.61 3.24 1.17 73.1% 3.89 3.87 .308
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3-Year Averages     32 24 154.2 8.17 2.63 3.11 1.05 73.6% 3.73 3.78 .304
Career     169 141 828.0 7.83 3.25 2.41 1.07 73.6% 3.90 4.12 .299

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Danny Duffy Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 136.7 0 - -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 179.7 0 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2017 146.3 -1 - -1 0 0 0 -1 0 1 0 0
2018 31.7 1 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Danny Duffy    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.85 K/BB
POOR
7.67 K/9
AVERAGE
4.14 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.9 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.2 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.81 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.14 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.60 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.03 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.315 BABIP
HIGH
67.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Duffy (1-6) allowed five earned runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four across four innings to take the loss Saturday against the Yankees.

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Duffy (1-5) allowed nine earned runs on eight hits while walking five and striking out two across 3.1 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Indians.

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Duffy (1-4) allowed one run on six hits over five innings during Tuesday 15-7 win over the Orioles. He had five strikeouts and issued two walks.

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Duffy said Sunday that he intends to work exclusively out of the stretch in his subsequent starts, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.

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Duffy (0-4) was hit with the loss after allowing five runs on 10 hits and one walk across 6.2 innings Wednesday against the Red Sox. He struck out six.

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Duffy got a no-decision against the White Sox on Friday, giving up four runs on six hits over six innings while striking out three and walking one as the Royals fell 7-4.

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Duffy fell to 0-3 on the season after allowing six runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings Saturday against the Tigers. He struck out a pair of batters while walking two.

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Duffy will throw on three days' rest Saturday against the Tigers, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.

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Duffy tossed six scoreless innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Blue Jays, striking out eight while allowing two hits and three walks.

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Duffy allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks across 5.1 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Mariners. He struck out seven.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Duffy had a breakout season in transitioning to the rotation from the bullpen after two months, showing excellent skills in 26 starts. There was some slowdown in September as his velocity tailed off and home runs became a big issue (nine in 36 innings). Duffy enjoyed career-bests in strikeout rate, walk rate, and swinging-strike rate, though some of his control gains with the fastball seemed to come at the expense of his command with the pitch yielding career-worsts in home run rate and hard-contact rate. An excellent slider and changeup hid the declining velocity until September (though his 94.5 mph average in Sept. is nothing to sneeze at). He has a great foundation with premier velocity and two swing-and-miss secondaries. If his finish was more fatigue from a career-high 179.7 innings pitched than the league figuring him out, then there's a lot more success to come. The homer issue preaches some caution, but there's still upside to bid on.

2016

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 rate has declined each of the previous four seasons. He has done some limited work in the bullpen, and his stuff has looked better in that role than it has as a starting pitcher. Kansas City does not currently have the pitching depth that would allow Duffy to move to the bullpen to help set up Wade Davis in 2016, but that could change in the near future. Hes mostly a fastball/breaking ball type of pitcher and the lack of a good changeup leaves him susceptible to righties, who have hit 40 of the 44 home runs against him in his career. Duffy is endgame material as is, but a potential move to the bullpen reduces his value.

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.