Duane Underwood

Duane Underwood

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
New York Yankees
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Duane Underwood in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees in December of 2023.
Inks minors deal with Yankees
PNew York Yankees  NRI
December 14, 2023
Underwood signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Thursday and received an invitation to major-league spring training, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Underwood registered a 5.18 ERA and 1.44 WHIP across 24.1 innings with the Pirates last season before being optioned to Triple-A, where his ERA jumped up to 6.30. He'll likely fill in as organizational bullpen depth with the Yankees and head to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to begin 2024.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
20
Last 5 Games
20
How many pitches does Duane Underwood generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Duane Underwood generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-19%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .296 291 50 25 77 20 1 9
Since 2021vs Right .240 387 86 38 82 14 2 4
2023vs Left .293 46 6 6 12 5 1 2
2023vs Right .255 53 8 5 12 0 0 1
2022vs Left .298 104 20 7 28 6 0 0
2022vs Right .224 155 37 18 30 6 0 1
2021vs Left .296 141 24 12 37 9 0 7
2021vs Right .250 179 41 15 40 8 2 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-65%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-2%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 4.46 1.32 78.2 3 5 1 7.2 3.3 0.7
Since 2021Away 4.52 1.56 75.2 1 4 2 8.7 4.0 0.8
2023Home 8.68 1.61 9.1 0 0 1 3.9 3.9 1.9
2023Away 3.00 1.33 15.0 1 0 1 6.0 4.2 0.6
2022Home 4.34 1.41 29.0 1 4 0 7.4 3.1 0.3
2022Away 4.45 1.48 28.1 0 2 1 10.5 4.8 0.0
2021Home 3.57 1.19 40.1 2 1 0 7.8 3.3 0.7
2021Away 5.29 1.73 32.1 0 2 0 8.4 3.3 1.7
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Stat Review
How does Duane Underwood compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.27
 
K/9
5.2
 
BB/9
4.1
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
5.18
 
WHIP
1.44
 
BABIP
.278
 
GB/FB
1.74
 
Left On Base
68.2%
 
Exit Velocity
83.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.8%
 
Spin Rate
2003 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.7%
 
Swinging Strike
8.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Underwood continues to battle injury problems, most notably elbow ailments. The 22-year-old tossed just 73 innings in 2016 after throwing only 78.1 innings in 2015. The majority of innings for Underwood this past season came at Double-A Tennessee, where he posted a 4.91 ERA and 46:31 K:BB in 58.2 innings. Perhaps not surprising for a pitcher battling elbow issues and unable to stay on the field, Underwood struggled with his command. Those command problems have been prevalent throughout Underwood's professional career, but the lack of time on the mound certainly didn't help his cause. Underwood's stock has taken a bit of a nosedive entering the 2017 campaign, which will likely start at Double-A, assuming he is healthy. Despite being drafted in the second round in 2012, Underwood has never pitched more than 101 innings in a single season in the minors.
Underwood, a second-round draft pick out of high school in 2012, missed almost two months of the season last year with an elbow injury. Fortunately it wasn't major damage to the elbow and the Cubs were able to play it safe, but the time on the shelf muted his breakout campaign. He started 14 games for High-A Myrtle Beach, posting a 2.58 ERA and 1.04 WHIP, but his strikeout rate was a shaky 5.9. Even more concerning is the strong season may have been fueled by a .225 BABIP - the low strikeout rate and low BABIP contributed to a mediocre 4.10 FIP. He's considered one of the better pitching prospects in the Cubs' system, but elbow discomfort limited him early in camp, so owners will need to cross their fingers and hope this doesn't develop into something that requires surgery.
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Elects free agency
PFree Agent  NRI
October 4, 2023
Underwood elected to become a free agent Wednesday.
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Sent to Indy
PPittsburgh Pirates  NRI
June 2, 2023
Underwood cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Pushed off 40-man roster
PPittsburgh Pirates  NRI
May 27, 2023
Underwood was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Saturday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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Returns with two-inning appearance
PPittsburgh Pirates  NRI
May 24, 2023
Underwood (forearm) struck out two and gave up one run on two hits over two innings of relief in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Rangers.
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Leaves with forearm tightness
PPittsburgh Pirates  NRI
Forearm
May 19, 2023
Underwood left Friday's game against the Diamondbacks with right forearm tightness, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
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