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#41
Danny Duffy
ERA W-L K
3.81 9-10 130
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-3 / 205 NFBC ADP: 96.68
Position: SPBorn: 12/21/1988 Birthplace: Goleta, California
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 3rd Round by Royals (2007)


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Oct. 1 1:11 AM PT2:11 AM MT3:11 AM CT4:11 AM ET4:11 ET8:11 GMT16:11 1:11 AM MST3:11 AM EST3:41 AM VEN12:11 UAE3:11 AM CT-Duffy underwent surgery to remove loose bodies from his left elbow.
Analysis: The left-hander is expected to need around six weeks of recovery time, so he should be fine well before spring training begins. Duffy missed three weeks late in the season due to elbow issues and also landed on the DL due to strained oblique, with the injuries limiting him to 24 starts and 146 1/3 innings.
Sep. 29 9:14 AM PT10:14 AM MT11:14 AM CT12:14 PM ET12:14 ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST11:44 AM VEN20:14 UAE11:14 AM CT-Danny Duffy fell to 9-10, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks in 4.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Thursday. Duffy struck out four, ending the game with a 3.81 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Royals' opening day starter went 2-4 with a 4.93 ERA in seven outings since the beginning of August, a span which included a three-week absence for an elbow problem - one of his two DL stints this year. He has been bothered by the elbow for most of the season. ''I'm excited to get this thing fixed and not deal with it next year,'' Duffy said.
Sep. 23 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET22:49 ET2:49 GMT10:49 7:49 PM MST9:49 PM EST10:19 PM VEN6:49 UAE (+1)9:49 PM CT-Danny Duffy improved to 9-9, allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-2 on Saturday. Duffy struck out two, ending the game with a 3.68 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy is 2-1 with a 2.65 ERA in his last three starts and is one win shy of reaching double figures for the second consecutive season.
Aug. 30 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET15:17 ET19:17 GMT3:17 12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST2:47 PM VEN23:17 UAE2:17 PM CT-Duffy was charged with a DUI on Sunday night in a Kansas City suburb.
Analysis: "We are obviously disappointed in the news," Royals GM Dayton Moore said. Since posting a 2.92 ERA through May 23, Duffy has a 4.61 mark over his last 11.
Aug. 26 1:55 PM PT2:55 PM MT3:55 PM CT4:55 PM ET16:55 ET20:55 GMT4:55 1:55 PM MST3:55 PM EST4:25 PM VEN0:55 UAE (+1)3:55 PM CT-Duffy (elbow) was activated from the disabled list Sunday and fell to 8-9, allowing two runs - one earned - on one hit in 5.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians 3-2. Duffy struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.71 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy deserved a better fate in his first start since Aug. 22, as his lone hit allowed was a two-run homer to Edwin Encarnacion that came after a runner reached on an error in the fourth inning. Despite the result, it was an encouraging performance from the lefty, who's now posted 31 strikeouts over his last four outings.
Aug. 23 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Danny Duffy improved to 8-8, allowing two runs on one hit and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday. Duffy struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.78 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and retired the first two batters before walking DJ LeMahieu and allowing a homer to Nolan Arenado. Duffy, who was 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA in his first three starts in August, was removed after 88 pitches.
Aug. 16 5:11 PM PT6:11 PM MT7:11 PM CT8:11 PM ET20:11 ET0:11 GMT8:11 5:11 PM MST7:11 PM EST7:41 PM VEN4:11 UAE (+1)7:11 PM CT-Duffy allowed four runs on six hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Wednesday. Duffy struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.82 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy's winless stretch reached four outings since a victory at Detroit on July 25.
Aug. 11 8:29 PM PT9:29 PM MT10:29 PM CT11:29 PM ET23:29 ET3:29 GMT11:29 8:29 PM MST10:29 PM EST10:59 PM VEN7:29 UAE (+1)10:29 PM CT-Danny Duffy fell to 7-8, allowing five runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Friday. Duffy struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.68 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He's dropped two in a row.
Aug. 6 5:11 PM PT6:11 PM MT7:11 PM CT8:11 PM ET20:11 ET0:11 GMT8:11 5:11 PM MST7:11 PM EST7:41 PM VEN4:11 UAE (+1)7:11 PM CT-Danny Duffy fell to 7-7, allowing seven runs - three earned - on seven hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Sunday. Duffy struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.48 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy wasn't aided by two passed balls from catcher Drew Butera, but also didn't help himself by serving up three homers on an off day. The left-hander had been pitching well coming in, having yielded just two runs across 13 1/3 innings in his two previous starts.
July 31 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET22:19 ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST9:49 PM VEN6:19 UAE (+1)9:19 PM CT-Danny Duffy allowed one run on seven hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Monday. Duffy struck out six, ending the game with a 3.42 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy allowed one run for the third time in four starts, going 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA in that span.
July 25 8:52 PM PT9:52 PM MT10:52 PM CT11:52 PM ET23:52 ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST11:22 PM VEN7:52 UAE (+1)10:52 PM CT-Danny Duffy improved to 7-6, allowing one run on six hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Tuesday. Duffy struck out four, ending the game with a 3.56 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
July 21 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET0:37 ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST12:07 AM VEN8:37 UAE11:37 PM CT-Danny Duffy improved to 6-6, allowing four runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 16-4 on Thursday. Duffy struck out four, ending the game with a 3.71 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy picked up the victory, going five innings plus three batters to snap his personal two-game losing streak.
July 16 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET0:02 ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST11:32 PM VEN8:02 UAE11:02 PM CT-Danny Duffy fell to 5-6, allowing one run on five hits in 8.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Texas Rangers 1-0 on Saturday. Duffy struck out four, ending the game with a 3.51 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy began the ninth by giving up a weak single. After a sacrifice bunt, Shin-soo Choo got just enough wood on Duffy's 91st pitch to drop a fly ball in front of left fielder Alex Gordon to drive in the game's only run.
July 10 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Danny Duffy fell to 5-5, allowing five runs on six hits in 7.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Sunday. Duffy struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.76 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Making his second start since returning from an oblique strain that kept him out over a month, Duffy was hurt by giving up three homers that accounted for four of the Dodgers' five runs. The Royals open their post-All Star break schedule with a 10-game homestand, and the lefty does own a solid 2.76 ERA at Kauffman Stadium this season.
May 29 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-Duffy, who strained his right oblique May 28, came off the DL on Tuesday and started in Seattle, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Duffy struck out four, ending the game with a 3.51 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
May 29 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Danny Duffy fell to 4-4, allowing six runs on nine hits and three walks in 4.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians 10-1 on Sunday. Duffy struck out two, ending the game with a 3.54 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy had allowed two or fewer runs in each of his previous four starts. His next start also comes against the Indians, on Saturday in Kansas City.
May 23 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET22:22 ET2:22 GMT10:22 7:22 PM MST9:22 PM EST9:52 PM VEN6:22 UAE (+1)9:22 PM CT-Danny Duffy improved to 4-3, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks in 7.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankees 6-2 on Tuesday. Duffy struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.92 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The left-hander is 2-1 with a 1.63 ERA in his last four starts.
May 19 9:03 AM PT10:03 AM MT11:03 AM CT12:03 PM ET12:03 ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST11:33 AM VEN20:03 UAE11:03 AM CT-Danny Duffy improved to 3-3, allowing three hits and two walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 on Thursday. Duffy struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.97 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy struck out a season-high 10, gave up only three singles - one was a bunt - and threw 69 of 108 pitches for strikes. "His slider was really good tonight," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Duffy had been 0-3 in his previous five starts, but he's posted three straight quality starts as he's allowed a combined three runs in 20 2/3 innings.
May 12 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET23:18 ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST10:48 PM VEN7:18 UAE (+1)10:18 PM CT-Danny Duffy allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Friday. Duffy struck out six, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
May 7 4:23 PM PT5:23 PM MT6:23 PM CT7:23 PM ET19:23 ET23:23 GMT7:23 4:23 PM MST6:23 PM EST6:53 PM VEN3:23 UAE (+1)6:23 PM CT-Danny Duffy fell to 2-3, allowing one run on six hits and two walks in 6.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Sunday. Duffy struck out two, ending the game with a 3.50 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy rebounded after allowing 12 runs over 9 2/3 innings in his two previous starts. He notched his fifth quality start in seven outings.
May 3 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Danny Duffy fell to 2-2, allowing six runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Chicago White Sox 6-0 on Tuesday. Duffy struck out three, ending the game with a 3.89 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Duffy won't have to face the White Sox again until at least July, which is good news for the left-hander after being rocked for 12 runs and 19 hits over a combined 9 1/3 innings in two losses to the Royals' division rival. He's 2-0 with a splendid 1.32 ERA in his four other starts this season.
Apr. 26 7:29 AM PT8:29 AM MT9:29 AM CT10:29 AM ET10:29 ET14:29 GMT22:29 7:29 AM MST9:29 AM EST9:59 AM VEN18:29 UAE9:29 AM CT-Duffy was tagged for six runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings of Tuesday's 10-5 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Analysis: He gave up four runs while going 2-0 in his first four starts.
Apr. 21 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Duffy turned in another strong start by tossing 7 1/3 scoreless innings in Thursday's no-decision at Texas. The left-hander yielded four hits and three walks while striking out five.
Analysis: Duffy now sports a glossy 1.32 ERA through four starts and has allowed two runs or less while lasting at least six innings in each of those outings. He's also drastically reduced his home run rate thus far, giving up only two in 27 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old surrendered 27 homers in 179 2/3 innings while posting a 3.51 ERA last season.
Apr. 15 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET0:50 ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST12:20 AM VEN8:50 UAE11:50 PM CT-Duffy allowed three hits over seven innings and Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer as the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-1 Friday night.
Analysis: Duffy (2-0) gave up a run on Mike Trout's single in the first, but retired 15 of the last 16 batters he faced. He allowed just one hit after the first, striking out six and walking two while lowering his earned run average to 1.80 and improving to 8-0 in his past 16 Kauffman Stadium starts.
Apr. 9 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET0:16 ET4:16 GMT12:16 9:16 PM MST11:16 PM EST11:46 PM VEN8:16 UAE11:16 PM CT-Duffy gave up two runs and eight hits in seven innings in Saturday's 7-3 win at Houston.
Analysis: After making his first two starts on the road, Duffy will take the ball in Kansas City against the Angels on Friday. In his lone start against the Royals last season, Duffy allowed three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.
Apr. 3 5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET20:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST8:00 PM VEN4:30 UAE (+1)7:30 PM CT-After signing a $65 million, five-year contract to assume the role as the ace of the rotation, Duffy's first career opening day start was a dazzler with eight strikeouts over six innings with three hits and three walks Monday at Minnesota, but a bullpen meltdown was the culprit in Kansas City's 7-1 loss.
Analysis: Duffy next takes the ball Saturday at Houston, where he hasn't pitched since April 2016.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2011 KC 4 8 0 - 0 20 20 0 105.1 119 66 66 15 51 1 87 1.61 5.64
2012 KC 2 2 0 - 0 6 6 0 27.2 26 13 12 2 18 1 28 1.59 3.90
2013 KC 2 0 0 - 0 5 5 0 24.1 19 5 5 0 14 0 22 1.36 1.85
2014 KC 9 12 0 - 0 31 25 0 149.1 113 52 42 12 53 2 113 1.11 2.53
2015 KC 7 8 1 - 1 30 24 0 136.2 137 64 62 15 53 0 102 1.39 4.08
2016 KC 12 3 0 - 0 42 26 1 179.2 163 71 70 27 42 0 188 1.14 3.51
2017 KC 9 10 0 - 0 24 24 0 146.1 143 67 62 13 41 0 130 1.26 3.81
Career 45 43 1 - 1 158 130 1 769.1 720 338 319 84 272 4 670 1.29 3.73

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 KC 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 KC 31 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 KC 42 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2017 KC 24 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Career 158 16 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 .125 .125 .125

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2014 KC Total 1 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 4.2 3 2 2 0 4 0 5 3.86
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 3.2 2 2 2 0 4 0 4 4.91
2015 KC Total 1 0 0 - 0 6 0 0 6.0 7 4 4 2 0 0 9 5.40
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 13.50
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 3.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 6 6.00
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 3.86
Career 2 0 0 - 0 9 0 0 10.2 10 6 6 2 4 0 14 5.06


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1077 96 89 92.9 47.3
Curveball 21 79 69 74.8 .92
Slider 661 87 78 83.1 29.03
Changeup 518 88 79 83.7 22.75

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