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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
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Birth Date12-21-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age25 years, 9 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
0.92011
0.42012
0.52013
1.12014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2011 KCA 22 20 20 105.3 105.3 0.0 4 8 0 0 8 0 474 119 66 66 15 204 51 50 5 87 5.64 4.86 4.77 9.7 0.9
2012 KCA 23 6 6 27.7 27.7 0.0 2 2 0 0 2 0 121 26 13 12 2 42 18 17 0 28 3.90 3.91 4.22 3.8 0.4
2013 KCA 24 5 5 24.3 24.3 0.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 104 19 5 5 0 25 14 14 1 22 1.85 3.12 3.41 5.1 0.5
2014 KCA 25 29 23 141.3 133.0 8.3 8 11 0 1 12 1 569 102 48 38 10 156 50 48 5 108 2.42 3.71 4.42 11.4 1.0
Career6054298.7290.38.3162101241126826613212127427133129112453.654.094.4529.92.9

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'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 ROY Rk 11 9 37.3 2.51 151 .204 .261 .358 .368 .262 .324 102 16.1 1.5 16.1 1.5
2008 BUR A 17 17 81.7 3.22 123 .209 .255 .325 .379 .264 .274 96 16.2 1.7 16.2 1.7
2009 WIL A+ 24 24 126.7 4.29 96 .234 .257 .332 .386 .260 .294 92 11.6 1.2 11.6 1.2
2010 WIL A+ 3 3 14.0 5.76 78 .219 .260 .347 .388 .257 .214 104 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2010 NWA AA 7 7 39.7 3.45 134 .239 .263 .335 .391 .262 .353 116 14.2 1.4 14.2 1.4
2010 IDA Rk 2 2 6.0 4.21 128 .136 .293 .340 .445 .271 .250 123 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2010 ROY Rk 2 2 2.7 2.26 145 .208 .283 .321 .376 .288 .400 87 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 gcr Wnt 7 3 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 KCA MLB 20 20 105.3 4.77 101 .293 .260 .327 .415 .265 .329 108 10.2 1.1 9.7 0.9
2011 OMA AAA 8 8 42.0 4.63 120 .211 .283 .357 .452 .266 .305 110 11.5 1.1 11.5 1.1
2012 KCA MLB 6 6 27.7 4.22 106 .270 .253 .322 .416 .265 .329 101 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2013 KCA MLB 5 5 24.3 3.41 122 .233 .260 .323 .403 .269 .284 102 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2013 NWA AA 4 4 16.0 4.01 107 .280 .255 .321 .391 .265 .448 100 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.3
2013 OMA AAA 12 10 53.0 4.04 105 .265 .259 .330 .399 .268 .329 89 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
2014 KCA MLB 29 23 141.3 4.42 99 .227 .255 .314 .395 .259 .232 106 11.3 1.2 11.4 1.0
2014 OMA AAA 1 1 6.0 4.21 115 .221 .268 .318 .401 .255 .250 100 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 ROY Rk 2 3 0 11 9 37.3 24 17 63 0 45% .324 5.8 4.1 0.0 15.2 1.10 1.45 16.1 1.5
2008 BUR A 8 4 0 17 17 81.7 56 25 102 4 37% .274 6.2 2.8 0.4 11.2 0.99 2.20 16.2 1.7
2009 WIL A+ 9 3 0 24 24 126.7 108 41 125 6 46% .294 7.7 2.9 0.4 8.9 1.18 2.98 11.6 1.2
2010 WIL A+ 0 0 0 3 3 14.0 8 7 18 2 43% .214 5.1 4.5 1.3 11.6 1.07 2.57 0.5 0.1
2010 gcr Wnt 1 1 1 7 3 15.7 17 9 18 3 0% .311 9.7 5.2 1.7 10.3 1.66 8.03 0.0 0.0
2010 IDA Rk 0 1 0 2 2 6.0 4 0 6 0 56% .250 6.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.67 1.50 2.2 0.2
2010 ROY Rk 0 0 0 2 2 2.7 2 1 4 0 60% .400 6.7 3.3 0.0 13.3 1.11 3.33 1.2 0.1
2010 NWA AA 5 2 0 7 7 39.7 38 9 41 3 47% .353 8.6 2.0 0.7 9.3 1.18 2.95 14.2 1.4
2011 KCA MLB 4 8 0 20 20 105.3 119 51 87 15 40% .329 10.2 4.4 1.3 7.4 1.61 5.64 9.7 0.9
2011 OMA AAA 3 1 0 8 8 42.0 37 10 48 5 41% .305 7.9 2.1 1.1 10.3 1.12 3.43 11.5 1.1
2012 KCA MLB 2 2 0 6 6 27.7 26 18 28 2 33% .329 8.5 5.9 0.7 9.1 1.59 3.90 3.8 0.4
2013 KCA MLB 2 0 0 5 5 24.3 19 14 22 0 31% .284 7.0 5.2 0.0 8.1 1.36 1.85 5.1 0.5
2013 OMA AAA 3 0 0 12 10 53.0 50 25 59 4 38% .329 8.5 4.2 0.7 10.0 1.42 4.08 8.1 0.8
2013 NWA AA 0 2 0 4 4 16.0 16 5 28 3 38% .448 9.0 2.8 1.7 15.8 1.31 3.94 2.3 0.3
2014 KCA MLB 8 11 0 29 23 141.3 102 50 108 10 38% .232 6.5 3.2 0.6 6.9 1.08 2.42 11.4 1.0
2014 OMA AAA 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 5 1 4 1 35% .250 7.5 1.5 1.5 6.0 1.00 3.00 1.0 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 1953 0.5387 0.4424 0.8194 0.6122 0.2442 0.8727 0.6636 0.1782
2012 523 0.5258 0.4512 0.7839 0.6255 0.2581 0.8314 0.6563 0.2161
2013 467 0.5246 0.4518 0.7725 0.6776 0.2027 0.8133 0.6222 0.2275
2014 2151 0.5467 0.4756 0.8397 0.6522 0.2626 0.8892 0.6914 0.1584
Career50940.53950.45820.820.63650.24960.870.67080.1783

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-07 - DTD - - Left Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff -
2013-09-08 2013-09-30 15-DL 22 20 Left Elbow Strain Flexor Strain - -
2013-03-22 2013-06-25 60-DL 95 73 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-13 -
2012-05-14 2012-10-04 60-DL 143 129 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-13 -
2012-04-23 2012-05-03 DTD 10 8 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-06-19 2011-06-19 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Cramp Calf -
2010-04-08 2010-08-02 Minors 116 0 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2010-03-07 2010-03-11 Camp 4 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2009-07-29 2009-08-15 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-07-08 2009-07-18 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2008-08-19 2008-09-11 Minors 23 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2008-04-03 2008-05-19 Minors 46 0 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 KCA $
2014 KCA $
2013 KCA $505,125
2012 KCA $487,750
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$992,875
3 yrTotal$992,875

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 85 dLevinsons, ACES1 year/$0.526M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.526M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/1/14.
  • 1 year/$505,125 (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13.
  • 1 year/$487,750 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Kansas City 5/18/11.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2007 (3-96) (Cabrillo HS, Calif.). Signed 6/28/07, $0.365M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .264 .316 .387 .242
11 vs R (Multi) .249 .366 .402 .277
18 Split (Multi) .015 -.050 -.015 -.036
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .296 .321 .370 .239
31 vs R (2013) .177 .329 .242 .224
38 Split (2013) .119 -.008 .128 .015
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a Danny Duffy believer?
(Royal diehard from KC)
Yes. Bret Sayre and I own him in mixed LABR and I like Duffy a lot. Maybe he's not a future ace, but I could see a solid #2. (Mike Gianella)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy Question: Regardless of cost, who would you rather have for the next 3 years: Danny Duffy, Jake Arrieta, or Rusney Castillo? What kind of player will Castillo be?
(Quiet Time from D.C.)
Castillo is a total wild card. The scouting reports I've read pegged him somewhere between Rajai Davis and Shane Victorino, but then it was said that he bulked up and showed unexpected power during his workouts last month. Even if he "ony" ends up as the next Shane Victorino, I'd take that over either SP. I'd take most solid everyday players over most unproven SP's. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will have the better career Danny Duffy or Brandon Finnegan?
(Kevin G from Jacksonville)
As of today you'd have to go with Duffy because he's got a regular rotation spot and is pitching very well. Remember that he too was a big-time prospect before injuries slowed him, but he's still very young and has upside to grow. Finnegan has much to prove before he becomes the next... Danny Duffy? :-) (Cory Schwartz)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have Segura, Wilin Rosario and Shelby Miller in a keeper league where they'll be cheap next year. Should I have any confidence that one or more of them will rebound? And would you hold on to any of them over Danny Duffy or Drew Pomeranz for the same price?
(Sjcolmus from Baltimore)
I like Duffy going forward. Would drop Rosario for him, and while I'm not optimistic on Segura, I'm hopeful he can rebound a bit. Pomeranz isn't very good. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Danny Duffy for real? Can he keep this up the rest of the year and beyond?
(Levine Perry from CT)
Lefty's that throw that hard have a huge advantage, and the curve has been unhittable this year. We'll see if he can continue to bury the curve and keep batters on their toes with the heat, as they could make adjustments now that the book is out on him. He has a solid delivery that lacks southpaw-related quirks, so that's another point in his favor. I don't see a 2.50 ERA ROS, but I could see him settle into the 3.25-3.50 range and be very effective down the stretch. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Love all the coverage of Arrieta taking his next step forward. In similar fashion, is Danny Duffy's great start to the year something he can keep up the rest of the year and beyond?
(Nils from CT)
Please see previous response on Duffy. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you sold on the development of Danny Duffy??
(Kevin from KC)
I think we've seen some, but not commensurate with his ERA. I actually think there's more growth to come, though probably more in 2015. I'd bet on a mid to high-3.00s ERA the rest of the way. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)You think Danny Duffy will take over Bruce Chen's spot in the rotation soon? If so is he an immediate add?
(Mike from Boston)
I think he can, yes. And then he'd be an add in a lot of formats, but not necessarily a must-add in 10 or 12-team mixers (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Your overall thoughts on Danny Duffy going into 2014?
(nevadamartin from Las Vegas, NV)
Duffy followed the typical injury recovery from TJ surgery at the tail end of 2013. His velocity was there but his command was not. My concern is that Duffy's command has never really been great at the Major League level so there are no guarantees he is going to find it this year either. I think Duffy is a solid back end guy in fantasy, but I wouldn't chase him and the only format where I'd really pursue him is in dynasty. There is a lot of reward but also a lot of risk here. (Mike Gianella)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Danny Duffy, ready to break out and live up to K rate and stuff, or too inconsistent to be a rotation anchor?
(Samsonite DuSable from Springfield)
those are two separate things--I think he's close to having a good season as a starter (health allowing) but I don't see him as a rotation anchor. He's going to find age taking a bit off his stuff quite soon so it's get going or get gone time for Duffy to shine. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Danny Duffy continued to struggle with some injury issues after his return. Do you see any red flags in his mechanics? Is he a potential #2 guy?
(Kevin from Tennessee)
He's got that potential. But the only red flag I need to see is his injury history. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Danny Duffy developing into a relaible mid of the rotation arm?
(Shawn from CT)
He has the raw velocity and the pitch mix for the rotation, but his secondary stuff has not been crisp enough to hold down a mid-rotation spot yet. His command has been very spotty, and he has some mechanical obstacle to overcome before he can iron out those issues - he has an overly-closed stride that does not appear to work well with his signature, and he struggles with balance from foot strike through release point. So it all depends on his development path, but if he can't make the necessary adjustments then he may be destined for a role in the bullpen. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)What type of ceiling do you see for Danny Duffy? Seems to have huge K potential
(Shawn from My Cubicle)
I saw Duffy a lot as a prospect, the stuff is real and he has the chance to be a very solid mid rotation starter. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Obviously not this year, but does Danny Duffy have the ceiling of a #2? Pre-TJ I think he had one of the fastest avg fastballs in MLB.
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Yes, though the ceiling is faint. I'd bet more on a #3 (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Daniel Hudson, Danny Duffy, and Felipe Paulino? Will any have value this year? Who's best long-term?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
No idea this year, wouldn't really waste much time. Hudson long-term. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Doug! I'm a big fan and look forward to the SP guide with your input. I would like to know if you look for specific mechanic flaws for pitchers post TJ or other surgery. i.e. John Lamb or Danny Duffy.
(jimcal from Seattle)
When looking at post-surgery pitchers, what I pay attention to differs based on the conditions of their injury. If the guy had solid mechanics before getting hurt - but fell due to workloads, structural integrity, or other conditions - then I just look to see how far away he is from regaining his previous delivery. But if there was an underlying mechanical flaw, then I look to see if any adjustments have been made to correct the problem.

Stephen Strasburg is a good example. I loved his mechanics before the injury, though he did have the trifecta of inverted-W + heavy scapular load + delayed trunk rotation that leads to elbow drag (particularly when fatigued). I am a big fan of his delivery now, but in my opinion he is still just 90-95% of the way back to his pre-injury levels. But the Nats were smart to shut him down last season, given the risk factors inherent in his motion plus the additional risk when he gets fatigued.

On the jukebox: Audioslave, "Like a Stone" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)M.Pineda - worth a stash in fantasy? Any hope he comes on to pitch mid-year 2013?
(Al from Boston)
In a redraft league, I'd consider Pineda as a late-round flier that you could stash on your DL and hope for the best. We recently heard that he's ahead of schedule and actually threw a 25-pitch (all-fastball) session the other day, so there is upside here. On the other hand, recovery from a labrum tear is difficult to project, so if you're inclined to gamble on a pitcher coming back from injury, someone like Danny Duffy or Cory Luebke (both Tommy John surgery victims) might be a better bet. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on the 2012 Royals?
(Ryan Glass from The District)
It comes down to their pitching. I can see their young position players taking steps forward, but that rotation needs to carry its weight, too. If Luke Hochevar and Danny Duffy can improve and Felipe Paulino continues to pitch like he did with KC last season then that team looks a lot better than it does now. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any "sophomores" you like to break out this season
(moehk21 from NYC)
I like Ben Revere, Eric Thames, Lucas Duda, Cory Luebke, Danny Duffy, Henderson Alvarez all to various degrees. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Danny Duffy here to stay? (assuming no more retirements)
(seth from OP,KS)
I think he is. He's got the stuff to play in the majors. I'm sure he'll have rookie struggles, but I see no reason why the Royals would want to keep rolling out the current cast of clowns every five days. There has to be a continuing spot for Duffy in there, I would think. (Mike Fast)


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Danny Duffy has thrown 5,730 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph), Sinker (94mph), Slider (80mph) and Change (84mph).