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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edinson Volquez spun a nice start in Friday's win over the Rays, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Volquez struck out five and walked two on the evening. He hit trouble spots in the second and third innings, but otherwise kept the Rays from denting the scoreboard. The veteran right-hander has been a consistent starter for the Royals with his 3.32 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. He'll tango with the Tigers in a home AL Central clash next time he takes the ball. Aug 28 - 10:47 PM

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Edinson Volquez held the Reds to one run in six innings, but got a no-decision as the Royals needed 13 innings to win on Tuesday.

Volquez made an early mistake, resulting in a solo home run to Eugenio Suarez in the first inning. He was solid the rest of the way, scattering four hits and three walks with seven strikeouts. The right-hander has been a big contributor out of the rotation, carrying a 3.20 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP and a 114/57 K/BB ratio over 152 innings. Volquez will face the Red Sox on the road in his next start.
Aug 18 - 11:56 PM

Edinson Volquez faltered late, allowing six runs (five earned) in seven-plus innings in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

Volquez had allowed one run in each of the first two innings before correcting course. Manager Ned Yost allowed his right-hander to start the eighth inning as he was on a low pitch count. The Tigers, however, used two infield singles and a walk to load the bases ahead of a game-tying two-run double from Ian Kinsler, chasing Volquez from the game. The veteran hurler gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out five in the outing. He'll bring a terrific 3.27 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 107/54 K/BB ratio over 146 innings into next week's road start against the Reds.
Aug 12 - 11:34 PM

Edinson Volquez was fantastic in Friday's 3-2 win over the White Sox, tossing seven innings of one-run ball.

Volquez allowed just four hits while striking out three and walking two. The only run to score on his watch came via a Jose Abreu RBI double in the sixth inning. Otherwise, the 32-year-old right-hander was aces throughout the evening. Nothing new there. He holds a 3.11 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 102/52 K/BB ratio across 139 innings. A home start against the Tigers is up next on his schedule.
Aug 8 - 12:37 AM

Edinson Volquez limited the Blue Jays to two runs in six innings, but took the loss on Sunday.

It was a wild one, as Volquez threw inside to Josh Donaldson on multiple occasions, including hitting him in the first inning. The benches eventually cleared in the seventh inning with Volquez out of the game. The right-hander gave up four hits overall and walked three while striking out four. After years of mediocrity, Volquez has backed up his 2014 rebirth with another solid campaign, posting a 3.20 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 99/50 K/BB ratio in 132 innings. He'll try to get back in the win column with a weekend home start versus the White Sox.
Aug 2 - 5:00 PM

Edinson Volquez registered a quality start, allowing three runs in six innings, to earn his 10th win as the Royals beat the Indians on Monday.

The three earned runs are the most Volquez had allowed since July 1. Carlos Santana took him yard for a solo home run in the second inning and Francisco Lindor belted a three-run home run off of Joe Blanton in the seventh, with two of those runs charged to Volquez. The right-hander, overall, allowed six hits and walked five while striking out four. It certainly wasn't his best effort in what has otherwise been a fine season. He owns a 3.21 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 95/47 K/BB ratio over 126 innings. Volquez toes the rubber in Toronto against the Blue Jays next.
Jul 27 - 10:25 PM

Edinson Volquez held the Pirates to a lone run over 7 2/3 innings, earning the win on Wednesday.

The Pirates took a temporary 1-0 lead in the third inning on a Neil Walker sacrifice fly. Volquez scattered eight hits and a walk while striking out eight. He's turned in a very productive season, boasting a 3.15 ERA with a 1.25 WHIP and a 91/42 K/BB ratio over 120 innings. Volquez will take on the Indians in Cleveland in his next start.
Jul 22 - 10:51 PM

Edinson Volquez was handed the loss after giving up two runs over 6 1/3 innings Friday against the White Sox.

Volquez gave up an RBI single to Tyler Flowers in the second inning before throwing a wild pitch to score a run in the sixth. The Royals couldn't get anything going against John Danks and the White Sox bullpen, so it was enough to put him in line for the loss. He fanned three and walked two and remains winless over his last four starts. He'll bring a 3.28 ERA into a start against the Pirates next week.
Jul 18 - 12:21 AM

Edinson Volquez exhausted his pitch count by the sixth inning in Sunday's no-decision against the Blue Jays, yielding four runs (one earned) on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Volquez has posted some bizarre starts in the first half of the season, as he can sometimes hit patches of wildness, but Sunday's start was up there with the stranger of them. The Royals popped him out to a 6-0 lead after the first inning and Volquez kept the scoreboard clean through the first five innings. Then, the sixth inning opened. Four of the first five batters reached base to start the frame. Two of those scored, at which point Volquez was lifted. The Royal pen then allowed a whopping six more runs to put their starter on the hook for the loss before the team's offense roared back for an ultimate 11-10 win. Despite erratic starts like this, Volquez still holds a strong 3.31 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 80/39 K/BB ratio through 106 innings. It can be a roller coaster ride at times, but the good's mostly outweighed the insane in the first half here.
Jul 12 - 5:42 PM

Edinson Volquez limited the Rays to one run over five innings but took a no-decision as the Royals beat the Rays 7-1 in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Volquez was inefficient, allowing five hits and three walks with five strikeouts while throwing 101 pitches. But the only run the Rays were able to push across came in the third inning on John Jaso's solo home run. Volquez hasn't been great since the end of May, as he's been unable to complete the sixth inning in six of his last eight starts. He still has a productive 3.40 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP and a 78/36 K/BB ratio over 100 2/3 innings, however. Volquez will round out the first half at home against the Blue Jays.
Jul 7 - 11:39 PM

Monday's game between the Rays and Royals was postponed due to rain.

They'll play a split doubleheader on Tuesday. Edinson Volquez, who had been scheduled for Monday, will be pushed back a day to start during the double-dip. Alex Colome will be skipped by the Rays.
Jul 6 - 7:22 PM

Edinson Volquez yielded five runs in five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Volquez struck out eight and walked just one while aiming for his fifth straight win tonight, but he was undone by a couple of homers. It's the first time all year that he's allowed five earned runs.
Jul 2 - 12:36 AM

Edinson Volquez held the A's to one run over seven innings in winning Friday.

The Royals aren't hitting like they did early in the year... except when Volquez is on the mound. They've averaged 5.8 runs in his last 10 starts and won nine of those games. Volquez actually pitched better while amassing a 2-3 record and a 2.10 ERA in his first five starts. He's 6-1 with a 3.64 ERA since.
Jun 27 - 1:50 AM

Edinson Volquez picked up his seventh win of the season in Saturday's contest with the Red Sox, despite allowing four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.

For the first time this season, Volquez failed to strike out a batter. Things started out poorly enough for the veteran right-hander, who coughed up a lead-off homer to Mookie Betts. Three more runs would score by the time Volquez exited the contest with one out in the sixth inning. With a 3.33 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, Volquez is probably just off the All-Star radar, but he's put up a nice season nonetheless. A road start against the A's is up next on his schedule.
Jun 20 - 11:18 PM

Edinson Volquez improved to 6-4 after holding the Brewers to two runs over five innings on Monday.

The only damage came on a two-run double from Jonathan Lucroy in his final inning of work. All told, Volquez allowed six hits and two walks while striking out a pair. The veteran right-hander is never going to have elite control, but it's better than it once was and he has allowed just four home runs in 78 1/3 innings so far this season. He'll bring a 3.10 ERA into a home start against the Red Sox this weekend.
Jun 16 - 12:32 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Omar Infante
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Terrance Gore
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Kris Medlen
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Jeremy Guthrie
9Scott Alexander
10Miguel Almonte
11Tim Collins
12Brian Flynn