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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edinson Volquez allowed two runs in six innings before rain ended his day against the Cardinals, in a game that was called 3-2 in the Royals' favor in the middle of the sixth.
Volquez maneuvered through six innings, but the tarp came on in the middle of the sixth to end his night, indeed to end the game. The only runs on his line came via a Yadier Molina RBI ground out in the second inning and a shallow single to center by Matt Carpenter in the sixth. Volquez allowed just four hits in the outing, striking out one and walking three. He's given up three runs or fewer earned runs in eight of his nine starts (in the lone outlier, he surrendered four) and holds a 2.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 49/20 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings. He'll try to keep up this consistent roll when he faces the Cubs in a road start next time out. May 23 - 10:18 PM

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Edinson Volquez pitched a stellar game against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing just three hits over seven innings in the 6-0 win.

Volquez struck out five without allowing a run as the Royals took the rubber game of the weekend series between division leaders. On a micro level, Volquez snapped a four-game win-less streak with the victory, evening his record at 3-3. His numbers are solid all the way around, as he holds a 2.74 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 38/17 K/BB ratio over 49 1/3 innings. The walks are a bit high for our liking, but we'll live with the occasional free pass if he's able to limit the hits. Volquez will face the Cardinals at home in his next start, in what should be a stellar series.
May 17 - 5:20 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed four runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Volquez wasn't terribly sharp in the outing, allowing runs in four of his five-plus innings of work. He gave up six hits and three walks overall, striking out three and leaving without factoring in the decision. The outing was his fourth straight without a win, as he remains 2-3 on the year. Volquez will carry a 3.19 ERA and 1.16 ERA into Sunday's start against the Yankees.
May 13 - 12:08 AM

Edinson Volquez dealt with a blister issue during Thursday's start against the Indians which lead to his command issues.

The blister appeared in the second inning and was popped prior to the third, which is where Volquez lost all command and issued the bulk of his six walks. He's hopeful that he won't have to miss his next start.
May 7 - 8:50 PM

Edinson Volquez struggled in a no-decision against the Indians on Thursday, allowing three runs on two hits over just three innings of work.

The veteran right-hander struggled badly with his command, issuing six free passes while striking out three. Volquez struggles came to a head in the third inning where he walked a pair of Indians with the bases loaded. Even with the rough outing, he'll still carry a respectable 2.65 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into Tuesday's start against the Rangers in Texas.
May 7 - 8:22 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed two runs on five hits to the Tigers over six innings on Saturday.

Volquez struck out four and walked three in the contest. Opposite an in-the-zone David Price, he needed to bring his A-game. The B-game didn't quite cut it. The Tigers managed a pair of runs off the right-hander on an RBI fielder's choice by Ian Kinsler in the third and an RBI single by Kinsler in the fifth. That 2-0 deficit proved insurmountable for the Royal offense. This wasn't Volquez's best outing of the season, but his numbers are still quite good. He holds 2.10 ERA and a 0.93 ERA, plus a 27/8 K/BB across 34 1/3 innings pitched. Volquez will see the Tigers again in his next start
May 2 - 11:17 PM

Edinson Volquez has dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension.

Volquez was given the five-game sentence Saturday for his role in last Thursday's benches-clearing brawl with the White Sox, during which the right-hander landed a punch on an unsuspecting Chicago player. Volquez is eligible to return to the rotation May 2.
Apr 27 - 1:45 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed five runs (one earned), all in the sixth inning, in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Outside of a rough sixth inning, Volquez pitched well, striking out six and walking just two while holding the White Sox to five hits. Only one run in that sixth frame was earned, as it was Mike Moustakas' run-scoring fielding error with runners on first and third which opened the floodgates. Volquez proceeded to serve up three singles to bring in an additional three runs. The fifth run would score on a single after the right-hander was lifted from the game. Because just one of the runs was earned, Volquez's ERA actually dropped in the contest. He has been absolutely superb the first month of the season, boasting a 0.85 WHIP and a 1.91 ERA over 27 1/3 innings. He'll be pushed back a day in the rotation as he serves a five-game suspension for his part in a Thursday melee with the White Sox, which puts him in line to start against the Tigers on an upcoming homestand.
Apr 26 - 6:08 PM

Edinson Volquez was suspended five games for his role in Thursday's altercation with the White Sox.

Volquez attempted to land a punch on an unsuspecting White Sox player during the fracas. He'll have his next start pushed back a day, otherwise the suspension won't affect his fantasy value.
Apr 25 - 12:32 PM

Edinson Volquez was superb again on Monday, holding the Twins to one run over seven innings en route to a win.

The Twins' only run scored in the second inning on a throwing error by Eric Hosmer. Volquez allowed five hits and a walk while striking out five, giving him three excellent starts to begin the regular season following a miserable spring. He's 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP, and a 17/3 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings. Volquez will look to keep it going over the weekend on the road against the White Sox.
Apr 20 - 11:11 PM

Edinson Volquez gave up three runs in 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Twins.

Volquez was very good once again, striking out seven and walking just one. Kyle Gibson pitched a little better, but the Royals still have to be thrilled with how Volquez has pitched on the heels of a lousy spring.
Apr 15 - 11:27 PM

Edinson Volquez spun eight innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

Volquez was very impressive in his Royals debut, giving up just four hits and one walk while hitting one batter. The lone run scored on an RBI single from Alexei Ramirez in the seventh. He struck out five in the win. The 31-year-old earned a two-year, $20 million contract with Kansas City after posting a 3.04 ERA last season, but it's still hard to trust him every time out in mixed fantasy leagues. More outings like this one could convince us otherwise.
Apr 9 - 5:48 PM

Edinson Volquez was brilliant in his final Cactus League start on Friday, racking up seven strikeouts over four shutout innings against the Astros.

Volquez surrendered just five hits on the night and didn't issue a free pass. Even with the terrific outing, he finishes Cactus League play with a 6.33 ERA over 21 1/3 innings, though his 21/7 K/BB ratio is encouraging. While he has shown flashes like this in the past, he's far too inconsistent to trust regularly in mixed leagues.
Apr 3 - 11:26 PM

Edinson Volquez fanned eight while allowing two runs in five innings in his start on Sunday against the Cubs.

Volquez finally had a positive outing, entering the afternoon having allowed 13 earned runs in 12 1/3 innings. He limited the Cubs to six hits and a walk along with the eight strikeouts. The right-hander should get one more spring tune-up before the regular season begins.
Mar 29 - 7:14 PM

Edinson Volquez's fortunes did not improve in Monday's start versus the Giants, as he surrendered four runs over four innings.

All four runs came in the second inning. Overall, he allowed seven hits, walked four, and struck out two. Volquez actually slightly lowered his ERA with the outing, from 9.72 to 9.49, which speaks to just how poorly he has pitched this season. He has allowed 23 hits and six walks along with six strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings. Spring stats should always be taken with a grain of salt, but the Royals have to be concerned that he hasn't pitched well in any of his four outings so far.
Mar 23 - 7:02 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
3Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Brian Flynn
10Tim Collins