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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher | #36

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / TEX
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Edinson Volquez bounced back from last week's debacle against the Astros to hold the Cardinals scoreless for 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.
Volquez gave up 11 earned runs in one-plus innings last Friday, taking his ERA from 4.12 to 5.15. This brings it back down to 4.80. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out four. Volquez has a two-start week versus the Blue Jays and Mariners lined up next. Jun 30 - 1:18 AM

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Edinson Volquez was pounded into the Stone Age on Friday, yielding 12 runs (11 earned) to the Astros while retiring just three batters.

Volquez failed to strike anybody out but walked three and allowed eight hits. The Astros scored nine times off Volquez in the first inning, including a grand slam off the bat of George Springer. Volquez then allowed the first three batters of the second inning to reach base and was pulled from the game. Dillon Gee came on and promptly allowed all three of the inherited runners to score. You could try, but it's very hard to have a worse outing than this one. Volquez saw his ERA jump from 4.12 to 5.15 with the ugly start. He was very good the last two years but you just can't trust him right now.
Jun 25 - 1:39 AM

Edinson Volquez pitched poorly but snagged a win against the Tigers on Saturday, allowing five runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings.

He struck out six and walked none. Volquez sports a 7-6 record, 4.12 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 73 strikeouts and 33 walks in 91 2/3 innings. Volquez was a desirable pitcher to own the last two years but he is drifting out of that class this year. It is hard to trust him against good hitting teams right now. His next start will come Friday at home versus the Astros.
Jun 19 - 12:38 AM

Edinson Volquez pitched seven shutout innings in Monday's 2-1 victory over the Indians.

Volquez's counterpart, Carlos Carrasco, had eight strikeouts versus one walk while Volquez walked four and struck out just three. However, Volquez yielded just two hits on the night and managed to keep the Tribe off the scoreboard. It was a nice bounce-back outing for Volquez, who had been going through a rough patch. He'll try to keep it going this weekend against the Tigers.
Jun 13 - 11:57 PM

Edinson Volquez got hit with a loss after allowing four earned runs on four hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings to the Orioles on Wednesday evening.

Volquez was spotless through four innings but couldn't escape the fifth, in which he walked two batters, allowed three base hits and gave up a sac fly. Volquez struck out five Orioles but the one bad inning was all it took to ruin his night and earn him his sixth loss. He will head into his next start on Tuesday versus Cleveland with a 4.25 ERA and an unsightly 1.40 WHIP.
Jun 8 - 11:00 PM

Edinson Volquez struggled in Friday's loss to the Indians, surrendering five runs on seven hits over his 6 1/3 innings of work.

The right-hander struck out five and walked four in the ballgame. The Indians got to him with the long ball in this one, with Yan Gomes blasting a solo homer in the second inning and Tyler Naquin adding another to chase Volquez in the seventh. He'll carry a disappointing 4.15 ERA and 1.43 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Jun 3 - 9:54 PM

Edinson Volquez tossed a quality start in Sunday's no-decision against the White Sox, yielding three runs on seven hits over six innings.

Volquez struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. While the White Sox weren't teeing off on him by any stretch of the imagination, they managed to scrape out a run in the second inning and two more in the fifth. Volquez showcases erratic tendencies at times -- his 1.38 WHIP shows that well enough -- but holds a perfectly respectable 3.74 ERA through 67 1/3 innings. A road date with the Indians shows next on his schedule.
May 29 - 6:24 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed four runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Twins on Tuesday.

The start was reminiscent of most of Volquez' starts in recent weeks -- lots of baserunners, and lots of ground balls to help limit the damage. The win moved him to 5-4 on the year with a 3.67 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. Volquez will next face the White Sox on Sunday.
May 25 - 12:11 AM

Edinson Volquez surrendered four runs in six innings to take a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Volquez gave up two homers in this one after allowing four in his first eight starts of the year. After a great first three weeks, he's 1-4 with a 6.00 ERA in his last five starts.
May 19 - 12:03 AM

Edinson Volquez allowed one run over seven innings and picked up his fourth win of the year in Friday's victory over the Braves.

Opposing teams had tagged Volquez for 15 earned runs in his last three starts, but the right-hander dominated on Friday. He only needed 83 pitches to span seven innings and walked no one. His ERA dropped to 3.51, and his 3.53 FIP suggests that's about what fantasy owners can expect going forward. He next gets the Red Sox at home on Thursday of next week.
May 13 - 11:36 PM

Edinson Volquez pitched erratically in Sunday's loss to the Indians, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Volquez had allowed two or fewer runs in each of his first four starts, but has surrendered five runs in each of his last two. His tendency toward wildness doesn't always come back to bite him, but he walked four on Sunday and his WHIP now stands at an uncomfortable 1.42. He still holds a decent 3.89 ERA, though, even with his recent rough stretch. Volquez will try to return to form in a home start against the Braves next time he toes the rubber.
May 8 - 6:03 PM

Edinson Volquez had nothing in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Angels, yielding eight runs on 12 hits over five innings.

The Angels scored their eight runs off Volquez via a three-run second inning and a five-run fifth. The start was bad enough in its own right and made even more disappointing given that Volquez tossed seven scoreless innings against the Tigers in his last start. His inconsistency can be madding, but he still holds a reasonable 3.64 ERA and slightly less reasonable 1.38 WHIP through 29 2/3 innings. He will look to bounce back from Tuesday's horrendous outing in a home start against the Nationals next time out.
Apr 27 - 1:55 AM

Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings in a 4-0 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Volquez scattered five hits and a walk, keeping Tigers hitters off balance all night. He struck out five in the outing. The right-hander has allowed two runs or fewer in all four of his starts, owning a 1.46 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 22 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings. He'll put his 3-0 record on the line Tuesday at the Angels.
Apr 21 - 11:16 PM

Edinson Volquez pitched six innings of two-run ball in beating the A's on Friday.

Volquez worked around four walks. Fortunately for him, the A's can't really hit right now. Volquez is off to a really nice start, with a 2.04 ERA after three starts, but he's faced nothing but ice-cold offenses (the Mets, Twins and now the A's). It'll get more difficult against the Tigers next time out.
Apr 16 - 2:37 AM

Edinson Volquez surrendered two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Twins.

Volquez struck out 10 batters and didn't issue a walk, but the Twins rattled off eight hits against him. It was a good but not great second start for the veteran right-hander, who was brilliant in his Opening Night debut last week against the Mets. Up next is a road matchup against the A's.
Apr 10 - 5:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Brett Eibner
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Dillon Gee
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins