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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edinson Volquez gave up five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Dodgers.
Volquez was coming off a four-start winning streak in which he gave up three runs in 30 innings, so he was certainly due for the clunker. The 10 hits he allowed tonight were a season high. He did go without allowing a homer for the seventh time in eight starts. Jul 21 - 10:25 PM

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Edinson Volquez pitched a complete game gem against the Cardinals, allowing just one run en route to a win on Thursday.

It's only the second complete game of the veteran's career and his first since July 19, 2012. The right-hander has been nearly untouchable in his last four starts, having posted a 0.90 ERA over 30 innings. On this night, Volquez allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out five. In what has been a renaissance season, Volquez will carry a 3.65 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a 73/37 K/BB ratio into the All-Star break.
Jul 10 - 10:25 PM

Edinson Volquez tossed seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Pirates' 3-2 win over the Phillies.

The only mistake he made was turned into a solo home run by Cody Asche. Volquez was also sharp on June 23 against the Rays and June 29 against the Mets, now boasting a surprising 3.88 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 102 innings this season. We'll see how long it lasts.
Jul 5 - 7:01 PM

Edinson Volquez evened out his record at 6-6, firing six shutout innings as the Pirates defeated the Mets 5-2 on Sunday.

Volquez has been very hit-or-miss for the Pirates this season; Sunday was very much a "hit". The right-hander allowed eight hits and walked one while striking out seven, and was able to dance out of danger on multiple occasions. As a result, Volquez lowered his ERA to 4.07 and now has a 1.24 WHIP and a 63/31 K/BB ratio. He'll go up against the Phillies at home in his next outing.
Jun 29 - 4:58 PM

Edinson Volquez pitched eight innings and allowed just one run to beat the Rays on Monday.

It's the first time since his 2012 shutout of Houston and the second time since 2010 that Volquez has completed eight innings in a start. He did so even though he struck out just one batter. The performance lowered his ERA from 4.67 to 4.35. He's still only an option in NL-only leagues and not a great one in those.
Jun 23 - 11:23 PM

Edinson Volquez was shelled by the Reds on Tuesday, allowing eight runs in 2 1/3 innings.

Most of the damage occurred in a seven-run third inning. Not exactly the follow-up to last Thursday's performance (7 IP, 0 ER vs. the Cubs) that the Pirates were looking for. The right-hander didn't allow any home runs, but served up six hits and walked three while striking out two. Volquez, now with a 4.67 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 55/28 K/BB ratio, will look to rebound in his next start against the Rays on the road.
Jun 18 - 11:49 PM

Edinson Volquez improved to 4-5, tossing seven shutout innings in Thursday's win over the Cubs.

After some struggles between late April and mid-May, Volquez has gotten things under control. He entered Thursday's start with a 3.27 ERA in his previous four starts and kept the good times rolling against the Cubs. The right-hander allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out five. Volquez lowered his ERA to 3.89 and has a 1.18 WHIP and a 53/25 K/BB ratio in 78 2/3 innings. He'll face the Reds at home in his next start.
Jun 12 - 11:41 PM

Edinson Volquez pitched well in Sunday’s victory over the Dodgers, allowing just two runs on five hits over five frames.

Volquez racked up six strikeouts on the evening while walking just one. Justin Turner was his nemesis on this particular evening, delivering an RBI single in the second inning and socking a solo home run in the fourth. The inconsistent right-hander will carry a 4.25 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 44/21 K/BB ratio into Saturday’s tilt against the Brewers.
Jun 1 - 11:35 PM

Edinson Volquez got the no-decision, allowing two runs over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

While Volquez wasn't dominant by any stretch, he has put together back-to-back solid outings after watching his ERA balloon to 4.71 after his May 17 start. The right-hander allowed four hits, walked five, and struck out six in the effort. Volquez will take his 4.30 ERA into his next start on the road against the Dodgers.
May 27 - 11:17 PM

Edinson Volquez earned his second win of the season, allowing one run over six innings as the Pirates defeated the Nationals 3-1 on Thursday.

Thursday's outing was about as good as Volquez has been all season. The right-hander made only one damaging mistake -- a solo home run to Ian Desmond -- and otherwise stayed out of trouble. He allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out four. Volquez has a 4.37 ERA and a 32/15 K/BB ratio which he will take into next week's start on the road against the Mets.
May 22 - 10:42 PM

Edinson Volquez surrendered five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Yankees.

The Yankees tagged Volquez for four home runs. He has now allowed 20 earned runs over his last 21 2/3 innings, and is no longer a safe streamer in fantasy leagues.
May 17 - 7:13 PM

Friday's game between the Pirates and Yankees has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. Scheduled starters Edinson Volquez and David Phelps will be pushed back a day to Saturday.
May 16 - 1:02 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision versus St. Louis.

Volquez walked four and surrendered four hits. It could have been a truly awful evening, but the Cardinals again struggled to drive baserunners home and the Pirates' offense got to Lance Lynn for four runs on nine hits. Volquez has allowed 15 earned runs over his last 15 1/3 innings. There is more ugliness ahead.
May 10 - 10:49 PM

Edinson Volquez was hammered for six earned runs in five innings Sunday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Volquez was also shelled for six runs last week against the Cardinals and has watched his ERA inflate to 4.19 after an exceptional start to the 2014 regular season. This regression should come as no surprise, and the 1-3 right-hander is a poor fantasy bet going forward.
May 4 - 4:33 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed six runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Volquez' day could have looked a lot different if the Pirates had been able to turn a routine double play in the sixth inning. Instead, the relay throw pulled first baseman Ike Davis off the bag, leaving runners at first and third with two outs. An Allen Craig single extended the Cardinals' lead to 3-0, and Jhonny Peralta followed with a three-run homer -- his second of the afternoon -- that ended Volquez' day. The right-hander struck out two and walked one in the start. He'll take the hill next against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Apr 27 - 6:17 PM

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2Chris Stewart
1B1Ike Davis
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
3Michael Martinez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
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PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Ernesto Frieri
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Jared Hughes
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez