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Jeff Locke | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Pirates and LHP Jeff Locke avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.025 million contract.
Locke took a step backward in 2015, going 8-11 with a 4.49 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 30 starts. Regardless, he's penciled in for a starting spot with the Bucs heading into this season. Jan 14 - 6:28 PM

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Jeff Locke turned in an uninspiring outing in Thursday afternoon's no-decision against the Rockies, surrendering four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Nothing particularly notable here. Locke struck out five and walked two on the afternoon. He allowed a two-run double to Nolan Arenado in the third inning and RBI singles by Jaff Decker and Ben Paulsen in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively, prior to exiting the proceedings. Only the ineptitude of the Rockies' bullpen saved the 27-year-old southpaw from what should have been a loss. With a 4.54 ERA and 1.43 WHIP, his numbers are about as average as can be. He'll put a shoddily tied bow on his season in a home against the Cardinals next time he toes the rubber.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 06:13:00 PM

Jeff Locke pitched well in Saturday's win over the Brewers, surrendering one run on three hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Locke struck out seven, walked two and allowed just a Luis Sardinas sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. Otherwise, the Brewers did nothing in the contest. On the whole, his season-long numbers are underwhelming. He carries a 4.43 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. There's no fantasy intrigue here outside of NL-only formats that run deeper than the Grand Canyon. And even in those canyons, he's not an appetizing option.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Jeff Locke allowed three runs (one earned) in five innings Monday in a loss to the Reds.

Locke didn't get any help at all from his defense, which made four errors behind him in the sluggish afternoon game at Great American Ball Park. The southpaw gave up four hits and walked a pair while striking out six. The Pirates are expected to welcome back A.J. Burnett (elbow) this week, and it's unclear how the rotation will be affected. Locke is not much of a fantasy option anyway.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Jeff Locke lost to the Brewers on Wednesday, yielding five runs in 3 2/3 innings.

The Brewers were hitting everything Locke was throwing, racking up nine hits. The lefty walked none and struck out only two. He's been more miss than hit in the second half and will bring a 4.66 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 107/52 K/BB ratio over 145 innings into next week's start in Cincinnati against the Reds.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 11:26:00 PM

Jeff Locke pitched seven innings of two-run ball to earn the win versus the Marlins on Wednesday.

Both runs came early, as Martin Prado hit a solo home run in the first inning and J.T. Realmuto plated the Marlins' second run with a ground out. Locke gave up five hits and a walk while striking out three. The quality outing was one of very few for the lefty in the second half. On the season, he's carrying a 4.46 ERA with a 1.42 WHIP and a 105/52 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings. Locke will start versus the Brewers in Milwaukee next.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 10:00:00 PM

Jeff Locke was demolished in Friday's loss to the Giants, giving up six runs on 11 hits over his five innings.

Locke struck out a pair and walked one in the ballgame. Most of the damage against him came via the long ball with Marlon Byrd and Madison Bumgarner each swatting two-run homers. The weakest link in the Pirates rotation this season, Locke will look to improve upon a 4.56 ERA and 1.44 WHIP when he squares off against the Marlins in Miami on Wednesday.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 10:51:00 PM

Jeff Locke pitched well in a no-decision, allowing one run in 5 1/3 innings, as the Pirates defeated the Mets on Sunday.

The lone run came in the second inning when Travis d'Arnaud slugged a solo homer. It was one of only four hits the lefty gave up along with two walks and five strikeouts. Locke will carry a 4.31 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 100/50 K/BB ratio over 129 1/3 innings into a home start against the Giants next.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Jeff Locke allowed four runs over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Locke danced around trouble for much of the first four innings, but it caught up to him in the fifth. Locke issued two leadoff walks, and both came around to score later in the frame. He gave up seven hits and three walks in total. Locke dropped to 6-7 with the loss, owning a 4.43 ERA and 1.42 WHIP through 22 starts. The southpaw will next take the hill Sunday at the Mets.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Jeff Locke got a no-decision in Wednesday's win against the Cubs, serving up four runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Locke faltered late, giving up two home runs in the sixth inning: a two-run blast to Kyle Schwarber, and a no-doubt solo homer to Anthony Rizzo. He only gave up four hits overall and walked one while striking out four. The lefty has more or less kept the Pirates in games in which he's started, but still holds a mediocre 4.31 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP and a 92/45 K/BB ratio over 119 innings. Locke opposes the Cardinals in a road start next week.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 10:41:00 PM

Jeff Locke yielded three runs over five innings in Friday's 5-4 win over the Reds.

All three runs scored in the second inning, including a two-run homer from Ivan De Jesus Jr. All told, Locke allowed five hits and three while striking out five batters. He improves to 6-6 with the win and now owns a 4.21 ERA and 88/44 K/BB ratio over 113 1/3 innings this season. His spot in the rotation should be safe at least until A.J. Burnett comes off the disabled list, so he lines up for a start against the Cubs next week.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 10:34:00 PM

Jeff Locke yielded four runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Nationals.

He struck out five. All four runs scored in a 43-pitch fourth inning in which he gave up three hits and walked three. Locke was in line for the win after the Pirates took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning, but the Nationals quickly tied things in the sixth. The southpaw will bring a 4.15 ERA into a start against the Reds on the road next week.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Jeff Locke surrendered four runs -- one earned -- in five innings Thursday in a loss to the Cardinals.

This wasn't one of his better outings, but Locke's ERA continued to tumble anyway; it's dropped from 5.37 on June 6 to 4.03 now. All four runs he allowed tonight came in the fifth after shortstop Jordy Mercer committed an error on a grounder. Locke didn't help matters by hitting a batter and walking another during the frame.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 10:42:00 PM

Jeff Locke allowed one run over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

The final tally looked alright, but Locke was terribly inefficient, using 95 pitches to get through five innings. He allowed five hits while walking three in the outing. The lefty now owns a 4.55 ERA and 1.52 WHIP through 15 starts. He'll next take the mound Saturday against the Indians.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 04:25:00 PM

Jeff Locke lasted just four innings Tuesday, allowing four runs -- two earned -- on nine hits in a no-decision against the Reds.

It could have been worse for Locke, as he was fortunate all nine of his hits allowed were singles. Locke also walked two without striking out a batter. The southpaw has been up and down this year, owning a 4.73 ERA and 1.51 WHIP after Tuesday's start. Locke will try to get back on the horse Sunday against the Braves.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 10:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Ed Easley
1B1John Jaso
2Michael Morse
3Jason Rogers
4Josh Bell
5Jake Goebbert
2B1Josh Harrison
2Gift Ngoepe
3Maxwell Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2Sean Rodriguez
3Cole Figueroa
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Antoan Richardson
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Harold Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jeff Locke
4Jon Niese
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Tyler Glasnow
7Kyle Lobstein
8Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Arquimedes Caminero
3Tony Watson
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6Rob Scahill
7Juan Nicasio
8Trey Haley
9John Holdzkom
10Jim Fuller
11Wilfredo Boscan
12Robert Zarate
13Curtis Partch