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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (0) / KC
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Danny Duffy kept the Rangers to one run on four hits over 7 2/3 innings in an 8-2 win Thursday.
Not much has gone right for the southpaw this year, but he found a groove against the Texas club, only allowing a run on his 113th pitch of the night. Duffy walked two and struck out five before exiting. Even with the strong outing, Duffy is just 2-6 with a 6.14 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 11 starts overall. That's not useable in fantasy leagues, and we'll need to see more than one good game to recommend inserting the 29-year-old back into your lineups. Pay attention to how he fares Tuesday against the Twins. May 24 - 11:29 PM

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Danny Duffy surrendered five runs on seven hits over four-plus innings in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

Duffy struck out four -- including Aaron Judge looking, twice -- and walked three. Matters turned truly sour after he trotted back out for the fifth inning, when a Clint Frazier walk led to a Ronald Torreyes single led to a Gleyber Torres home run. That would be all she wrote for Duffy. He's been rocked repeatedly this season, having surrendered 20 runs over his last six outings. A road showdown with the Rangers shows next on the schedule. Duffy will carry a dismal 6.88 ERA and 1.73 WHIP into that contest. Yikes.
May 19 - 10:16 PM

Danny Duffy was rocked for nine runs in 3 2/3 innings on Sunday in a loss to the Indians.

Duffy gave up two homers, and he also walked five on top of allowing eight hits. Yikes. The southpaw pitched relatively well against the Orioles on Tuesday, but for the most part, he's had a disappointing 2018 campaign. He'll try and lower his ugly 6.51 ERA on Saturday, but it won't be easy in a match-up with the Yankees.
May 13 - 4:46 PM

Danny Duffy struck out five while limiting the Orioles to one run across 5 1/3 frames in Tuesday’s 15-7 Royals win.

Duffy had a 10-0 lead before he even took the mound, which had to be pretty comforting. He needed 101 pitches to cover his 5 1/3 innings but gave up a solo home run to Chris Davis in the second and that was it. The outing was a much-needed bounce-back performance after Duffy was knocked around in his last three starts. He gets the Indians in Cleveland on Sunday.
May 8 - 10:40 PM

Danny Duffy surrendered 10 hits and five runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Royals’ loss to the Red Sox.

Duffy logged six strikeouts and one walk while throwing 73 of his season-high 111 pitches for strikes. All five of Boston’s runs came on homers with three by Mookie Betts and one by J.D. Martinez. The left-hander has allowed nine long balls this year, second-most in the majors behind only Cleveland’s Josh Tomlin. Duffy sports a sluggish 5.63 ERA this season and hasn’t won since September 23. He’ll make his next start Tuesday at Baltimore.
May 2 - 4:50 PM

Danny Duffy coughed up six runs in 4 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Tigers on Saturday.

Tigers hitters didn't have any problem squaring him up as they laced 10 base hits, including a two-run dinger by outfielder Nicholas Castellanos. Duffy managed just two strikeouts against two walks. He heaved 101 pitches and didn't even complete the fifth inning. He falls to 0-3 with a 5.26 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
Apr 21 - 4:27 PM

Danny Duffy will start Saturday's game against the Tigers on short rest.

The Royals have decided against promoting a starter and will instead roll with Duffy on three days' rest even after he threw 100 pitches Tuesday. Fantasy owners should still use him given the good matchup, but the expectations should be knocked down a peg. Eric Skoglund, who started the other game of Tuesday's doubleheader, will start Sunday.
Apr 20 - 10:11 AM

Danny Duffy struck out eight batters while tossing six scoreless frames in Tuesday’s extra-innings loss to the Blue Jays.

The left-hander issued three walks for the third consecutive outing, but he yielded just a Steve Pearce double and Kevin Pillar single over his six innings. He had to settle for a no-decision when reliever Justin Grimm melted down. Duffy’s velocity has been down again so far this season, but it’s been creeping up slowly from start to start. He is lined up for two starts next week against the Brewers and White Sox at home.
Apr 17 - 10:32 PM

Danny Duffy gave up four hits and two runs (one earned) over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Royals’ loss to the Mariners.

He logged a season-high seven strikeouts while throwing 61 of his 101 pitches for strikes. It looked like it was going to be a rough afternoon for Duffy, who walked three men and allowed two runs including one on a wild pitch in the first inning. He settled down after that, blanking Seattle over his final 4 1/3 innings. The left-hander hasn’t thrown a quality start since September 23 of last year and will take an 0-2 record into his next start Monday against Toronto.
Apr 11 - 7:25 PM

Danny Duffy pitched decently in Friday's loss to the Indians, allowing three runs on three hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work.

The left-hander walked three and struck out three on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came in the first inning where Jose Ramirez delivered an RBI single and Michael Brantley cashed in two more with a double. Duffy settled in nicely afterwards, but by that time the damage had already been done. He'll carry a 7.45 ERA and 1.55 WHIP into Wednesday's tilt against the Mariners.
Apr 6 - 6:59 PM

Danny Duffy allowed three home runs and five runs total in four innings of work Thursday, taking an Opening Day loss against the White Sox.

Duffy wasn't very good from the outset, but things really got bad in the fourth inning, when the Sox hit three homers in the span of four batters. Most Opening Day or early season lines should be taken lightly, but Thursday's performance follows a spring that was marked by injury and ineffectiveness. There's definitely cause for concern here. We'll see how he looks Wednesday against a less-potent Tigers lineup.
Mar 29 - 11:41 PM

Danny Duffy (shoulder) was able to throw long toss on Sunday and declared himself ready for his scheduled Opening Day start on Thursday.

Duffy was forced to leave Saturday's Cactus League start due to tightness in his shoulder, but it appears to be just a minor issue. He'll take his place on the mound when the Royals open the season against James Shields and the White Sox on Thursday.
Mar 25 - 7:43 PM

Danny Duffy left Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks with left shoulder tightness.

The team is deeming it precautionary, so while tightness in the throwing shoulder sounds worrisome, it seems they avoided anything too serious. It remains to be seen if this news will affect his readiness for Opening Day, but it doesn't sound like the kind of thing that will keep him out for long, if at all.
Mar 24 - 5:57 PM

Danny Duffy left his Cactus League start against the Diamondbacks on Saturday with an apparent injury.

Duffy was visited by the team's trainer Nick Kenney and manager Ned Yost in the second inning but stayed in the game, but after a second visit in the third inning he exited. That's certainly not a promising development for the Royals' anticipated Opening Day starter. We'll keep you posted.
Mar 24 - 4:58 PM

Danny Duffy allowed six runs -- four earned -- on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings Sunday against the Cubs.

Duffy was also wild, walking three while striking out four in the effort. He's now the owner of a 9.00 ERA over four spring outings, not an inspiring showing after his struggles last year. The talent is there, but Duffy is increasingly becoming a player to approach with caution in drafts this spring.
Mar 18 - 8:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Hunter Dozier
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Jon Jay
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Eric Skoglund
8Brad Keller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Justin Grimm
3Brian Flynn
4Burch Smith
5Timothy Hill
6Blaine Boyer
7Eric Stout
8Kevin McCarthy
9Jason Adam