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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Danny Duffy was roughed up by the White Sox on Tuesday, surrendering six runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Duffy's velocity is down a bit and his strikeout rate has followed, though he's actually getting more swings and misses than ever. He was due for the ERA correction after coming into this one at 1.32 in four starts. He's at 2.81 now. Apr 26 - 1:22 AM

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Danny Duffy tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings Thursday against the Rangers, taking a no-decision in the extra-innings loss.

Duffy did everything he could, holding the Rangers to just four hits and three walks while striking out five, but neither team's offense could get much going on this night. Even so, it was another impressive outing from the 28-year-old, who now owns a 1.32 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 22/10 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings of work this year. Duffy should turn in another strong game Tuesday when the Royals visit the White Sox.
Apr 21 - 12:46 AM

Danny Duffy spun seven innings of one-run ball in Friday’s 7-1 victory over the Angels.

Duffy gave up an RBI single to Mike Trout in the first inning, but he managed to keep the Angels off the board the rest of the way. The southpaw gave up just three hits in all while walking two batters and striking out six. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his first three starts, resulting in a 1.80 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. Duffy has a date with the Rangers on the road up next.
Apr 15 - 12:26 AM

Danny Duffy yielded two runs on eight hits in seven innings to beat the Astros 7-3 on Saturday.

A solo shot by Brian McCann and an RBI-single by Marwin Gonzalez accounted for the only blemishes on Duffy's night. He gave up eight hits but only one was of the extra-base variety. He issued two free passes and fanned three batters on the night. He carries a fine 2.08 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 13 innings after making his first two starts of the season. He will face the Athletics at home on Thursday.
Apr 8 - 10:23 PM

Danny Duffy worked six innings of one-run ball, but the Royals fell to the Twins on Opening Day.

Matt Strahm took over for Duffy in the seventh and had a dreadful 2017 debut, yielding four earned runs while recording only one out. That and a lack of punch from the Kansas City offense robbed Duffy of an Opening Day win. The left-hander struck out eight and gave up only three hits, though one of those hits was a fourth-inning solo blast by Miguel Sano. Duffy will get the Astros on the road next.
Apr 3 - 7:51 PM

Danny Duffy spanned four scoreless innings Wednesday in the Royals’ Cactus League tie with the Rangers, surrendering three hits while adding a pair of strikeouts.

He didn’t walk anyone. The Rangers got to Duffy for two singles in the first but he was bailed out by an inning-ending double play. Duffy settled down after that, retiring eight hitters in a row to end his outing. Fresh off getting a five-year, $65 million extension, Duffy has pitched to a relatively disappointing 4.30 ERA over four Cactus League starts. He excelled at the World Baseball Classic, however, allowing just one earned run over eight strong innings for the United States. He’ll get the ball Opening Day against Minnesota.
Mar 29 - 7:22 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost confirmed Saturday that Danny Duffy will get the ball on Opening Day against the Twins in Minnesota.

Duffy has developed into the ace of the Royals' staff and is getting rewarded with the Opening Day nod after a terrific 2017 season where he registered a 3.51 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 188/42 K/BB ratio across 179 2/3 innings. He still isn't getting the love he deserves in many fantasy drafts.
Mar 25 - 12:18 PM

Danny Duffy gave up three runs in six innings Friday against the Mariners.

This was his first start back in the Cactus League since pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. All three runs scored in the third inning, including a two-run homer off the bat of Kyle Seager. Duffy faded down the stretch last season and lost some velocity along the way, but the Royals are hoping he can be their ace for this 2017 and beyond after giving him a five-year, $65 million extension in January.
Mar 24 - 6:59 PM

Danny Duffy dominated Canada in the World Baseball Classic on Sunday, allowing just two hits and striking out seven over four scoreless innings.

In a must-win game for the United States to advance, Duffy put the team on his shoulders and did the heavy lifting early on. Coming off of a breakout 2016 campaign, he's now the ace of the Royals' staff and is expected to get the ball on Opening Day.
Mar 12 - 10:16 PM

Danny Duffy yielded two earned runs in three innings Sunday in his Cactus League start versus the Giants.

Duffy walked none and struck out three, but Buster Posey got to him for a two-run single in the bottom of the third inning. The left-hander signed a five-year, $85 million contract extension with Kansas City in mid-January and projects to take the ball for the Royals on Opening Day. He had a sharp 3.51 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 188/42 K/BB ratio in 179 2/3 innings last season.
Mar 5 - 4:30 PM

Danny Duffy surrendered two earned runs in 1 2/3 innings Tuesday in his spring debut against the Brewers.

Keon Broxton opened the game with a triple and later crossed the plate on a two-out single from Domingo Santana. Jesus Aguilar then launched a solo homer with two outs in the top of the second. Duffy is positioned as the Royals' ace for 2017 after signing a five-year, $65 million contract extension in mid-January. He'll look for better results in his next Cactus League outing.
Feb 28 - 4:54 PM

Royals signed LHP Danny Duffy to a five-year, $65 million contract extension.

Duffy filed at $8 million last week in his final turn through salary arbitration, with the Royals countering at $7.25 million. He would have been a free agent next winter and probably could have tried for much more than $65 million with another good season. But for a guy who's been somewhat inconsistent in his six-year MLB career, this is a life-changing amount of financial security. The 28-year-old left-hander delivered a sharp 3.51 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 188/42 K/BB ratio across 179 2/3 innings for Kansas City in 2016. The contract has no club or player options, nor does it carry no-trade provisions.
Jan 16 - 1:51 PM

Danny Duffy requested $8 million and was offered $7.25 million by the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 28-year-old southpaw is in his final year of arbitration and fresh off of a strong 2016 campaign where he registered a 3.51 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 188/42 K/BB ratio over 179 2/3 innings. He earned $4.225 million through arbitration in 2016 and was projected by to earn $8.2 million this time around.
Jan 13 - 9:40 PM

Brian McTaggart of reports that the Astros have expressed interest in acquiring Danny Duffy or Yordano Ventura from the Royals.

While the Astros have made waves in free agency to address their offense already this winter, they are looking to upgrade their starting rotation as well. With the Royals reportedly looking to flip some players on the final year of their contracts, Duffy becomes a very intriguing option for the Astros, who have the necessary prospects to get a deal done.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 09:32:00 PM

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Royals are "gauging trade interest" in Danny Duffy.

Wade Davis and Lorenzo Cain also appear to be on the block in Kansas City. Duffy is set up for a big payday in arbitration this winter after producing a fantastic 3.51 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 188 strikeouts over 179 2/3 innings with the Royals in 2016. Morosi suggests he could be a fallback plan for teams that don't want to meet the high demand on Chris Sale.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 01:18:00 PM

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