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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (0) / KC
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MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals and Danny Duffy have engaged in preliminary talks regarding a contract extension.
Flanagan says that "both sides have shown mutual interest," but there are "no firm details or proposals are on the table yet," so it's unclear at this point what a long-term deal might look like. Duffy is eligible for arbitration for a final time this winter after having a breakout season that saw him put up a 3.51 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 188 strikeouts over 179 2/3 innings. Nov 4 - 2:35 PM

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Danny Duffy allowed four runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Thursday.

Duffy walked two and struck out just three in the uncharacteristic start, leaving his record at 12-3 to finish the year. And what a year it was for the southpaw, who wasn't even in the Royals' rotation to start the season before moving to a starting role in mid-May. Duffy was dominant at times as a starter and ends the year with a 3.51 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 188/42 K/BB ratio over 179 2/3 innings overall. A full year in the rotation could yield even more good things for Duffy next season.
Sep 30 - 12:52 AM

Danny Duffy was clobbered in Friday's loss to the Tigers, surrendering six runs on seven hits in only 3 2/3 innings.

The left-hander walked four and struck out four on the afternoon. The long ball was his undoing in this one, with Victor Martinez, Justin Upton and Cameron Maybin each leaving the yard. Now 12-3 on the season, Duffy will carry a 3.43 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into his final start of the season against the Twins on Thursday.
Sep 23 - 10:22 PM

Danny Duffy surrendered three earned runs over seven innings but picked up a win on Sunday.

Duffy gave up eight hits, including Todd Frazier's 37th home run of the season, but the left-hander was able to out-duel White Sox starter Jose Quintana in the 10-3 rout for Kansas City. Duffy did strike out eight, adding to his already impressive strikeout total. He boasts a 12-2 record, 3.18 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 181/36 K/BB ratio in 169 2/3 total innings this season.
Sep 18 - 5:30 PM

Danny Duffy allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the A's.

Duffy gave up just three hits, but two of them left the yard. The southpaw also walked two while striking out six. Duffy hasn't been as sharp lately as he was earlier in the year, but nobody's scoffing at a 3.15 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 173/34 K/BB ratio over 162 2/3 innings overall. The 27-year-old will have a shot at picking up his 12th win Sunday when the Royals face the White Sox.
Sep 13 - 10:20 PM

Danny Duffy struggled again in Friday's loss to the Tigers, allowing four runs on nine hits over his 5 2/3 innings.

On the plus side for fantasy owners, he did rack up eight strikeouts in the ballgame while walking only one. It's the second straight rough outing for Duffy, who was clobbered by the Red Sox his last time out. He'll look to get back on track when he does battle against the Twins in Minnesota on Wednesday.
Sep 3 - 12:04 AM

Danny Duffy was clobbered in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox, surrendering seven runs on nine hits over his five frames.

Duffy walked two and struck out two on the evening. It was a rare off-night in what has been a brilliant 2016 campaign for the left-hander. The Red Sox jumped on him early and often in this one, including home runs from Xander Bogaerts, Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts. Even with this rough start, Duffy still owns a stellar 11-2 record, 3.01 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back on track when he takes on the Tigers at home on Friday.
Aug 27 - 10:18 PM

Danny Duffy kept rolling Sunday with 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Twins.

He yielded eight hits and two walks but operated sharply in situations that required damage control, guiding the Royals to a 2-1 victory and a big four-game sweep. Duffy struck out four and now boasts a 2.61 ERA and 126/24 K/BB ratio in 114 innings since moving into the Royals' rotation for good back in mid-May. The lefty also holds an 11-1 record. A road start against the Red Sox is next.
Aug 21 - 4:50 PM

Danny Duffy held the Tigers to one run over 7 2/3 innings in a 6-1 victory Monday.

It was another brilliant effort from Duffy, who gave up just three hits and walked two while recording five strikeouts. The left-hander is now 10-1 on the season and the Royals remarkably have not lost one of his starts since June 22. Duffy boasts a 1.15 ERA and 33/5 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings in August. He'll try to keep it going against the Twins on Sunday.
Aug 16 - 10:16 PM

Danny Duffy held the White Sox to one run while striking out six in a complete game, 2-1 win Thursday.

Duffy got into trouble in the second inning when he allowed three straight two-out singles to give the Sox an early lead, but he righted the ship to dominate over the rest of the outing. Duffy finished with 98 pitches in the efficient masterpiece, improving him to 9-1 with a 2.82 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 138/25 K/BB ratio over 124 1/3 innings this year. The southpaw will look to continue his breakout season Tuesday against the Tigers.
Aug 11 - 11:15 PM

Danny Duffy limited the Blue Jays to two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win Saturday.

Duffy served up a homer to the first batter he faced in the game, but it got a lot better from there. The southpaw gave up just five hits and two walks in total, striking out six in the contest. Duffy is now 8-1, having won his last seven decisions dating back to June 11, with a 2.97 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 132/25 K/BB ratio over 115 1/3 innings. A date with the Twins is on tap for Friday.
Aug 7 - 12:49 AM

Danny Duffy had everything working Monday, flirting with a no-hitter before ultimately settling for a 16-strikeout, one-hit showing over eight frames in a 3-0 win over the Rays.

Duffy's stuff was electric from the get-go. He carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning before Desmond Jennings broke it up with a leadoff double. The left-hander then rebounded to strike out the final two batters he faced, setting a new Royals record with 16 punchouts. Duffy's performance since re-entering the Kansas City rotation has been remarkable, and he now boasts a 2.98 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 126/23 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 innings on the season. Duffy will face the Blue Jays in his next trip to the hill.
Aug 1 - 10:02 PM

Danny Duffy logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Angels on Wednesday, allowing three runs on seven hits over his six-plus innings of work.

The southpaw walked two and punched out five on the evening. After keeping the Angels off the scoreboard through the first four innings, the Angels scratched out single runs in each of the next three frames. Duffy has been a tremendous addition to the Royals rotation this season, compiling a 3.22 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 110/22 K/BB ratio over 100 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Rays in Tampa Bay his next time out on Monday.
Jul 27 - 11:49 PM

Danny Duffy limited the Rangers to one run in 6 2/3 innings Friday in the Royals' 3-1 win.

Rougned Odor's homer was the only damage in the Royals' four-hitter. Duffy, who was deemed unworthy of a rotation spot this spring, looks like one of the AL's best left-handers now. He's 6-1 with a 3.14 ERA.
Jul 22 - 11:31 PM

Danny Duffy allowed four runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Three of Duffy's six hits allowed came in the seventh inning as the Royals had a comfortable lead and manager Ned Yost tried to allow his starter to go deeper into the game. Duffy also struck out seven in the start, giving him 101 strikeouts in 88 innings this year. The southpaw will carry a 3.27 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into Friday's start against the Rangers.
Jul 16 - 11:32 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Hunter Dozier
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Yordano Ventura
3Ian Kennedy
4Jason Vargas
5Chris Young
6Mike Minor
7Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Matt Strahm
5Scott Alexander
6Brian Flynn
7Kevin McCarthy
8Alec Mills
9Andrew Edwards