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Danny Duffy | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Danny Duffy allowed just two runs -- one earned -- over 6 2/3 innings but the Royals lost to the Red Sox on Saturday night at Fenway Park.
Kansas City's offense provided only one run of support for Duffy, whose only major blemish was a Mike Napoli go-ahead home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Duffy has a cool 2.66 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season. He'll face the Indians at home next week. Jul 19 - 9:54 PM

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Danny Duffy pitched well in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over his six innings.

Duffy piled up six strikeouts on the evening without issuing a walk, allowing just single runs in the first and third inning. He’s been outstanding through the first half of the season, compiling a 2.87 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 67/29 K/BB ratio over his 84 2/3 innings.
Jul 11 - 11:11 PM

Danny Duffy struck out six over six innings but allowed four runs on 10 hits in a loss to the Indians Sunday.

The Tribe got to Duffy with the longball in the second inning, as Carlos Santana hit a solo shot and Yan Gomes blasted a two-run bomb. He was pretty good aside from that frame, but it was all the run support Corey Kluber and the bullpen needed. Duffy had allowed just four runs over his previous four starts and still boasts a 2.86 ERA. He'll get the Tigers at home in his final start of the first half.
Jul 6 - 4:25 PM

Danny Duffy held the Twins to one run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings in a victory Monday.

Duffy was coming off a pair of losses in which he allowed a total of three runs, so some run support was welcome tonight. The Royals ended up scoring three times while he was in the game and three more times after he left, allowing him to move to 5-7 with a 2.60 ERA.
Jul 1 - 12:02 AM

Danny Duffy walked four and gave up four hits but yielded only one run over six innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

The first batter of the game, Justin Turner, led off with a triple and scored two batters later, but Duffy kept the Dodgers' lineup under wraps for the rest of his time. Unfortunately for Duffy he was opposed by Clayton Kershaw, who held the Royals scoreless. Even so, it was another quality start for Duffy, who's turned in four such performances in his last five starts. Duffy will carry a stellar 2.69 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into next week's meeting with the Twins.
Jun 24 - 11:18 PM

Danny Duffy allowed two earned runs over seven innings Thursday in a loss to the Tigers.

Duffy was sharp -- yielding just three hits and a walk while striking out five -- but he got only one run of support from the Kansas City offense as the Royals snapped a 10-game winning streak. Duffy will carry a 2.80 ERA and 1.05 WHIP into his next outing at home against the Dodgers. He's a must-own right now in standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 19 - 3:37 PM

Danny Duffy fired seven scoreless innings in a 9-1 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Duffy was excellent, allowing just five hits and one walk while matching a career-high with nine strikeouts. The southpaw has been erratic with his control at times since joining the rotation in early May, but starts like today show his upside. He'll face an important test in his next start when he takes on the AL Central-leading Tigers in Detroit.
Jun 14 - 5:43 PM

Danny Duffy held the Cardinals to just one hit while striking out five over six scoreless innings in a 6-0 victory Monday.

Matt Holliday singled with two out in the first inning and he walked with one out in the fourth, but that's all the Cards could muster against the tough left-hander. Duffy had thrown just 85 pitches through six, but Royals manager Ned Yost elected to pinch-hit for him in the seventh as the club tried to tack on more runs. The southpaw has allowed one or fewer runs in four of his six starts. He'll get the Yankees this weekend.
Jun 2 - 11:26 PM

Danny Duffy allowed six runs -- five earned -- over four innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

Duffy has now been lit up in back-to-back outings since carrying a perfect game into the seventh inning May 17 against the Orioles. The 25-year-old lefty still has a solid 3.57 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the year, but he faces a tough matchup next week in St. Louis.
May 28 - 5:45 PM

Danny Duffy surrendered five runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Angels.

Facing the Angels lineup is a particularly tough assignment for a left-hander, and Duffy ended up allowing his first two homers of the year to Mike Trout and Chris Iannetta. In fact, he hadn't allowed a single homer in the majors in 49 2/3 innings since returning from Tommy John surgery.
May 24 - 1:34 AM

Danny Duffy carried a perfect game into the seventh inning Saturday as the Royals beat the Orioles 1-0.

Duffy's shot at history was snapped in the top of the seventh, when Adam Jones singled up the middle. The left-hander yielded just two hits in all and did not issue a walk, watching his ERA fall to 1.42 and his WHIP drop to 0.83. Duffy, 25, should now have a secure rotation spot. He will take on the Angels in Anaheim next week.
May 17 - 10:01 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost has indicated that, after Thursday, he won't need a fifth starter until May 17.

An off day next Monday can afford Yost the opportunity to skip his fifth starter. That means Danny Duffy, who will make a second start Thursday in place of the injured Bruce Chen (back), could be headed back to the bullpen soon. However, general manager Dayton Moore noted that the club is "unsure about Bruce’s timeline at this point," so Duffy might not remain in the bullpen long.
May 7 - 10:06 AM

Danny Duffy tossed four innings of one-run ball in his first start of the season Saturday vs. Detroit.

Duffy issued four walks, elevating his pitch count early. Kansas City's bullpen didn't help the cause after he left, allowing eight runs between the fifth and ninth frames as the Royals lost in a rout. Duffy has a cool 2.19 ERA on the year and could become relevant soon in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 3 - 10:22 PM

Danny Duffy struck out four in two scoreless innings of relief to pick up a win against the Astros on Wednesday.

Duffy probably isn't in the bullpen for good, but he could be an asset in relief for however long the Royals leave him there. He's pitched 4 1/3 innings, striking out seven, since his callup Saturday.
Apr 17 - 1:13 AM

Royals recalled LHP Danny Duffy from Triple-A Omaha.

After losing out in the battle to open the season as the Royals fifth starter, Duffy went down to Triple-A where he allowed two runs on five hits over six innings of work in his lone start. With the ability to work multiple innings, he'll provide depth in the Royals bullpen, and could push for a spot in the rotation should Bruce Chen continue to struggle.
Apr 12 - 12:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Aaron Crow
5Jason Frasor
6Francisley Bueno
7Scott Downs
8Bruce Chen
9Luke Hochevar