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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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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

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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'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.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 02:35:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 12:52:00 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.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:22:00 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.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 05:30:00 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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:20:00 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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:04:00 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.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:18:00 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.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 04:50:00 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.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 10:16:00 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.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 11:15:00 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.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 12:49:00 AM

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