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Birth Date12-21-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age29 years, 2 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.52014
-0.72015
3.32016
2.82017
1.32018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2011 KCA MLB 20 20 105.3 4 8 0 119 51 87 15 .265 108 10.2 4.4 1.3 7.4 40% .329 .293 1.61 4.85 5.64 113 5.92 137.5 -1.1
2012 KCA MLB 6 6 27.7 2 2 0 26 18 28 2 .265 101 8.5 5.9 0.7 9.1 33% .329 .270 1.59 3.91 3.90 103 5.28 121.0 -0.0
2013 KCA MLB 5 5 24.3 2 0 0 19 14 22 0 .269 102 7.0 5.2 0.0 8.1 31% .284 .233 1.36 3.11 1.85 103 4.21 100.9 0.2
2014 KCA MLB 31 25 149.3 9 12 0 113 53 113 12 .260 105 6.8 3.2 0.7 6.8 38% .239 .234 1.11 3.85 2.53 107 4.02 98.5 1.5
2015 KCA MLB 30 24 136.7 7 8 1 137 53 102 15 .262 101 9.0 3.5 1.0 6.7 41% .298 .267 1.39 4.39 4.08 111 5.46 127.5 -0.7
2016 KCA MLB 42 26 179.7 12 3 0 163 42 188 27 .259 102 8.2 2.1 1.4 9.4 37% .291 .241 1.14 3.78 3.51 91 3.73 82.4 3.3
2017 KCA MLB 24 24 146.3 9 10 0 143 41 130 13 .259 105 8.8 2.5 0.8 8.0 41% .309 .244 1.26 3.43 3.81 87 3.85 82.0 2.8
CareerMLB158130769.34543172027267084.2611048.43.21.07.839%.292.2531.293.973.731014.49103.06.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 ROY Rk 11 9 37.3 2 3 0 24 17 63 0 .262 102 5.8 4.1 0.0 15.2 45% .324 .204 1.10 2.47 1.45 78 2.74 55.0
2008 BUR A 17 17 81.7 8 4 0 56 25 102 4 .264 96 6.2 2.8 0.4 11.2 37% .274 .209 0.99 2.46 2.20 84 2.41 85.8
2009 WIL A+ 24 24 126.7 9 3 0 108 41 125 6 .260 92 7.7 2.9 0.4 8.9 46% .294 .234 1.18 2.98 2.98 88 2.61 90.3
2010 WIL A+ 3 3 14.0 0 0 0 8 7 18 2 .257 104 5.1 4.5 1.3 11.6 43% .214 .219 1.07 4.39 2.57 91 3.13 92.9
2010 NWA AA 7 7 39.7 5 2 0 38 9 41 3 .262 116 8.6 2.0 0.7 9.3 47% .353 .239 1.18 2.76 2.95 77 2.40 78.4
2010 IDA Rk 2 2 6.0 0 1 0 4 0 6 0 .271 123 6.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 56% .250 .136 0.67 2.44 1.50 92 3.68 96.1
2010 ROY Rk 2 2 2.7 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 .288 87 6.7 3.3 0.0 13.3 60% .400 .208 1.11 2.40 3.33 88 3.77 98.8
2010 gcr Wnt 7 3 15.7 1 1 1 17 9 18 3 .000 9.7 5.2 1.7 10.3 0% .311 .000 1.66 6.47 8.03 0 0.00 0.0
2011 KCA MLB 20 20 105.3 4 8 0 119 51 87 15 .265 108 10.2 4.4 1.3 7.4 40% .329 .293 1.61 4.85 5.64 113 5.92 137.5
2011 OMA AAA 8 8 42.0 3 1 0 37 10 48 5 .266 110 7.9 2.1 1.1 10.3 41% .305 .211 1.12 3.97 3.43 75 2.58 82.6
2012 KCA MLB 6 6 27.7 2 2 0 26 18 28 2 .265 101 8.5 5.9 0.7 9.1 33% .329 .270 1.59 3.91 3.90 103 5.28 121.0
2013 KCA MLB 5 5 24.3 2 0 0 19 14 22 0 .269 102 7.0 5.2 0.0 8.1 31% .284 .233 1.36 3.11 1.85 103 4.21 100.9
2013 NWA AA 4 4 16.0 0 2 0 16 5 28 3 .265 100 9.0 2.8 1.7 15.8 38% .448 .280 1.31 3.49 3.94 66 1.45 67.7
2013 OMA AAA 12 10 53.0 3 0 0 50 25 59 4 .268 89 8.5 4.2 0.7 10.0 38% .329 .265 1.42 3.84 4.08 96 4.49 103.2
2014 KCA MLB 31 25 149.3 9 12 0 113 53 113 12 .260 105 6.8 3.2 0.7 6.8 38% .239 .234 1.11 3.85 2.53 107 4.02 98.5
2014 OMA AAA 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 5 1 4 1 .258 99 7.5 1.5 1.5 6.0 35% .250 .221 1.00 5.02 3.00 104 4.90 103.2
2015 KCA MLB 30 24 136.7 7 8 1 137 53 102 15 .262 101 9.0 3.5 1.0 6.7 41% .298 .267 1.39 4.39 4.08 111 5.46 127.5
2015 OMA AAA 3 3 8.0 0 0 0 5 1 10 1 .271 99 5.6 1.1 1.1 11.2 50% .211 .248 0.75 3.47 2.25 87 2.98 91.3
2016 KCA MLB 42 26 179.7 12 3 0 163 42 188 27 .259 102 8.2 2.1 1.4 9.4 37% .291 .241 1.14 3.78 3.51 91 3.73 82.4
2017 KCA MLB 24 24 146.3 9 10 0 143 41 130 13 .259 105 8.8 2.5 0.8 8.0 41% .309 .244 1.26 3.43 3.81 87 3.85 82.0
2017 OMA AAA 2 2 7.3 0 1 0 6 1 8 1 .285 125 7.4 1.2 1.2 9.8 30% .263 .212 0.95 3.72 3.68 96 4.10 79.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 1953 0.5269 0.4368 0.7984 0.5986 0.2565 0.8506 0.6624 0.2016
2012 523 0.5086 0.4455 0.7639 0.6165 0.2685 0.8476 0.5652 0.2361
2013 467 0.4839 0.4475 0.7512 0.6770 0.2324 0.7974 0.6250 0.2488
2014 2300 0.5352 0.4700 0.8279 0.6596 0.2516 0.8818 0.6654 0.1721
2015 2358 0.5216 0.4712 0.7984 0.6512 0.2748 0.8414 0.6871 0.2016
2016 2706 0.5140 0.5096 0.7252 0.6902 0.3186 0.7948 0.5656 0.2748
2017 2341 0.5352 0.4836 0.7535 0.6337 0.3107 0.8388 0.5533 0.2465
Career126480.52390.47420.77660.64920.28190.83830.62120.2234

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-07 - DTD - - Left Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff -
2013-09-08 2013-09-30 15-DL 22 20 Left Elbow Strain Flexor Strain - -
2013-03-22 2013-06-25 60-DL 95 73 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-13 -
2012-05-14 2012-10-04 60-DL 143 129 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-13 -
2012-04-23 2012-05-03 DTD 10 8 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-06-19 2011-06-19 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Cramp Calf -
2010-04-08 2010-08-02 Minors 116 0 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2010-03-07 2010-03-11 Camp 4 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2009-07-29 2009-08-15 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-07-08 2009-07-18 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2008-08-19 2008-09-11 Minors 23 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2008-04-03 2008-05-19 Minors 46 0 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 KCA $15,500,000
2020 KCA $15,250,000
2019 KCA $15,250,000
2018 KCA $14,000,000
2017 KCA $5,000,000
2016 KCA $4,225,000
2015 KCA $2,425,000
2014 KCA $
2013 KCA $505,125
2012 KCA $487,750
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$12,642,875
2018Current$14,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$26,642,875
3 yrFuture$46,000,000
10 yrTotal$72,642,875

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 85 dACES5 years/$65M (2017-21)

Details
  • 5 years/$65M (2017-21). Signed extension with Kansas City 1/16/17 (avoided arbitration, $8M-$7.25M). 17:$5M, 18:$14M, 19:$15.25M, 20:$15.25M, 21:$15.5M.
  • 1 year/$4.225M (2016). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star.
  • 1 year/$2.425M (2015). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/6/15 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$1.75M). Performance bonuses: $10,000 for 20 starts. $15,000 for 25 starts. Award bonus: $50,000 for All Star.
  • 1 year/$0.526M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/1/14.
  • 1 year/$505,125 (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13.
  • 1 year/$487,750 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Kansas City 5/18/11.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2007 (3-96) (Cabrillo HS, Calif.). Signed 6/28/07, $0.365M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .195 .244 .245 .178
11 vs R (Multi) .254 .317 .439 .262
18 Split (Multi) -.059 -.074 -.194 -.084
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .183 .219 .229 .161
31 vs R (2016) .252 .305 .455 .256
38 Split (2016) -.069 -.086 -.226 -.095
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who would win in a drinking competition? Danny Duffy or Tony LaRussa?
(Joel from Lawrence)
it depends on what they're drinking (Mike Gianella)
2017-05-15 17:00:00 (link to chat)Name a reliever you believe could deliver Danny Duffy results if he is put in the rotation?
(Chansen8895 from San Jose )
Chris Devenski (Mike Gianella)
2017-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Steven Matz have Ace upside? Obviously an injury risk but how good is his stuff?
(Jackson from NY)
I go back and forth on Matz. His numbers have sort of that soft-ace upside of a Danny Duffy or Aaron Sanchez, which is deeply valuable, but I also don't really think he has another gear at this point. In this way he's kind of similar to his teammate in Jacob deGrom, who is incredibly good at pitching, but not a Syndergaard, Kershaw, Scherzer type True Ace.

I guess the bottom line is, he's probably good enough to head up a staff, but if you're talking best 10 pitchers in baseball, I'm skeptical. (Trevor Strunk)
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)I traded Bauer for Danny Duffy, full keeper league. Should I have a blindfold, a cigarette, and await the sound of gunfire?
(darthack2661 from New Jersey)
I don't answer many questions about Fantasy, if only because I'm not the guy you want to take advice from in that arena. Never played Fantasy baseball.

That said, I think just in real life terms, you could make the argument that's somewhat of a lateral move. So not that bad. I don't think you're going to get the cig blown out of your mouth by gruesome firing squad, for instance.

I'd probably say that taking the Duffy side is the 'riskier' half of that deal, but the left-handedness and my thoughts in years past about this guy just shortening up and fully focusing on the bullpen (think Mike Montgomery's trajectory...and Duffy has been a better starter than Montgomery was) give it some upside. (Adam McInturff)
2016-06-13 23:00:00 (link to chat)Danny Duffy looks great now that he's pitching exclusively from the stretch. Most of that success has come vs the White Sox though. How you feel about him moving forward? Can he be a 2/3 or is it too soon to think that? Thanks for the chat.
(Choppy from around)
Seems to be pitch mix-related just as much, as he's moved drastically away from the 4-seam in favor of more sinkers, and both secondaries are really playing up well off of it. To early to tell if that holds, and 2/3 seems aggressive even in a best-case scenario, though the lack of walks against offenses that take free passes at decent clips is a good sign. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I had great such great judgement that I went into this year with a fantasy SP staff including Latos, Tillman, and Danny Duffy ... Can any of these guys be ... Average starters next year?
(Michael from chicago)
Any one of the three could be average to above, but this season has caused a lot of turmoil with their values. Latos has the best pedigree, Duffy has youth on his side, and Tillman has always been vulnerable to contact, this year it just all went south. So there's reason for optimism with each, but neither should be counted on by an MLB club as more than a number-four starter (a three if desperate) next year. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)How likely that Tillman and Danny Duffy turn it around (pitch like, league average)? Debating whether to drop them in a deep dynasty league ...
(Pete from NY)
Tillman has already shown some signs of turning it around and could definitely pitch to a league averae level. He is throwing with a little more bite and better location in his last few outings. Duffy could be good, but given the time he has missed so far and some of the other issues he has I'm not as confident. In a deep dynasty, you probably want to keep both, but if you're also competing this year, your focus should be on Tillman for 2015. (Mike Gianella)
2015-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Making a playoff push in a H2H dynasty where all I need are SP bodies to go for Wins, K's, and QS's ... Would I be crazy to drop Danny Duffy for John Lamb?
(Mike from TX)
Not at all. You ostensibly take a hit in Win potential, but that's never something to plan transactions around. Never been a big fan of Duffy's, as he's a big WHIP liability and now he's not striking guys out either. Wrote up Lamb when he was called up, interesting post-hype guy: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=27219 (Wilson Karaman)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like best for the long haul? Michael Pineda, Danny Duffy or Shelby Miller.
(Gmurphsiu02 from St Paul)
I can't, in good conscience, put Pineda over either of these guys. He keeps teasing and showing flashes, but then pulls the rug out from under. It's frustrating.

I'll very hesitantly take Miller>Duffy. I think the Braves can refine his mechs a bit, and get his CB back to a strike out pitch. Duffy has yet to do it for a full season yet, but I do think he has slightly higher upside, lower floor. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-02-16 11:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Danny Duffy taking another step forward for the Royals this year? More specifically, will his strikeout rate bounce back to his career averages without much regression to the peripheral stats he put up last season?
(Robert Kincaid from Madison County)
I think Duffy can improve his strikeout rate, but I'm reluctant to project a return to his older levels.

When you look at Duffy's 2014, there a few observable give-and-take relationships. For instance: he allowed more contact and got earlier outs, leading to a lower P/PA, K/9, and BB/9. At the same time, that pound-the-zone mentality led to fewer two-strike counts, but more 0-2 counts. So his total strikeout chances decreased, but the quality of those opportunities increased. I'd have to do some research on what matters more-my guess is it might vary depending on the pitcher-but it's an interesting question to ponder. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-10-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)How worried should I be about Yordano Ventura's workload? I am all for chasing the ring, but the lack of Danny Duffy sightings makes me concerned about their rotation next year.
(Jeff from Lawrence)
There is some concern, especially for a pitcher who relies so much on power at the expense of stability in his delivery. That said, it is critical to look at each pitcher on a case-by-case basis, and the Royals have the most knowledge of these pitchers' risk profiles. I think that a lot of pitchers break down for a lot of reasons, and though workload is certainly a factor to consider, I believe that the ends justify the means in this scenario. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is Ned Yost just inconsistent or is he getting better?
(William from Spokane)
He's getting better. A crucial thing happened in September. The Aaron Crow Game (the cousin of The Jonny Gomes Game) showed the limits of Yost's rigid bullpen management. After that game, pitching coach Dave Eiland implored him to be more aggressive in using Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis.

One point to Yost's credit: He listened. The next night, Herrera pitched in the sixth. Davis pitched in the seventh.

Another point to Yost's credit: He did not waver. Because the Royals lost that next night, and Yost could have easily backslid into the routine. He didn't.

During the ALCS, multiple Orioles officials lamented to me their frustration that Yost had optimized his bullpen deployment. It was almost unfair, they said. And this was when the team wasn't even using Danny Duffy, who was their best pitcher for much of the summer.

So, in short, Yost has gotten better. He still does goofy things, like letting his No. 3 hitter bunt in the first inning. But they've found a horseshoe. At this point, it's Ned's world, and we're all just living in it. Hope you are all enjoying the #Yostseason. (Andy McCullough)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)In your approximation how many Lions are on the Royals roster? Any, besides Shields of course, with future astronaut lion potential?
(Chill Cosby from Space)
Danny Duffy could become an Astronaut Grizzly.

https://twitter.com/McCulloughStar/status/522540919019798528/photo/1

http://idealog.co.nz/media/images/blog/2013/07/sloth_t.jpg (Andy McCullough)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)If you had the choice, what would the WS starting rotation for the Royals look like?
(clscholes from Independence)
Danny Duffy would be pitching.

But I would say the Royals approach has been effective so far. (Andy McCullough)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the rotation will be opening day next year for the Royals?
(Alex from Madison, WI)
Jason Vargas, Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura, Jeremy Guthrie and Johnny Free Agent. (Andy McCullough)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a Danny Duffy believer?
(Royal diehard from KC)
Yes. Bret Sayre and I own him in mixed LABR and I like Duffy a lot. Maybe he's not a future ace, but I could see a solid #2. (Mike Gianella)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy Question: Regardless of cost, who would you rather have for the next 3 years: Danny Duffy, Jake Arrieta, or Rusney Castillo? What kind of player will Castillo be?
(Quiet Time from D.C.)
Castillo is a total wild card. The scouting reports I've read pegged him somewhere between Rajai Davis and Shane Victorino, but then it was said that he bulked up and showed unexpected power during his workouts last month. Even if he "ony" ends up as the next Shane Victorino, I'd take that over either SP. I'd take most solid everyday players over most unproven SP's. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will have the better career Danny Duffy or Brandon Finnegan?
(Kevin G from Jacksonville)
As of today you'd have to go with Duffy because he's got a regular rotation spot and is pitching very well. Remember that he too was a big-time prospect before injuries slowed him, but he's still very young and has upside to grow. Finnegan has much to prove before he becomes the next... Danny Duffy? :-) (Cory Schwartz)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have Segura, Wilin Rosario and Shelby Miller in a keeper league where they'll be cheap next year. Should I have any confidence that one or more of them will rebound? And would you hold on to any of them over Danny Duffy or Drew Pomeranz for the same price?
(Sjcolmus from Baltimore)
I like Duffy going forward. Would drop Rosario for him, and while I'm not optimistic on Segura, I'm hopeful he can rebound a bit. Pomeranz isn't very good. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Danny Duffy for real? Can he keep this up the rest of the year and beyond?
(Levine Perry from CT)
Lefty's that throw that hard have a huge advantage, and the curve has been unhittable this year. We'll see if he can continue to bury the curve and keep batters on their toes with the heat, as they could make adjustments now that the book is out on him. He has a solid delivery that lacks southpaw-related quirks, so that's another point in his favor. I don't see a 2.50 ERA ROS, but I could see him settle into the 3.25-3.50 range and be very effective down the stretch. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Love all the coverage of Arrieta taking his next step forward. In similar fashion, is Danny Duffy's great start to the year something he can keep up the rest of the year and beyond?
(Nils from CT)
Please see previous response on Duffy. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you sold on the development of Danny Duffy??
(Kevin from KC)
I think we've seen some, but not commensurate with his ERA. I actually think there's more growth to come, though probably more in 2015. I'd bet on a mid to high-3.00s ERA the rest of the way. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)You think Danny Duffy will take over Bruce Chen's spot in the rotation soon? If so is he an immediate add?
(Mike from Boston)
I think he can, yes. And then he'd be an add in a lot of formats, but not necessarily a must-add in 10 or 12-team mixers (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Your overall thoughts on Danny Duffy going into 2014?
(nevadamartin from Las Vegas, NV)
Duffy followed the typical injury recovery from TJ surgery at the tail end of 2013. His velocity was there but his command was not. My concern is that Duffy's command has never really been great at the Major League level so there are no guarantees he is going to find it this year either. I think Duffy is a solid back end guy in fantasy, but I wouldn't chase him and the only format where I'd really pursue him is in dynasty. There is a lot of reward but also a lot of risk here. (Mike Gianella)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Danny Duffy, ready to break out and live up to K rate and stuff, or too inconsistent to be a rotation anchor?
(Samsonite DuSable from Springfield)
those are two separate things--I think he's close to having a good season as a starter (health allowing) but I don't see him as a rotation anchor. He's going to find age taking a bit off his stuff quite soon so it's get going or get gone time for Duffy to shine. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Danny Duffy continued to struggle with some injury issues after his return. Do you see any red flags in his mechanics? Is he a potential #2 guy?
(Kevin from Tennessee)
He's got that potential. But the only red flag I need to see is his injury history. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Danny Duffy developing into a relaible mid of the rotation arm?
(Shawn from CT)
He has the raw velocity and the pitch mix for the rotation, but his secondary stuff has not been crisp enough to hold down a mid-rotation spot yet. His command has been very spotty, and he has some mechanical obstacle to overcome before he can iron out those issues - he has an overly-closed stride that does not appear to work well with his signature, and he struggles with balance from foot strike through release point. So it all depends on his development path, but if he can't make the necessary adjustments then he may be destined for a role in the bullpen. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)What type of ceiling do you see for Danny Duffy? Seems to have huge K potential
(Shawn from My Cubicle)
I saw Duffy a lot as a prospect, the stuff is real and he has the chance to be a very solid mid rotation starter. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Obviously not this year, but does Danny Duffy have the ceiling of a #2? Pre-TJ I think he had one of the fastest avg fastballs in MLB.
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Yes, though the ceiling is faint. I'd bet more on a #3 (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Daniel Hudson, Danny Duffy, and Felipe Paulino? Will any have value this year? Who's best long-term?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
No idea this year, wouldn't really waste much time. Hudson long-term. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Doug! I'm a big fan and look forward to the SP guide with your input. I would like to know if you look for specific mechanic flaws for pitchers post TJ or other surgery. i.e. John Lamb or Danny Duffy.
(jimcal from Seattle)
When looking at post-surgery pitchers, what I pay attention to differs based on the conditions of their injury. If the guy had solid mechanics before getting hurt - but fell due to workloads, structural integrity, or other conditions - then I just look to see how far away he is from regaining his previous delivery. But if there was an underlying mechanical flaw, then I look to see if any adjustments have been made to correct the problem.

Stephen Strasburg is a good example. I loved his mechanics before the injury, though he did have the trifecta of inverted-W + heavy scapular load + delayed trunk rotation that leads to elbow drag (particularly when fatigued). I am a big fan of his delivery now, but in my opinion he is still just 90-95% of the way back to his pre-injury levels. But the Nats were smart to shut him down last season, given the risk factors inherent in his motion plus the additional risk when he gets fatigued.

On the jukebox: Audioslave, "Like a Stone" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)M.Pineda - worth a stash in fantasy? Any hope he comes on to pitch mid-year 2013?
(Al from Boston)
In a redraft league, I'd consider Pineda as a late-round flier that you could stash on your DL and hope for the best. We recently heard that he's ahead of schedule and actually threw a 25-pitch (all-fastball) session the other day, so there is upside here. On the other hand, recovery from a labrum tear is difficult to project, so if you're inclined to gamble on a pitcher coming back from injury, someone like Danny Duffy or Cory Luebke (both Tommy John surgery victims) might be a better bet. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on the 2012 Royals?
(Ryan Glass from The District)
It comes down to their pitching. I can see their young position players taking steps forward, but that rotation needs to carry its weight, too. If Luke Hochevar and Danny Duffy can improve and Felipe Paulino continues to pitch like he did with KC last season then that team looks a lot better than it does now. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any "sophomores" you like to break out this season
(moehk21 from NYC)
I like Ben Revere, Eric Thames, Lucas Duda, Cory Luebke, Danny Duffy, Henderson Alvarez all to various degrees. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Danny Duffy here to stay? (assuming no more retirements)
(seth from OP,KS)
I think he is. He's got the stuff to play in the majors. I'm sure he'll have rookie struggles, but I see no reason why the Royals would want to keep rolling out the current cast of clowns every five days. There has to be a continuing spot for Duffy in there, I would think. (Mike Fast)


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