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Edinson Vólquez
ERA W-L K
5.25 10-11 133
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-0 / 220 NFBC ADP: 296.84
Position: SPBorn: 7/3/1983 Birthplace: Barahona Province, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Rangers (2001)


Latest News
Sep. 20 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET22:45 ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST10:15 PM VEN6:45 UAE (+1)9:45 PM CT-Volquez pitched well but didn't factor in the outcome of Kansas City's 2-1 loss at Cleveland on Tuesday. The right-hander allowed just one run on four hits and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings.
Analysis: Volquez's winless streak reached five starts, though Tuesday's performance far exceeded the nine runs he permitted in 3 1/3 innings against Oakland on Thursday. He entered the contest with a 9.82 ERA over his previous four assignments.
Sep. 16 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Volquez (10-11) faced 22 batters and nine scored in 3 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the A's. He allowed nine runs on seven hits and four walks.
Analysis: In his past four starts, Volquez has allowed 20 earned runs on 32 hits and nine walks in 18 1/3 innings for a 9.82 ERA.
Sep. 11 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET0:14 ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST11:44 PM VEN8:14 UAE11:14 PM CT-Volquez allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings in Saturday's comeback win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Volquez has allowed four runs in each of his last three starts and at least four in eight of his next nine. He makes his next start Thursday against the A’s, a team he hasn’t faced since yielding two runs in six innings on April 15. He has a 0.95 ERA in winning his last three starts versus Oakland.
Sep. 4 8:40 PM PT9:40 PM MT10:40 PM CT11:40 PM ET23:40 ET3:40 GMT11:40 8:40 PM MST10:40 PM EST11:10 PM VEN7:40 UAE (+1)10:40 PM CT-Volquez struck out five and lasted 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's start against Detroit, but surrendered four runs and did not receive a decision.
Analysis: Volquez has been consistently mediocre for much of the second half, having compiled a 2-2 record and a 6.38 ERA through his past eight starts. He's become a very unappealing fantasy option.
Aug. 20 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:30 PM VEN21:00 UAE12:00 PM CT-Volquez struck out five but surrendered four runs in an otherwise ineffective 4 1/3 innings Friday against Minnesota.
Analysis: Volquez has now permitted four runs or more in five straight starts and is 1-2 with a 7.24 ERA over that stretch. It's hard to recommend using him right now.
Aug. 15 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET13:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE12:59 PM CT-Volquez ended a five-start winless drought by holding the Twins to two earned runs and five hits over six innings Sunday.
Analysis: A much-improved result from the right-hander, tagged for 16 earned runs and 30 hits over 17 innings in his previous three starts. Volquez had received a pair of losses and three no-decisions since earning his last win July 9 against Seattle.
Aug. 10 11:24 AM PT12:24 PM MT1:24 PM CT2:24 PM ET14:24 ET18:24 GMT2:24 11:24 AM MST1:24 PM EST1:54 PM VEN22:24 UAE1:24 PM CT-Volquez was tagged for four runs and 10 hits in six innings Tuesday against the White Sox, the right-hander's third consecutive shaky start.
Analysis: Volquez has really been hit hard of late, with opponents batting .395 off the veteran during those three starts. He's 0-2 with an 8.47 ERA over that stretch and not a recommended option at the moment.
Aug. 3 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET22:31 ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST10:01 PM VEN6:31 UAE (+1)9:31 PM CT-Volquez was knocked around Wednesday, allowing eight runs and 11 hits over five innings in a 12-0 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Volquez has surrendered 14 runs and 20 hits over 11 innings while dropping his last two starts.
July 30 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET0:07 ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST11:37 PM VEN8:07 UAE11:07 PM CT-Volquez allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out five in six innings Friday.
Analysis: In five starts this month, Volquez is 1-2 and has allowed at least three runs in three of those outings.
July 25 1:06 PM PT2:06 PM MT3:06 PM CT4:06 PM ET16:06 ET20:06 GMT4:06 1:06 PM MST3:06 PM EST3:36 PM VEN0:06 UAE (+1)3:06 PM CT-Volquez had another hard-luck result Sunday, when he held Texas to one run through six innings in a no-decision.
Analysis: Volquez owns a 2.84 ERA over his past five starts but has just one win to show for it, mostly because he's received one run or less of support in four of those assignments. He'll next get a rematch with the Rangers in Arlington on Friday.
June 30 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Volquez worked 6 2-3 innings of six-hit ball in a strong bounce-back effort for Kansas City as the Royals beat the Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings on Wednesday.
Analysis: He gave up 11 earned runs in one inning his last start. This is Volquez's second scoreless outing in his last four.
June 25 7:04 AM PT8:04 AM MT9:04 AM CT10:04 AM ET10:04 ET14:04 GMT22:04 7:04 AM MST9:04 AM EST9:34 AM VEN18:04 UAE9:04 AM CT-Volquez had a night to forget on Friday, allowing 12 runs - 11 earned - and eight hits in just one inning in a 13-4 loss to the Astros.
Analysis: Volquez has been awful in June, going 2-3 with an 8.88 ERA in five starts. We recommend sitting him until he gets things sorted out.
June 14 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Volquez held the Indians to just two hits over seven scoreless innings Monday in a 2-1 win.
Analysis: Volquez walked four, but this was a huge step in the right direction after he'd posted a 5.46 ERA in his previous five starts.
June 4 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET21:04 ET1:04 GMT9:04 6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST8:34 PM VEN5:04 UAE (+1)8:04 PM CT-Volquez struggled again Friday in Cleveland, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings in a 6-1 loss.
Analysis: Volquez's strong early-season performance is beginning to look like an aberration, as he's 1-2 with a 5.04 ERA over his past four starts.
May 14 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Volquez halted a three-start losing streak by tossing seven effective innings Thursday against Atlanta.
Analysis: A soft matchup against one of the league's worst lineups helped get Volquez back on track. He yielded a run on six hits after being rocked for 15 runs and 26 hits in 17 innings over his previous three outings.
Apr. 27 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Volquez was rocked for eight runs in five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Volquez had allowed just four runs over 24 2/3 innings in winning three of his first four starts. He draws a tough matchup next time out when the Royals host Washington on Monday.
Apr. 22 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST5:48 PM VEN2:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Volquez allowed five hits while fanning five over seven innings of Thursday's 4-0 win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Volquez is off to a fantastic start for the Royals. He's 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA in his first four starts.
Apr. 4 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET0:32 ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST12:02 AM VEN8:32 UAE11:32 PM CT-Volquez won on opening day over the Mets.
Analysis: Volquez, who started the decisive World Series Game 5 at Citi Field last fall, allowed two hits and three walks over six scoreless innings, his night curtailed by an inflated pitch count rather than anything the punchless Mets did.
Mar. 26 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-The World Series champion Kansas City Royals have named Volquez as their opening day starter.
Analysis: He will face the New York Mets and Matt Harvey in a rematch of Game 5 on April 3. Volquez went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA last season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2005 Tex 0 4 0 - 0 6 3 0 12.2 25 22 20 3 10 0 11 2.76 14.21
2006 Tex 1 6 0 - 0 8 8 0 33.1 52 28 27 7 17 0 15 2.07 7.29
2007 Tex 2 1 0 - 0 6 6 0 34.0 34 18 17 4 15 0 29 1.44 4.50
2008 Cin 17 6 0 - 0 33 32 0 196.0 167 82 70 14 93 5 206 1.33 3.21
2009 Cin 4 2 0 - 0 9 9 0 49.2 34 25 24 6 32 0 47 1.33 4.35
2010 Cin 4 3 0 - 0 12 12 0 62.2 59 30 30 6 35 0 67 1.50 4.31
2011 Cin 5 7 0 - 0 20 20 0 108.2 106 72 69 19 65 3 104 1.57 5.71
2012 SD 11 11 0 - 0 32 32 1 182.2 160 88 84 14 105 6 174 1.45 4.14
2013 SD 9 10 0 - 0 27 27 0 142.1 168 100 95 14 69 2 116 1.67 6.01
2013 LAD 0 2 0 - 0 6 5 0 28.0 25 14 13 5 8 0 26 1.18 4.18
2013 Tot 9 12 0 - 0 33 32 0 170.1 193 114 108 19 77 2 142 1.59 5.71
2014 Pit 13 7 0 - 0 32 31 1 192.2 166 75 65 17 71 6 140 1.23 3.04
2015 KC 13 9 0 - 0 34 33 1 200.1 190 89 79 16 72 1 155 1.31 3.55
2016 KC 10 11 0 - 0 32 32 0 181.2 206 117 106 22 68 1 133 1.51 5.25
Career 89 79 0 - 0 257 250 3 1424.2 1392 760 699 147 660 24 1223 1.44 4.42

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 Cin 33 61 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 31 0 0 .098 .098 .098
2009 Cin 9 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 .063 .063 .063
2010 Cin 12 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .118 .167 .118
2011 Cin 20 26 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 .115 .148 .115
2012 SD 32 56 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 29 0 0 .071 .088 .089
2013 SD 27 34 3 4 1 0 1 4 1 20 0 0 .118 .143 .235
2013 LAD 6 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .125 .125 .125
2013 Tot 33 42 4 5 1 0 1 4 1 23 0 0 .119 .140 .214
2014 Pit 32 53 3 2 0 0 0 2 3 27 0 0 .038 .089 .038
2015 KC 34 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 KC 32 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 257 282 15 23 2 0 1 8 7 145 0 0 .082 .104 .099

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2010 Cin Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 1.2 4 4 4 0 2 0 0 21.60
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 1.2 4 4 4 0 2 0 0 21.60
2014 Pit Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 5 5 5 1 3 0 3 9.00
    WC 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 5 5 5 1 3 0 3 9.00
2015 KC Total 1 2 0 - 0 5 5 0 28.2 18 13 12 3 18 2 23 3.77
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 5 3 3 0 4 1 8 4.76
    LCS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.0 5 5 5 1 8 0 7 4.09
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.0 8 5 4 2 6 1 8 3.00
Career 1 4 0 - 0 7 7 0 35.1 27 22 21 4 23 2 26 5.35

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 Pit Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 KC Total 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
    WS 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Career 7 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1614 97 89 93.3 52.64
Curveball 768 85 75 80 25.05
Changeup 684 88 79 83.5 22.31

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