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Danny Duffy
3.51 12-3 188
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-3 / 205 NFBC ADP: 100.22
Position: SPBorn: 12/21/1988 Birthplace: Goleta, California
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 3rd Round by Royals (2007)

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Jan. 16 12:22 PM PT1:22 PM MT2:22 PM CT3:22 PM ET15:22 ET20:22 GMT4:22 1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST3:52 PM VEN0:22 UAE (+1)2:22 PM CT-Duffy and the Royals have agreed on a five-year, $65 million contract that will keep the left-hander under team control through 2021.
Analysis: The 27-year-old began last season in the bullpen but later emerged as the team's most dependable starter during a year in which he finished 12-3 with a 3.51 ERA and a career-high 188 strikeouts. The Royals went 17-9 in Duffy's starts. Duffy was scheduled to become a free agent following the 2017 campaign.
Sep. 18 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET23:24 ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST10:54 PM VEN7:24 UAE (+1)10:24 PM CT-Duffy improved to 12-2 by throwing seven solid innings to defeat the White Sox on Sunday. The left-hander struck out eight while allowing three runs on eight hits.
Analysis: Duffy has posted a 3.20 ERA in 24 starts since moving into the rotation in mid-May, and he's been piling up the strikeouts lately with 32 K's over his past four assignments.
Sep. 8 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET13:27 ET17:27 GMT1:27 10:27 AM MST12:27 PM EST12:57 PM VEN21:27 UAE12:27 PM CT-Duffy struck out 10 without walking a batter in six innings Wednesday, giving up three runs - two earned - and eight hits in a no-decision at Minnesota.
Analysis: The Royals have lost each of Duffy's last three starts - he's 0-1 in that span - after winning his previous 11 as he went 9-0. He seems to have a favorable upcoming matchup Tuesday at home against Oakland. Duffy is 3-0 with a 2.59 ERA against the A's, and he's 6-0 with a 3.38 ERA at home this year.
Aug. 27 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Duffy suffered his first loss June 6 and had a 10-game win streak halted Saturday at Boston. He was tagged for seven runs and nine hits, including three homers, over five innings in the 8-3 defeat.
Analysis: Duffy went 10-0 with a 2.35 ERA in 14 previous starts, pitching at least six innings in 11 straight outings.
Aug. 22 9:25 AM PT10:25 AM MT11:25 AM CT12:25 PM ET12:25 ET16:25 GMT0:25 9:25 AM MST11:25 AM EST11:55 AM VEN20:25 UAE11:25 AM CT-Duffy won his 10th straight decision Sunday against Minnesota, yielding one run and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings with two walks and four strikeouts.
Analysis: Duffy remained unbeaten since June 6 despite saying he didn't have his "best stuff." The southpaw has won all five of his starts in August behind a 1.18 ERA, and his 2.66 ERA for the season ranks second in the AL. His next scheduled start is Saturday in Boston, a team against which he's 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA in five outings.
Aug. 17 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET12:36 ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST12:06 PM VEN20:36 UAE11:36 AM CT-Duffy was terrific again Tuesday when he beat Justin Verlander and the Tigers, yielding one run and three hits in 7 2/3 innings with two walks and five strikeouts.
Analysis: The right-hander has won all four of his starts this month, surrendering four runs and 16 hits in 31 1/3 innings. The Royals have won Duffy's last 10 starts as he's gone 8-0 with a 2.21 ERA, walking 11 and striking out 72.
Aug. 12 10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT-Duffy limited the White Sox to seven singles, struck out six and walked none in tossing his first career complete game in Thursday's 2-1 victory. He threw 98 pitches, 71 for strikes.
Analysis: Duffy, who has gone from starting the season in the Royals' bullpen to leading the AL with a 2.82 ERA, hasn't lost since June 6 and has a 1.73 ERA in his last five outings. His next outing is Tuesday against the Tigers, a team he yielded four runs to over 6 1/3 innings on July 16.
Aug. 6 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET22:08 ET2:08 GMT10:08 7:08 PM MST9:08 PM EST9:38 PM VEN6:08 UAE (+1)9:08 PM CT-Duffy improved to 8-1 on Saturday after allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Duffy has gone 7-0 with a 2.74 ERA over his last 11 starts.
Aug. 1 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-Duffy pitched eight innings of one-hit ball and had a franchise-record 16 strikeouts to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
Analysis: Duffy flirted with the Royals' first no-hitter in nearly 25 years before giving up a line-drive double to Desmond Jennings leading off the Tampa Bay eighth. It's the seventh straight Duffy start Kansas City has won, as he's gone 5-0 with a 2.52 ERA in that stretch.
Aug. 1 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Duffy (6-1) will start the series opener at Tampa Bay on Monday.
Analysis: Duffy has five wins and four no-decisions in his last nine starts, most recently losing on June 6.
July 28 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET14:42 ET18:42 GMT2:42 11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST2:12 PM VEN22:42 UAE1:42 PM CT-Duffy didn't get a decision Wednesday, but the Royals won his sixth straight start as he gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings against the Angels.
Analysis: Duffy has provided a quality start in five of his last six outings, going 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA. He has six walks and 39 strikeouts in that span.
July 23 12:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET15:11 ET19:11 GMT3:11 12:11 PM MST2:11 PM EST2:41 PM VEN23:11 UAE2:11 PM CT-Duffy scattered four hits while pitching 6 2/3 innings in Friday's 3-1 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Duffy has been on a nice roll, going 4-0 with a 2.75 ERA and 34 strikeouts over 36 innings in his last five starts.
July 8 10:39 AM PT11:39 AM MT12:39 PM CT1:39 PM ET13:39 ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST1:09 PM VEN21:39 UAE12:39 PM CT-Duffy kept the Royals in Thursday's game with 6 1/3 solid innings of two-run ball, and they rallied in the ninth to beat Seattle 4-3.
Analysis: Duffy is 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA in his last three starts, striking out 23 in 23 innings with only one walk.
June 28 9:03 AM PT10:03 AM MT11:03 AM CT12:03 PM ET12:03 ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST11:33 AM VEN20:03 UAE11:03 AM CT-After serving up Matt Holliday's two-run shot in the first, Duffy settled in to go eight innings while striking out eight without a walk, sending Kansas City to a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game, two-city series between cross-state rivals.
Analysis: ''I think no walks is more of a win for me than anything, outside of the team winning,'' said Duffy, who had gone eight innings just once before. ''I don't know. Nothing fazes me anymore.'' Duffy has a 3.00 ERA in his last five starts, with nine of the 10 runs he's allowed coming via the long ball.

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