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Jeff Locke
5.44 9-8 73
Team: MiamiHt / Wt: 6-0 / 195 NFBC ADP: 685.31
Position: SPBorn: 11/20/1987 Birthplace: North Conway, New Hampshire
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 2nd Round by Braves (2006)

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Dec. 7 12:58 PM PT1:58 PM MT2:58 PM CT3:58 PM ET15:58 ET20:58 GMT4:58 1:58 PM MST3:58 PM EST4:28 PM VEN0:58 UAE (+1)2:58 PM CT-Locke has agreed to a one-year contract with the Marlins worth $3,025,000.
Analysis: The 29-year-old Locke should compete for a spot in Miami's rotation. He had spent his entire big league career with Pittsburgh and was 9-8 with a 5.44 ERA this past season in 19 starts and 11 relief appearances, his highest ERA since 2012. His best season was 2013, when he went 10-7 with a 3.52 ERA in 30 starts, earning a spot on the NL All-Star roster.
Nov. 29 5:35 PM PT6:35 PM MT7:35 PM CT8:35 PM ET20:35 ET1:35 GMT9:35 6:35 PM MST8:35 PM EST9:05 PM VEN5:35 UAE (+1)7:35 PM CT-The Pirates have designated Locke for assignment, effectively ending the left-hander's up-and-down six-year run with the team.
Analysis: Locke was an NL All-Star and won 10 games for the Pirates in 2013 but hasn't been able to match that success over the past three seasons. The 30-year-old posted an ineffective 5.44 ERA in 30 appearances in 2016 while shuffling between the rotation and the bullpen. The Pirates needed to clear a 40-man roster spot after signing pitcher Lisaverto Bonilla on Tuesday.
Aug. 4 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-Locke may be on the verge of losing his spot in Pittsburgh's rotation after getting ripped for five runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings of Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: ''That's a fair question, but the answer's not going to come right now,'' manager Clint Hurdle said when asked if Locke will take his next turn in the rotation. Locke, who blew a four-run lead Wednesday, is 0-2 with an 11.91 ERA in his last three starts. He's thrown 4 1/3 scoreless innings in two relief appearances since the beginning of July.
July 21 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-Locke labored through three-plus ineffective innings in Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee, issuing five walks and surrendering five runs on seven hits.
Analysis: The left-hander has pitched five innings or less in five of his last seven starts and has posted an ugly 8.39 ERA over that period, making him a low-end option at best for fantasy purposes.
June 26 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Locke took a perfect game into the sixth inning, ultimately allowing a run and five hits through seven, and the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Saturday night.
Analysis: He has given up one run in 13 2/3 innings in winning his last two starts after being rocked for 18 runs in 8 2/3 innings in losing his previous two starts.
June 20 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET22:41 ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST10:11 PM VEN6:41 UAE (+1)9:41 PM CT-Locke bounced back Monday after a pair of terrible starts, going 6 2/3 innings to beat the Giants 1-0 and help end San Francisco's eight-game winning streak.
Analysis: The left-hander had allowed 18 runs and 20 hits over 8 2/3 innings in losing his previous two outings.
June 16 11:17 AM PT12:17 PM MT1:17 PM CT2:17 PM ET14:17 ET18:17 GMT2:17 11:17 AM MST1:17 PM EST1:47 PM VEN22:17 UAE1:17 PM CT-Locke had another dreadful start Wednesday, allowing seven runs and nine hits in four-plus innings of an 11-2 loss to the Mets.
Analysis: Locke has an 18.69 ERA in his last two starts after winning four straight with a 2.76 ERA. However, his next two starts come at home, where he has a 3.94 ERA this year compared to 7.36 on the road.
June 10 1:28 PM PT2:28 PM MT3:28 PM CT4:28 PM ET16:28 ET20:28 GMT4:28 1:28 PM MST3:28 PM EST3:58 PM VEN0:28 UAE (+1)3:28 PM CT-Locke's impressive run came to an end Thursday when he was pounded at Coors Field. He allowed 11 runs and 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a 11-5 loss.
Analysis: Locke had been 4-0 with a 2.76 ERA over his previous four starts. We wouldn't be surprised to see him get back on track in his next outing. Coors Field tends to do this to pitchers.
June 5 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Locke won his fourth straight start with seven solid innings Saturday against the Angels.
Analysis: The lefty followed Monday's three-hit shutout at Miami by holding Anaheim to three runs without a walk. Though Locke isn't helping out much in the strikeout department, he's posted a 2.76 ERA over his winning streak.
May 31 12:49 PM PT1:49 PM MT2:49 PM CT3:49 PM ET15:49 ET19:49 GMT3:49 12:49 PM MST2:49 PM EST3:19 PM VEN23:49 UAE2:49 PM CT-Locke was masterful in Monday's three-hit shutout at Miami.
Analysis: The lefty yielded three singles without a walk in the first complete game by a Pirates' hurler since July 2014. He's now won three straight starts and recorded a 2.42 ERA over the streak.
May 20 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Locke earned his first win in four starts Thursday, an 8-2 victory over Atlanta.
Analysis: Locke (2-3, 5.00 ERA) gave up two runs in seven innings after allowing six in 5 1/3 innings in an 8-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on May 14. He was 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA in his first three starts this month.
May 2 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET11:20 ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST10:50 AM VEN19:20 UAE10:20 AM CT-Locke was solid Sunday.
Analysis: Locke gave up three runs and four hits in seven innings. The Pirates are 1-4 when he starts.
Apr. 26 6:42 AM PT7:42 AM MT8:42 AM CT9:42 AM ET9:42 ET13:42 GMT21:42 6:42 AM MST8:42 AM EST9:12 AM VEN17:42 UAE8:42 AM CT-Locke threw six scoreless innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Rockies 6-1 on Monday night.
Analysis: Locke allowed five hits as he bounced back from a clunker in his last outing. He struck out a season-high eight, including five on called third strikes that were right at the knees.
Apr. 11 1:28 PM PT2:28 PM MT3:28 PM CT4:28 PM ET16:28 ET20:28 GMT4:28 1:28 PM MST3:28 PM EST3:58 PM VEN0:28 UAE (+1)3:28 PM CT-Locke had a solid first start, allowing a solo home run in six seven-hit innings on Sunday in Cincinnati.
Analysis: However, he only struck out one batter while walking two.

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