Edinson Volquez

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  • 6' 0"/220
  • Age: 33

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Edinson Volquez Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
10-11 5.37 184.1 134 1.54

Edinson Volquez MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
89-79 4.43 1427.1 1224 1.44

Edinson Volquez Bio

  • Full Name: Edinson Volquez
  • Pronunciation: EHD-in-sin VOHL-kehz
  • Born: 7/3/1983 in Barahona, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: August 30, 2005
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 Stats 10 11 5.37 33 33 0 184.1 134 1.54
MLB Career Stats 89 79 4.43 258 251 0 1427.1 1224 1.44

Edinson Volquez 2016 Splits

Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 1 1 6.89 7 7 0 32.2 45 25 17 22 1.90
Last 15 Games 3 3 6.04 15 15 0 79.0 103 53 32 52 1.71
Last 30 Games 8 11 5.78 30 30 0 166.2 199 107 65 117 1.58
Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 1 1 6.89 7 7 0 32.2 45 25 17 22 1.90
Last 15 Games 3 3 6.04 15 15 0 79.0 103 53 32 52 1.71
Last 30 Games 8 11 5.78 30 30 0 166.2 199 107 65 117 1.58
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
9/15 vs OAK 0 1 0 3.1 7 8 4 3
9/20 @ CLE 0 0 0 6.2 4 1 3 5
9/25 @ DET 0 0 0 2.2 6 4 4 1
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
9/15 vs OAK 0 1 0 3.1 7 8 4 3
9/20 @ CLE 0 0 0 6.2 4 1 3 5
9/25 @ DET 0 0 0 2.2 6 4 4 1
2016 Games by Position: SP (33)

Edinson Volquez Sinker Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Royals AL 1450 Sinker 93.58 94.15 2292.00 6.55 91.07
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.79 91.59 2111.00 6.20 90.21
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Royals AL 1450 Sinker 93.58 94.15 2292.00 6.55 91.07
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.79 91.59 2111.00 6.20 90.21

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Edinson Volquez 2016 Projections

Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
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0 0 4.76 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 3 3 1 0 2 0 4 1.41
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10 11 5.35 34 34 0 0 0 0 190.0 218 124 113 24 6 74 1 138 1.54
Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
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0 0 4.76 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 3 3 1 0 2 0 4 1.41
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10 11 5.35 34 34 0 0 0 0 190.0 218 124 113 24 6 74 1 138 1.54

Edinson Volquez News

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September 25, 2016 at 6:35 PM ET

Volquez yields four runs, walks four in short start

Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez took a no-decision after giving up four runs on six hits (one homer) and four walks with one strikeout over 2 2/3 innings Sunday against the Tigers.

September 20, 2016 at 10:12 PM ET

Volquez gives up one run in no-decision

Royals righty Edinson Volquez took a no-decision after allowing one run on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings against the Indians on Tuesday.

Awards

Edinson Volquez Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Cincinnati NL

Reds Johnny Vander Meer Award

Year Team League
2008 Cincinnati NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2005 Frisco TEX

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Oklahoma PCL

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/11/2006 Oklahoma PCL
08/27/2007 Oklahoma PCL

TEX Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/19/2005 Frisco TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Frisco TEX

CAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/08/2005 Bakersfield CAL

Edinson Volquez Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2008 3.21 8th in NL
2014 3.04 15th in NL
2015 3.55 15th in AL

Wins

Season W Rank
2008 17 3rd in NL
2014 13 18th in NL
2015 13 12th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2008 .739 3rd in NL
2014 .650 7th in NL
2015 .591 11th in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2008 206 2nd in NL
2012 174 17th in NL
2015 155 20th in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2008 1.33 23rd in NL
2012 1.45 3rd in NL
2013 1.59 1st in NL
2014 1.23 24th in NL
2015 1.31 11th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2013 .282 2nd in NL
2015 .251 18th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2008 32 20th in NL
2012 32 13th in NL
2013 32 9th in NL
2014 31 25th in NL
2015 33 2nd in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2012 1 17th in NL
2014 1 12th in NL
2015 1 15th in AL

Shutouts

Season SHO Rank
2012 1 8th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2008 196.0 23rd in NL
2014 192.2 25th in NL
2015 200.1 14th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2008 9.46 2nd in NL
2012 8.57 11th in NL
2013 7.50 23rd in NL
2015 6.96 23rd in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2008 2.22 25th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2008 93 4th in NL
2011 65 18th in NL
2012 105 1st in NL
2013 77 3rd in NL
2014 71 10th in NL
2015 72 3rd in AL

Hits

Season H Rank
2013 193 14th in NL
2015 190 14th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2013 19 19th in NL

Edinson Volquez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 2, 2015 Kansas City Royals activated RHP Edinson Volquez.
April 27, 2015 RHP Edinson Volquez roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
December 29, 2014 Kansas City Royals signed free agent RHP Edinson Volquez.
October 30, 2014 RHP Edinson Volquez elected free agency.
December 13, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Edinson Volquez.
October 11, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Edinson Volquez.
October 3, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers reassigned RHP Edinson Volquez to the minor leagues.
August 30, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Edinson Volquez.
August 26, 2013 San Diego Padres released RHP Edinson Volquez.
August 24, 2013 San Diego Padres designated RHP Edinson Volquez for assignment.
December 17, 2011 Cincinnati Reds traded Brad Boxberger, RHP Edinson Volquez, C Yasmani Grandal and 1B Yonder Alonso to San Diego Padres for RHP Mat Latos.
September 3, 2011 Cincinnati Reds recalled Edinson Volquez from Louisville Bats.
July 7, 2011 Cincinnati Reds optioned Edinson Volquez to Louisville Bats.
June 7, 2011 Cincinnati Reds recalled Edinson Volquez from Louisville Bats.
May 23, 2011 Cincinnati Reds optioned Edinson Volquez to Louisville Bats.
September 7, 2010 Cincinnati Reds recalled RHP Edinson Volquez from Dayton Dragons.
August 31, 2010 Cincinnati Reds optioned Edinson Volquez to Dayton Dragons.
July 17, 2010 Edinson Volquez roster status changed by Cincinnati Reds.
June 21, 2010 Lynchburg Hillcats sent RHP Edinson Volquez on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
June 12, 2010 Edinson Volquez assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats.
February 22, 2010 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Edinson Volquez on the 60-day disabled list.
November 16, 2009 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Edinson Volquez from the 60-day disabled list.
August 25, 2009 Cincinnati Reds transferred RHP Edinson Volquez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 2, 2009 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Edinson Volquez on the 15-day disabled list. Tendinitis in his right elbow.
June 1, 2009 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Edinson Volquez from the 15-day disabled list.
May 21, 2009 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Edinson Volquez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 17, 2009. Back Spasms

Edinson Volquez Bio Info

Edinson Volquez (pronounced: VOHL-kezz)…resides in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic during the offseason with his wife, Roandry and twin daughters, Eylin and Aylin (born November 5, 2013)...Pitched for the Dominican Republic in the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classic…made three starts for the championship squad in 2013, going 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA...Participated in Royals FanFest in 2015 and 2016.

2015

Edinson won 13 games for the second-straight season and topped the 200.0 inning mark for the first time in his career in his first season with Kansas City...led the club with 19 quality starts, matching his total from 2014 with Pittsburgh...Went 8-4 with a 3.48 ERA and a .236 opponents' average in his 16 starts at Kauffman Stadium…his eight victories at home tied for eighth in the American League...A long-time National Leaguer, he went 3-0 with a 2.67 ERA in five Interleague starts…tossed a 6.0-inning complete game in a rain-shortened 3-2 win over St. Louis on May 23...Went 8-4 with a 3.31 ERA before the All-Star break and was 5-5 with a 3.82 ERA after the Midsummer Classic...Held the opposition to a .202 batting average (38-for-188) with runners in scoring position, which ranked fifth among qualifying A.L. hurlers…he also allowed just nine extra-base hits with RISP for the second-lowest slugging pct. in scoring situations (.250), trailing only Baltimore's Wei-Yin Chen (.239)...Named the Royals Pitcher of the Month in June…posted a 4-1 record and a 3.64 ERA in the month...Opponents batted just .103 against him (7-for-68) with a full count…held the opposition to a .175 average (70-for- 399) with two strikes...Worked a season-high 8.0 innings in his first start of the year, April 9, in a 4-1 win over the White Sox...Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, in a 6-0 win over the New York Yankees on May 17…it was his longest outing of the season without giving up a run...Tallied a season-high nine strikeouts in his May 29 start at Wrigley Field, however he did not factor into the decision on a rare blown save by the Royals 'pen...Recorded a pair of scoreless frames in relief on October 4 at Minnesota, pushing him over the 200.0-inning mark…it was his only relief appearance of the season and first since April 3, 2014 vs. the Cubs...Served a five-game suspension, April 27-May 2, for his part in an on-field altercation at U.S. Cellular Field on April 23...Made five starts during the postseason, posting a 1-2 mark with a 3.77 ERA, holding the opposition to a .186 batting average...Set a Royals record with 23 strikeouts in a single postseason, while his total tied for fifth among all 2015 participants… also pitched the second-most innings (28.2) by a Royal in one postseason...Recorded a postseason-high eight strikeouts in his Game 3 start in the ALDS at Houston…his total also tied for the second-most by a KC hurler in a postseason game, trailing only Dennis Leonard, who fanned nine in Game 4 of the 1978 ALCS...Earned his first postseason victory in Game #1 of the ALCS vs. Toronto, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing two hits with four walks and five strikeouts...became the fourth Royals starter to record 6.0 shutout frames or more in a postseason game, joining Danny Jackson (1985), Bret Saberhagen (1985) and Yordano Ventura (2014)...Made two starts in the World Series…did not earn a decision despite allowing just four earned runs over 12.0 innings in Game 1 and Game 5...was not with the club during Games 2 or 3 after his father, Danio, passed away hours before his Game 1 start.

2014

Edinson signed a two-year free-agent contract on December 29, with a mutual option for the 2017 season...Spent his only season in Pittsburgh, leading the club in wins, innings, starts and ERA...His 13 victories represented his highest total since winning 17 games with Cincinnati in 2008...Went 8-5 with a 3.06 ERA (36 ER in 106.0 IP) in 18 games (17 starts) at PNC Park...Posted a 5-2 mark with a 3.01 ERA (29 ER in 86.2 IP) in 14 starts on the road...Ended the regular season with a career-best 18.0 consecutive scoreless innings...Posted the second-lowest ERA (1.08) in the National League during the month of September, trailing Chicago's Jake Arietta (0.95)...Beginning on June 23, went 9-1 with a 1.85 ERA (23 ER in 111.1 IP) over his final 17 starts…his ERA was the fourthlowest in the Majors during that span, trailing only Clayton Kershaw (1.41), Corey Kluber (1.77) and Jon Lester (1.82)...Made his season debut on April 3, tossing 2.0 innings of scoreless relief vs. Chicago, his sixth career relief appearance...Won his first game with Pittsburgh on April 17 (11-2), allowing 2 runs in 7.0 innings of work…lost four straight decisions before picking up second victory (3-1) vs. Washington on May 22...Tossed second career complete game on July 10 at St. Louis in a 9-1 victory, allowing one run on six hits...Complete game victory capped a four-game winning streak...Went 2-for-53 (.038) with two RBI, three walks and eight sacrifices at the plate...Suffered the loss to San Francisco in the Wild Card Game (8-0), allowing five runs on five hits over 5.0 innings.

2013

Went 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA in three starts for the Dominican Republic during the World Baseball Classic in March...Went 9-12 with a 5.71 ERA (170.1ip/108er) and 142 strikeouts in 33 combined games (32 starts) between San Diego and Los Angeles (NL) during the regular season...Tied career high (third time) in starts...Led league in runs allowed and ranked third in walks...Began season with the Padres and lost each of his first three starts (12.1ip/17r/16er)...Pitched 7.0 scoreless innings and did not walk a batter on 4/24 vs. Milwaukee...Won three straight starts from 4/24 thru 5/5...Connected off Toronto's Ramon Ortiz for first career home run on 6/2; a three-run shot in the second inning at Petco Park...Gave up season-high 11 hits and nine runs in a no-decision (2.1ip) at Colorado on 6/7...Tied career high (second time) with seven walks on 6/22 vs. Los Angeles (NL)...Won back-to-back starts on 7/20 and 7/25...Threw just 42 pitches (0.2ip/6r/5er) in final start with San Diego on 8/23...Was designated for assignment on 8/24 and became a free agent on 8/27...Signed with the Dodgers on 8/30...Made lone relief appearance (fifth career) on 8/30 (1.0ip/0r)...Posted a 2.38 ERA (11.1ip/3er) in his last two starts with Los Angeles...Was active for the N.L.C.S. vs. St. Louis, but did not make an appearance.

2012 In his first campaign with the Padres made a career-high tying 32 starts (also, 2008), working 182.2 innings pitched, the second-most innings pitched in a season in his career (196.0 IP in 2008). Tossed 16 quality starts in 2012, the second-most of his career(20 in 2008) and second-most on the team behind Clayton Richard's 18 this past season. His 174 strikeouts in 2012 were also the second-most of his career (206 in 2008). Held hitters to a .236 (160-for-679) average, the ninth-best mark among all qualifying National League pitchers. Issued a career-high 105 walks, the most among all National League pitchers and tied for the most among all Major League pitchers (also, Ricky Romero, TOR)...his 105 walks in 2012 were the most by a Padres pitcher since Matt Clement walked a franchise-record 125 batters in 2000...105 walks tied with Tim Lollar(1984)for the seventh-most ever in a season by a Padres pitcher. In 17 starts at Petco Park in 2012, was 6-5 with a 2.95 ERA (33ER/100.2 IP), a .208 (74-for-356) opponents batting average and 99 strikeouts against 56 walks, with the Padres 9-8 in his starts at home. Over his final eight starts at home from 6/24-09/30, went 5-1 with a 1.90 ERA(10 ER/47.1 IP), a .196 (33-for-168) opponents average and 46 strikeouts against 27 walks, with the Padres 6-2 in those starts. In the first half of the season went 5-7 with a 3.52 ERA (42ER/107.1 IP) over 18 starts before going 6-4 with a 5.02 ERA(42 ER/75.1 IP) in 14 starts after theAll-Star Break. Received a 3.40 (69 RS/182.2 IP) run support average (runs scored while in the game) overall, the fourth-lowest average among all qualifying National League pitchers and fifth-lowest in the Majors. Started the Padres home opener on 4/5 vs. LAD, his Padres debut...took the loss after allowing three runs, two earned, over 5.0 innings pitched...also started the Padres last home game of the season on 9/30 vs. SF, his last game of the season...did not factor into the decision. Had two games with a season-high 10 strikeouts on 7/5 vs. CIN and 8/20 vs. PIT, tied for the most strikeouts by a Padres pitcher in 2012 (also, Jason Marquis on 6/18 vs. TEX)...his 10-strikeout game on 8/20 was the ninth of his career. Struck out 174 batters total in 182.2 innings in 2012 for an 8.6 K/9 ratio...over his final 16 starts from 6/30-9/30, struck out 94 batters in 88.1 innings for a 9.6 K/9 ratio over that span. Tossed a complete game one-hitter on 7/19 vs. HOU, a one-hit shutout...only hit allowed was an infield single to Matt Downs...became the third shutout ever pitched by a Padre at Petco Park and first since Jake Peavy tossed one on 8/23/05 vs. HOU...first one-hitter tossed by a single player in Petco Park history...first one-hitter tossed in San Diego by a Padre since Kevin Brown on 8/16/98 vs. MIL. Had a stretch of 16-straight starts with three-or-more walks issued in each start from 5/17-8/10, the longest such stretch in Padres history and the longest such stretch by any pitcher since LHP Tony Saunders walked three-or-more in 21-straight starts for TB in 1998...was the longest such stretch by a National League pitcher since LHP Fernando Valenzuela also walked three-or-more in 16-straight starts to end the 1987 season for LAD. Did not walk a batter on 9/19 at ARI, the fourth game of his career without issuing a walk, and third start...first game to not issue a walk since a start on 9/25/06 at LAA, a span of 109 games, 108 starts, between the two games...only other start without issuing a walk was on 9/14/06 vs. LAA. 2011 Split his season between CIN and Triple-A Louisville after being named the Reds' Opening Day starter for the first time in his career...Posted a 6.35 ERA (36 ER/51.0 IP) in 10 starts before being optioned to Louisville on 5/23...returned to CIN on 6/7...optioned again on 7/7 and recalled 9/3 after rosters expanded...returned to the rotation on 9/11...Allowed at least one run in the first inning in nine of his 20 starts...twice allowed home runs to the first two batters of the game. 2010 Came back from right elbow surgery to make 12 starts for the Reds...from 2/22-7/16 was on the 60-day disabled list recovering from 8/3/09 surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament ("Tommy John") and torn flexor mass in his right elbow...beginning 6/12 went 4-0, 1.45 in 6 rehabilitation starts at Lynchburg and Louisville before making his 2010 debut on 8/17 with an 8-1 win vs the Rockies...went 3-2, 6.17 in 8 starts before he was sent to the bullpen on 8/28 after apps on 8/18 and 8/23 in which he allowed 10 runs in 5.1 innings...the start on 8/23 at SF was the shortest of his career (0.2ip, 5h, 5er, 3bb, 1k)...on 8/31, before he pitched for the Reds in relief, was optioned to Dayton to make room on the roster for Aaron Harang, who came off the DL to start that night's game vs Mil...while with the Dragons made 2 starts (0-0, 1.38) before their season ended...on 9/7 rejoined the Reds at Coors Field and on 9/11 vs Pit started the 10-inning, 5-4 win... after he rejoined the club on 9/7 went 1-1, 1.95 in his last 4 starts of the season...on 9/28 vs Hou started the Reds' 3-2 win that clinched the division (6ip, 7h, 2er, 12bb, 8k)...produced 7 quality starts, including each of his last 4 apps...in his 12 starts the Reds went 9-3 and scored 60 runs (5 r/g)...started Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Phi, a 4-0 loss in which Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter...from 4/20-6/13 was on Major League Baseball's suspended list for testing positive for a banned substance...during spring training went on the 60-day DL to make room on the roster after the club signed free agent OF Jonny Gomes. 2009 On 8/3 had season-ending surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament ("Tommy John") and torn flexor mass in his right elbow (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...twice was on the disabled list, from 5/22- 5/31 with mid-back spasms and from 6/2 through the remainder of the season with the elbow injuries...left his start on 5/16 at SD with back spasms and 6 days later went on the DL the first time...on 6/1 at StL, came off the disabled list but left that start after the first inning with numbness in the pinky and ring fingers of his right hand...the next day returned to the DL and 2 months later had elbow surgery...when injured opponents were hitting just .191, best mark in the National League...in his 9 starts the Reds went 5-4 and scored 48 runs (5.33 r/g)...produced 3 quality starts...allowed 1 hit in 5.0 innings in a 4-3 loss vs Atl on 4/24 and 1 hit in 8.0 innings in a 3-0 win on 4/29 vs Hou...became the first pitcher in the Major Leagues to record consecutive starts of at least 5.0 innings while allowing no more than 1 hit since Wsh's Shawn Hill did it on each side of a trip to the disabled list in 2007...became the first Reds pitcher with similar consecutive starts since Ron Villone did it in 1999 (1 hit in 7ip on 6/24 at Hou, 1 hit in 8ip on 6/30 vs Ari)...in that 4-3 loss on 4/24 vs Atl issued a careerhigh 7 walks...in that start allowed just 1 hit, a solo HR by Jeff Francoeur, but threw 40 pitches in the fourth frame, during which he walked 5 batters to force in 2 runs...became the first Reds pitcher to walk 5 batters in an inning since Ryan Dempster walked 6 batters in the bottom of the second on 4/30/03 at Col...in his next 2 starts, on 4/29 vs Hou and 5/5 at Fla, didn't allow a run over 16.0 innings, the longest scoreless streak of his career...threw a career-high 8.0 innings in each appearance...started the Dominican Republic's World Baseball Classic opener and suffered the 3-2 loss to the Netherlands (3ip, 2h, 3r, 0er, 2bb, 3k, 58 pitches)... in the first inning allowed 3 unearned runs on 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 walk and 1 wild pitch...in spring training went 2-0, 1.19 in 5 starts and 1 relief appearance...didn't allow a run until his 17th spring inning. 2008 In his first full season in the Major Leagues was the Reds' lone All-Star and was voted by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America the winner of the Johnny Vander Meer Award as the staff's Most Outstanding Pitcher...led the staff in victories (17), ERA (3.21) and strikeouts (206) and with 196.0 innings pitched finished second on the club to Bronson Arroyo's 200ip...his 206 strikeouts tied for the most by a pitcher in his first season with the Reds (Gary Nolan, 1967)...for most of the first half led the Major Leagues in ERA and finished the season ranked among the NL leaders in that category (8th) plus wins (17, T3rd), strikeouts (206, T2nd), walks (93, 4th), opponents' BA (.232, 5th), winning percentage (.739, T3rd), strikeouts per 9 innings (9.5, 2nd), ERA on the road (2.43, 2nd), ERA in the day (2.21, 4th) and wild pitches (10, 6th)...despite his ranking among the NL leaders in most pitching categories didn't receive a Cy Young Award vote...also led the Reds' pitching staff with 20 quality starts...from 4/22-6/20 produced quality starts in 12 consecutive apps, the longest quality start streak by a Reds pitcher since Jose Rijo had 15 straight quality apps from 7/6-9/15, 1993...in 20 of his 32 starts allowed 2 earned runs or fewer and in 24 of his 32 starts allowed 3 earned runs or fewer...didn't allow more than 1 earned run in any of his first 8 starts, tying the Major League record for most starts to begin a season without allowing more than 1 earned run...was the longest such streak by a Reds pitcher since Rijo held opponents to fewer than 2 earned runs in 10 straight starts from 8/14/88 (5gs)-4/28/89 (5gs) and the longest single-season streak since Bill Gullickson did it in 9 consecutive starts from 7/29-9/2, 1986...didn't allow more than 2 earned runs in any of his first 12 starts of the season, the first Major League pitcher to do so since Det's Al Benton began the 1945 season with 16 such starts and the first National League hurler since Lou Fette of the 1939 Boston Braves held opponents to fewer than 3 earned runs in each of his first 14 starts...his ERA didn't rise above 2.00 until his 17th appearance (2.08) and didn't rise above 3.00 until his 28th appearance (3.04)...6 times recorded at least 10 strikeouts, the most 10k apps in a season by a Reds pitcher since Mario Soto had six 10-strikeout games in 1983...in 3 other starts finished with 9 strikeouts...went 10-2, 1.71 in his first 16 apps and 7-4, 4.63 in his last 17 apps...3 times was the victim of blown saves...his 17 victories were the most by a Reds pitcher since LHP Pete Schourek in 1995 (18-7), the most by a Reds righthander since Soto in 1984 (18-7), the most by a pitcher in his first season with the Reds since Danny Jackson in 1988 (23 wins) and the most by a righthander in his first season with the Reds since Joey Jay in 1961 (21 wins)...in his 32 starts the Reds (74-88, .457) went 21-11 (.645)... in 2 of the 11 losses he started Reds batters were shut out, in 2 more they scored 1 run and in 3 others they lost in extra innings...was 1 of only 5 Reds pitchers to participate in more winning games than losing games (Bronson Arroyo, Jared Burton, Francisco Cordero, David Weathers)...on 5/23 at SD struck out the game's first 6 batters...on 5/25 at SD made his only relief appearance of the season and suffered the 18-inning, 12-9 loss (1.2ip, 1h, 3r, 0er, 1bb, 2k, 1hr, 39 pitches)...was the 10th of the Reds' 10 pitchers and threw 17th and 18th innings...following Joey Votto's 2-out throwing error in the 18th allowed a game-ending, 3-run HR to Adrian Gonzalez...fellow starter Aaron Harang pitched innings 13-16...every Reds player appeared in that game but RHP Johnny Cueto, who was scheduled to start the next game 2 days later... went 7-1, 1.34 in 10 starts prior to that relief outing and 10-4, 4.05 in 22 starts following that relief outing...in consecutive starts from 6/14-6/16 faced American League East powers Bos, NYY and Tor and went 1-1, 4.42... his 13 strikeouts in a 6-5 win on 9/3 vs Pit were a career-high and the most by a Reds pitcher all season... made his final start of the season in a 2-1 victory on 9/23 at Hou in the Astros' first home game after Hurricane Ike...threw a career-high 7.1 innings and in the second inning recorded his 200th strikeout of the season (Brad Ausmus)...was scheduled to start the season finale at StL but was scratched with tendinitis in his left knee... in Baseball America's Best Tools issue ranked third in the National League in the categories of Best Fastball (Tim Lincecum 1st, Ben Sheets 2nd) and Best Changeup (Johan Santana 1st, Cole Hamels 2nd)...on 4/27 at SF recorded his first career RBI (groundout off Barry Zito)...on 5/2 at Atl singled off Tim Hudson for his first career hit (12th AB)...made 1 start and 1 relief appearance for Este in the Dominican Winter League regular season before joining the club's starting rotation for the playoffs. 2007 Received the Nolan Ryan Pitcher of the Year Award as the best minor league pitcher in the Rangers' organization...in 26 starts at Class A Bakersfield, Class AA Frisco and Class AAA Oklahoma 14-6, 3.67 while allowing minor league opponents to hit just .190 overall...in 19 starts at Frisco and Oklahoma went 14-2, 2.55 and limited opponents to a .183ba...among all Rangers farmhands ranked first in strikeouts (166 in 144.2 innings), second in victories and fifth in ERA...began the season at Bakersfield...on 5/15 was promoted to Frisco, where he produced a pair of 10-strikeout games (6/18 at Midland, 7/14 vs Corpus Christi)...from 6/18-6/28 was on Frisco's disable list with a torn callus on his right thumb but missed just 1 start...on 7/18 was promoted to Oklahoma, where he posted a 5.64era in the first inning and a 0.63era after the first frame... from 8/20-8/26 was Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week (2gs, 1-0, 0.00, 13ip, 16k)...on 8/14 at Memphis recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts...in that game struck out his last 6 batters faced...as a September callup went 2-1, 4.50 in 6 starts for the Rangers...won his first 2 starts for Tex...in each of consecutive starts on 9/12 at Det and 9/17 at Min recorded a career-high 6 strikeouts...threw at least 6.0 innings in 3 of his 6 starts for Tex...posted a 3.00era in innings 1-5 and a 15.75era in the sixth inning...entered 2007 rated by Baseball America as the third-best prospect in the Rangers' organization...following the season was rated the 13th-best prospect in the entire Pacific Coast League...following the season pitched for Este in the Dominican Winter League (3g, 2gs, 0-2, 4.15, 8.2ip, 11h, 3bb, 10k). 2006 Spent most of the season at Class AAA Oklahoma and posted a 3.21era in 21 starts to lead all Rangers minor league pitchers...was the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June (5gs, 1-0, 0.84)... was a Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star and PCL Pitcher of the Week for 6/5-6/11 (2gs, 1.38era)... with 130 strikeouts ranked T4th in the PCL...ranked fifth in ERA (3.21)...in 10 starts after 6/1 went 3-1, 1.49... from 6/5-6/22 threw 20.0 consecutive scoreless innings...produced 3 double-digit strikeout games, including a season-best 11k on 7/28 at Portland in his final minor league appearance of the season...in his last 4 starts for Oklahoma went 2-0, 1.90...from 7/31-8/6 was on Oklahoma's disabled list with a strained calf muscle...made 8 starts for the Rangers...was promoted on 8/7...went 1-1, 3.00 in his first 2 starts and 0-5, 9.70 in his last 6 starts... in a 5/4 win on 8/12 vs Sea threw 7.0 shutout innings to earn his first Major League victory...following the season his changeup was rated by Baseball America as the best in the Rangers' organization. 2005 In 22 starts at rookie AZL Rangers, Class A Bakersfield and Class AA Frisco combined to finish 6-9, 4.10...made his Major League debut with 3 starts and 3 relief apps for the Rangers...with 128 strikeouts ranked fourth among all Rangers farmhands...was selected to participate in Major League Baseball's All-Star Futures Game and in the Texas League All-Star Game...earned the 4-0 World Team victory in the Futures Game...on 8/30 was promoted to Tex between games of a doubleheader...made his big league debut in the nightcap vs the WSox...became the first Rangers pitcher to start in his debut since Chris Young did it on 8/24/04...following the season was rated by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Rangers' organization...his fastball was rated the best in the Texas League...from 7/20-8/14 was on Frisco's disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle...made 1 rehab appearance for the rookie AZL Rangers. 2004 In 23 starts and 6 relief apps at Class A Clinton and Stockton posted a 3.83era, 10th-best among all Rangers minor leaguers...opponents hit just .235...was promoted to Stockton on 7/29...in his first 5 starts for the Ports went 4-0, 2.60...following the season pitched for Azucareros in the Dominican Winter League (10g, 0-2, 3.18, 22.2ip, 24k). 2003 Spent the season in the rookie Arizona League...went 1-0, 1.93 in 4 starts and 1-1, 6.23 in 6 relief apps...earned his first professional save on 7/24 vs the Mariners. 2002 Made his professional debut in the Dominican Summer League, where he recorded 58 strikeouts in just 47.0 innings.