Danny Duffy

Danny Duffy #41

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 3" /205
  • Age: 28

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Pitches: Strikes, Balls

Danny Duffy 2017 Stats

G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
24 9-10 3.81 146.1 130 1.26

Danny Duffy MLB Career Stats

G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
158 45-43 3.73 769.1 670 1.29

Danny Duffy Bio

  • Full Name: Daniel Richard Duffy
  • Nickname: Bear
  • Born: 12/21/1988 in Goleta, CA
  • Draft: 2007, Kansas City Royals, 3rd rd. (96th overall)
  • High School: Cabrillo, Lompoc, CA
  • Debut: 5/18/2011
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 Stats 9 10 3.81 24 24 0 146.1 130 1.26
MLB Career Stats 45 43 3.73 158 130 1 769.1 670 1.29
  • Status: Active

Danny Duffy Slider 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)
2017 Royals AL 656 Slider 82.98 83.11 2,309.95 6.36 87.45
MLB Avg - - - Slider 84.57 83.81 2,362.08 5.81 87.32
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)
2017 Royals AL 656 Slider 82.98 83.11 2,309.95 6.36 87.45
MLB Avg - - - Slider 84.57 83.81 2,362.08 5.81 87.32

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October 16, 2017 at 1:24 PM ET

Duffy wins nine games in 2017

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy finished the 2017 regular season with a 9-10 record, a 3.81 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 130 strikeouts across 146 1/3 innings.

September 30, 2017 at 7:07 PM ET

Duffy set for procedure to clean up left elbow

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy will undergo a procedure in Kansas City on Tuesday to remove "loose bodies" in the back of his elbow, manager Ned Yost said.

Awards

Danny Duffy Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2009 Wilmington CAR

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/02/2011 Omaha PCL
07/01/2013 Omaha PCL

CAR Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/20/2009 Wilmington CAR

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Wilmington CAR

Danny Duffy Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2016 3.51 12th in AL

Wins

Season W Rank
2016 12 17th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2016 .800 4th in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2016 188 9th in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2016 1.14 7th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2016 .241 12th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2016 1 10th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2016 9.42 5th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2016 4.48 6th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2014 53 23rd in AL
2015 53 21st in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2016 27 17th in AL

Danny Duffy Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 17, 2017 Kansas City Royals activated LHP Danny Duffy from the 10-day disabled list.
August 26, 2017 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 10-day disabled list. Left elbow impingement/valgus extension overload.
July 4, 2017 Kansas City Royals activated LHP Danny Duffy.
June 24, 2017 sent LHP Danny Duffy on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 24, 2017 Kansas City Royals sent LHP Danny Duffy on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
May 30, 2017 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to May 29, 2017. Strained right oblique.
May 30, 2017 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to May 29, 2017. Strained right oblique.
June 24, 2015 Kansas City Royals activated LHP Danny Duffy from the 15-day disabled list.
June 9, 2015 Kansas City Royals sent LHP Danny Duffy on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
May 25, 2015 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 17, 2015. Left biceps tendinitis.
April 12, 2014 Kansas City Royals recalled LHP Danny Duffy from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 23, 2014 Kansas City Royals optioned LHP Danny Duffy to Omaha Storm Chasers.
September 30, 2013 Danny Duffy roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
September 17, 2013 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to September 8, 2013. Mild left flexor strain.
August 28, 2013 Kansas City Royals recalled LHP Danny Duffy from Omaha Storm Chasers.
August 17, 2013 Kansas City Royals optioned Danny Duffy to Omaha Storm Chasers.
August 16, 2013 Kansas City Royals recalled Danny Duffy from Omaha Storm Chasers.
August 8, 2013 Kansas City Royals optioned Danny Duffy to Omaha Storm Chasers.
August 8, 2013 Danny Duffy roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
August 7, 2013 Kansas City Royals recalled Danny Duffy from Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 18, 2013 Danny Duffy assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
July 17, 2013 Danny Duffy assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 25, 2013 Kansas City Royals optioned Danny Duffy to Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 6, 2013 Kansas City Royals sent LHP Danny Duffy on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 4, 2013 Danny Duffy roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
May 26, 2013 Kansas City Royals sent LHP Danny Duffy on a rehab assignment to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
March 31, 2013 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list. Recovering from June 2012 Tommy John surgery.
November 2, 2012 Kansas City Royals activated LHP Danny Duffy from the 60-day disabled list.
June 14, 2012 Kansas City Royals transferred LHP Danny Duffy from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 14, 2012 Kansas City Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list. Left elbow tightness.
July 19, 2011 Kansas City Royals recalled Danny Duffy from Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 8, 2011 Kansas City Royals optioned Danny Duffy to Omaha Storm Chasers.
May 18, 2011 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of Danny Duffy from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 31, 2011 Danny Duffy assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
January 3, 2011 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster LHP Danny Duffy to spring training.
July 28, 2010 Danny Duffy assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
July 15, 2010 Danny Duffy assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Idaho Falls Chukars.
July 6, 2010 Danny Duffy assigned to Idaho Falls Chukars from AZL Royals.
June 28, 2010 AZL Royals signed Danny Duffy.
March 24, 2010 LHP Danny Duffy retired.
March 24, 2010 LHP Danny Duffy retired.
January 18, 2010 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster LHP Danny Duffy to spring training.

Daniel Richard Duffy Bio Info

Full name is Daniel Richard Duffy...resides in Lompoc, Calif., with wife, Sara...Participated in three Royals FanFests (2011, 2013, 2016) and 2012 and 2013 Royals Caravan...also was involved in calendar shoots for Braden's Hope for childhood cancer research, the annual Gloves for Kids fundraiser and the Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament...co-hosted a Challenge Your Fashion fundraiser with Luke and Ashley Hochevar in 2014...Graduated from Cabrillo High in Lompoc, Calif., in 2007...went 5-3 with a 0.60 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 58.2 innings as a senior...turned down a scholarship offer from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to sign with the Royals...Attended one of the MLB Youth Academy's Southern California Showcases as an amateur.

2016

Set career highs in wins (12), starts (26), innings (179.2) and strikeouts (188) while leading Royals' starting pitchers in ERA (3.51)...Pitched to a 3.00 ERA (6 ER in 18.0 IP) in 16 relief appearances before joining the starting rotation on May 15...Went 12-3 overall (.800), matching Larry Gura (.800, 16-4) in 1978 for the best winning percentage in franchise history (min. 15 decisions)...Set the Royals record for strikeouts by a left-handed pitcher (188), surpassing the previous high of 156 by Bill Butler in 1969...Held left-handed batters to a .183 average (20-for- 109), fourth best in the AL (min. 100 lefties faced)...Allowed just three extra-base hits to left handers all season, including one home run to Rougned Odor on July 22, which snapped a streak of 361 regular season at-bats without allowing a home run to a lefty, dating back to Aug. 27, 2011 (Jim Thome)...Won 10 straight decisions from June 11-Aug. 21, the longest winning streak by a Royal since Jeremy Guthrie won 10 straight from Aug. 8, 2012-May 9, 2013 and one shy of the franchise record held by Rich Gale (June 17-Aug. 23, 1980) and Paul Splittorff (Aug. 13, 1977-April 22, 1978)...During his 10-game winning streak, he led AL hurlers in innings (95.2) and WHIP (0.98), tied for first in opponents' average (.209) and strikeouts (98), tied for second in wins (10) and third in ERA (2.35)...His 14-start unbeaten streak was tied for the third longest in Royals history, trailing Jeremy Guthrie's 18-start unbeaten streak from Aug. 8, 2012-May 9, 2013 and Paul Splittorff's 16-start unbeaten streak from Aug. 13, 1977-April 22, 1978...Went 7-0 at home, joining Steve Farr (1986) and Larry Gura (1977) as the only Royals to finish a season 7-0 at home…among all pitchers in 2016, only Andrew Miller (8-0) had more wins without a loss at home...Hasn't lost at Kauffman Stadium since Sept. 5, 2015, setting a new club record for consecutive home starts without a loss (15), surpassing the previous mark held by Kevin Appier (12) and Bret Saberhagen (12)...Threw 61 of his 76 pitches for strikes (80.3%) on May 27 vs. the White Sox, the highest strike-rate by a KC starting pitcher since pitch-count totals are available (1988)...Recorded his 500th career strikeout on Aug. 27 at Boston, becoming the 15th pitcher in Royals history to reach the 500-strikeout mark and the fifth left hander...Recorded a then-career-high 10 strikeouts over 6.0 scoreless innings in a 4-1 win over the White Sox on June 11, joining Paul Splittorff as the only Royals left handers to record a double-digit strikeout game over at least 6.0 shutout innings...Named Royals Pitcher of the Month in both June and July...went 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA (13 ER in 36.0 IP) and 45 strikeouts in June, while he was 3-0 with a 3.18 ERA (12 ER in 34.0 IP) over five starts in July...Recorded his first Major League hit and RBI on July 2 in Philadelphia, reaching on an infield single to the shortstop to score Cheslor Cuthbert...Pitched 8.0 innings with eight strikeouts and no walks on June 27 vs. St. Louis and 8.2 innings with eight strikeouts and no walks in his next start at Philadelphia on July 2 to become the first Royals left hander to record consecutive starts of at least 8.0 innings, eight strikeouts and no walks...Had a streak of 88 straight batters faced without issuing a walk from June 22 to July 7...Recorded at least seven strikeouts in five straight starts from June 22-July 16, tied for the second longest such streak in Royals history, trailing only Zack Greinke (6 straight) from April 8-May 4, 2009...Set a franchise record with 16 strikeouts on Aug. 1 at Tampa Bay, surpassing the previous record held by Zack Greinke (15 on Aug. 25, 2009 vs. Cleveland)… didn't allow a hit until the first batter of the eighth inning and finished with 8.0 scoreless innings…joined Randy Johnson as the only left handers since 1913 to record at least 16 strikeouts and allow one-or-fewer hit...Tossed his first complete game on Aug. 11 vs. the White Sox, allowing seven hits and no walks on 98 pitches...it was first no-walk complete game by a Royal since Jason Vargas on Aug. 13, 2014...Went 11-1 with a 2.66 ERA (41 ER in 138.2 IP) through his first 35 appearances (19 starts) through Aug. 21…over his last seven starts, he went 1-2 with a 6.37 ERA (29 ER in 41.0 IP)...Finished the season with 9.21 strikeouts-per-nine innings (188 K in 183.2 IP), the second best rate in Royals history, trailing Zack Greinke (9.50) in his 2009 Cy Young Award winning season.

2015

Duffy spent a majority of the year in the Royals rotation, but was moved to the bullpen for the last two weeks of the regular season…posted a 7-8 record with a 4.08 ERA over 30 appearances (24 starts)...Did not allow a run in six relief appearances, spanning 8.1 innings…had a 4.35 ERA as a starter...Held left-handed hitters to a .239 batting average (26-for-109) with just six extra-base hits (five doubles, one triple) for a .303 slugging percentage…fellow lefties hit just .140 (7-for-50) against him over his final 17 appearances...Posted a 2-0 record and a 2.93 ERA (13 ER in 40.0 IP) in nine daytime appearances, including six starts...Won his first two decisions, posting a 3.45 ERA over his first five starts…struggled in three May starts (0-3, 13.03 ERA) before being placed on the disabled list...Missed 24 games with left biceps tendonitis, between May 25 and June 24...Went 5-2 with a 3.04 ERA over 11 starts in July and August...Tossed a career-high 8.0 innings in a 4-1 win at U.S. Cellular Field…did not allow a run until Tyler Saladino hit a solo home run to lead off the ninth inning...Recorded a season-high eight strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work at Camden Yards on September 11…did not earn a decision after the O's rallied against the KC bullpen...Collected his first Major League save on September 20 in Detroit, pitching the final 4.0 innings of a 10-3 triumph… it marked the first 4.0-inning save by a Royals pitcher since Kris Wilson on May 31, 2001...Made six relief appearances, going 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA (4 ER in 6.0 IP), allowing no walks and nine strikeouts...Picked up his second career postseason win in Game #2 of the ALCS vs. Toronto, pitching a flawless seventh in front of a five-run rally in the bottom of the inning...Appeared in three World Series games, surrendering just one run on a solo shot to Michael Conforto in Game 4 at Citi Field.

2014

Danny spent a majority of the season in the Royals' starting rotation, going 9-12 with a 2.53 ERA in 25 starts (31 overall appearances)...Recorded a career-high 113 strikeouts in 149.1 innings...Had a deceiving record as he ranked fifth in the A.L. in ERA (2.53), fifth in opponents' batting average (.209) and ninth in WHIP (1.11) among hurlers with at least 140.0 innings...His .209 opponents' average was the lowest by a KC lefty, and third-lowest in club history overall by a hurler with at least 140.0 frames...Especially tough on left-handed hitters, holding them to a .137 batting average (17-for-124), second-lowest in the Major Leagues by a pitcher that faced at least 100 lefties...Held left-handed hitters to a .121 average (7-for-58) over his final 10 starts...Held the opposition to a .185 batting average (43-for-232) at home, posting a 2-4 record and a 2.67 ERA (20 ER in 67.1 IP) at 'The K'...went 7-8 with a 2.41 ERA (22 ER in 82.0 IP) on the road...Recorded a 4-3 mark and a 2.23 ERA after the All-Star break...His post-All-Star break ERA ranked 10th among A.L. starting pitchers...Received the lowest run support in the American League (3.38 runs/9.0 innings) among pitchers that made at least 25 starts...Opened the year in Triple-A Omaha, but was recalled on April 11 making just one start for the Storm Chasers...His first six appearances came out of the bullpen as he went 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA, tallying 11 strikeouts in 8.1 frames as a reliever...Retired the first 20 hitters he faced on May 17 vs. Baltimore in a 1-0 win...His bid at perfection was broken up by Adam Jones' two-out single in the seventh...It was the second-most consecutive batters retired to start a game, one shy of Bret Saberhagen's club-record 21 on June 22, 1985 vs. Seattle...Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk, to help blank the Cardinals, 6-0 at Busch Stadium on June 2...he and three relievers combined for KC's first-ever regular-season shutout at St. Louis...Threw just one pitch in his September 6 outing at Yankee Stadium, before leaving with stiffness in his left shoulder, missing two turns in the rotation.

2013

Danny worked his way back from Tommy John surgery, making five Major League starts in August and September. Carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning on August 16 at Detroit, tossing 6.0 shutout innings in his first MLB win since May 3, 2012. His 1.85 ERA was second-best in the A.L. among pitchers that made at least five starts (Clay Buchholz, 1.74). Recorded a career-best 15.2 consecutive scoreless innings from August 16 to September 2, which spanned three Major League starts. Did not lose a decision after June 5, including 18 outings with Northwest Arkansas (AA), Omaha (AAA) and KC. Averaged 11.35 strikeouts per 9 IP over his 16 minor league appearances ... set a single-game record at Northwest Arkansas, fanning 13 over 5.1 innings, July 17 at Tulsa.

2012 Made six starts before injuring his left elbow on May 13 at Chicago...underwent ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (Tommy John) on June 13 and missed the remainder of the season...Struck out 9.11 batters per nine innings, the eighth-highest ratio in the A.L. among pitchers who made at least 6 starts...teammate Felipe Paulino was sixth at 9.32. 2011 After opening campaign with Omaha (AAA), had his contract selected on May 18 and made his big league debut that night vs. Texas, taking a no decision in a start...Struck out 87 in 105.1 innings for 7.43 K's/9, which is the third-best ratio among Royals rookies (min. 100 IP) in history...only trailed Bob Johnson (8.66 in 1970) and Tom Gordon (8.45 in 1989)...Earned his first big league win in front of over 100 family and friends in Oakland on June 14, 7-4...Struck out 9 Cardinals in 3.2 IP on June 19, becoming third pitcher since 1946 to whiff 9+ in less than 4.0 innings...Was shut down for the season due to an innings limit following a 7-4 win at Oakland on September 6...the win snapped a 4-game losing streak and six-start winless streak. 2010 Had an eventful 2010 campaign, taking a leave from baseball after informing the Royals on March 23... he returned to baseball activities on June 2 and made his first appearance of the season for Surprise (R) on June 28...Quickly worked his way through the system, making 2 starts with Surprise and Idaho Falls (R), then 3 more at Wilmington (A Advanced) before wrapping up the season at NW Arkansas (AA)...Helped the Naturals to the Texas League title, going 1-0 in a pair of postseason starts, recording a 1.69 ERA... he allowed 12 hits and 2 earned runs in 10.2 innings, walking 4 and striking out 15...Was one of a record six Royals farmhands to represent Team USA at the Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament...went 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 2 starts (9.1 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO) as Team USA finished tied for third and qualifi ed for the 2011 Pan Am Games as well as the 2011 World Cup...Capped the year with 7 appearances, including 3 starts, with Surprise in the Arizona Fall League...was 1-1 with a save and an 8.04 ERA...struck out 18 and walked 9 in 15.2 innings. 2009 Pitched the entire 2009 season at High-A Wilmington as one of the youngest players in the Carolina League...Tossed 0.2 scoreless innings with a hit and a walk in the 11th annual XM Satellite Radio Futures All-Star Game in St. Louis on July 12...Ranked third in the Carolina League in strikeouts, fourth in ERA and seventh in wins...Similar to 2008, was lights out down the stretch in helping lead the Blue Rocks to the playoffs...was 1-0 with a 1.01 ERA in his fi nal fi ve starts of the season. 2008 Spent his first year of full-season pro ball entirely with the Burlington Bees of the Class A Midwest League...went 8-4 with a 2.20 ERA in 17 starts, striking out 102 and walking 25 over 81 2/3 innings, as he limited the league to a .193 average...was 2-3 with a 4.61 ERA (27 1/3 IP) before the All-Star break and a dominating 6-1 with a 0.99 ERA (54 1/3 IP) after...first win came in fourth outing June 4 as he shut out Clinton on one hit, three walks and a hit batsman with three strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings...had five other shutout victories, June 23 vs. Peoria (7 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 8 K), July 20 against West Michigan (5 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP), in his next outing July 26 vs. South Bend (5 1/3 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 4 K), a hitless effort Aug. 7 against Peoria (6 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP) and in his final game, Aug. 18 against Quad Cities (5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 7 K, 1 WP)...fanned a season-high eight on three occasions, a June 9 win vs. Wisconsin (5 IP), the June 23 shutout win against Peoria (7 IP) and an Aug. 13 no-decision vs. Clinton (4 IP). 2007 Made his professional debut and spent the entire season with the (Rookie-level) Arizona League Royals (Surprise, Ariz.)...went 2-3 with a 1.45 ERA in 11 games (nine starts), striking out 63 and walking 17 over 37 1/3 innings, as he limited the league to a .178 average and no home runs...ranked sixth in the league in strikeouts...allowed earned runs in just four appearances and no more than 2 ER in any outing...threw two hitless innings in his first appearance, June 28 vs. the AZL Rangers, walking one and fanning four...struck out a season-high nine twice, in back-to-back efforts Aug. 9, 14, both vs. the AZL Brewers, as he combined to allow one run on five hits with three walks and a hit batsman over 11 innings to go 1-0 in the pair of games.