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Danny Duffy
Birthdate: 12/21/1988 (28 y, 3 m, 2 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-2/185     Position: P
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 2, Overall: 96, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract: $65M / 5 Years (2017 - 2021)
RotoWire News: Duffy will get the start for Saturday's game against the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. (3/18/2017)
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Profile: Like Carlos Carrasco, Duffy went to the bullpen and found some velocity there that stuck in a return to the rotation, but that's not the only thing the Royals lefty discovered. He found the confidence to throw the ball in the zone with his nastier stuff as well, resulting in a career-high zone percentage. Duffy doesn't have better command now, but throwing a sinker more often allowed him to throw to the middle of the zone, particularly for a first-pitch strike. Finally, throwing the changeup more often has helped improve its drop and make it into a legitimate third weapon. It's quite the turnaround, so everyone will be nervous. But it's important to remember that he's always had this stuff, and that we always wondered why he didn't get better results. This version probably makes more sense if you think about a lefty with a 95 mph fastball, a nasty slurve, and now a strong changeup. Go get the bear suit, Danny. You're going to give more postgame interviews with that arsenal. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: If you pay for an ace, pay for a second-tier ace, because Duffy's command still makes him a little nerve-wracking. However, the stuff is ace-worthy in any league.

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DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
Total- - -- - -6220027.2121261312218289.115.860.65.32975.2 %34.7 %6.1 %3.903.964.7749
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2012-05-03KCRNYY110005.12362202610.133.380.00.40075.0 %53.3 %0.0 %3.381.973.0756
2012-04-22KCRTOR101004.2245440559.649.640.00.35760.0 %42.9 %0.0 %7.714.175.7441
2012-04-10KCR@OAK110006.02110004812.006.000.00.111100.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.002.433.6574
2012-04-16KCRDET101006.2267332179.451.352.70.31396.2 %27.8 %25.0 %4.055.343.2150
2012-05-08KCRBOS100004.1247430512.0810.380.00.38966.7 %22.2 %0.0 %6.236.099.4831
2012-05-13KCR@CHW100000.2300001113.5013.500.00.000100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.004.596.8043