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Jeff Locke
Birthdate: 11/20/1987 (29 y, 4 m, 3 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-1/215     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 7, Overall: 51, Team: Atlanta Braves
Contract: $3M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Locke (biceps) is scheduled to throw off a mound Saturday, the Miami Herald reports. "I think we're progressing pretty well," Locke said Wednesday. (3/23/2017)
Injury: Biceps, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: For a few seasons, one-time All Star Jeff Locke made a solid play for both the Pirates and fantasy owners by outperforming his peripherals, turning in a 3.52 ERA in 2013 and a 3.91 ERA in 2014 despite middling strikeout numbers. Unfortunately, after a mediocre 2015, the bottom fell out last season. Locke threw the most innings of a snakebit Pirates pitching staff (127.1 IP), but he also struck out a mere 13% of the batters he faced (well below the league average of 21%) and allowed hard contact on a career-high 31% of his pitches put in play. Locke gave up 18 combined runs in back-to-back starts, spent most of the second half of the season in the bullpen, and was non-tendered by the Pirates in November. Shortly thereafter, Locke signed a 1-year deal with the Marlins, where he looks to be the odd man out in the rotation but could still sneak by Dan Straily or Tom Koehler for the final spot. Locke should rebound somewhat from his poor 2016 if he does make the rotation, but barring a significant improvement he's unlikely to be more than a fantasy spot starter in 2017. (Brice Russ)

The Quick Opinion: Locke was cut by the Pirates after a season to forget in 2016. Now with the Marlins, he's not guaranteed a starting role, but if he can bring his strikeouts back up he could make it back to the fringes of fantasy relevance this year.

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DatePlayerInn.OutsBaseScorePlayLIREWEWPARE24
9/16J Carroll2-B1__31-1Jamey Carroll grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).1.650.8839.5 %.0660.56
9/23E Volquez3-T012_2-0Edinson Volquez reached on fielder's choice to pitcher (Bunt Grounder). Ramon Hernandez out at third. Paul Janish advanced to 2B.2.451.4062.2 %.0630.56
9/23B Phillips1-T01__0-0Brandon Phillips was caught stealing.1.510.8146.3 %.0580.58
9/28R Weeks Jr.4-B0_2_2-1Rickie Weeks reached on fielder's choice to shortstop (Grounder). Prince Fielder out at third.1.111.0825.1 %.0560.58
9/23R Hernandez4-T2_233-0Ramon Hernandez grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).1.910.5682.3 %.0550.56
9/23D Stubbs3-T21_32-0Drew Stubbs flied out to center (Fly).1.950.4673.0 %.0520.46
9/23D Stubbs5-T112_3-0Drew Stubbs reached on fielder's choice to shortstop (Grounder). Brandon Phillips out at second.2.130.8481.4 %.0460.44
9/23B Phillips3-T112_2-0Brandon Phillips flied out to center (Fliner (Fly)). Paul Janish advanced to 3B.2.310.8468.5 %.0440.38
9/10E Bonifacio4-T112_0-3Emilio Bonifacio grounded into a double play to shortstop (Grounder). Anibal Sanchez out at second.0.980.8414.4 %.0430.84
9/10J Buck1-T212_0-0John Buck flied out to left (Fliner (Liner)).1.680.4050.4 %.0410.40
9/16H Kuroda2-B2__31-1Hiroki Kuroda grounded out to pitcher (Grounder).1.490.3346.1 %.0390.32
9/10V Rottino2-T11__0-0Vinny Rottino reached on fielder's choice to third (Grounder). Matt Dominguez out at second.1.240.4749.7 %.0290.27
9/10O Infante1-T11__0-0Omar Infante flied out to right (Fliner (Liner)).1.160.4749.7 %.0270.27
9/16R Mitchell3-B212_3-1Russ Mitchell reached on fielder's choice to third (Grounder). Juan Rivera out at third. Rod Barajas advanced to 2B.1.080.3921.7 %.0270.39
9/28Y Betancourt4-B11__2-1Yuniesky Betancourt struck out swinging.1.100.5030.7 %.0260.28
9/10A Sanchez4-T012_0-3Anibal Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to third (Bunt Grounder). Matt Dominguez out at third. Vinny Rottino advanced to 2B.0.911.4011.9 %.0260.56
9/28P Fielder2-B0___0-0Prince Fielder flied out to left (Fly).0.920.4845.0 %.0230.22
9/10A Sanchez2-T21__0-0Anibal Sanchez struck out swinging.0.850.2152.5 %.0230.20
9/10D Murphy2-T0___0-0Donnie Murphy flied out to center (Fliner (Fly)).0.930.4450.0 %.0230.21
9/23J Bruce2-T0___0-0Jay Bruce flied out to center (Fliner (Fly)).0.930.4450.0 %.0230.21
9/16J Sands3-B1_2_3-1Jerry Sands flied out to right (Fliner (Fly)).0.820.6220.0 %.0220.33
9/28C Hart1-B0___0-0Corey Hart struck out swinging.0.870.4845.3 %.0220.22
9/16J Rivera1-B21__0-0Juan Rivera flied out to shortstop (Fly).0.800.2047.9 %.0210.20
9/10E Bonifacio1-T0___0-0Emilio Bonifacio flied out to center (Fly).0.870.4450.0 %.0210.21
9/16D Gordon1-B0___0-0Dee Gordon grounded out to pitcher (Grounder).0.870.4245.5 %.0210.20
9/23P Janish5-T0___3-0Paul Janish flied out to left (Fly).0.850.4485.8 %.0210.21
9/23J Votto4-T0___3-0Joey Votto flied out to center (Fliner (Fly)).0.830.4483.7 %.0200.21
9/28C Gomez3-B0___1-0Carlos Gomez fouled out to first (Fly).0.790.4832.6 %.0200.22
9/28R Weeks Jr.2-B1___0-0Rickie Weeks flied out to first (Fly).0.660.2547.3 %.0160.15
9/28R Braun3-B21__2-0Ryan Braun reached on fielder's choice to shortstop (Grounder). Jerry Hairston out at second.0.560.2224.5 %.0160.22
9/23T Frazier2-T1___0-0Todd Frazier grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).0.640.2352.3 %.0150.14
9/28J Hairston1-B1___0-0Jerry Hairston singled to left (Fliner (Liner)). Jerry Hairston out.0.620.2547.5 %.0150.15
9/23D Stubbs1-T1___0-0Drew Stubbs struck out swinging.0.610.2352.1 %.0140.14
9/16J Sellers1-B1___0-0Justin Sellers flied out to second (Fly).0.600.2247.6 %.0140.13
9/28Z Greinke3-B1___1-0Zack Greinke struck out looking.0.580.2534.6 %.0140.15
9/23J Bruce4-T1___3-0Jay Bruce flied out to center (Fly).0.540.2385.7 %.0130.14
9/28Y Betancourt2-B2___0-0Yuniesky Betancourt grounded out to third (Grounder).0.430.1048.9 %.0110.10
9/16R Mitchell2-B0_2_1-1Russ Mitchell grounded out to second (Grounder). Rod Barajas advanced to 3B.1.391.0338.4 %.0110.14
9/16J Rivera3-B01_33-1Juan Rivera reached on fielder's choice to third (Grounder). Justin Sellers scored. Matt Kemp out at second.1.371.7520.2 %.0110.30
9/10J Buck5-T21__0-3John Buck grounded out to third (Grounder).0.390.2115.3 %.0110.20
9/23D Sappelt2-T2___0-0Dave Sappelt flied out to center (Fliner (Fly)).0.410.0953.8 %.0100.09
9/28R Braun1-B2___0-0Ryan Braun grounded out to third (Grounder).0.400.1049.0 %.0100.10
9/10B Petersen5-T0___0-3Bryan Petersen flied out to right (Fliner (Fly)).0.410.4414.2 %.0100.21
9/23J Votto1-T2___0-0Joey Votto lined out to shortstop (Fliner (Liner)).0.390.0953.6 %.0100.09
9/10O Infante5-T1___0-3Omar Infante lined out to shortstop (Liner).0.290.2315.2 %.0070.14
9/28Z Greinke4-B2___5-1Zack Greinke flied out to center (Fliner (Fly)).0.130.109.1 %.0030.10
9/10O Infante3-T012_0-0Omar Infante sacrificed to pitcher (Bunt Grounder). Emilio Bonifacio advanced to 3B. Bryan Petersen advanced to 2B.2.231.4039.5 %.0020.07
9/16R Barajas3-B2_2_3-1Rod Barajas walked.0.810.2922.2 %-.005-0.10
9/10G Sanchez5-T2___0-3Gaby Sanchez walked.0.210.0915.9 %-.006-0.12
9/10D Murphy3-T11_30-3Donnie Murphy hit a sacrifice fly to center (Fliner (Fly)). Gaby Sanchez scored. John Buck out at second.1.491.1221.5 %-.0070.12
9/28J Hairston3-B2___2-0Jerry Hairston walked.0.300.1025.3 %-.008-0.12
9/10G Sanchez1-T2_2_0-0Gaby Sanchez was hit by a pitch.1.170.3051.4 %-.010-0.10
9/10B Petersen1-T21__0-0Bryan Petersen advanced on a stolen base to 2B.0.800.2152.4 %-.010-0.09
9/23T Frazier4-T2___3-0Todd Frazier singled to left (Grounder).0.320.0987.0 %-.011-0.12
9/10G Sanchez3-T1_230-0Gaby Sanchez walked.1.841.3339.6 %-.012-0.16
9/16M Kemp1-B2___0-0Matt Kemp singled to left (Liner).0.390.0949.0 %-.012-0.11
9/16J Rivera3-B11__3-1Juan Rivera advanced on a stolen base to 2B.0.750.4621.3 %-.012-0.16
9/10M Dominguez4-T0___0-3Matt Dominguez singled to left (Fliner (Liner)).0.440.4416.3 %-.018-0.37
9/28J Lucroy4-B21__2-1Jonathan Lucroy walked. Rickie Weeks advanced to 2B.0.780.2233.3 %-.018-0.20
9/10B Petersen1-T1___0-0Bryan Petersen walked.0.610.2352.1 %-.025-0.24
9/23E Volquez5-T1___3-0Edinson Volquez walked.0.550.2387.9 %-.025-0.24
9/10M Dominguez2-T1___0-0Matt Dominguez singled to left (Liner).0.640.2352.3 %-.026-0.24
9/10V Rottino4-T01__0-3Vinny Rottino singled to center (Grounder). Matt Dominguez advanced to 2B.0.730.8114.6 %-.027-0.60
9/10E Bonifacio3-T01__0-0Emilio Bonifacio advanced on a stolen base to 2B.1.710.8145.9 %-.030-0.24
9/10B Petersen3-T0_2_0-0Bryan Petersen walked.1.461.0542.8 %-.034-0.35
9/23D Sappelt4-T21__3-0Dave Sappelt doubled to left (Fliner (Liner)). Todd Frazier advanced to 3B.0.700.2185.9 %-.036-0.35
9/23B Phillips1-T0___0-0Brandon Phillips walked.0.870.4450.0 %-.037-0.37
9/23B Phillips5-T11__3-0Brandon Phillips singled to left (Grounder). Edinson Volquez advanced to 2B.1.130.4785.4 %-.040-0.37
9/16D Gordon3-B0___1-1Dee Gordon singled to center (Fliner (Liner)).0.990.4244.9 %-.041-0.37
9/10E Bonifacio3-T0___0-0Emilio Bonifacio singled to shortstop (Grounder).0.990.4450.0 %-.041-0.37
9/23R Hernandez3-T0___2-0Ramon Hernandez singled to left (Liner).0.970.4473.2 %-.042-0.37
9/28P Fielder4-B0___2-1Prince Fielder doubled to left (Liner).0.820.4830.9 %-.058-0.61
9/16J Sellers3-B01__1-1Justin Sellers walked. Dee Gordon advanced to 2B.1.710.7940.8 %-.064-0.60
9/23P Janish3-T01__2-0Paul Janish singled to pitcher (Bunt Grounder). Ramon Hernandez advanced to 2B.1.720.8169.0 %-.068-0.60
9/16J Sands2-B0___0-1Jerry Sands doubled to right (Fliner (Liner)).1.000.4257.7 %-.073-0.61
9/23J Votto5-T212_3-1Joey Votto doubled to left (Fliner (Fly)). Edinson Volquez scored. Drew Stubbs advanced to 3B.1.600.4086.0 %-.106-1.16
9/28C Hart3-B2___2-0Corey Hart homered (Fliner (Fly)).0.390.1036.1 %-.108-1.00
9/16R Barajas2-B0_2_1-1Rod Barajas doubled to left (Liner). Jerry Sands scored.1.541.0350.4 %-.119-1.00
9/28J Lucroy3-B0___1-0Jonathan Lucroy homered (Fly).0.990.4844.6 %-.120-1.00
9/16M Kemp3-B012_2-1Matt Kemp singled to left (Fliner (Liner)). Dee Gordon scored. Justin Sellers advanced to 3B.2.231.3834.4 %-.142-1.37
9/10J Buck3-T11230-2John Buck singled to right (Fliner (Liner)). Emilio Bonifacio scored. Bryan Petersen scored. Gaby Sanchez advanced to 3B.3.051.5038.5 %-.170-1.63
9/28C Gomez4-B212_5-1Carlos Gomez homered (Fliner (Fly)). Rickie Weeks scored. Jonathan Lucroy scored.1.560.4231.5 %-.223-2.68