Danny Duffy, Pitcher, Kansas City Royals, #41
Date of Birth: 12/21/1988
Birthplace: Goleta, California
Current Salary: $5,000,000
Danny Duffy, pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, was drafted by the Royals in 2007. He pitched in their minor league system from 2007 through 2010.
Duffy joined the Royals' starting rotation in 2011, pitching in 20 games with them. He finished the season with a 4-8 record and a 5.64 ERA in 105.1 innings. The following season, he had Tommy John surgery in June, after pitching in just six games with the Royals. He spent the rest of the 2012 season and most of the 2013 season recovering from the surgery. He pitched in just five games with the Royals in 2013 and in 16 games in the minors.
In 2014, Duffy pitched a full season with the Royals. He finished the season with a 2.53 ERA, 9-12 record, and 113 strikeouts to 53 walks in 149.1 innings in 31 games.
Duffy pitched in 30 games with the Royals in 2015. He finished the season with a 7-8 record, 102 strikeouts to 53 walks, and a 4.08 ERA in 136.2 innings. As a relief pitcher in the postseason, he gave up 7 hits, including 2 home runs, and 4 runs in 6.0 innings in 6 games.
In 2016, Duffy pitched in 26 games as a starter and in 16 games in relief. He finished the season with a 3.51 ERA, 12 wins to 3 losses, and 188 strikeouts to 42 walks in 179.2 innings.
Duffy signed a new five-year, $65 million contract with the Royals on January 16, 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Duffy through 2016 include:
- 134 games played
- 623.0 innings pitched
- 36-33 win-loss record
- 540 strikeouts to 231 walks
- 3.71 ERA