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Edinson Vólquez
ERA W-L K
4.72 8-8 91
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-0 / 220 NFBC ADP: 296.88
Position: SPBorn: 7/3/1983 Birthplace: Barahona Province, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Rangers (2001)


Latest News
June 30 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Volquez worked 6 2-3 innings of six-hit ball in a strong bounce-back effort for Kansas City as the Royals beat the Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings on Wednesday.
Analysis: He gave up 11 earned runs in one inning his last start. This is Volquez's second scoreless outing in his last four.
June 25 7:04 AM PT8:04 AM MT9:04 AM CT10:04 AM ET10:04 ET14:04 GMT22:04 7:04 AM MST9:04 AM EST9:34 AM VEN18:04 UAE9:04 AM CT-Volquez had a night to forget on Friday, allowing 12 runs - 11 earned - and eight hits in just one inning in a 13-4 loss to the Astros.
Analysis: Volquez has been awful in June, going 2-3 with an 8.88 ERA in five starts. We recommend sitting him until he gets things sorted out.
June 14 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Volquez held the Indians to just two hits over seven scoreless innings Monday in a 2-1 win.
Analysis: Volquez walked four, but this was a huge step in the right direction after he'd posted a 5.46 ERA in his previous five starts.
June 4 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET21:04 ET1:04 GMT9:04 6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST8:34 PM VEN5:04 UAE (+1)8:04 PM CT-Volquez struggled again Friday in Cleveland, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings in a 6-1 loss.
Analysis: Volquez's strong early-season performance is beginning to look like an aberration, as he's 1-2 with a 5.04 ERA over his past four starts.
May 14 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Volquez halted a three-start losing streak by tossing seven effective innings Thursday against Atlanta.
Analysis: A soft matchup against one of the league's worst lineups helped get Volquez back on track. He yielded a run on six hits after being rocked for 15 runs and 26 hits in 17 innings over his previous three outings.
Apr. 27 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Volquez was rocked for eight runs in five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Volquez had allowed just four runs over 24 2/3 innings in winning three of his first four starts. He draws a tough matchup next time out when the Royals host Washington on Monday.
Apr. 22 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST5:48 PM VEN2:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Volquez allowed five hits while fanning five over seven innings of Thursday's 4-0 win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Volquez is off to a fantastic start for the Royals. He's 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA in his first four starts.
Apr. 4 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET0:32 ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST12:02 AM VEN8:32 UAE11:32 PM CT-Volquez won on opening day over the Mets.
Analysis: Volquez, who started the decisive World Series Game 5 at Citi Field last fall, allowed two hits and three walks over six scoreless innings, his night curtailed by an inflated pitch count rather than anything the punchless Mets did.
Mar. 26 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-The World Series champion Kansas City Royals have named Volquez as their opening day starter.
Analysis: He will face the New York Mets and Matt Harvey in a rematch of Game 5 on April 3. Volquez went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA last season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2005 Tex 0 4 0 - 0 6 3 0 12.2 25 22 20 3 10 0 11 2.76 14.21
2006 Tex 1 6 0 - 0 8 8 0 33.1 52 28 27 7 17 0 15 2.07 7.29
2007 Tex 2 1 0 - 0 6 6 0 34.0 34 18 17 4 15 0 29 1.44 4.50
2008 Cin 17 6 0 - 0 33 32 0 196.0 167 82 70 14 93 5 206 1.33 3.21
2009 Cin 4 2 0 - 0 9 9 0 49.2 34 25 24 6 32 0 47 1.33 4.35
2010 Cin 4 3 0 - 0 12 12 0 62.2 59 30 30 6 35 0 67 1.50 4.31
2011 Cin 5 7 0 - 0 20 20 0 108.2 106 72 69 19 65 3 104 1.57 5.71
2012 SD 11 11 0 - 0 32 32 1 182.2 160 88 84 14 105 6 174 1.45 4.14
2013 SD 9 10 0 - 0 27 27 0 142.1 168 100 95 14 69 2 116 1.67 6.01
2013 LAD 0 2 0 - 0 6 5 0 28.0 25 14 13 5 8 0 26 1.18 4.18
2013 Tot 9 12 0 - 0 33 32 0 170.1 193 114 108 19 77 2 142 1.59 5.71
2014 Pit 13 7 0 - 0 32 31 1 192.2 166 75 65 17 71 6 140 1.23 3.04
2015 KC 13 9 0 - 0 34 33 1 200.1 190 89 79 16 72 1 155 1.31 3.55
2016 KC 8 8 0 - 0 20 20 0 118.1 119 66 62 12 44 1 91 1.38 4.72
Career 87 76 0 - 0 245 238 3 1361.1 1305 709 655 137 636 24 1181 1.43 4.33

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 Cin 33 61 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 31 0 0 .098 .098 .098
2009 Cin 9 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 .063 .063 .063
2010 Cin 12 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .118 .167 .118
2011 Cin 20 26 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 .115 .148 .115
2012 SD 32 56 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 29 0 0 .071 .088 .089
2013 SD 27 34 3 4 1 0 1 4 1 20 0 0 .118 .143 .235
2013 LAD 6 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .125 .125 .125
2013 Tot 33 42 4 5 1 0 1 4 1 23 0 0 .119 .140 .214
2014 Pit 32 53 3 2 0 0 0 2 3 27 0 0 .038 .089 .038
2015 KC 34 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 KC 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 245 280 15 23 2 0 1 8 7 143 0 0 .082 .105 .100

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2010 Cin Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 1.2 4 4 4 0 2 0 0 21.60
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 1.2 4 4 4 0 2 0 0 21.60
2014 Pit Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 5 5 5 1 3 0 3 9.00
    WC 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 5 5 5 1 3 0 3 9.00
2015 KC Total 1 2 0 - 0 5 5 0 28.2 18 13 12 3 18 2 23 3.77
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 5 3 3 0 4 1 8 4.76
    LCS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.0 5 5 5 1 8 0 7 4.09
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.0 8 5 4 2 6 1 8 3.00
Career 1 4 0 - 0 7 7 0 35.1 27 22 21 4 23 2 26 5.35

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 Pit Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 KC Total 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
    WS 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Career 7 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1012 97 89 93.4 51.61
Curveball 509 85 75 80.4 25.96
Changeup 440 88 80 83.9 22.44

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