Major League Baseball

Career W-L
70-62
 
Career ERA
4.35
Name  Edinson Volquez
Born  7/3/1983
Height  6-0
Weight  220
Number  36
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
5/23/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez allowed two runs on four hits in six innings to beat the Cardinals, 3-2.
Insight: Volquez technically pitched a complete game as the game was called after five and a half innings due to rain, but he won't get credit for a complete game. Volquez also had one strikeout and three walks. He is 4-3 with a 2.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings this season.
 
5/17/2015 5:30:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez was on his game Sunday, going seven innings and yielding three harmless hits and zero runs en route to the 6-0 Kansas City vcitory.
Insight: Volquez didn't walk a batter and struck out five to even his record at 3-3. he's not the pitcher he was in Cincinnati, but he can hold his own as a back-of-the-rotation starter.
 
5/7/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez lasted just three innings, due to a blister, Thursday against the Indians.
Insight: Volquez was done in by walking six. He also allowed three runs on two hits while striking out three over three innings of work. Volquez now has a 2.65 ERA this season.
 
5/2/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez gave two runs Saturday versus Detroit.
Insight: Volquez pitched six innings and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. He now has a 2.10 ERA this season.
 
4/26/2015 5:29:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez allowed five runs, but one only was earned Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Volquez went 5 2/3 innings alloowing five hits and two walks while striking out six. He has a solid 1.91 ERA this season.
 
4/25/2015 1:21:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez was handed a five-game suspension for his role in the brawl with the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: Five games for a pitcher means he doesn't miss a start, just gets it pushed back. He is 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings.
 
4/20/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez pitched well again, allowing just one run on five hits in seven innings against the Twins on Monday.
Insight: Volquez has been impressive with the Royals this season. He is 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings. Owners in standard leagues should give him a look.
 
4/9/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez did his job in his team debut.
Insight: He needed just 95 pitches to go eight innings. Volquez allowed only one run on four hits and one walk, while striking out five. He left the game with a 4-1 lead, and could make for a low-risk, high-reward type of option this season.
 
12/17/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Starter Edinson Volquez has agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with the Kansas City Royals according to CBS Sports reporter Jon Heyman.
Insight: Volquez had a great bounce back year with a 3.04 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and nearly twice as many strikeouts as walks over 192 2/3 innings in 2014 with the Pirates. Volquez, however, was one of the worst pitchers in the league in 2013, and Pittsburgh has become a pitcher's heaven, where down-and-out pitchers revitalize their careers. Francisco Liriano and A.J. Burnett were the first to do that with the Pirates and now Volquez. Now let's see if Volquez can be better than Burnett was after he left Pittsburgh.
 
10/1/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Pirates starter Edinson Volquez is 9-1 with a 1.85 ERA in his last 17 starts going into his NL Wild Card game start on Wednesday.
Insight: Volquez has also allowed just four earned runs in his last 34 2/3 innings at home. In his last two starts, each lasting seven innings, he did not yield a single run. Experts can second guess the Pirates rotation strategy this week all they want, but Pittsburgh has a hot pitcher on the mound, in front of an electric crowd at home, and with the support of one of the hottest offenses in September.
 
9/25/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Edinson Volquez pitches gem against the Braves.
Insight: He allowed no runs on four hits, over seven innings of work, and also struck out 10. He finishes the year at 13-7 with an impressive 3.04 ERA. He will be a highly sought after free agent this offseason.
 
9/20/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Edinson Volquez continued his hot pitching of late, Saturday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: He hit Ryan Braun, which casued warnings to be issued, eventually resulting in the ejection of Matt Garza. However, Volquez did not allow a run on three hits and seven innings. He did not factor into the decision, and owns a healthy 3.15 ERA.
 
Hot8/29/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Edinson Volquez pitched seven and 2/3 innings on Friday, allowing one run on three hits, striking out six and walking three. Volquez earned a no-decision.
Insight: Volquez pitched six hitless innings to start Friday. He did not get the win because Pittsburgh scored its two runs in the bottom of the eighth, but the 31-year-old continues to pitch well. Volquez is 7-1 with a 2.18 ERA in his last 12 starts.
 
Hot8/12/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Edinson Volquez has gone 6-1 with a 2.30 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over his last nine starts.
Insight: Volquez' ERA climbed to 4.67 after he allowed eight runs in 2 1/3 innings on June 18, but it dropped to 3.67, its lowest point since April 27, Tuesday when he allowed two runs on five hits in six innings against the Tigers.
 
6/29/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Edinson Volquez threw six shutout innings Sunday against the Mets to even his record at 6-6.
Insight: Volquez (4.07 ERA, 1.24 WHIP) has allowed one run on 13 hits in his last 14 innings and three earned runs or less in seven of his last eight starts, but he gave up eight runs in 2 1/3 three starts ago. The right-hander has cut his BB/9 down from 4.07 last year to 2.94 in 2014, but it has come at the expense of his K/9. He's no more than an NL-only arm.
 
Cold5/10/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Edinson Volquez gave up three runs on four hits with four walks in 4 2/3 innings Saturday against St. Louis.
Insight: Volquez is unraveling after a strong start. He had a 1.93 ERA and a 1.61 BB/9 in his first 28 innings this year, but he's posted an 8.81 ERA and a 4.70 BB/9 his last 15 1/3.
 
Cold5/4/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Edinson Volquez allowed six earned runs for the second straight start on Sunday against Toronto.
Insight: Volquez gave up four homers in 10 2/3 innings in that span and his ERA is now 4.19. The 30-year-old's BB/9 is just 2.09, but he's struck out fewer than five batters per nine innings.
 
4/27/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Edinson Volquez gave up six earned runs on seven hits (two homers) in 5 2/3 innings Sunday at St. Louis.
Insight: Volquez (1-2, 3.21 ERA) only walked one and still has just six BBs all year (1.59 BB/9), but he also only has 18 strikeouts (4.81 K/9) and now has a 3.80 FIP.
 
Hot4/22/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Edinson Volquez tossed seven innings and allowed two runs on five hits Tuesday against the Reds.
Insight: After walking 4.07 batters per nine innings last year, Volquez has issued just five total walks in 28 innings this season and owns a 1.93 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. He has a 4.0 percent HR/FB and allowed one homer all year.
 
4/3/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh will hand the ball to right-hander Edinson Volquez Sunday versus St. Louis. SOURCE: Dan Zangrilli, 93.7 The Fan
Insight: Volquez tossed two innings of shutout ball Thursday in his season debut. His 5.71 ERA in 2013 was among the worst in the major leagues.