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Name  Jeff Locke
Born  11/20/1987
Height  6-1
Weight  215
Number  49
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
9/29/2013 1:32:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh lefty Jeff Locke won't pitch again in 2013. SOURCE: Michael Sanserino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Insight: He was unlikely to make the team's postseason roster anyway. After putting together a stellar first half (8-2, 2.15 ERA in 109 innings), Locke hasn't looked right since the All-Star break (2-5, 6.12 in 12 appearances).
Cold9/24/2013 6:08:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke is not expected to start again this season, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Much like former Pirates pitcher James McDonald in 2012, Locke had a fantastic first half and a disastrous second half this season. He went 8-2 with a 2.15 ERA before the All-Star break and is 2-5 with a 6.12 ERA in the second half.
9/12/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh lefthander Jeff Locke (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 5 K's, 1 BB) earned his tenth win of the year Thursday against the Cubs.
Insight: Thursday was Locke's first victory in almost two months (July 21st against Cincinnati). He'll try and make it two straight when he pitches Tuesday against the Padres.
Cold9/7/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: In his return to the Pirates rotation, Jeff Locke allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits with four walks over five innings.
Insight: Locke used smoke and mirrors to go 9-2 with a 2.11 ERA over his first 115 innings this year, but he has put 83 men on base and allowed 28 earned runs over his last 38 1/3 innings (6.57 ERA, 2.17 WHIP). Saturday was his first outing since being demoted to the minors in late August.
9/3/2013 5:52:00 PM
Description: According to Tom Singer of MLB.com, Jeff Locke will rejoin the Pirates rotation Saturday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Locke was demoted to the minors at the end of August to rest after struggling for the last month. The left-hander was 9-2 with a 2.11 ERA after his start on July 21 but he has gone 0-2 with a 7.02 ERA and a 2.28 WHIP over his last seven starts. He'll need to pitch well to earn a spot in the postseason rotation.
8/29/2013 9:28:00 PM
Description: Jeff Locke's stay in the minor leagues won't be a long one. He's expected to rejoin the Pirates rotation next Tuesday against Milwaukee. SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: The Bucs have opted to skip Locke's turn in the rotation on Sunday to give him some extra rest. He's really struggled in the second half but it appears the Pirates still have faith in him. Fantasy owners, however, may not be as forgiving.
Cold8/28/2013 8:33:00 PM
Description: The Pirates are sending struggling lefthander Jeff Locke down to Double-A Altoona.
Insight: Locke has officially reached rock bottom. In less than two months, he's gone from an All-Star to a full-fledged fantasy disaster. Since the break, Locke is 1-2 with an ERA over six. Opponents are hitting .340 against him over that span. At this point, it's doubtful Locke (9-4, 3.22 ERA in 26 starts) would be asked to start a game in the postseason.
Cold8/27/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Jeff Locke's season continued to unravel Tuesday against the Brewers.
Insight: Locke allowed five earned runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. After going 9-2 with a 2.11 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over his first 115 innings, Locke is 0-2 with a 7.02 ERA and a 2.28 WHIP over 33 1/3 his last seven starts.
Cold8/6/2013 10:22:00 PM
Description: Pirates lefty Jeff Locke has allowed 27 hits and walked 10 batters over his last 16 1/3 innings.
Insight: Locke, who has been unreal with runners on base all season, has limited the damage to nine earned runs in that span (4.96 ERA) despite recording a 2.27 WHIP. After posting a .223 BABIP and a 3.77 FIP (2.11 ERA) over his first 19 starts this year, Locke is finally experiencing some regression.
7/21/2013 5:26:00 PM
Description: In his first start since July 8, Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke (back) allowed just one hit and one earned run while striking out six in six innings Sunday to beat the Reds.
Insight: Locke was scratched from his final start before the All-Star break due to a sore back. He's now 9-2 with a 2.11 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. Locke's .223 BABIP and 3.77 FIP suggest major regression is in store for the left-hander, but it hasn't happened yet.
7/13/2013 5:51:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Jeff Locke will miss Sunday's start due to a sore back, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Gerrit Cole will start against the Mets.
Insight: Locke has posted a 1.64 ERA over 93 1/3 innings over his last 15 starts and will represent the National League in the All-Star game next week. The lefty is likely to face major regression in the second half -- his BABIP is .228 and his FIP is 3.82.
7/8/2013 10:17:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh lefthander Jeff Locke watched his 16-start unbeaten streak come to an end Monday night against Oakland.
Insight: Locke (7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER) had an excellent game but the Pirates' offense could only muster one run against A's starter Bartolo Colon. The 25-year-old Locke (8-2, 2.15 ERA) will represent the NL in next week's All-Star Game at Citi Field. It's Locke first All-Star appearance in three major league seasons.
Hot6/14/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh lefty Jeff Locke tossed seven shutout innings Friday against Los Angeles.
Insight: Locke (2.19 ERA) recorded his sixth win in the process. He hasn't lost a start since April 7th. Ironically, that game was also against the Dodgers. His next outing is scheduled for Wednesday versus Cincinnati.
6/9/2013 7:35:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Jeff Locke only gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings Sunday despite walking seven batters.
Insight: Locke only allowed one hit against the Cubs to limit the damage caused by his wildness. The left-hander has a 2.39 ERA this season, but his FIP is 3.98. He'll regress when his .242 BABIP does.
Hot5/25/2013 8:21:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Jeff Locke extended his scoreless streak to 14 innings Saturday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Locke finished with seven strikeouts in six innings. The lefthander recorded his highest pitch count of the season on Saturday (100 pitches).
Hot5/19/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Jeff Locke threw seven shutout innings Sunday against Houston.
Insight: Locke is undefeated in his last eight starts. Over that span, he's gone 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 46 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to make his next start Saturday in Milwaukee.
5/9/2013 10:42:00 PM
Description: Pirates lefty Jeff Locke threw another quality start Thursday against the Mets, going six innings and allowing three hits and one run with a 3/3 K/BB.
Insight: Locke has only allowed 11 hits and four earned runs over his last 24 innings and has a 2.95 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP on the year. However, he has a 4.99 K/9, a 4.31 BB/9 and a .214 BABIP. NL-only owners can give him a shot, but mixed leaguers should stay away. Locke's FIP is 4.85.
4/28/2013 8:31:00 PM
Description: Pirates lefty Jeff Locke didn't allow a run in seven innings Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Insight: Locke has gone 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.64 WHIP in his last two starts. He'll need to keep it up if he wants to hold onto his rotation spot when Jeff Karstens returns next month.
4/23/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Pirates lefty Jeff Locke shut down the Phillies Tuesday in a 2-0 victory. He threw six innings, walked two, struck out six and allowed just two hits.
Insight: Locke is 2-1 with a 3.74 ERA, but he has a 1.43 WHIP. He's likely the second man out of the rotation after Jonathan Sanchez once injured starters Francisco Liriano and Jeff Karstens return over the next couple of weeks.
3/27/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Left-hander Jeff Locke has secured the fifth spot in Pittsburgh's rotation, beating out Kyle McPherson and Jeanmar Gomez.
Insight: Locke has allowed 33 earned runs in 51 career major league innings (5.82 ERA). He'll be a placeholder until Jeff Karstens (shoulder) and Francisco Liriano (arm) return at some point in April.

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