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After missing nearly a month to open the 2019 season due to a shoulder injury, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy is quietly putting together a fantastic 2019 campaign. He has made five starts since his return from the injured list and owns a 3-1 record with a 1.40 WHIP and 3.45 ERA across 28.1 innings.

He has lasted at least five innings in every start this season and has pitched three quality starts since May 2nd.

The 2019 version of Duffy is the one we expected to see last season, but he never pitched up to his standards owning a 8-12 record with a 4.88 ERA in 155 innings. It was his first time with an ERA above four since the 2015 season.

The shocking part of the Danny Duffy revival–he is only owned in nine percent of ESPN leagues, 12 percent in Yahoo formats while CBS leagues have him at 47 percent rostered. Either way, the 30-year-old is not owned nearly enough for the stats he is producing.

He is not going to become this strikeout king (only 23 this season), and playing for the Royals wins may be difficult to come by–but if you are in a league that values quality starts or need a pitcher who is going to eat some innings, Duffy is a guy to target.

If you are still hesitant, his next start will come against the first-place Yankees on Sunday and will be a solid barometer of how Duffy should handle elite teams (although he has already pitched well against the Astros and Rays).

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