Kansas City Royals Week Six Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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1. Danny Duffy

Yes, it likely seems as though we are picking on Danny Duffy over the last few weeks. There have been a number of articles about his struggles, and the difficulties that the Kansas City Royals rotation has had as a whole. Through his own struggles, Duffy seems to have become the poster child for these issues.

Last week, Duffy did absolutely nothing to assuage concerns about his effectiveness. He lasted only 8.2 innings in his two starts, allowing ten runs on nine hits and ten walks. Yes, Duffy struck out seven batters, but that is certainly not enough to overcome his recent bout of wildness.

If we are looking for positives, at least Danny Duffy was able to last five innings against the Yankees on Saturday. And he was only one out away from avoiding disaster, despite being generally ineffective all game. Hopefully, he can get his confidence back up and look like the pitcher that the Royals had last season.

Danny Duffy is an important part of the Kansas City Royals rotation. They are going to need him to get himself back on track. With any luck, this will happen sooner rather than later.

Now, on to the Hot List.

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