Edinson Volquez SP KC 3 days ago

Volquez (3-1) allowed eight runs on 12 hits and two walks over five innings Tuesday in a loss Tuesday against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Volquez was on fire to begin the season, as he allowed just four earned in his first four starts, but the floodgates opened up Tuesday night. Volquez pounded the zone and got punished for it. The Angels socked 11 singles off him before Johnny Giavotella, slugging .136 entering the night, delivered the coup de grace with a three-run homer, just the second Volquez has allowed all year. Volquez wasn't going to keep avoiding crooked numbers all year long, but regression bit him hard Tuesday night, as his ERA jumped from 1.46 to 3.64.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 1 week ago

Volquez (3-0) remained undefeated Thursday with seven shutout innings against the Tigers, striking out five while working around five hits and a walk.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's off to a startlingly good April in his second season as a Royal, having allowed only four runs in 24.2 innings with a 22:8 K:BB. That said, with a 1.43 career WHIP to his name and no full season better than 1.23, Volquez is a prime regression candidate. His 3.45 xFIP is more indicative than his 1.46 ERA of what we can expect from him moving forward.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 3 weeks ago

Volquez allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out 10 over 5.2 innings, but received no decision Sunday against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite leaving the game with a 2-1 deficit, the Royals mounted a comeback in the late innings and took Volquez off the hook for a possible loss. Although he failed to pitch over six innings in either of his first two starts, he's off to a great start with a sparkling 1.54 ERA. He'll make his next start Friday at the Athletics.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 4 weeks ago

Volquez was excellent in Sunday's win over the Mets, tossing six shutout innings with five strikeouts and three walks en route to a win.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 32-year-old justified manager Ned Yost's decision to name him Opening Day starter, and he could have gone even deeper into the game if not for his elevated pitch count. Volquez was a reliable fantasy starter in 2015, and he looks poised to continue that success after Sunday's performance.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 1 month ago

The Royals announced Saturday that Volquez will be the team's Opening Day starter, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Volquez battled some arm issues earlier this spring, but he has put those behind him, and is now set to take the ball in the Royals' regular season opener. Volquez will square off against Matt Harvey and the Mets, who he limited to five runs over two starts in last year's World Series.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 1 month ago

Volquez (arm) said his velocity has returned, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Volquez pitched in Wednesday's minor league game, setting him up to be ready for the start of the regular season. His arm fatigue was only an issue for a few days, and he's still a candidate to get the Opening Day nod.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 1 month ago

Volquez (arm) will likely pitch in a minor-league game this week, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After Volquez tossed a 50-pitch side session Friday without any reported issues, manager Ned Yost confirmed that Volquez would face hitters this week, with Wednesday looking like the probable target date. It looks like Volquez was only dealing with a short-term "dead arm" phase, but the right-hander should be back to full strength by Opening Day.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 1 month ago

Volquez (arm) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session Friday with no issues, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Volquez has been battling some dead arm issues this spring, but he was able to get back on the mound Friday and toss a successful bullpen session. The veteran right-hander has made three starts this spring, working a 4.15 ERA over 8.2 innings of work. He hasn't pitched since March 13, but he could return to game action in the near future if his arm doesn't have any unexpected soreness following Friday's bullpen.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 6 months ago

Volquez (personal) will start Game 5 of the World Series, if necessary, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Volquez is also expected to rejoin the club Saturday before Game 4 and will take the hill Sunday if the Royals haven't closed it out before then. The 32-year-old tossed a quality start in Game 1, going six innings allowing three runs in the extra inning win.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 6 months ago

Volquez (personal) is expected to rejoin the team Saturday before Game 4 of the World Series, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Volquez was initially expected to come back to the club Friday, but he'll apparently spend an extra day with his family in the Dominican Republic after the passing of his father. The Royals have not announced their rotation plans beyond Saturday, but the 32-year-old could be in line to start Game 5 if the series is still ongoing.