After two years of more or less equivalent production, we now have a idea who Edinson Volquez is after suffering through different versions of him over the years. And he maintained that level of production despite changing teams, retaining the lessons learned from Pirates pitching guru Ray Searage. Though he still throws hard, Volquez isn't a strikeout-per-inning type anymore, getting most of his outs on ground balls, which keeps the ball in the ballpark. He has also gotten the walks under control. He'll still allow his share of base runners, adding WHIP to the list of categories where he's not much help, but he's steady enough to win games for a good team like the Royals. Volquez is a safe but unexciting choice to round out your pitching staff in the late rounds.
Volquez (personal) will start Game 5 of the World Series, if necessary, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. 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.
Volquez (personal) is expected to rejoin the team Saturday before Game 4 of the World Series, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. 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.
Volquez (personal), according to teammate Yordano Ventura, is planning to rejoin the team prior to Game 3, ESPN's Pedro Gomez reports. Volquez is expected to rejoin the Royals in the coming days after traveling to the Dominican Republic to attend his father's funeral. He could slot back into the rotation if the series extends past four games, however Kansas City has yet to officially announce their plans regarding the starting rotation.
Volquez (personal) left the team Wednesday to return to the Dominican Republic, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The right-hander will spend a couple days with his family following the passing of his father on Tuesday, with a return expected when the World Series moves to New York on Friday. Volquez gave up three runs on six hits and a walk, striking out three over six innings, in the Royals' extra-innings victory over the Mets in Game 1.
Volquez will get the start for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of of USA Today reports. Volquez was given the Game 1 start in the ALCS as well, tossing six innings of two-hit, shutout ball en route to grabbing the win in the opening game of the series. The 32-year-old didn't fare as well in his Game 5 start, allowing five runs over five innings, but he'll be given the call to oppose Matt Harvey and the Mets.