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49 Jeff Locke SP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
35%17%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
131.17-603.918940
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014PIT763.9121210000131.1127635716164089

Player Updates

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Pirates name Jeff Locke to rotation, Vance Worley heads to bullpen
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Pirates named pitcher Jeff Locke as the fifth starter in the rotation Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Locke wasn't at his best this spring, giving up 10 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings while posting a 9:5 K:BB ratio, but he is still set to open the season in the rotation. He went 7-6 with a 3.91 ERA and 89:40 K:BB ratio in 131 1/3 innings in 2014.

Vance Worley, who was Locke's primary competition for the role, will head to the bullpen after allowing 10 earned runs in 17 innings while striking out 11 and walking one.

"With these two men … we wrestled all over with this, right down to their ages. And they're both 27," Hurdle said. per MLB.com. "Both worked so hard and wanted to be the guy. We looked at the [time] Jeff has been in the [Pittsburgh] uniform. We feel that getting out of the gate, we wanted to start with Locke in the rotation."

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Pirates SP Jeff Locke picks up second spring win
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke allowed two runs on eight hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings during a 4-2 win Thursday against the Twins. Locke (2-2) struck out two.

Locke, who is competing with Vance Worley for the final spot in the rotation, has a 6.59 ERA through five spring appearances (four starts). He has nine strikeouts through 13 2/3 innings.

"I like the way he went out today," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said to MLB.com. "He was challenged [pitching] out of the stretch in the first inning, but he continued to compete and make pitches and stay away from the big inning."

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Pirates P Jeff Locke yet to cement fifth spot in rotation
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke is struggling to earn the team's fifth spot in the rotation for the team. In eight innings of Grapefruit League action, he has given up 11 hits, two walks and eight runs with an ERA of 9.00.

“I just left some pitches over the plate,” Locke said. “They just fell in.”

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has named four of the five starting pithcers already. But he is no closer to making a decision on the fifth spot.

“We don't need to at this point in time,” Hurdle said. 

Locke was asked whether or not he could succeed coming out of the bullpen.

“I don't know. I think I could pitch well. I've done it very few times in the big leagues in situations that haven't mattered,” Locke said. “It's a completely different routine. You're not going to throw 40 pitches in the pen before you go out.

“If me coming out of out of the bullpen is what Clint (Hurdle), Ray (Searage) and Neal (Huntington) think is what's going to better this ball club, then that's the decision we need to take going forward. At the same time, that's not where I feel I'm best suited.”

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Pirates' Morton, Locke take the hill Wednesday vs. Phillies
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton gave up one run on two hits and one walk in three innings during his second spring outing Wednesday against the Phillies. He had no strikeouts.

"I thought after the first inning, he was much more consistent," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com. "He threw some really good sinkers. The ball was just spraying a little bit early. He's going to keep working. He's going to be fine."

Jeff Locke, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, relieved Morton. He allowed two runs on three hits, while striking out two in three innings. He threw two scoreless innings and earned the win in his spring debut March 6 against the Yankees. Locke took the loss Wednesday.

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Pirates' Jeff Locke wants to remain with team if he doesn't start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke said he prefers to remain with the club even if he loses out on the fifth starter spot, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Locke is stuck in a battle with Vance Worley, but Worley is considered to have a leg up in the competition. Both players are out of options, and would be considered for the bullpen if they lose out on the rotation spot. While a trade is possible, Locke said he would rather remain in Pittsburgh.

"If it comes to them saying, 'Would you rather be a starting pitcher on (another) team or be a (reliever) on the Pirates?' this is where I'd want to be," Locke said. "This is where my loyalty sits. This is the team I want to win with. It's never going to be about anything more than that."

The 27-year-old Locke posted a 3.91 ERA over 131 1/3 innings last year. 

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 108 252 22.81
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs San Francisco 5.100 10.13005
vs LHB 30.200 2.930912
vs RHB 100.200 4.2003177
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/22@MIL1006.02260
8/27STL1007.16123
9/2@STL0103.04453
9/8@PHI1007.03109
9/13CHC0105.16335
9/19MIL0007.05203
9/24@ATL0104.08653
Two Week Schedule
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@Mil
2:10 pm
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Det
1:35 pm
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7:05 pm
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011PIT03 6.48440000 16.221121231105
2012PIT13 5.50860000 34.1362121611134
2013PIT107 3.5230300000 166.1146696511684125
2014PIT76 3.9121210000 131.112763571644089
Total 1819 4.0063610000 348.23301651553612145253
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011PIT4500000400 .000 .000 .000
2012PIT81101000700 .091 .091 .091
2013PIT3047350021900 .143 .106 .106
2014PIT2145350023000 .149 .111 .111
Total 631086110046000 .134 .102 .102
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011PITP44505001.000
2012PITP86422011.000
2013PITP303046153010 .978
2014PITP212118414011.000
Total  636173215112 .986
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2011PIT01922 0.9131100 .32378 17.3 .5380
2012PIT03333 1.0942100 .267148 12.6 .4220
2013PIT4210140 1.6187628 .242711 12.8 .3500
2014PIT2173115 1.6276501 .257548 11.7 .4060
Total 6435310 1.5122161329 .2541485 12.6 .3880
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 R-Braves43 4.22105000 32.038181541538
2007 R-Danville71 2.661311001 61.048231823874
2008 A-Rome512 4.062524100139.215075636438113
2009AFA-Lynchburg44 4.111717000 81.0984437411856
2009AFA-Myrtle Beach14 5.601010000 45.0473128152643
2010AFA-Bradenton Marauders93 3.561717000 86.0824234671483
2010AA-Altoona Curve32 3.631010000 57.0572423541256
2011AAA-Indianapolis Indians12 2.2555000 28.0258710925
2011AA-Altoona Curve78 4.032322000125.011868569846114
2012AAA-Indianapolis Indians105 2.482424000141.212642399743131
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
11/20/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
North Conway, NH
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
4
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