Funny things happen with roster moves as the Major League Baseball season hits the dog days of summer. The Kansas City Royals called up Danny Duffy to start in place of Wade Davis on Wednesday night and he pitched very well. Duffy has had issues with health over the past year with a surgery included but he looks to still have a very bright future in MLB as a starting pitcher. The Royals should hang on to him as he continues to develop.
Duffy is over a month past one year since surgery took him out for a long while but he is still only 24 years old and clearly has as good of stuff as he has ever had. If I am the Royals, this is a guy that would get a strong look down the stretch this year after September call-ups and especially in spring training next season.
As he continues to develop his stuff into a polished starter, he could very well be a middle of the rotation starter for the Royals or a nice trade chip to bring in some offensive help during the MLB Winter Meetings. Whatever the case, I would put him out there after the call-ups if not before to either see what he could bring the Royals or to showcase him for a potential deal if the Royals deem they are too deep in pitching. Though honestly, I cannot really believe that any MLB team would ever consider themselves too deep in that area.