RP - MIN
The Twins have avoided arbitration with RHP Tyler Duffery by agreeing to a one-year, $2.2 million contract.
Duffey was sharp in 2020, posting a 1.88 ERA to go along with a 0.79 WHIP in 22 appearances. He also earned 12 holds, so he'll have value in fantasy leagues that count this stat come 2021.
Tyler Duffey struck out one batter in a clean sixth inning to register his 12th hold of the season on Saturday.
Duffey has quietly gone about his business this season as one of the best relievers in the Minnesota bullpen. He owns a 1.69 ERA and 0.80 WHIP, but blew his only save opportunity of the year.
As the Twins dominated the Royals Tuesday afternoon, Tyler Duffey entered the game in the sixth inning after a Mike Moustakas single knocked Hector Santiago out of the game. Duffey proceeded to record three straight outs in his one inning of work.
Duffey doesn't feature overpowering stuff as a reliever. However, he could see an elevated role in the Twins bullpen if his stuff plays up in shorter outings. After a disappointing 2016, Duffey could find his niche in relief for Minnesota and is worth loosely monitoring if he begins working later in games.
Twins SP Tyler Duffey lasted only three innings in Wednesday's 9-4 loss to the Tigers. Duffey dropped to 8-10 and allowed six runs on seven hits, including a pair of home runs.
In his last two starts, Duffey has allowed 11 runs over just 6 2/3 innings. With a 6.24 ERA through 115 innings this season, you'd be wise to avoid him.
Tyler Duffey ran into the ice-cold Houston Astros Monday night and made quick work of them, striking out eight over six innings and allowing just four hits and a walk.
Duffey is a tantalizing arm in fantasy contests, but he's just not a trustworthy source at this time as he's shown zero consistency this season. Even with Monday's win, he is only 7-8 with a 5.93 ERA this season.