Duane Underwood Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/20/1994 (29)
Duane Underwood Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Duane Underwood Jr. News
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Duane Underwood Jr. picked up his second save of the season during Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. He was tasked with the last two innings of the game and didn't allow a baserunner while striking out one batter. Underwood Jr. is sporting a 3.48 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 19.5% strikeout rate, and 2.4% walk rate over 10.1 innings. Pirates closer David Bednar pitched the previous two days, so manager Derek Shelton probably wanted to stay away from him. Fantasy managers can't expect regular save chances for Underwood Jr., so he has more value in hold leagues, considering the 28-year-old's already earned three.
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Duane Underwood Jr. gave up just one hit and allowed zero runs to cross the plate in the ninth inning to pick up his first save. The Pirates knocked off the Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday. Underwood needed just five pitches to close out the contest. David Bednar is the current closer in Pittsburgh and already has three saves, but Underwood could see his share of opportunities as the season progresses when Bednar needs a day of rest.
Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Duane Underwood Jr. (hamstring) was removed from the game on Opening Day with right hamstring discomfort, according to Jason Mackey. Underwood Jr. wasn't much of a fantasy option to begin with as he is buried in the pecking order for saves in Pittsburgh behind more experienced relievers. With a stint on the injured list a possibility, there's no reason to roster Underwood Jr. in any fantasy league.