FRANK DUNCAN
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: January, 30, 1992
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 212
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 13th Round, 401st Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Kansas
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Duncan was taken by the Pirates in the 13th round of the 2014 draft as a college senior out of the University of Kansas.  He fits the mold of pitchers that the Pirates love:  6’4″ right-handers.  He was taken by the Cleveland Indians in the 39th round of the 2013 draft.  Duncan has been a starter at Kansas for the last three years and played a large role out of the bullpen as a freshman.  Duncan showed excellent control as a senior, with a 14/82 BB/K ratio. According to reports, he throws four pitches for strikes and his fastball sits in the 90-93 range.  He signed quickly.

2014
A-:  3-3-0, 3.58 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 65.1 IP, 1.5 BB/9, 6.8 K/9

Duncan pitched in the Jamestown rotation.  He showed very good control, but was a little too hittable, as opponents batted .292 against him.  He had a strong flyball tendency.  Duncan had a 6.94 ERA in his first three starts, then 2.85 after that, with seven walks and 46 strikeouts.  He had only a slight platoon split.

Duncan most likely will be in the West Virginia rotation in 2015.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
W-L-Sv
G
GS
IP
H
HR
BB
K
WHIP
OAVG
ERA
 2014  6-4-0 16  16  118.2  110  3  14 82  1.02  .250  2.58
 2013  4-6-0  20  12  83.2  84  4  31  52  1.37  4.20
 2012  6-8-0  18  15  111.1  93  3  32  100  1.12  3.23
 2011  0-3-2  24  0  46.2  43  0  24  35  1.44  3.09
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2013: Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 39th round, 1161st overall pick.
June 7, 2014:
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 13th round, 401st overall pick; signed on June 14.