Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy has never been hindered by talent. The 29-year old and former third-round pick in 2007 has all the potential to be a top rotational player in the MLB. The problem has been staying on the mound and that’s been consistent throughout his seven-year career in the majors. Duffy’s injury concerns started early in his professional career when he underwent Tommy John Surgery after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. Duffy was forced to miss an extended period of time recovering and rehabilitating. From there, other nagging injuries have made Duffy a regular on and off the disabled list. The 2016 season proved to be his best and Duffy finished with a 12-3 record, solidifying himself as the ace in the rotation. He earned a 5-year, $65 million contract but injuries continued to take a toll last season. Duffy was limited to just 24 starts in 2017 due to a Grade 1 oblique strain and left elbow impingement. Yet even with these setbacks, Duffy still finished the season healthy with a 9-10 record, posting a 3.81 ERA.