Frank Duncan

#16 FRANK DUNCAN – RHP
Height: 6-4 Weight: 220
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: San Francisco, California
Resides: Lee’s Summit, Missouri
High School: Stuart Hall School (San Francisco, California)
College: University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas – “Jayhawks”)
Draft: 13th – PIT – 2014…39th – CLE – 2013
Born: 1/30/92 Opening Night Age: 28
Classification: LS-4

Career Highlights: Seventh season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…acquired by the Goldeyes from the Kansas City T-Bones on 6/16/20 in the American Association dispersal draft (Round 2, Pick 3)…career 47-44 record with a 4.16 ERA in 137 games, 122 of them as a starting pitcher…eight career complete games, including three shutouts…four career games finished in relief…729.2 career innings pitched, allowing 809 hits, 155 walks (1.9 walks per nine innings), and 59 home runs…521 career strikeouts…has logged 132.2 innings or more in four of the past five seasons…threw nine-inning no-hitter on 6/13/19 while pitching for the Can-Am League’s Sussex County Miners…has walked two batters or less in 110 of 122 career starts, and has walked three batters or less in 119 of them…drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 13th round in 2014…also drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 39th round in 2013…played four seasons of college baseball at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas from 2011-14…combined 16-21 with two saves and 3.22 ERA for the Jayhawks in 78 collegiate games, 43 of them as a starting pitcher…earned Big-12 All-Conference honours as a senior in 2014…majored in Civil Engineering…traded from the Pirates to the Arizona Diamondbacks on 2/9/17 in exchange for Phil Gosselin…appeared in two Major League spring training games for the Diamondbacks in 2017…played at Stuart Hall High School in San Francisco, California where he also lettered in basketball and soccer…full name is Frank Ekquist Duncan

2019
Sussex County (Can-Am/Ind.): 10-6 with a 3.05 ERA for the Miners in 19 games, all of them starts…pitched eight complete games, including three shutouts…132.2 innings pitched, allowing 113 hits, 16 walks, and nine home runs…struck out 111…finished tied for second in the Can-Am League in wins, third in ERA, third in strikeouts, first in innings pitched, tied for third in starts, first in complete games (Can-Am League single-season record), first in shutouts (tied Can-Am League single-season record), and third in opponent’s batting average (.225)…2019 Can-Am League All-Star…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 14 of 19 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 17 of them…walked one or zero batters in 15 of 19 starts, and walked two batters or less in all of them…pitched at least 6.0 innings in 17 of 19 starts, including 11 starts of 7.0 innings or more…pitched complete game victory on 5/28 at Trois-Rivieres, allowing two earned runs and striking out seven in 9.0 innings…pitched no-hitter on 6/13 at New Jersey, walking one and striking out six in 9.0 shutout innings (faced minimum 27 batters)…pitched complete game, one-hit shutout on 7/2 vs. the Empire League, striking out 11 in 7.0 innings…carried no-hitter into the seventh inning during 7/2 start, which was broken up on a single by Mark Shkrelja with one out…started and won on 7/7 at Quebec, allowing two earned runs and striking out six in 8.0 innings…pitched four consecutive complete games from 7/19-8/6…pitched complete game victory on 7/25 vs. New Jersey, allowing two earned runs and striking out three in 7.0 innings…pitched complete game, two-hitter while earning the win on 7/31 vs. Quebec, allowing one earned run with 11 strikeouts in 9.0 innings…pitched complete game, six-hit shutout on 8/6 at Ottawa, striking out six in 9.0 innings…pitched complete game victory on 8/28 vs. New Jersey, allowing two earned runs and striking out five in 9.0 innings…helped Miners reach the Can-Am League Championship Series…made two postseason starts, going 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA…started and won Game One of the Can-Am League Semi-Final on 9/4 at Rockland, allowing two earned runs and striking out four in 7.0 innings…started and took no-decision in Game One of the Can-Am League Championship Series on 9/10 at New Jersey, allowing two earned runs and striking out six over 7.1 innings

2018
Hartford (Eastern/AA/Colorado): 3-4 with a 4.84 ERA for the Yard Goats in 16 games, 10 of them starts…finished two games in relief…61.1 innings pitched, allowing 63 hits, 21 walks, and seven home runs…struck out 24…pitched 3.1 scoreless relief innings on 7/4 vs. Portland…started and won on 9/1 at New Hampshire, striking out two in 6.0 shutout innings

Tulsa (Texas/AA/Los Angeles Dodgers): 1-3 with a 5.79 ERA for the Drillers in seven games, six of them starts…28.0 innings pitched, allowing 37 hits, four walks, and four home runs…struck out 14…started and took no-decision on 5/1 vs. Arkansas, striking out two in 6.0 shutout innings…started and won on 5/19 vs. Arkansas, striking out five in 6.0 shutout innings…helped Drillers win Texas League championship

2017
Reno (Pacific Coast/AAA/Arizona): 8-8 with a 6.94 ERA for the Aces in 22 games, 21 of them starts…119.1 innings pitched, allowing 173 hits, 39 walks, and 19 home runs…struck out 77…walked two batters or less in 18 of 21 starts…finished 15th in the Pacific Coast League in innings pitched…started and won on 4/10 at Fresno, striking out three and allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings…started and won on 5/20 at Omaha, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings with two strikeouts…started and won on 6/4 vs. Las Vegas, allowing one earned run with four strikeouts over 7.0 innings…helped Aces reach the Pacific Coast League playoffs

Jackson (Southern/AA/Arizona): 1-2 with a 3.90 ERA for the Generals in five games, all of them starts…32.1 innings pitched, allowing 25 hits, nine walks, and one home run…struck out 19…walked two batters or less in all five starts…pitched 6.0 innings or more in four of five starts…started and won on 8/18 vs. Biloxi, allowing one earned run in 8.1 innings with five strikeouts…carried no-hitter into the ninth inning during 8/18 start, which was broken up on a leadoff single by Angel Ortega…started and took no-decision on 9/2 at Tennessee, striking out six and allowing one unearned run over 7.0 innings

2016
Indianapolis (International/AAA/Pittsburgh): 9-6 with a 2.33 ERA for the Indians in 20 games, all of them starts…112.0 innings pitched, allowing 106 hits, 29 walks, and four home runs…struck out 92…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 16 of 20 starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 19 of them…walked two batters or less in 14 of 20 starts, and walked three batters or less in 19 of them…International League All-Star…tied for 12th in the International League in wins…fell 3.0 innings short of qualifying for the International League ERA leaders, and would have ranked first…started and took no-decision on 5/13 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out five in 6.0 shutout innings…started and won on 6/29 vs. Gwinnett, striking out seven in 7.0 shutout innings…started and won on 8/12 at Lehigh Valley, pitching 8.0 shutout innings with six strikeouts…carried a perfect game for the first 5.2 innings during 8/12 start, which was broken up on a pinch-hit single by David Lough…started and took no-decision on 8/17 vs. Louisville, striking out seven over 6.0 scoreless innings…started and took no-decision on 8/23 vs. Columbus, pitching 6.0 shutout innings with two strikeouts

Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): 3-2 with a 2.36 ERA for the Curve in seven games, two of them starts…finished two games in relief…26.2 innings pitched, allowing 23 hits, seven walks, and zero home runs…struck out 24…earned relief win on 4/16 at Richmond, striking out five in 3.2 shutout innings…pitched 5.0 scoreless relief innings and picked up the win while striking out three on 4/26 vs. Erie…helped Curve reach the Eastern League playoffs

2015
Bradenton (Florida State/A+/Pittsburgh): 9-10 with a 4.32 ERA for the Marauders in 27 games, 25 of them as a starting pitcher…152.0 innings pitched, allowing 194 hits, 10 walks, and 12 home runs…struck out 111…ranked tied for fifth in the Florida State League in wins, 16th in ERA, fourth in strikeouts, tied for fifth in starts, and second in innings pitched…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 18 of 25 starts…walked one or zero batters in 21 of 25 starts, and walked two batters or less in all of them…started and won on 4/16 at Dunedin, striking out three in 5.0 shutout innings…started and won on 5/13 at Brevard County, striking out eight in 7.0 shutout innings…made first career relief appearance on 6/14 vs. Fort Myers, striking out three in 5.0 innings…started and won on 7/6 at Jupiter, striking out five in 7.0 shutout innings…started and won on 7/18 vs. Lakeland, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings while striking out three

2014
Jamestown (New York-Penn/A-/Pittsburgh): 3-3 with a 3.58 ERA for the Jammers in 14 games, all of them starts…65.1 innings pitched, allowing 75 hits, 11 walks, and three home runs…struck out 49…finished 13th in the New York-Penn League in ERA and tied for fourth in starts…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 12 of 14 starts…walked two batters or less in 13 of 14 starts, and walked three batters or less in all of them…made professional debut on 6/18 at Williamsport, starting and taking a no-decision, allowing one unearned run in 3.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 7/10 vs. Tri-City, allowing one earned run and striking out four in 5.0 innings…started and picked up first career win on 7/16 at Brooklyn, allowing two earned runs in 5.0 innings with three strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 7/26 vs. Batavia, allowing one earned run over 6.0 innings while striking out six…started and won on 8/7 at Connecticut, striking out six in 5.0 shutout innings…started and won on 8/14 vs. Auburn, striking out nine and allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings

Rick Forney on Frank Duncan: Frank’s a really good starter we’ve been trying to get for a couple of years. He’s one of those guys like Mitch Lambson who will take the ball every fifth day, log some innings for you, and give the team a chance to win every time he’s out there. I’m glad to have him in the rotation.