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Lance Lynn

28-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Stats

W-L

12-11

ERA

3.03

WHIP

1.37

K

167

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lynn turned in a very good 2015 but began to fade in the second half on his way to posting a 3.03 ERA in 175.1 innings. It was discovered early in the offseason that Lynn had pitched through pain for ...

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2016 ADP:  352.11

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  12/1/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 5/12/1987
BORN: Marion, IN   COLLEGE: Mississippi  Show ContractHide Contract

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Lance Lynn Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $22 million extension with the Cardinals in January of 2015.

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Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday and will miss the 2016 season, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Lance Lynn Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 21 A BAT 6 4 0 18.2 12 2 0 22 4 1 0 0 0.96 0.88
2008 21 A QUA 2 2 0 8.0 8 2 2 7 2 0 1 0 2.25 1.25
2009 22 A PAL 5 2 0 15.7 16 4 0 17 3 0 0 0 2.37 1.21
2009 22 AA SPR 22 22 0 126.3 118 41 5 98 51 11 4 0 2.92 1.34
2009 22 AAA MEM 1 1 0 6.7 5 2 0 9 3 0 0 0 2.70 1.20
2010 23 AAA MEM 29 29 0 164.0 164 87 21 141 62 13 10 0 0 0 4.77 1.38
2011 24 AAA MEM 12 12 0 75.0 79 32 2 64 25 7 3 0 0 0 3.84 1.39
2011 24 MAJ STL 18 2 0 34.7 25 12 3 40 11 1 1 1 1 3 3.12 1.04
2012 25 MAJ STL 35 29 0 176.0 168 74 16 180 64 18 7 0 0 1 3.78 1.32
2013 26 MAJ STL 33 33 0 201.7 189 89 14 198 76 15 10 0 0 0 3.97 1.31
2014 27 MAJ STL 33 33 1 203.7 185 62 13 181 72 15 10 0 0 0 2.74 1.26
2015 28 MAJ STL 31 31 0 175.3 172 59 13 167 68 12 11 0 0 0 3.03 1.37
3-Year Averages     32 32 0 193.6 182 70 13 182 72 14 10 0 0 0 3.25 1.31

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Lance Lynn Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 4 @Atl 5.0 7 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.03 1.37
Sep. 28 @Pit 5.0 4 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.06 1.37
Sep. 23 Cin 6.0 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.16 1.36
Sep. 18 @ChC 3.3 4 3 3 0 6 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.28 1.39
Sep. 12 @Cin 6.0 4 3 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.17 1.36
Sep. 7 ChC 2.3 7 6 6 1 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.12 1.37
Aug. 29 @SF 7.0 6 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.80 1.33
Aug. 24 @Ari 6.0 9 2 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.94 1.34
Aug. 18 SF 6.7 4 2 2 0 5 6 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.94 1.31
Aug. 13 Pit 0.7 6 7 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.95 1.31
Aug. 7 @Mil 6.0 6 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.76 1.27
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
16.0 14 1 1 0 4 12 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 0.56 1.13
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 4.6 IP/G
27.7 29 13 13 2 15 19 0 0 0 1-3 0 0 0 4.23 1.59
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 4.9 IP/G
54.0 60 24 20 4 28 38 2 0 0 4-5 0 0 0 3.33 1.63

Lance Lynn Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201534959418217310.272
20143786539822126.244
20133807149821666.259

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201540210827901613.247
2014488116331032517.234
2013476127271071638.247

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201586.7750832972.911.25
2014115.0940923842.501.19
2013102.0930993432.821.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201588.7560843963.151.49
201488.7660893493.051.35
201399.76709942115.151.45
Lance Lynn Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 21 A BAT 6 4 18.2 10.88 1.98 5.50 0.00 87.5% 0.96 1.44 .290
2008 21 A QUA 2 2 8.0 7.88 2.25 3.50 2.25 100% 2.25 5.45 .278
2009 22 A PAL 5 2 15.7 9.77 1.72 5.67 0.00 78.9% 2.37 1.60 .371
2009 22 AA SPR 22 22 126.3 6.98 3.63 1.92 0.36 78% 2.92 3.47 .304
2009 22 AAA MEM 1 1 6.7 12.15 4.05 3.00 0.00 75% 2.70 1.85 .338
2010 23 AAA MEM 29 29 164.0 7.74 3.40 2.27 1.15 67.8% 4.77 4.43 .308
2011 24 AAA MEM 12 12 75.0 7.68 3.00 2.56 0.24 70.6% 3.84 2.92 .343
2011 24 MAJ STL 18 2 34.7 10.38 2.86 3.64 0.78 1.74 72.7% 93.2 MPH 3.12 3.06 .276
2012 25 MAJ STL 35 29 176.0 9.20 3.27 2.81 0.82 1.35 73.1% 92.8 MPH 3.78 3.60 .325
2013 26 MAJ STL 33 33 201.7 8.84 3.39 2.61 0.62 1.27 70.1% 92.4 MPH 3.97 3.43 .321
2014 27 MAJ STL 33 33 203.7 8.00 3.18 2.51 0.57 1.39 79.9% 92.4 MPH 2.74 3.42 .304
2015 28 MAJ STL 31 31 175.3 8.57 3.49 2.46 0.67 1.41 79.7% 91.7 MPH 3.03 3.51 .327
3-Year Averages     32 32 193.6 8.46 3.35 2.53 0.60 76.3% 3.25 3.31 .317

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2015 Stat Review for Lance Lynn    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.46 K/BB
WEAK
8.57 K/9
GOOD
3.49 BB/9
POOR
91.7 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.7 HR/9
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1.41 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.03 ERA
GREAT
1.37 WHIP
WEAK
3.51 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.327 BABIP
HIGH
79.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Lance Lynn: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lynn will be available out of the bullpen Friday for Game 1 of the NLDS, MLB.com reports.

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Lynn will start Game 4 of the NLDS if necessary, Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Lynn went five scoreless innings en route to a no-decision Monday, allowing four hits while walking four and striking out six in a 3-0 victory over the Pirates.

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Lynn (12-10) went six shutout innings Wednesday, allowing four hits while walking none and striking out four in a 10-2 drubbing of the Reds.

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Lynn allowed three runs on four hits, walking six and striking out two over 3.1 innings, but came away with a no-decision in the Cardinals 8-3 loss to the Cubs on Friday afternoon.

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Lynn lost his second straight start Saturday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks over six innings while striking out three.

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Lynn (11-9) took the loss Monday against the Cubs, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over 2.1 innings.

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Lynn (ankle) will not pitch this weekend against the Pirates, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Lynn exited Saturday's game in the eighth inning after sustaining an ankle injury, Bob Nightengale of the USA Today reports.

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2015

Lynn delivered his best season as a pro in 2014, going 15-10 with a terrific 2.74 ERA while posting his second consecutive season with over 200 innings. While his xFIP of 3.81 confirms what most already know, that he wasn't quite as good as the low ERA might indicate, Lynn still is a quality fantasy arm who's even more valuable in real life. Consistent middle-of-the-rotation innings eaters are not easy to find, and he's been just that for the Cardinals and is still only 27 years old. While his numbers may not be all that exciting, he should still deliver quality numbers in 2015 for his fantasy owners and likely at a very reasonable cost. His ERA may come up from 2014 but, locked into the number three spot in the rotation on what should be an improved Cardinals team, so should his win total.

2014

Lynn was inconsistent again in 2013, but still managed to put up very good numbers for the Cardinals by season's end. The 26-year-old broke 200 innings for the first time in his career and won 15 games while posting a 3.66 xFIP and striking out 198 batters. Lynn gave up more flyballs last season, but fewer of them led to home runs as his HR/FB mark fell from 10.4% in 2012 to 7.4% last season. He still is just entering his prime and should only improve in 2014. Expect Lynn to work the middle of the rotation for the Cardinals in 2014.

2013

Lynn was one of the bigger surprises stories in baseball last season, filling in admirably for Chris Carpenter and making 29 starts one season after holding a relief role for the Cardinals down the stretch. On a monthly basis, Lynn's performance was uneven and some owners panicked when he struggled in August (6.66 ERA, 1.91 WHIP in seven appearances), but he rallied in September to post a 34:7 K:BB, 2.76 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over his final eight appearances. Despite racking up 180 strikeouts in 176 frames last season, Lynn's hold on a rotation spot is surprisingly weak given the Cards' arsenal of quality arms. Ultimately, Lynn appears to be a good bet to open the year as a stater, but he will need to continue to pitch well in order to keep his spot for all of 2013.

2012

It's not often you see a rookie get placed on the 60-day DL in August yet still pitch in the World Series, but a strained oblique muscle ended Lynn's strong rookie campaign (at least the regular season part) on Aug. 9. A starter throughout his minor league career, Lynn was called up in June for a couple of spot starts while Kyle McClellan was on the DL, but stuck around as a reliever the rest of the way. He excelled in his new role with a 2.22 ERA, 0.945 WHIP, and a 32:8 K:BB ratio in 24.1 innings. If the Cardinals need him in a pinch, he can probably go five innings, but it looks like his short-term role is as a reliever.

2010

Lynn has risen through the Cardinals' system very quickly. The 2008 draft pick out of Ole Miss got better as the season went along (5-2 with a 1.81 ERA in 11 second-half starts for Double-A Springfield). His walk rate is nothing special, and his strikeout rate in Springfield was a bit lower than one might expect, but Lynn is very polished and could find himself making spot starts for the Cards as early as this summer.