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Lance Lynn

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

W-L

11-8

ERA

3.43

WHIP

1.23

K

153

SV

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

While Lynn managed to outperform his peripherals for most of the season (4.82 FIP, 4.75 xFIP), the regression monster finally caught up to him late; the right-hander turned in a sub-3.00 ERA over his ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 275   DOB: 5/12/1987   BORN: Marion, IN   COLLEGE: Mississippi   DRAFTED: By STL In 2008   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 declined the Cardinals' qualifying offer prior to Thursday's deadline, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times 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 QUA 2 2 0 8.0 8 2 2 7 2 0 1 0 2.25 1.25
2008 21 A BAT 6 4 0 18.2 12 2 0 22 4 1 0 0 0.96 0.88
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
2016 29 A+ PAL 1 2 0 3.2 4 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 1.25
2016 29 AA SPR 1 1 0 3.0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2017 30 MAJ STL 33 33 0 186.3 151 71 27 153 78 11 8 0 0 0 3.43 1.23
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3-Year Averages     32 32 0 180.8 161 65 20 160 73 11 9 0 0 0 3.24 1.29
Career  (View All)     183 161 1 977.7 890 367 86 919 369 72 47 1 3.38 1.29

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Lance Lynn Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201738458538016217.245
201534959418217310.272

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20173929525715510.203
201540210827901613.247

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201788.36306834102.951.17
201586.7750832972.911.25

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201798.05508544173.861.29
201588.7560843963.151.49
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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 QUA 2 2 8.0 7.88 2.25 3.50 2.25 100% 2.25 5.45 .278
2008 21 A BAT 6 4 18.2 10.88 1.98 5.50 0.00 87.5% 0.96 1.44 .290
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
2016 29 A+ PAL 1 2 3.2 11.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 2.45 0.70 .443
2016 29 AA SPR 1 1 3.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .355
2017 30 MAJ STL 33 33 186.3 7.39 3.77 1.96 1.30 1.36 78.2% 91.8 MPH 3.43 4.86 .250
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3-Year Averages     32 32 180.8 7.96 3.63 2.19 1.00 79% 3.24 4.08 .287
Career     183 161 977.7 8.46 3.40 2.49 0.79 76% 3.38 3.63 .304

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Lance Lynn Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 175.3 -6 12 -6 0 87 -3 0 0
2017 P 186.3 -2 15 -2 0 88 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 0 0 0 -4 0 -3
2017 P 2 0 0 0 -1 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Lance Lynn    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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1.96 K/BB
POOR
7.39 K/9
WEAK
3.77 BB/9
POOR
91.8 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.3 HR/9
WEAK
1.36 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.43 ERA
GOOD
1.23 WHIP
GOOD
4.86 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.250 BABIP
LOW
78.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Lance Lynn

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

Lynn was tendered a qualifying offer by the Cardinals prior to Monday's deadline, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Lynn allowed one run on three hits with four walks and five strikeouts over five innings in Thursday's no-decision against the Cubs.

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Lynn (11-8) took the loss Saturday, giving up eight runs on six hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning against the Pirates. He struck out one batter.

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Lynn lasted only four innings in Sunday's no-decision at Wrigley Field, allowing three runs on five hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

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Lynn (11-7) got the win Tuesday against the Reds after allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits with no walks and three strikeouts over five innings.

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Lynn (10-7) took the loss Thursday despite allowing just one run on six hits and one walk over six innings against the Padres. He struck out three.

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Lynn was outstanding Saturday against the Giants, completing eight shutout innings while allowing just one hit, walking four and striking our four. He did not factor into the decision, however.

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Lynn didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Rays but spun a quality start, allowing two runs on six hits with three walks and eight strikeouts over seven innings.

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Lynn allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings during Tuesday's loss to the Padres. He did not factor into the decision.

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Lynn allowed two runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and three walks while striking out three batters through six innings during Wednesday's loss to Boston. He didn't factor into the decision.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Because he was slated to miss the season rehabbing Tommy John surgery, Lynn was out of the fantasy baseball conversation for 2016. Fortunately for the Cardinals and fantasy owners alike, the procedure was a success and Lynn is expected to return to action in 2017. Although it may take a few outings for him to hit his previous stride, as he'll have been away from the majors for over a year, Lynn will look to return to his 2014 and 2015 form. Lynn threw 6.2 innings across three rehab starts in the minors at the latter end of 2016. Although it was a minuscule sample size against subpar competition at High-A Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield, the outings were encouraging nonetheless as he recorded seven strikeouts and allowed just one earned run without surrendering a single walk. Lynn is expected to begin 2017 as a fixture in the St. Louis rotation again and could be a sneaky pick late in fantasy drafts.

2016

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 much of the season following his short DL stint in June with a forearm strain. That discovery led to successful Tommy John surgery which means Lynn will miss the entire 2016 season, obviously making him irrelevant in redraft leagues. If Lynn can return with the velocity and strikeout ability he displayed prior to surgery he should be a good bet to bounce back nicely in his age-30 season. The success rates for Tommy John surgeries are incredibly high now and there's no reason to think Lynn won't be a solid fantasy asset when he does return in 2017.

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.