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Tyler Lyons

29-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2017 Stats

W-L

4-1

ERA

2.83

WHIP

1.09

K

68

SV

3

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Over the past three seasons, Lyons has been all over the place. The strikeout and walk rates were good in 2015 and 2016, but his home run rates were atrocious and yet his ERA stayed below 4.00 because...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:       EST. RETURN:  2/15/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 2/21/1988
BORN: Lubbock, TX   COLLEGE: Oklahoma State   DRAFTED: 9th Rd   

September 29, 2017  –  Tyler Lyons News

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Lyons has been shut down for the rest of the 2017 season, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

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Tyler Lyons 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
2011 23 A+ PAL 33 12 1 94.0 93 47 8 79 29 9 4 1 0 0 4.50 1.30
2012 24 AA SPR 15 12 0 64.1 70 28 6 54 19 5 4 0 0 0 3.92 1.39
2012 24 AAA MEM 15 15 0 88.1 87 42 9 89 18 4 9 0 0 0 4.28 1.19
2013 25 AAA MEM 17 16 0 100.1 85 37 6 86 19 7 2 0 0 0 3.32 1.04
2013 25 MAJ STL 12 8 0 53.0 49 28 5 43 16 2 4 0 0 0 4.75 1.23
2014 26 AA SPR 1 1 0 2.0 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
2014 26 AAA MEM 14 14 1 81.1 94 40 9 75 18 8 2 0 0 0 4.43 1.38
2014 26 MAJ STL 11 4 0 36.7 33 18 4 36 11 0 4 0 0 0 4.42 1.20
2015 27 AAA MEM 16 16 1 94.2 104 33 12 96 13 9 5 0 0 0 3.14 1.24
2015 27 MAJ STL 17 8 0 60.0 59 25 12 60 15 3 1 0 0 0 3.75 1.23
2016 28 MAJ STL 30 0 0 48.0 35 18 9 46 14 2 0 0 0 4 3.38 1.02
2017 29 A PEO 1 1 0 2.2 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.82
2017 29 AA SPR 1 1 0 5.0 3 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 0.60
2017 29 AAA MEM 1 4 0 17.2 17 5 2 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.55 1.16
2017 29 MAJ STL 50 0 0 54.0 39 17 3 68 20 4 1 3 1 15 2.83 1.09
3-Year Averages     32 2 0 54.0 44 20 8 58 16 3 0 1 0 6 3.33 1.11
Career  (View All)     120 20 0 251.7 215 106 33 253 76 11 10 3 3.79 1.16

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Tyler Lyons Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 26 ChC 1.0 0 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.83 1.09
Sep. 24 @Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.55 1.09
Sep. 21 @Cin 1.7 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.60 1.10
Sep. 19 @Cin 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.68 1.09
Sep. 17 @ChC 0.3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.72 1.11
Sep. 16 @ChC 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.55 1.09
Sep. 14 Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.42 1.08
Sep. 9 Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.47 1.06
Sep. 6 @SD 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.53 1.06
Sep. 5 @SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.58 1.04
Sep. 2 @SF 0.3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.64 1.04
Sep. 1 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.45 1.02
Aug. 31 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.51 1.05
Aug. 26 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.57 1.07
Aug. 24 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.63 1.10
Aug. 23 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 1.08
Aug. 17 @Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.77 1.10
Aug. 16 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.84 1.11
Aug. 12 Atl 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.92 1.11
Aug. 10 KC 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.09 1.11
Aug. 9 KC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.15 1.14
Aug. 5 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.18 1.15
Aug. 1 @Mil 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.18
Jul. 30 Ari 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.41 1.20
Jul. 29 Ari 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.48 1.19
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 2 3 3 0 3 10 2 0 0 0-1 1 0 2 5.79 1.07
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.0 10 5 5 1 4 17 2 0 0 2-1 2 0 4 3.75 1.17
Last 60 Games (Team)
25 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
23.7 12 5 5 1 10 33 3 0 0 4-1 2 0 10 1.90 0.93

Tyler Lyons Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20178522813501.178
20167114510002.156
20156316613203.232

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017135461226502.224
201611632925707.234
201519244946719.258

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201725.7301301203.161.17
201625.720027552.450.94
201532.310033783.901.21

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201728.311238832.541.02
201622.300019944.431.12
201527.721027843.581.27
Tyler Lyons vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Tyler Lyons 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
2011 23 A+ PAL 33 12 94.0 7.56 2.78 2.72 0.77 65.8% 4.50 3.68 .314
2012 24 AA SPR 15 12 64.1 7.58 2.67 2.84 0.84 73.5% 3.92 3.67 .335
2012 24 AAA MEM 15 15 88.1 9.09 1.84 4.94 0.92 65.6% 4.28 3.19 .329
2013 25 AAA MEM 17 16 100.1 7.73 1.71 4.53 0.54 68.4% 3.32 3.01 .287
2013 25 MAJ STL 12 8 53.0 7.30 2.72 2.69 0.85 1.48 61.7% 89.8 MPH 4.75 3.88 .292
2014 26 AA SPR 1 1 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 4.50 0.20 .532
2014 26 AAA MEM 14 14 81.1 8.32 2.00 4.17 1.00 69.9% 4.43 3.46 .356
2014 26 MAJ STL 11 4 36.7 8.84 2.70 3.27 0.98 1.27 65% 89.7 MPH 4.42 3.72 .301
2015 27 AAA MEM 16 16 94.2 9.17 1.24 7.38 1.15 80% 3.14 3.30 .352
2015 27 MAJ STL 17 8 60.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 1.80 1.25 79% 90.1 MPH 3.75 4.60 .301
2016 28 MAJ STL 30 0 48.0 8.63 2.63 3.29 1.69 1.28 77.5% 90.6 MPH 3.38 4.60 .225
2017 29 A PEO 1 1 2.2 4.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 6.75 2.29 .435
2017 29 AA SPR 1 1 5.0 5.40 0.00 0.00 1.80 50% 3.60 4.60 .153
2017 29 AAA MEM 1 4 17.2 8.90 1.57 5.67 1.05 83.3% 2.55 3.26 .323
2017 29 MAJ STL 50 0 54.0 11.33 3.33 3.40 0.50 1.29 75% 90.1 MPH 2.83 2.90 .299
3-Year Averages     32 2 54.0 9.67 2.67 3.63 1.33 76.9% 3.33 3.87 .276
Career     120 20 251.7 9.05 2.72 3.33 1.18 71.7% 3.79 3.83 .285

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Tyler Lyons Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 60 2 4 2 0 32 0 60 2
2016 P 48 0 4 0 0 26 1 48 0
2017 P 54 -1 3 -1 0 26 0 54 -1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Tyler Lyons    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.40 K/BB
GOOD
11.33 K/9
GREAT
3.33 BB/9
WEAK
90.1 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.5 HR/9
GREAT
1.29 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.83 ERA
GOOD
1.09 WHIP
GOOD
2.90 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.299 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Tyler Lyons: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lyons grabbed his 14th hold by racking up four strikeouts over 1.2 scoreless innings in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Reds. He didn't allow any hits but walked two.

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Lyons recorded the last two outs (including a strikeout) of the 10th inning Tuesday in Cincinnati for his third save.

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Lyons (4-1) took the loss in Sunday's 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Cubs, allowing an earned run on one hit and a hit batsman.

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Lyons gave up two hits and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to notch his second save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Padres.

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Lyons (3-0) fired a scoreless eighth inning in Friday's 11-6 win over the Giants, recording two strikeouts.

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Lyons fired a scoreless eighth inning in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Padres, recording a pair of strikeouts.

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Lyons pitched the eighth inning against the Red Sox on Wednesday, allowing one walk while striking out one in a scoreless frame.

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Lyons notched his eighth hold in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Royals, getting one out to close out the eighth inning.

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Lyons fired 1.1 scoreless innings in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Brewers, allowing a walk and recording two strikeouts.

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Lyons fired a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Diamondbacks, recording two strikeouts.

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Lyons fired a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Cubs, recording a strikeout.

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Lyons notched his fourth hold in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Marlins, allowing an earned run on two hits over one-third of an inning. He also recorded a strikeout.

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Lyons recorded his second hold in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks, pitching a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.

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2017

Until going down with a knee injury in July, all signs had been pointing up for Lyons. After throwing pitching to a 5.19 ERA in the first month of the season, he posted a lower ERA in each of the following months while increasing his strikeout rate along the way, culminating in a career-best 3.38 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over 48 innings. He showed incredible stamina and versatility from the bullpen before going down with the injury. While his 24.6 percent strikeout rate is incredibly intriguing, prospective owners should be wary of home runs, as Lyons has yielded 1.5 HR/9 over the last two years. After undergoing knee surgery in early November, Lyons faces a five- to six-month recovery window, putting his availability for the start of the regular season in jeopardy. Once he's ready to return, he'll likely reprise his role in the Cards' bullpen.

2016

Lyons picked up eight mostly-spot starts for the Cardinals in 2015 while throwing 60 innings and making 17 total appearances. The 27-year-old lefty posted a solid 3.75 ERA and 1.23 WHIP while striking out an even 60. With Lance Lynn now out for the 2016 season it's possible a strong spring could earn Lyons a spot in the back-end of the rotation, though the Cards' acquisition of Mike Leake clouds the picture. Lyons is a good enough pitcher that he could carve out a full-time rotation role on many MLB teams, but for the Cardinals the most likely scenario has him spending a full season with the major league club in a similar role as last season, moving in and out of the rotation as needed.

2015

Lyons bounced around between three different levels for the Cardinals in 2014, pitching mostly in Triple-A with a single game in Double-A and 11 appearances (four starts) for the Cardinals. The 26-year-old lefty posted average numbers again but the Cardinals like his versatility, using him in spot starts and also in long- and short-relief stints. This setup is unlikely to change in 2015, meaning his fantasy value is probably slim-to-none, and almost always uncertain. He'll have no trouble sticking around with the Cardinals as he tries to grow into a consistent MLB starting pitcher, however unlikely that may be, as the Cardinals are happy to continue using him as the swiss army knife of their bullpen.

2014

In his first season in the big leagues, Lyons posted a 4.75 ERA and struggled both as a starter and reliever while bouncing between Triple-A and the majors. He's still just 26 and his xFIP (3.84) suggests that he pitched better than his initial numbers indicate, but he's likely to serve as organizational depth for the Cardinals in 2014 probably working in long relief out of the bullpen. The Cardinals will likely have three pitchers ahead of Lyons competing for the fifth spot in their rotation, so Lyons would need some injuries and excellent pitching to make his way into the rotation.