Daniel Lynch

Daniel Lynch

25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Kansas City Royals
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Lynch made his major-league debut last season and made 15 starts for the Royals, and he had a 5.69 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 55:31 K:BB across 68 innings. He entered the campaign as the organization's top pitching prospect, but his 7.7 percent K-BB% is a good indicator of his struggles in his first taste of the big leagues. The 25-year-old could begin the season at the back end of Kansas City's starting rotation, but it may require the team to employ a six-man rotation, so his role may not be stable. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#541
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Royals in June of 2018.
Holds Rockies scoreless Sunday
PKansas City Royals
May 15, 2022
Lynch allowed three hits and four walks while striking out four in 5.1 scoreless innings during Sunday's win over the Rockies. He didn't factor into the decision.
ANALYSIS
Lynch gave up six runs (five earned) in 8.2 innings over his last two starts, but he was more successful Sunday despite throwing just 54 of his 96 pitches for strikes. The left-hander was in line for the win when he exited the matchup, but the Royals' bullpen gave up seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Lynch has a 3.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 30 innings over his first six starts in 2022, and he tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Twins on Friday.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
90
Last 10 Games
90
Last 5 Games
92
How many pitches does Daniel Lynch generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
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41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Daniel Lynch generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-47%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-47%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-49%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .154 46 7 4 6 1 0 0
Since 2020vs Right .290 394 77 40 100 19 2 13
2022vs Left .125 10 1 2 1 0 0 0
2022vs Right .238 119 28 11 25 5 0 4
2021vs Left .161 36 6 2 5 1 0 0
2021vs Right .313 275 49 29 75 14 2 9
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-33%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-40%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 6.12 1.55 42.2 3 3 0 6.3 4.2 1.1
Since 2020Away 4.07 1.52 55.1 3 5 0 8.8 3.9 1.3
2022Home 2.70 1.00 10.0 1 0 0 5.4 1.8 0.9
2022Away 3.60 1.45 20.0 1 2 0 10.4 5.0 1.4
2021Home 7.16 1.71 32.2 2 3 0 6.6 5.0 1.1
2021Away 4.33 1.56 35.1 2 3 0 7.9 3.3 1.3
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Daniel Lynch compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.23
 
K/9
8.7
 
BB/9
3.9
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
93.8 mph
 
ERA
3.30
 
WHIP
1.30
 
BABIP
.284
 
GB/FB
0.83
 
Left On Base
80.8%
 
Exit Velocity
82.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.0%
 
Spin Rate
2063 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.3%
 
Swinging Strike
13.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Kansas City's host of prized young pitchers started to debut last season, but Lynch, who entered the year as the team's top pitching prospect remained at the alternate training site. The 6-foot-6 southpaw has more electric stuff than Brady Singer or Kris Bubic, but harnessing that stuff and developing his changeup required more time than the condensed season provided. He sits in the mid-90s with his fastball (touches 99) and already boasts a wipeout slider, so Lynch may have been called upon to debut out of the bullpen had the Royals factored into the postseason picture. He made strides with his changeup all summer and is now comfortable throwing it to same-handed hitters. The 24-year-old also throws an average curveball. If Lynch's command and changeup look ready, he should join the big-league rotation in the first half of this season.
Lynch, the 34th-overall pick in 2018, missed almost two months in the middle of the year with arm soreness, but he was very effective when healthy and finished the year strong in the Arizona Fall League. He is pretty advanced in that he throws four usable pitches (fastball and slider are plus, fringe-average changeup is his fourth-best offering) and has good command/control (7.0 BB% at High-A). However, at 6-foot-6, 190 pounds he is also very projectable with a chance to add velocity (fastball already sits 94-95 mph) and develop even better command. The wiry southpaw was one of the best pitchers in the AFL, logging a 19:4 K:BB in 14 innings while setting the stage for an assignment to Double-A for his age-23 season. As things stand, he projects to be a solid No. 3 starter, but if his curveball and changeup improve, he could be better than that. His future home park and division add to the appeal.
Royals GM Dayton Moore embraced his Atlanta Braves roots in the first draft of his full-on rebuild, selecting five pitchers in the first 58 picks. Lynch, who received an under-slot $1.6975 million bonus after getting popped with the 34th overall pick, had the best debut of those five hurlers. He was absolutely dominant over 51.1 innings in the Appy League and Sally League, with more strikeouts (61) than baserunners (53) and a 26.8 K-BB% that would have led all Low-A and High-A pitchers had he thrown enough innings to qualify. He also posted a groundball rate over 50% across both stops. A 6-foot-6, 190-pound southpaw out of Virginia, Lynch commands a plus 93-95 mph fastball, which allows him to get into favorable counts. From there, he is able to sit hitters down with a plethora of quality offspeed pitches -- his plus mid-80s slider is his best secondary offering. He should move quickly in his age-22 season, likely finishing the year at Double-A or Triple-A.
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Suffers second loss
PKansas City Royals
May 8, 2022
Lynch (2-2) took the loss in a 4-2 defeat in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks with five strikeouts in 3.2 innings.
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Yields three runs in no-decision
PKansas City Royals
May 1, 2022
Lynch allowed three runs on four hits and a walk over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Yankees. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
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Masterful over six innings
PKansas City Royals
April 26, 2022
Lynch (2-1) picked up the win Tuesday after tossing six scoreless innings, surrendering two hits and walking two batters while striking out seven in the victory over the White Sox.
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Records first win of season
PKansas City Royals
April 20, 2022
Lynch (1-1) earned the win over Minnesota on Wednesday, pitching five scoreless innings and allowing four hits and one walk while striking out two.
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Takes loss to Cards
PKansas City Royals
April 13, 2022
Lynch (0-1) was the pitcher of record in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Cardinals after giving up six runs on nine hits and a walk. He struck out seven in the 81-pitch outing.
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