Daniel Lynch

Daniel Lynch

24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Kansas City Royals
10-Day IL
Injury Hand
Est. Return 2/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#592
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Royals in June of 2018.
Placed on 10-day IL
PKansas City Royals
Hand
September 30, 2021
Lynch was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right hand contusion, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander already wasn't expected to make another start this season and will finish with a 5.59 ERA in 69 innings. Angel Zerpa was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Thursday to make his MLB debut versus Cleveland.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
84
Last 10 Games
88
Last 5 Games
79
How many pitches does Daniel Lynch generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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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 2019
 
 
-49%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-49%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .161 36 6 2 5 1 0 0
Since 2019vs Right .313 275 49 29 75 14 2 9
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
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-40%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-40%
ERA on Road
2020
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2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 7.16 1.71 32.2 2 3 0 6.6 5.0 1.1
Since 2019Away 4.33 1.56 35.1 2 3 0 7.9 3.3 1.3
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
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 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
1.77
 
K/9
7.3
 
BB/9
4.1
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
5.69
 
WHIP
1.63
 
BABIP
.342
 
GB/FB
1.09
 
Left On Base
66.1%
 
Exit Velocity
83.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.3%
 
Spin Rate
2026 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
29.2%
 
Swinging Strike
11.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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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Fine after being hit by liner
PKansas City Royals
September 30, 2021
Royals manager Mike Matheny said after Wednesday's 10-5 win over Cleveland that Lynch is OK after exiting in the fourth inning when he was struck by a comebacker, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Short final outing
PKansas City Royals
September 30, 2021
Lynch allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two across three innings Wednesday against Cleveland. He did not factor into the decision.
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Dealt sixth loss
PKansas City Royals
September 21, 2021
Lynch (4-6) was charged with the loss against Cleveland on Tuesday after surrendering four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five across six innings.
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On track to make start
PKansas City Royals
September 19, 2021
Lynch (calf) is expected to make his next scheduled start Tuesday versus Cleveland, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Dealing with left calf tightness
PKansas City Royals
Calf
September 16, 2021
Lynch exited Thursday's start against the Athletics due to left calf tightness, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
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