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Lance Lynn

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2018 Stats

W-L

4-5

ERA

4.98

WHIP

1.60

K

71

SV

0

2018 Preseason 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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2018 ADP:  221.2

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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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Lynn signed a one-year contract with the Twins in March of 2018.

June 14, 2018  –  Lance Lynn News

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Lynn (4-5) took the loss despite working 6.2 quality innings Thursday against the Tigers, giving up three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out nine.

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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
2018 31 MAJ MIN 13 13 0 68.7 69 38 7 71 41 4 5 0 0 0 4.98 1.60
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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)     196 174 1 1,046.3 959 405 93 990 410 76 52 1 3.48 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
Jun. 14 @Det 6.7 5 3 3 1 1 9 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.98 1.60
Jun. 8 LAA 6.0 4 1 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.08 1.68
Jun. 2 Cle 6.0 2 1 1 0 5 5 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.46 1.75
May. 28 @KC 6.0 6 2 2 0 3 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.94 1.82
May. 22 Det 6.7 5 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 6.34 1.86
May. 16 StL 3.0 4 3 3 0 4 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 7.47 2.04
May. 11 @LAA 4.7 8 4 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.34 1.98
May. 5 @CWS 6.0 8 2 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 7.28 1.96
Apr. 30 Tor 5.0 7 6 6 2 5 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 8.37 2.11
Apr. 25 @NYY 3.7 7 6 6 2 3 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.71 2.04
Apr. 20 @TB 6.0 7 5 5 0 5 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.87
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
12.7 9 4 4 1 3 16 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 2.84 0.95
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
31.3 22 7 7 1 12 30 3 0 0 3-1 0 0 0 2.01 1.09
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
59.7 63 33 33 6 31 59 3 1 0 4-4 0 0 0 4.98 1.58

Lance Lynn Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018127211830803.280
201738458538016217.245

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018182502339714.250
20173929525715510.203

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201831.7220342123.131.45
201788.36306834102.951.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201837.0230372056.571.73
201798.05508544173.861.29
Lance Lynn vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
2018 31 MAJ MIN 13 13 68.7 9.31 5.37 1.73 0.92 1.94 69.9% 92.8 MPH 4.98 4.38 .336
Today's Projections     0 1 5.8 7.06 3.65 1.93 1.09 75.1% 3.80 1.23 .283
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.5 8.00 3.19 2.51 1.02 75.7% 3.57 3.96 .295
Rest Of Season     0 20 113.7 8.10 3.44 2.36 1.05 77.4% 3.46 4.06 .296
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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     196 174 1,046.3 8.52 3.53 2.41 0.80 75.5% 3.48 3.68 .306

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Lance Lynn Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 68.7 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Lance Lynn    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.73 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.31 K/9
GREAT
5.37 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.8 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.9 HR/9
GREAT
1.94 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.98 ERA
POOR
1.60 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.38 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.336 BABIP
HIGH
69.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Lynn didn't factor into the decision against the Angels on Friday, giving up just one earned run on four hits over six innings, striking out seven and walking two as Minnesota lost 4-2.

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Lynn (4-4) came away with the win in Saturday's 7-1 victory over Cleveland, allowing one run on two hits and five walks over six innings while striking out five.

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Lynn (3-4) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks across six innings to earn the win Monday against the Royals. He struck out five.

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Lynn (2-4) earned the win Tuesday, shutting out the Tigers over 6.2 innings with four strikeouts while allowing five hits and a walk.

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Lynn (1-4) took the loss against the Cardinals on Wednesday, allowing three runs on four hits and four walks over three innings while striking out five.

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Lynn didn't factor into the decision on Friday, lasting just 4.2 innings against the Angels and giving up four earned runs on eight hits while striking out three and walking two as the Twins won 5-4.

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Lynn (1-3) picked up the win Saturday against the White Sox, allowing two runs on eight hits across six innings while striking out seven.

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Lynn (0-3) allowed six runs on seven hits and five walks over five innings to take the loss Monday against Toronto.

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Lynn (ankle) will start Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Dan Hayes of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

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Lynn (0-2) rolled his left ankle during the fourth inning of Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Yankees, ESPN reports. "I'm sure he'll get it treated. We're not anticipating him missing any time," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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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.