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Tyler Lyons
Birthdate: 2/21/1988 (29 y, 1 m, 2 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/200     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 9, Pick: 24, Overall: 289, Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Lyons (knee) made his spring debut in Sunday's Grapefruit League victory over the Braves, giving up two earned runs on two hits and one walk. He also recorded a strikeout. (3/20/2017)
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Profile: Tyler Lyons is a handsome man. Seriously. Go look at a picture of Tyler Lyons. Good-looking guy. Unfortunately, Lyons got injured at precisely the wrong time in his career last season. In the bullpen to start the year, Lyons pitched reasonably well to start the year with a 3.35 ERA and more than a strikeout per inning and walks under three per nine. He gave up a few too many home runs, but if the Cardinals had an opening in the rotation, it was reasonable to think he was going to get a shot. Unfortunately for Lyons, the Cardinals never needed an extra starter in the first half, and when it came to the second half, Lyons' knee didn't cooperate. He last pitched at the end of July and when rehab failed, he had surgery in the offseason and likely won't be ready for the start of the season. He is likely in line for a bullpen job once his rehab is complete, though an opening in the rotation could provide the chance he needs to prove himself if timed right. He still could be an average starter, though average to above-average reliever is likely his future once he is able to make it back. (Craig Edwards)

The Quick Opinion: Lyons is likely to start the year on the disabled list, so middle reliever at some point in the season is his most likely role.

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