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Lance Lynn
Birthdate: 5/12/1987 (29 y, 10 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-5/240     Position: P
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 9, Overall: 39, Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Contract: $22M / 3 Years (2015 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Lynn (1-1) gave up four hits and one walk over five scoreless innings in Sunday's 5-2 Grapefruit League win over the Braves. He struck out three. (3/20/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: After pitching in pain for most of 2015, Lance Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery in the offseason, missing the entirety of 2016. He should be healthy to start 2017 and looks likely to lock down a starting role in a shorthanded Cardinals rotation. Before his injury, Lynn was a durable workhorse who could generally be counted on for fantasy value; between 2012 and 2015, Lynn's FIP stayed constant between 3.28 and 3.49, though his ERA oscillated more wildly, going from 3.97 in 2013 to 2.74 in 2014. Lynn also showed a shift towards pitching to contact in recent years, dropping his K% from 23.1% (in 2013) to 20.9% (in 2014) and his swinging strike rate from 9.7% to 8.4% -- with his soft contact rate increasing from 18.4% to 22.6%. All this is to say that even if Lynn returns fully healthy, his ceiling will likely be a good bit lower than the SP2 he was back in 2014. Even so, he's a good bet to contribute in wins and ERA, and should provide solid value as you fill out your fantasy rotation. (Brice Russ)

The Quick Opinion: After missing all of 2016 to Tommy John, Lance Lynn looks like he should be ready to return for the 2017 season. His injury gives him some risk and his overall profile doesn't provide much upside, but he's still a good candidate to produce fantasy value in the later rounds.

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DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
Total- - -- - -33151000201.2856189928914761988.843.390.62.31471.8 %43.1 %7.4 %3.973.283.6653
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2013-09-27STLCHC110006.02340000913.500.000.00.308100.0 %23.1 %0.0 %0.000.552.1474
2013-09-21STL@MIL110006.1274110479.955.680.00.25087.5 %40.0 %0.0 %1.422.733.8163
2013-09-16STL@COL100006.1256220145.681.420.00.30071.4 %31.6 %0.0 %2.842.263.7759
2013-09-11STLMIL100006.023510021015.003.000.00.45585.7 %36.4 %0.0 %0.000.711.4066
2013-09-05STL@CIN101005.02674434610.807.205.40.308100.0 %57.1 %50.0 %7.2010.854.6921
2013-08-31STL@PIT101004.02510771349.006.752.25.52951.7 %61.1 %25.0 %15.756.554.6612
2013-08-25STLATL101007.0289441156.431.291.29.38169.8 %47.6 %20.0 %5.143.903.0246
2013-08-20STL@MIL101006.0319640323.004.500.00.34650.0 %54.2 %0.0 %6.003.885.0233
2013-08-15STLPIT100005.12384411610.131.691.69.46765.8 %25.0 %14.3 %6.753.803.1539
2013-08-09STLCHC101006.2293330556.756.750.00.17670.0 %46.7 %0.0 %4.054.705.7257
2013-08-04STL@CIN110008.029422121112.382.251.13.20087.0 %50.0 %16.7 %2.252.672.0772
2013-07-30STL@PIT100006.02331102710.503.000.00.21480.0 %35.7 %0.0 %1.501.713.0867
2013-07-25STLPHI110007.0275110467.715.140.00.29488.9 %62.5 %0.0 %1.293.053.4464
2013-07-20STLSDP101005.0246440311.805.400.00.30055.6 %36.8 %0.0 %7.204.456.9138
2013-07-13STL@CHC101004.12512662124.152.084.15.50068.6 %75.0 %100.0 %12.468.823.459
2013-07-07STLMIA110007.0287220179.001.290.00.36877.8 %55.6 %0.0 %2.571.902.6964
2013-07-02STL@LAA101006.02795501812.001.500.00.50050.0 %50.0 %0.0 %7.500.881.7946
2013-06-26STL@HOU101007.2335440444.704.700.00.20055.6 %48.0 %0.0 %4.703.575.1757
2013-06-20STLCHC110006.0233111269.003.001.50.143100.0 %21.4 %11.1 %1.504.214.1060
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2013-06-15STL@MIA110005.02897713610.805.401.80.47151.7 %22.2 %16.7 %12.605.654.6922
2013-06-09STL@CIN100006.0275440369.004.500.00.31360.0 %30.8 %0.0 %6.003.554.6951
2013-06-03STLARI110007.0265110167.711.290.00.26383.3 %31.6 %0.0 %1.291.763.3270
2013-05-29STLKCR100007.0308220145.141.290.00.32077.8 %44.0 %0.0 %2.572.333.8959
2013-05-24STL@LAD110006.02020001913.501.500.00.200100.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.000.551.6976
2013-05-18STLMIL100005.0228440235.403.600.00.47160.0 %62.5 %0.0 %7.203.053.3238
2013-05-13STLNYM110007.0304330579.006.430.00.22266.7 %29.4 %0.0 %3.863.194.5659
2013-05-07STL@CHC101007.02642211810.291.291.29.20087.0 %43.8 %16.7 %2.573.482.7965
2013-05-01STLCIN110007.0275110256.432.570.00.26387.5 %31.6 %0.0 %1.292.904.6667
2013-04-26STLPIT110007.02821103911.573.860.00.14385.7 %35.7 %0.0 %1.292.623.7975
2013-04-20STL@PHI110007.02410003810.293.860.00.077100.0 %30.8 %0.0 %0.002.053.4179
2013-04-15STL@PIT110005.0257441347.205.401.80.35369.8 %35.3 %14.3 %7.205.855.1633
2013-04-09STLCIN110006.023411011015.001.500.00.33380.0 %75.0 %0.0 %1.500.210.6770
2013-04-03STL@ARI100004.0216441336.756.752.25.35765.8 %33.3 %14.3 %9.007.056.1928