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Lance Lynn
Birthdate: 5/12/1987 (29 y, 10 m, 18 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 (ribs), who was scheduled to start for Triple-A Memphis on Thursday night, will instead take the mound earlier that day in a minor-league game in Jupiter, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. (3/28/2017)
Injury: Ribs, Day-To-Day
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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2012-09-30STLWSN1106.7511000005.124644210200941
2012-09-07STLMIL0014.5010000002.082111000002 
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2012-07-27STL@CHC11010.8011000005.022866120000327
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2012-04-08STL@MIL1101.3511000006.222211110000871
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2012-09-19STLHOU1100.0011000006.124300020000571
2012-09-13STL@LAD1101.5011000006.023511020000764
2012-09-09STLMIL0100.0010000001.041000000002 
2012-09-04STLNYM0000.0010000000.230000000000 
2012-09-02STL@WSN00118.0010000001.064220000000 
DateTeamOppGSWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSOGSv2
2012-08-30STL@WSN00018.0010000001.072220200002 
2012-08-27STL@PIT0000.0010000101.162100000000 
2012-08-24STL@CIN10018.0011000002.013644020000123
2012-08-18STLPIT1006.2311000004.121433030100849
2012-08-02STL@COL1003.0011000006.025722040000450
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