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Lance Lynn
Birthdate: 5/12/1987 (29 y, 10 m, 15 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: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny downplayed the back injury Lynn suffered during Saturday's Grapefruit League appearance, saying that he expects the right-hander to pitch Thursday in his final start of the spring, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports. (3/26/2017)
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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SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2014vs L84.2- - -3788221232286390265.243.325.372.314
2014vs R119.0- - -488103251403473315116.229.293.342.284
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2014Home115.02.504769929237324381292.227.294.335.282
2014Away88.23.053908617135309340589.245.323.380.316
2014Home vs L45.0- - -1953911117163210129.225.313.353.301
2014Home vs R70.0- - -2816018120161171163.228.281.323.268
2014Away vs L39.2- - -1834310115123180136.262.339.393.327
2014Away vs R49.0- - -207437020186160453.230.309.370.306
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2014Mar/Apr35.03.60151339115144110240.239.309.415.320
2014May34.02.65144315010100120121.237.306.277.268
2014Jun32.13.90141337118142140030.260.336.381.322
2014Jul31.21.7113625100861150232.210.309.322.288
2014Aug31.21.99133295187181124.234.290.322.272
2014Sept/Oct39.02.541613410013115120134.230.294.401.309
20141st Half114.23.14490108252454074203101.243.314.359.303
20142nd Half89.02.223767721127226301480.225.298.350.290
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2014Low Leverage76.0- - -3428223116167280166.262.326.410.327
2014Medium Leverage104.2- - -43385211292563505100.216.291.326.280
2014High Leverage23.0- - -9118212721091115.222.311.282.268
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2014Bases Empty110.0- - -4841152921212123101105.254.304.407.315
2014Men on Base93.2- - -3827017160501411676.209.311.283.275
2014Men In Scoring55.1- - -2253711158481241441.188.291.277.261
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2014Through 3 - 04.0- - -4652011030107.313.761.438.561
2014Through 3 - 112.0- - -881250221410113.261.614.435.487
2014Through 3 - 227.1- - -1312161650280130.206.382.290.319
2014Through 2 - 022.1- - -125226010102351119.247.464.382.392
2014Through 1 - 073.2- - -3467719231295531157.264.381.398.351
2014Through 2 - 144.0- - -206416012124310239.237.359.341.324
2014Through 1 - 186.0- - -3658017229266310296.241.310.362.301
2014Through 0 - 1111.0- - -44185211312671906124.204.251.314.253
2014Through 2 - 251.1- - -2154510217151160073.226.284.316.269
2014Through 1 - 263.0- - -24143152171521100102.187.224.301.231
2014Through 0 - 241.1- - -156246097160166.161.199.223.191
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2014As Starter203.22.748661854637262137217181.235.307.355.297
SeasonShiftsIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2014No Shift115.1- - -5271544130000000.292.296.387.299
2014Shift - All15.2- - -6618500000000.273.273.359.273
2014Shift - Traditional13.2- - -5716400000000.281.281.351.278
2014Shift - Non Traditional2.0- - -92100000000.222.222.429.242
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20141st Through Order as SP70.22.422977218325195160160.257.303.404.311
20142nd Through Order as SP68.22.752955814023215310559.224.319.339.300
20143rd Through Order as SP60.03.302585314023223251160.228.310.332.290
20144th Through Order as SP4.10.00162001000002.125.125.125.111

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2014vs L6.914.151.670.6417.2 %10.3 %6.9 %- - -1.43.28679.4 %3.974.47
2014vs R8.772.503.520.5323.8 %6.8 %17.0 %- - -1.14.29477.0 %2.913.35
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2014Home7.202.972.420.3119.3 %8.0 %11.3 %.2271.19.27976.5 %3.033.96
2014Away9.033.452.620.9122.8 %8.7 %14.1 %.2451.35.30480.1 %3.763.62
2014Home vs L5.804.201.380.6014.9 %10.8 %4.1 %.2251.33.25577.5 %4.184.93
2014Home vs R8.102.193.710.1322.4 %6.1 %16.4 %.2281.10.29775.7 %2.293.34
2014Away vs L8.174.082.000.6819.7 %9.8 %9.8 %.2621.54.32081.3 %3.743.94
2014Away vs R9.732.943.311.1025.6 %7.7 %17.9 %.2301.20.28978.8 %3.793.35
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2014Mar/Apr10.292.833.641.0326.5 %7.3 %19.2 %.2391.26.30976.7 %3.453.20
2014May5.563.181.750.0014.6 %8.3 %6.2 %.2371.26.28277.3 %3.044.21
2014Jun8.353.902.140.5621.3 %9.9 %11.3 %.2601.45.32665.6 %3.383.95
2014Jul9.094.262.130.2823.5 %11.0 %12.5 %.2101.26.27983.7 %3.133.74
2014Aug6.822.273.000.2818.1 %6.0 %12.0 %.2341.17.28382.0 %2.883.99
2014Sept/Oct7.852.772.831.1521.1 %7.5 %13.7 %.2301.18.26685.0 %4.063.81
20141st Half7.933.302.400.5520.6 %8.6 %12.0 %.2431.31.30075.4 %3.343.81
20142nd Half8.093.032.670.6121.3 %8.0 %13.3 %.2251.20.27781.9 %3.363.81
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2014Low Leverage7.823.322.360.8319.3 %8.2 %11.1 %- - -1.45.31393.9 %3.743.91
2014Medium Leverage8.603.012.860.5223.1 %8.1 %15.0 %- - -1.15.27582.3 %3.113.68
2014High Leverage5.873.521.670.0016.5 %9.9 %6.6 %- - -1.17.2733.6 %3.134.10
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2014Bases Empty8.592.543.390.9821.7 %6.4 %15.3 %- - -1.33.308100.0 %3.513.39
2014Men on Base7.303.941.850.1019.9 %10.7 %9.2 %- - -1.19.26749.3 %3.154.31
2014Men In Scoring6.673.901.710.1618.2 %10.7 %7.5 %- - -1.10.23211.0 %3.404.49
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2014Through 3 - 015.7567.500.230.0015.2 %65.2 %-50.0 %- - -8.75.55697.1 %22.1322.75
2014Through 3 - 19.7530.750.320.7514.8 %46.6 %-31.8 %- - -4.42.34498.9 %12.5512.91
2014Through 3 - 29.889.221.070.0022.9 %21.4 %1.5 %- - -1.79.29288.0 %4.125.43
2014Through 2 - 07.6614.100.540.8115.2 %28.0 %-12.8 %- - -2.55.29487.0 %7.437.71
2014Through 1 - 06.966.481.080.6116.5 %15.3 %1.2 %- - -1.76.31380.7 %4.675.13
2014Through 2 - 17.986.341.260.8218.9 %15.1 %3.9 %- - -1.64.28590.6 %4.794.90
2014Through 1 - 110.053.243.100.6326.3 %8.5 %17.8 %- - -1.29.32280.3 %2.963.16
2014Through 0 - 110.051.546.530.5728.1 %4.3 %23.8 %- - -0.94.27478.8 %2.392.66
2014Through 2 - 212.802.814.560.1834.0 %7.4 %26.5 %- - -1.19.35273.8 %1.482.23
2014Through 1 - 214.571.579.270.2942.3 %4.6 %37.8 %- - -0.86.32572.3 %0.831.26
2014Through 0 - 214.371.3111.000.2242.3 %3.9 %38.5 %- - -0.73.28174.3 %0.761.31
SeasonSP / RPK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2014As Starter8.003.182.510.5720.9 %8.3 %12.6 %.2351.26.29078.1 %3.353.81
SeasonShiftsK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2014No Shift0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.34.292100.0 %3.135.01
2014Shift - All0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.15.273100.0 %3.135.10
2014Shift - Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.17.281100.0 %3.135.21
2014Shift - Non Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.00.222100.0 %3.134.37
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20141st Through Order as SP7.642.043.750.6420.2 %5.4 %14.8 %.2571.25.31278.1 %3.083.49
20142nd Through Order as SP7.734.061.900.6620.0 %10.5 %9.5 %.2241.30.27281.6 %3.934.34
20143rd Through Order as SP9.003.752.400.4523.3 %9.7 %13.6 %.2281.30.29674.9 %3.083.59
20144th Through Order as SP4.150.002.000.0012.5 %0.0 %12.5 %.1250.46.14350.0 %2.213.92

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2014vs L1.2219.8 %44.0 %36.2 %10.3 %6.2 %13.6 %50.0 %34.9 %37.1 %27.9 %21.0 %53.7 %25.4 %1513598915
2014vs R1.2419.5 %44.6 %35.9 %11.2 %6.0 %4.9 %18.2 %38.6 %30.2 %31.1 %24.0 %48.2 %27.8 %19376911246
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2014Home1.1617.0 %44.6 %38.4 %10.9 %3.1 %7.3 %25.0 %36.6 %33.7 %29.7 %22.7 %48.3 %29.1 %18996991200
2014Away1.3323.1 %43.9 %32.9 %10.7 %10.7 %10.7 %28.6 %37.4 %32.8 %29.8 %22.5 %53.8 %23.7 %1551590961
2014Home vs L1.0316.1 %42.7 %41.3 %10.2 %5.1 %13.1 %0.0 %36.1 %35.4 %28.5 %20.8 %50.0 %29.2 %773303470
2014Home vs R1.2717.6 %46.1 %36.3 %11.4 %1.4 %3.4 %28.6 %37.0 %32.5 %30.5 %24.0 %47.0 %29.0 %1126396730
2014Away vs L1.5024.0 %45.6 %30.4 %10.5 %7.9 %14.0 %66.7 %33.6 %39.1 %27.3 %21.1 %57.8 %21.1 %740295445
2014Away vs R1.2022.3 %42.3 %35.4 %10.9 %13.0 %7.3 %0.0 %41.0 %26.9 %32.1 %23.9 %50.0 %26.1 %811295516
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2014Mar/Apr1.0025.5 %37.2 %37.2 %8.6 %11.4 %5.7 %25.0 %34.7 %34.7 %30.6 %14.3 %58.2 %27.6 %625228397
2014May1.8116.7 %53.7 %29.6 %9.4 %0.0 %8.6 %50.0 %34.6 %33.6 %31.8 %30.0 %45.5 %24.6 %532193339
2014Jun1.1418.9 %43.2 %37.9 %16.7 %5.6 %12.2 %0.0 %32.0 %39.2 %28.9 %20.6 %44.3 %35.1 %566225341
2014Jul1.5422.4 %47.1 %30.6 %3.8 %3.8 %10.0 %50.0 %36.8 %35.6 %27.6 %26.4 %50.6 %23.0 %564226338
2014Aug1.0816.5 %43.3 %40.2 %20.5 %2.6 %7.1 %0.0 %38.0 %27.0 %35.0 %32.0 %47.0 %21.0 %520187333
2014Sept/Oct1.0218.8 %41.1 %40.2 %4.4 %11.1 %8.7 %50.0 %44.7 %30.7 %24.6 %13.2 %57.9 %29.0 %643230413
20141st Half1.3019.7 %45.4 %34.9 %11.1 %6.0 %9.2 %33.3 %34.6 %35.8 %29.7 %23.3 %48.8 %27.9 %19457321213
20142nd Half1.1519.5 %43.0 %37.5 %10.4 %6.3 %8.2 %16.7 %40.1 %30.2 %29.8 %21.8 %53.1 %25.2 %1505557948
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2014Low Leverage1.2323.7 %42.0 %34.3 %10.7 %8.3 %6.8 %0.0 %36.8 %30.8 %32.4 %21.5 %48.6 %30.0 %1353501852
2014Medium Leverage1.1615.5 %45.4 %39.1 %9.9 %5.4 %12.4 %33.3 %36.9 %34.8 %28.3 %21.8 %52.2 %25.9 %17656591106
2014High Leverage1.6722.6 %48.4 %29.0 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %37.9 %36.4 %25.8 %30.3 %51.5 %18.2 %332129203
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2014Bases Empty1.3621.4 %45.2 %33.3 %8.7 %10.4 %9.6 %100.0 %37.8 %32.9 %29.4 %18.4 %50.1 %31.4 %19677171250
2014Men on Base1.0817.1 %43.1 %39.8 %13.3 %1.0 %7.5 %15.4 %35.9 %34.0 %30.1 %28.2 %51.4 %20.5 %1483572911
2014Men In Scoring1.0816.9 %43.2 %39.9 %13.6 %1.7 %9.4 %25.0 %36.5 %35.3 %28.2 %30.1 %50.0 %19.9 %903363540
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2014Through 3 - 02.0033.3 %44.4 %22.2 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %55.6 %11.1 %33.3 %11.1 %55.6 %33.3 %23816672
2014Through 3 - 10.8621.2 %36.4 %42.4 %7.1 %7.1 %8.3 %0.0 %42.4 %24.2 %33.3 %24.2 %42.4 %33.3 %509306203
2014Through 3 - 20.8625.0 %34.7 %40.3 %10.3 %0.0 %12.0 %0.0 %41.7 %29.2 %29.2 %23.6 %47.2 %29.2 %881422459
2014Through 2 - 01.2317.1 %45.7 %37.1 %23.1 %7.7 %6.3 %0.0 %35.7 %37.1 %27.1 %32.9 %45.7 %21.4 %614354260
2014Through 1 - 01.2821.6 %44.0 %34.5 %16.3 %6.3 %8.8 %33.3 %39.2 %34.5 %26.4 %22.6 %47.2 %30.2 %1512731781
2014Through 2 - 11.3320.1 %45.5 %34.3 %15.2 %8.7 %9.8 %0.0 %38.8 %32.8 %28.4 %23.9 %50.0 %26.1 %1101538563
2014Through 1 - 11.2925.1 %42.1 %32.8 %7.8 %7.8 %8.1 %0.0 %36.0 %33.5 %30.5 %17.8 %53.8 %28.4 %17807171063
2014Through 0 - 11.3618.9 %46.7 %34.4 %8.2 %7.1 %9.0 %28.6 %35.3 %33.2 %31.5 %22.3 %56.2 %21.6 %18615581303
2014Through 2 - 21.2425.4 %41.3 %33.3 %9.5 %2.4 %11.5 %0.0 %37.3 %35.7 %27.0 %20.6 %52.4 %27.0 %1310530780
2014Through 1 - 21.2624.2 %42.2 %33.6 %9.3 %4.7 %7.4 %0.0 %33.6 %35.9 %30.5 %21.9 %53.9 %24.2 %1290423867
2014Through 0 - 21.3119.3 %45.8 %34.9 %10.3 %3.4 %10.5 %0.0 %39.8 %30.1 %30.1 %28.9 %47.0 %24.1 %703158545
SeasonSP / RPGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2014As Starter1.2319.6 %44.3 %36.0 %10.8 %6.1 %8.8 %26.7 %37.0 %33.3 %29.7 %22.6 %50.7 %26.7 %345012892161
SeasonShiftsGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2014No Shift1.3718.9 %46.9 %34.2 %13.1 %0.0 %9.2 %26.7 %35.7 %32.8 %31.5 %25.1 %51.2 %23.7 %18496161233
2014Shift - All0.8828.8 %33.3 %37.9 %0.0 %0.0 %4.5 %0.0 %37.9 %40.9 %21.2 %7.6 %56.1 %36.4 %25393160
2014Shift - Traditional0.8326.3 %33.3 %40.4 %0.0 %0.0 %5.3 %0.0 %36.8 %42.1 %21.1 %5.3 %56.1 %38.6 %21278134
2014Shift - Non Traditional1.5044.4 %33.3 %22.2 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %44.4 %33.3 %22.2 %22.2 %55.6 %22.2 %411526
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20141st Through Order as SP1.2619.6 %44.9 %35.5 %11.8 %6.6 %12.5 %16.7 %39.1 %31.8 %29.1 %20.0 %52.7 %27.3 %1189413776
20142nd Through Order as SP1.1319.2 %42.9 %37.9 %10.7 %6.7 %5.9 %50.0 %35.0 %33.0 %32.0 %26.0 %47.5 %26.5 %1208474734
20143rd Through Order as SP1.3420.6 %45.5 %33.9 %10.7 %5.4 %6.7 %28.6 %36.6 %36.6 %26.7 %23.3 %51.7 %25.0 %1002388614
20144th Through Order as SP1.0014.3 %42.9 %42.9 %0.0 %0.0 %16.7 %0.0 %35.7 %21.4 %42.9 %7.1 %50.0 %42.9 %511437