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Lance Lynn
ERA W-L K
2.79 14-8 147
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-5 / 240 NFBC ADP: 192.27
Position: SPBorn: 5/12/1987 Birthplace: Marion, Indiana
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Supplemental Round by Cardinals (2008)


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Aug. 21 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Lynn allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings of Wednesday's 7-3 win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: He's won three straight starts and has a 1.66 ERA over his last six.
July 24 3:04 PM PT4:04 PM MT5:04 PM CT6:04 PM ET18:04 ET22:04 GMT6:04 3:04 PM MST5:04 PM EST5:34 PM VEN2:04 UAE (+1)5:04 PM CT-Lynn had his three-start winning streak snapped Wednesday despite a strong effort in a 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay. He was charged with two runs - one earned - and six hits over 6 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts.
Analysis: Lynn is still 5-3 with an impressive 2.36 ERA over his last eight games.
July 19 11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET14:05 ET18:05 GMT2:05 11:05 AM MST1:05 PM EST1:35 PM VEN22:05 UAE1:05 PM CT-Lynn won his third straight start Friday night with nine strikeouts in six innings, leading the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory.
Analysis: Lynn is 33-15 with a 3.54 ERA before the All-Star break and 12-9 with a 3.91 ERA after the break. He's been among the pitchers getting the most run support, too. He'll face the Rays next.
July 10 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Lynn allowed two runs over 6 2-3 innings to beat Pittsburgh 5-2 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Lynn is 3-1 with a 1.32 ERA over his last four home starts. At 10-6, Lynn will enter the All-Star break among the NL leaders in wins.
July 5 12:20 PM PT1:20 PM MT2:20 PM CT3:20 PM ET15:20 ET19:20 GMT3:20 12:20 PM MST2:20 PM EST2:50 PM VEN23:20 UAE2:20 PM CT-Lynn bounced back from his worst start of the season with 6 2-3 scoreless innings Friday.
Analysis: Lynn allowed five hits with six strikeouts and three walks. In his previous outing, he lasted two innings and surrendered a season-worst seven runs, six earned, while also troubled by a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand in a pathetic loss to the Dodgers.
June 24 11:29 AM PT12:29 PM MT1:29 PM CT2:29 PM ET14:29 ET18:29 GMT2:29 11:29 AM MST1:29 PM EST1:59 PM VEN22:29 UAE1:29 PM CT-Lynn allowed three hits in eight innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 8-0 on Monday night.
Analysis: Lynn (8-5, 2.90 ERA) struck out seven and walked none before being taken out for the ninth after throwing 108 pitches. It's the first time Colorado has been held scoreless at Coors Field since last July. Lynn is 2-1 with a 0.82 ERA in his last three starts.
June 14 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Lynn surrendered only two hits with eight strikeouts over eight innings in Friday's 1-0 win over Washington.
Analysis: Lynn is 3-2 with a 2.35 ERA over his last six starts.
May 12 9:13 PM PT10:13 PM MT11:13 PM CT12:13 AM ET0:13 ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST11:43 PM VEN8:13 UAE11:13 PM CT-Lynn failed to win for the fourth straight start Saturday, instead suffering his second loss of the season at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Lynn (4-2) yielded four runs and nine hits over six innings against the Pirates. His ERA rose slightly to 3.83.
Apr. 30 1:40 PM PT2:40 PM MT3:40 PM CT4:40 PM ET16:40 ET20:40 GMT4:40 1:40 PM MST3:40 PM EST4:10 PM VEN0:40 UAE (+1)3:40 PM CT-Lynn didn't record a decision for the first time this season Wednesday versus Milwaukee.
Analysis: Lynn gave up three runs and five hits over five innings and walked two. He's 4-1 with a 3.60 ERA.
Apr. 25 1:36 PM PT2:36 PM MT3:36 PM CT4:36 PM ET16:36 ET20:36 GMT4:36 1:36 PM MST3:36 PM EST4:06 PM VEN0:36 UAE (+1)3:36 PM CT-Lynn finally suffered his first career April loss on Thursday against the Mets, falling to 12-1 in 14 lifetime starts in the month.
Analysis: Lynn yielded three runs - two earned - and four hits along with two walks in 6 1-3 innings. Lynn's strikeouts continue to be up, as he fanned nine batters.
Apr. 20 12:39 PM PT1:39 PM MT2:39 PM CT3:39 PM ET15:39 ET19:39 GMT3:39 12:39 PM MST2:39 PM EST3:09 PM VEN23:39 UAE2:39 PM CT-Lynn improved to 4-0 to start the season Saturday against Washington.
Analysis: Lynn limited the Nats to one run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings of work. He is 4-0 with a 3.42 ERA.
Apr. 15 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Lynn won his third straight start to open the season Monday, limiting the Brewers to three hits and three walks over seven shutout innings.
Analysis: Lynn's 11 strikeouts were one shy of a career high and he has fanned 22 batters in 18 innings thus far.
Apr. 9 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Lynn gave up three first-inning runs for the second straight time against the Cincinnati Reds, but again came away a winner Tuesday. He allowed five runs in six innings and also scored a run - a fantasy bonus for owners.
Analysis: The Cardinals averaged 5.67 runs in Lynn's starts last year, third-most in the National League, and have scored seven both outings this year. "The offense was able to pick me up again," Lynn said.
Apr. 4 2:17 PM PT3:17 PM MT4:17 PM CT5:17 PM ET17:17 ET21:17 GMT5:17 2:17 PM MST4:17 PM EST4:47 PM VEN1:17 UAE (+1)4:17 PM CT-Lynn lasted five innings Thursday for the Cards.
Analysis: Lynn yielded three runs and struck out seven in a non-descript outing.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2011 StL 1 1 1 - 2 18 2 0 34.2 25 12 12 3 11 1 40 1.04 3.12
2012 StL 18 7 0 - 0 35 29 0 176.0 168 76 74 16 64 3 180 1.32 3.78
2013 StL 15 10 0 - 0 33 33 0 201.2 189 92 89 14 76 0 198 1.31 3.97
2014 StL 14 8 0 - 0 27 27 1 164.2 151 59 51 8 60 1 147 1.28 2.79
Career 48 26 1 - 2 113 91 1 577.0 533 239 226 41 211 5 565 1.29 3.53

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 StL 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .200 .000
2012 StL 35 50 4 3 0 0 0 1 2 36 0 0 .060 .094 .060
2013 StL 33 54 1 4 0 0 0 2 4 30 0 0 .074 .138 .074
2014 StL 27 47 4 2 1 0 0 1 4 27 0 0 .043 .118 .064
Career 113 155 9 9 1 0 0 4 11 94 0 0 .058 .120 .065

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2011 StL Total 2 0 0 - 0 10 0 0 11.0 10 4 4 2 5 2 5 3.09
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 5.1 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.00
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 5.2 7 4 4 2 3 1 4 6.35
2012 StL Total 1 2 0 - 0 6 2 0 11.0 13 11 7 3 6 0 15 5.40
    LDS 1 1 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.1 4 3 3 3 2 0 6 8.10
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 7.1 9 8 4 0 4 0 9 4.91
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2013 StL Total 2 2 0 - 0 5 3 0 17.1 19 10 10 1 11 2 17 5.19
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.1 7 5 5 1 3 1 6 10.38
    LCS 2 0 0 - 0 2 1 0 7.1 7 2 2 0 4 1 6 2.45
    WS 0 1 0 - 0 2 1 0 5.2 5 3 3 0 4 0 5 4.76
Career 5 4 0 - 0 21 5 0 39.1 42 25 21 6 22 4 37 4.81

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 StL Total 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 StL Total 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000
    LDS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
    LCS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000
2013 StL Total 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .250 .000
    LDS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1.000 -
    WS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 21 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .000 .250 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 2208 96 86 92.3 78.8
Curveball 242 83 75 79.5 8.64
Slider 280 92 82 87.6 9.99
Split-Finger 72 89 80 84.9 2.57

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