Lance Lynn

Lance Lynn #31

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 5"/240
  • Age: 28


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Lance Lynn 2015 Postseason Stats

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Lance Lynn Postseason Career Stats

5-4 4.41 51.0 48 1.57

Lance Lynn Stats

12-11 3.03 175.1 167 1.37

Lance Lynn MLB Career Stats

61-39 3.37 791.1 766 1.30

Lance Lynn Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Lance Lynn
  • Born: 5/12/1987 in Marion County, IN
  • Draft: 2008, St. Louis Cardinals, 1st rd. (39th overall)
  • College: Mississippi
  • Debut: June 2, 2011
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Postseason Career Stats 5 4 4.41 23 7 0 51.0 48 1.57
2015 Stats 12 11 3.03 31 31 0 175.1 167 1.37
MLB Career Stats 61 39 3.37 150 128 1 791.1 766 1.30

Lance Lynn Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Cardinals NL 1641 Four-seam FB 92.85 92.00 2393.23 5.91 88.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 93.00 2212.21 6.16 90.00


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October 4, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Lynn could pitch well Sunday

Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn, a DraftKings Daily Pick, could turn around a recent slump against the Braves on Sunday.

September 28, 2015 at 10:50 PM ET

Lynn tosses five scoreless innings, takes no-decision

Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn took a no-decision after allowing four hits and four walks with six strikeouts in five scoreless innings on Monday against the Pirates.


Lance Lynn Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2011 St. Louis NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2012 St. Louis NL

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Springfield TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Springfield TEX

Lance Lynn Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2014 2.74 9th in NL
2015 3.03 12th in NL


Season W Rank
2012 18 4th in NL
2013 15 6th in NL
2014 15 8th in NL
2015 12 16th in NL


Season SO Rank
2012 180 14th in NL
2013 198 9th in NL
2014 181 14th in NL
2015 167 20th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2014 1.26 25th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2013 .252 25th in NL
2014 .238 12th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2013 33 2nd in NL
2014 33 4th in NL
2015 31 18th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2014 2 8th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2014 1 10th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2013 201.2 14th in NL
2014 203.2 10th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2015 8.57 23rd in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2012 2.81 23rd in NL
2013 2.61 15th in NL
2014 2.51 15th in NL
2015 2.46 13th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2012 64 14th in NL
2013 76 4th in NL
2014 72 8th in NL
2015 68 8th in NL


Season H Rank
2013 189 18th in NL
2014 185 21st in NL

Lance Lynn Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 25, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Lance Lynn from the 15-day disabled list.
June 12, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Lance Lynn on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 8, 2015. Right forearm strain
October 9, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Lance Lynn from the 60-day disabled list.
September 2, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals transferred RHP Lance Lynn from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
August 10, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Lance Lynn on the 15-day disabled list. Left oblique strain.
June 22, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Lance Lynn from Memphis Redbirds.
June 10, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals optioned Lance Lynn to Memphis Redbirds.
June 2, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of Lance Lynn from Memphis Redbirds.
January 14, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals invited non-roster RHP Lance Lynn to spring training.
April 6, 2010 Lance Lynn assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.
January 26, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals invited non-roster RHP Lance Lynn to spring training.
September 5, 2009 Lance Lynn assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Memphis Redbirds.
September 4, 2009 RHP Lance Lynn assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.
May 2, 2009 Lance Lynn assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.
April 9, 2009 Lance Lynn assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals from Quad Cities River Bandits.

Michael Lance Lynn Bio Info

Graduated from Brownsburg (Ind.) High School...named 2005 Gatorade HS Player of the Year for Indiana... honored as a Louisville Slugger and EA Sports All-American after recording a 16-0 record with two saves and an 0.71 ERA in 18 appearances, while hitting .400 with 14 home runs his senior season...totalled a 33-4 record with seven saves and a 1.10 career high school mark...was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 6th round of the 2005 June free-agent draft, but did not sign...played college baseball at the University of Mississippi...set the Ole Miss single season (146) and career (332) strikeout records in 2007...named All-Southeastern Conference second team pitcher in 2007 and 2008...selected as the 2007 Oxford Regional MVP after shutout against Southern Miss...was named to 2007 Team USA squad for the Pan-American games...resides in Wilsonville, Oregon, with his wife, Lauren, and daughter Mia Jane. His wife Lauren was an All-American softball player at the University of Mississippi.


Tied his single-season high with 33 starts, coming in back-to-back years (2013)...Compiled over 200 innings in each of his last two seasons...Was tied for the Major League lead with 29 starts allowing three runs or less (Felix Hernandez, Johnny Cueto)...Allowed 3 runs or less in 29 of 33 starts and threw 100 pitches or more in 27 of 33 starts...Ranked among National League pitching leaders in wins (15, T8th), ERA (2.74, 9th) and strikeouts (181, 14th). His 104.5 pitches/game, was 2nd most in N.L...Compiled a career-best 24 quality starts (T6th in NL). His 59 quality starts since 2012 are T10th in the N.L...Posted a 9-4 record with a 2.50 ERA in 18 home starts; his nine home wins ranked T7th in the N.L. and his 2.50 ERA was 7th...Has 3rd fewest home runs allowed/9 IP (0.57) in N.L. (Wainwright, 0.40; Kershaw 0.41)...Had six scoreless starts in 2014; five 7.0 IP and one 6.2 IP...Went 7-4 with a 2.11 ERA in 16 starts after 7/4, the top ERA on the Cardinals staff and 6th-best in the N.L. Allowed two earned runs or less in 13 of his last 16 starts...Went 6-3 in 14 starts vs. NL Central clubs, 3.08 ERA. The three losses were vs. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati (2)...Compiled a 3-0 mark with 1.99 ERA (6th, NL) in August...The 3-0 mark in August 2014 joined April 2013 (4-0), July 2012 (3-0) and April 2012 (4-0) as months in which Lynn has gone undefeated with 3 or more wins...Tossed his first professional complete game shutout on 5/27 vs. NYY, giving up just 5 hits, walking 3 and striking out 2 as St. Louis won 6-0. His 126 pitches were a career high...Became the 7th Cardinals pitcher to win 40 career games before his 100th appearance (40 wins/97 games) on 6/13...Attained his 500th career strikeout during the 6/18 game vs. NYM; lasted 6.0 innings, allowing two runs in a 3-2 loss...Suffered 1-0 loss in his start at CIN 9/11, a complete game effort allowing a run in the bottom of the 8th, and only three hits...Made two starts in the postseason posting a 3.09 ERA without recording a decision...Threw 6.0 innings in a quality start allowing two runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts at LAD (10/4) in Game 2 of the National League Division Series, a 3-2 St. Louis loss...The eight strikeouts were a postseason career high and were T4th most by a 2014 postseason pitcher and tied for most by a Cardinals pitcher with John Lackey...Threw 5.2 innings in a no decision in Game 2 of the NLCS vs. SF (10/12) in a game the Cardinals eventually won 5-4...His 11 strikeouts in the postseason were T11th among pitchers.


Made a career-high 33 starts, pitching over 200 innings for the first time in his career (201.2) and recorded 19 quality starts... Went 9-3, 2.82 ERA in 16 starts at home and 6-7, 5.15 ERA in 17 starts on the road. His nine wins at home ranked T4th among N.L. pitchers... Was 11-4 in 19 starts before the All-Star break and 4-6 in 14 starts after the break... Allowed just seven earned runs (8 total) in five September starts for a 2.12 ERA, his lowest monthly ERA of the season... Ranked T6th among NL pitchers with 15 wins, 9th with 198 strikeouts, 9th in strikeouts/9 IP (8.84) and 11th in fewest HR/9 IP (0.62)... His 5.67 run support average was 3rd in the N.L. Cardinals went 11-0 when he received 5 or more runs of support... Posted 11 wins prior to the All-Star break for the 2nd-straight season after having won 11 prior to his selection to 2012 All-Star Game... Made 12 starts allowing one run or less, including three scoreless starts of 6.0 or more innings, topping out with a scoreless start of 7.0 innings, allowing just one hit at PHI (4/20)... Fired three double-digit strikeout games with a season-high 11 (8/4 at CIN) and 10 twice (4/9 vs. CIN & 9/11 vs. MIL)... Lost team & personal season high 5-straight decisions 8/9-9/5 before earning the win in 9/21 start at MIL. Had not lost back-toback games prior to 2013 season... Was the first Cardinals pitcher since Harvey Haddix (37 from 1952-54) to win 30 games in his first 71 career appearances... Ran off a career-high scoreless streak of 14.0 innings over three starts from April 15-26... Led all Cardinals players with 11 sacrifice bunts and ranked T5th among National League players... Was 2-2 with a 5.19 ERA in five postseason appearances with three games started...was 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in two League Championship Series appearances including one start...won Game 1 of LCS with two scoreless innings of relief vs. LAD (10/11). Started Game 4 and earned the win tossing a then-postseason high 5.1 innings...made two appearances in the World Series, one start in Game 4 vs. BOS (10/27) and a relief appearance in Game 6 (10/30)...threw a postseason high 5.2 IP vs. BOS in Game 4 of the World Series.

2012 Made 35 appearances including a career high 29 starts, becoming the 20th different Cardinals pitcher to start 29 or more games since 2000. Voted to the National League All-Star team by player vote. Did not make an appearance in the game. Was 11-4 with a 3.41 ERA in 17 starts pre-All-Star Game, including an 8-1 mark with a 2.54 ERA through the end of May. Established career highs in games started (29), wins (18), innings (176.0) and strikeouts (180). Ranked 4th in the National League with team-leading 18 wins (T6th MLB), and had the 7th best winning percentage (.720). Struck out 180 batters to rank 2nd on the Cardinals and 14th in the N.L. His 9.20 strikeouts/9 IP ranked 3rd in the N.L. Recorded double-digit strikeouts in three starts including a career-high 12 (6/13 vs. CWS) coming on the heels of an 11 strikeout performance at HOU (6/7), and also 7/16 at MIL (10). Held opponents to one run over three starts from 7/5-22 including 12 consecutive scoreless innings with an 0.47 ERA in 19.0 innings with 22 strikeouts. Was 17-5 with a 3.67 ERA in 29 starts and 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA in six relief appearances covering 7.0 innings. Removed from starting rotation after 8/24 start at CIN and reinstated to starting rotation on 9/13 at LAD. Won his last five consecutive appearances, including four starts (4-0, 2.19 ERA, 30 K, 24.2 IP). Struck out 34 batters in September and ranked 2nd among National League pitchers with a 10.43 strikeouts/9 IP(Mike Fiers, MIL, 11.14) with 34 strikeouts in 29.1 innings. Posted a single month high with five wins in September, going 5-2 with a 2.76 ERA in eight appearances including four starts. Led the National League with a run support average of 6.70. 2011 Missed final 46 games of the season on disabled list with a strained left oblique suffered during 8/9 game vs. MIL. ... Struck out 40 batters in 34.2 IP (10.38 K/9 IP), the second most strikeouts by an MLB rookie with less than 35.0 innings pitched in 2011. ... Held RH batters to a .187 BA (14-75, 1 HR). ... Opposing batters were 0-for-6 with 3 K's in bases loaded situations. ... Was 1-0 with a 1.62 ERA in nine app. vs. NL Central opponents (16.2 IP/19 K), lowest ERA vs. any MLB division. ... Was not scored upon in his final six app. of the season (7/26-8/9) a span of 7.2 IP with 11 K's. ... Struck out five batters in 2.0 IP at BAL (6/28), tied for the most K's by a Cardinals reliever in 2011. ... Made six relief appearances (out of 16) of 2.0 IP or more, with five of those being scoreless outings. ... Longest relief outing of the season was 3.0 scoreless IP vs. TOR (6/24). ... Earned first and only save of the season 8/5 at FLA. ... Suffered only blown save of the season 7/24 at PIT, allowing a run in 2.0 IP. ... Made two starts for Cardinals (6/2 vs. SF & 6/9 at HOU), lasting at least 5.0 IP in both starts. ... Was 7-3 with a 3.84 ERA in 12 starts at Memphis (AAA). ... Threw 6.0 IP or more in 11 of his 12 starts at Memphis with eight quality starts. ... Retired the first 10 batters in his MLB debut (6/2 vs. SF), the first Cardinals pitcher to do so since Pat Perry in 1985. ... Ranked as the seventh-best prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America. 2011 POSTSEASON: Made 10 postseason appearances (eight scoreless), despite not being added to the postseason roster until the League Championship Series round after he finished the regular season on the disabled list with an oblique strain (placed on DL 8/10) ... was 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA in the postseason, T2nd with seven other pitchers in wins and trailing only Chris Carpenter (4) ... became the third Cardinals rookie pitcher to win two games in a postseason and the first since Johnny Beazley (1942) ... tied Mike Adams (TEX) and teammate Marc Rzepczynski for the most appearances in the 2011 LCS with five ... tied Tyler Johnson (2006) for the Cardinals franchise record for postseason appearances by a rookie and became the first MLB rookie pitcher since Johnson to appear in 10 postseason games ... his five appearances in the NLCS set the Cardinals franchise record for a rookie pitcher in an LCS surpassing Tyler Johnson (4, 2006) and ToddWorrell (4, 1985) ... became the first NL rookie pitcher to appear in five LCS games since John Rocker did so with Atlanta in 1998 ... is the only Cardinals rookie pitcher to record an 0.00 ERA in the LCS (5.0 IP min.) ... did not allow a run in his first six postseason appearances (6.0 IP), before allowing a run in Game 3 of the World Series ... made first appearance for the Cards since 8/9 vs. MIL in NLCS Game 1 (1.0 IP) at MIL ... earned first career postseason win in Game 2 of NLCS, with 0.2 IP, inducing Rickie Weeks into an inning-ending double play ... earned World Series win with 2.1 IP in Game 3, becoming the seventh Cardinals rookie pitcher to record a win in the World Series and first since Adam Wainwright (10/26/06 vs. DET) ... was brought in relief in Game 5 of the World Series and issued an intentional walk to Ian Kinsler before being removed, becoming the third pitcher in World Series history, and first since Mike Stanton (10/20/92) for Atlanta vs. Toronto, to face one batter and issue an intentional walk ... gave up back-to-back home runs to Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz in the 7th inning of WS Game 6, becoming the first pitcher to allow back-to-back HR in aWorld Series since Tampa Bay's Matt Garza did so in Game 3 of 2008WS ... pitched a perfect 8th inning of WS Game 7, his 8th scoreless appearance of the postseason. 2010 Became the first Memphis pitcher to win 13 games since Larry Luebbers went 13-4 in 1999. ... Combined with Brandon Dickson (11) to become the first pair of Memphis pitchers to win 11 or more games since Luebbers (11) and Sean Lowe (12) in 1998. ... Set a franchise record with a 16 strikeout performance on 9/10 in the deciding third game of the OKC playoff series. That total was the top strikeout performance in all of minor league baseball. ... Finished the season first in the PCL with 141 strikeouts, tied for first with 29 games started and tied for second with 13 wins. ... Won six of his final eight starts and posted a 3.24 ERA during that span. ... Struck out a career-high 11 batters in two separate outings during the regular season, once on 7/20 vs. OMA and again on 8/30 vs NO. ... Went 5-1 with a 2.70 ERA (36.2 IP, 11 ER, 31 K) in August and is a career 7-1 with a 2.33 ERA during the month. ... Topped the Cardinals minor leaguers in strikeout total (141) for the second consecutive season, ranked first in games started (29), second in innings pitched (164.0), second in wins (13) and ninth in strikeouts per nine innings 7.74. ... Named Cardinals Minor League Pitcher-of-the-Month for May as he compiled a 3-1 record with a 3.19 ERA (31.0 IP, 5 GS, 9 BB, 33 SO). ... Ranked the sixth-best prospect in the Cardinals minor league system by Baseball America. 2009 Named Cardinals organizational Pitcher-of-the-Year after jumping three levels in his first full professional season. Joined previous two winners Jess Todd and P.J. Walters as the only Cardinals Pitchers-of-the-Year to accomplish the three level feat...Topped all Cardinals minor leaguers with 124 strikeouts, 2nd in wins (11), T-3rd in innings (148.2) and games started (25), and 4th in ERA (2.85)...Made one start in Memphis (AAA) tallying a career-high nine strikeouts in a no-decision (6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB) vs. OKC (9/4)...Went 2-0 with a 1.87 ERA (33.2 IP, 31 H, 26 K) in six starts in August earning a promotion to finish the season in Memphis...Honored as Cardinals organization Pitcher-of-the-Month for May (4-0, 2.54 ERA, 28.1 IP, 23 K) at Springfield (AA)...Named to the Texas League All-Star team, throwing a perfect sixth inning in relief with a strikeout...Finished third in the Texas League in ERA (2.92) and T-3rd with 11 wins...Had a big Double-A debut at TUL (5/4) earning the win (5.0 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 6 K) with a two-RBI double in his first pro at-bat...Made the move from Palm Beach (A) after posting a 2.30 ERA in five appearances over 15.2 innings. 2008 Made six appearances (4 GS) at short-season Batavia (A) going 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA in 18.2 IP and 22 K (.179 avg.)...earned first pro win vs. HVR (7/2) with three scoreless innings of relief (1 H, 3 K)...struck out a season-high seven batters in final start at STC (7/26) in four innings...made two starts in Quad Cities (A) throwing eight innings, striking out seven and totaling a 2.25 ERA.