John Lannan

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 4"/235
  • Age: 31


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John Lannan MLB Career Stats

46-58 4.18 862.0 450 1.44

John Lannan Bio

  • Full Name: John Edward Lannan
  • Born: 9/27/1984 in Long Beach, NY
  • Draft: 2005, Washington Nationals, 11th rd. (324th overall)
  • College: Siena
  • Debut: July 26, 2007
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MLB Career Stats 46 58 4.18 153 148 0 862.0 450 1.44
  • Status: Active


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December 19, 2014 at 10:23 AM ET

Lannan among three to ink Minor League deals

The Rockies have signed veteran left-handed pitcher John Lannan, catcher Audry Perez and right-handed reliever Justin Miller to Minor League contracts. All are expected to be invited to Major League Spring Training. The club said it plans to announce its non-roster invitees at a later date.


John Lannan Awards

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/27/2012 Syracuse INT

CAR Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/16/2007 Potomac CAR

John Lannan Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2008 3.91 22nd in NL
2009 3.88 22nd in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2008 .252 20th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2009 33 7th in NL
2011 33 4th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2009 2 12th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2009 1 6th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2009 206.1 14th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2008 5.79 13th in NL
2009 3.88 1st in NL
2011 5.17 7th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2008 1.63 5th in NL
2009 1.31 1st in NL
2011 1.39 2nd in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2008 72 13th in NL
2009 68 15th in NL
2011 76 8th in NL


Season H Rank
2009 210 12th in NL
2011 194 20th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2008 23 18th in NL
2009 22 19th in NL

John Lannan Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 30, 2015 Albuquerque Isotopes activated LHP John Lannan from the 7-day disabled list.
April 20, 2015 Albuquerque Isotopes placed LHP John Lannan on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 17, 2015. Back Muscle Strain
November 26, 2014 LHP John Lannan assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes.
November 18, 2014 Colorado Rockies signed free agent LHP John Lannan to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 1, 2014 LHP John Lannan elected free agency.
July 27, 2014 LHP John Lannan assigned to Las Vegas 51s from St. Lucie Mets.
June 30, 2014 LHP John Lannan assigned to St. Lucie Mets from Brooklyn Cyclones.
June 26, 2014 LHP John Lannan assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from St. Lucie Mets.
June 25, 2014 LHP John Lannan assigned to St. Lucie Mets from Las Vegas 51s.
April 19, 2014 Las Vegas 51s placed LHP John Lannan on the temporarily inactive list.
April 16, 2014 New York Mets sent LHP John Lannan outright to Las Vegas 51s.
March 27, 2014 New York Mets selected the contract of LHP John Lannan from Las Vegas 51s.
January 21, 2014 New York Mets signed free agent LHP John Lannan to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
January 21, 2014 LHP John Lannan assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
October 17, 2013 LHP John Lannan elected free agency.
August 30, 2013 Philadelphia Phillies transferred LHP John Lannan from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Left knee tendinosis.
August 16, 2013 Philadelphia Phillies placed LHP John Lannan on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 15, 2013. Left knee tendinosis.
June 17, 2013 Philadelphia Phillies activated LHP John Lannan from the 15-day disabled list.
June 12, 2013 John Lannan assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
June 12, 2013 Philadelphia Phillies sent LHP John Lannan on a rehab assignment to Reading Fightin Phils.
June 6, 2013 Philadelphia Phillies sent LHP John Lannan on a rehab assignment to Clearwater Threshers.
April 18, 2013 Philadelphia Phillies placed LHP John Lannan on the 15-day disabled list. Strained quadriceps tendon in left knee.
December 18, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent LHP John Lannan.
November 30, 2012 LHP John Lannan elected free agency.
October 15, 2012 Washington Nationals activated LHP John Lannan.
October 15, 2012 John Lannan roster status changed by Washington Nationals.
September 1, 2012 Washington Nationals recalled John Lannan from Syracuse Chiefs.
August 4, 2012 Washington Nationals optioned John Lannan to Syracuse Chiefs.
August 3, 2012 Washington Nationals recalled John Lannan from Syracuse Chiefs.
July 22, 2012 Washington Nationals optioned John Lannan to Syracuse Chiefs.
July 21, 2012 Washington Nationals recalled John Lannan from Syracuse Chiefs.
April 3, 2012 Washington Nationals optioned John Lannan to Syracuse Chiefs.
August 1, 2010 Washington Nationals recalled John Lannan from Harrisburg Senators.
June 21, 2010 Washington Nationals optioned John Lannan to Harrisburg Senators.

John Edward Lannan Bio Info

John Edward Lannan graduated from Chaminade High School (NY) in 2002…Attended Siena College in New York, where he majored in marketing and management. At Siena, went 17-9 with a 3.56 ERA in three seasons and won a school-record 10 games as a junior…Was named second-team All-MAAC…In his final start at Siena, pitched a five-hit shutout against Manhattan in the MAAC Tournament.


Started the season with the Phillies and placed on the 15-day Disabled List from April 18-June 16, with a strained quadriceps tendon in his left knee. Went 0-2, 2.45 ERA (three earned runs/11.0 innings) in two rehabilitation starts between Clearwater (A) of the Florida State League and Reading (AA) of the Eastern League. Went a career-long 75.1 consecutive innings from August 31, 2011-April 17, 2013, without allowing a home run. Had a season-long 12.0-inning scoreless streak, July 8-July 13. Threw 8.0 innings in back-to-back starts, July 8 and July 13, for the first time since July 21 and 26, 2009: 9.0 innings vs. New York-NL and 8.0 innings vs. San Diego. Allowed a career high-tying eight earned runs, August 9 at Washington. Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with left knee tendinosis on August 16 and missed the remainder of the season.

2012 Began the season with Syracuse (AAA)...Led the International League in SHO (2) and T-1st in CG (3)...Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 17 of 24 starts (71%)...Allowed 1 HR to LHH (160 AB)...Threw back-to-back SHO to finish the season, 8/25 & 8/30, before being recalled by WSH on 9/1...Posted a 2.79 ERA (9 ER, 29.0 IP) in 5 of his 6 ML starts, all against NL East teams. 2011 Won a career-high 10 games and posted a career-best 3.70 ERA in 33 starts for the Nationals ... reached the 30-start plateau for the 3rd time in four years ... when starting, the Nationals finished 17-16 ... was decidedly improved against left-handed batters (.211, 3 homers in 185 at-bats) compared to past (.279, 20 home runs in 517 at-bats entering '11) performance ... ranked among NL leaders in GIDPs induced (2nd, 26), games started (tied fourth, 33), ground ball-to-fly ball ratio (5th, 2.17/1) and ground balls induced (10th, 327) ... was taxed by 14 unearned runs (fifth-most in NL) ... paced Washington in wins, starts, innings (184.2), batters faced (808) and pitches thrown (2938) ... tied Jordan Zimmermann for team lead with 16 quality starts ... five home wins tied Livan Hernandez for the club lead, while 5 road victories paced Washington ... kept the ball in the ballpark, allowing only 15 home runs (10 solo) in 184.2 innings (one homer every 12.1 innings) ... earned the win in consecutive starts just once: July 17 at ATL, July 22 at LAD ... hit first career home run, a 2nd-inning 2-run shot off Hiroki Kuroda, in Washington's 7-2 victory on July 22 at Dodger Stadium. 2010 For 2nd straight season, was Washington's Opening Day starter...endured a classic tale of two seasons, going 2-5 with a 5.76 ERA in 14 starts prior to a stint in the minor leagues and 6-3 with a 3.42 ERA in 11 starts upon returning to DC... when starting, the Nationals went 14-11...recorded more walks than strikeouts prior to the All-Star break (35 BB, 24 SO), but not after (14 BB, 47 SO)...paced the Nationals in the 2nd half in wins (8) and ERA (3.42)...fanned just 2.9 batters before the demotion, but bounced back during 2nd stint with the Nationals, fanning 6.2 per 9.0...ranked 3rd among Nationals, 2nd among starting pitchers with 8 wins...closed 2010 by notching the win in final 4 road starts (Aug. 6-present)...25 starts ranked 2nd among Nationals (Livan Hernandez, 33)...became Nationals Park's first double-digit winner, earning the win, Aug. 13. vs. ARI...was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on June 21 to work with pitching coach Randy Tomlin...including 40.2 innings spanning 7 starts with Harrisburg, pitched 184.0 innings in 2010. 2009 Washington's Opening Day starter matched career high with 9 wins and posted a 3.88 ERA in career-best 33 starts in solid sophomore 206.1 innings rank 3rd in Nationals (2005-present) history behind only Livan Hernandez (246.1 in 2005) and Esteban Loaiza (217.0 in 2005)...was one of only 14 NL pitchers to start 30 or more games, tally 200 or more innings and record a sub-4.00 ERA...became the first National to turn the 30-200-4.00 trick since Livan Hernandez and Esteban Loaiza both did so in 2005...with 19 quality starts, paced the Nationals and ranked 6th among NL left-handed pitchers...with August 5 start vs. FLA, became the Nationals (2005-present) all-time leader in games started...became the first National to register consecutive 30-start seasons (33 in 2009, 31 in 2008)...was the first DC-based big leaguer to post consecutive 30-start seasons since Dick Bosman (34 in '70, 35 in '71)...was one of just 13 NL pitchers to pitch at least 200 innings and register a sub-4.00 ERA in 2009...ground-ball specialist ranked among NL leaders in GDPs induced (tied 2nd, 28), ground ball-to-fly ball ratio (6th, 2.02/1) & ground balls induced (4th, 375)...averaged 11.4 ground balls per start, or 14 percent more than 10.0 recorded in 2008...led the Nationals with 5 wins at Nationals Park, while 2.62 home ERA ranked 9th in NL...needed just 15.1 pitches per inning to rank 9th in the NL...pitched better against the rugged NL East (5-9, 3.61 ERA, 18 starts) than in intradivion assignments (4-4, 4.21 ERA, 15 starts)...finished 3-0 with a 2.19 ERA in 5 June starts...the 3 June wins established a single-month high... allowed zero earned runs 5 times, but Washington went just 3-2 in those contests.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Tossed first complete-game shutout in (then) 128-game history of Nationals Park in a 4-0 win on July 21 vs. NYM...scattered 7 hits...didn't issue a walk and fanned one to gift Jim Riggleman his first win as Nationals doing so, ended Washington's 458-game complete-game shutout drought, which was the 3rd longest in MLB history.
2008 Turned in one of the top rookie seasons in franchise history, going 9-15 with a 3.91 ERA in 31 starts...earned spot on Topps All-Rookie Team...was assigned to Columbus of the Triple-A International League to begin the season, and was slated to start the Clippers' opener, but was recalled to Washington on April 5 as Chad Cordero was placed on the DL... was victim of poor run support, as 3.76 runs of support per 9.0 innings rated as the 7th lowest in MLB (5th lowest in NL) among qualifying pitchers...posted 21 quality starts, going 8-7 with a 2.00 ERA (30 ER/135.0 IP) when working at least 6.0 innings and allowing no more than 3 earned runs...became just the 3rd Washington National (2005-present) to reach the 20 quality-start plateau, joining Esteban Loaiza (24 in 2005) and Livan Hernandez (22 in 2005)...tied for 3rd in MLB with 13 quality starts on the road (FLA's Ricky Nolasco and NYM's Johan Santana posted 14 apiece)...21 QS tied for 5th among rookie pitchers beginning with the 1986 the same 23-year span, the only rookie pitchers to post more quality starts were RHP Joe Blanton (22 with OAK in '05), Dave Flemming (22 with SEA in '92), Chris Holt (22 with HOU in '97) and Matt Morris (22 with STL in '97)...the 21 quality starts also tied Bill Lee (21 in '79) for the 2nd-most ever posted in a single season by a franchise left-handed pitcher...only Expos southpaw Ross Grimsley (26 in 1978) posted 7 no-decisions, Washington went 0-7...thus, became the first pitcher whose team went 0-7 or worse in no-decisions since CLE went winless in Jake Westbrook's 7 no-decisions in 2006...posted a Washington Nationals record (2005-present) consecutive scoreless innings streak of 21.0 (2nd inning on April 17 start at NYM through 2nd inning on May 2 vs. PIT)...eclipsed Hector Carrasco's now-former Nationals record of 20.2 consecutive scoreless innings, set September 13-October 2, 2005...ranked among NL leaders in road ERA (8th at 3.19), losses (3rd with 15) and quality starts (tied for 8th with 21)...ranked among qualifying MLB rookies in ERA (4th at 3.91), starts (tied for 3rd with 31), innings (5th with 182), wins (tied for 6th with 9), strikeouts (5th with 112), batting average against (3rd at .252) and quality starts (first with 21)...went 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA in 5 games/4 starts for Washington this spring to nearly earn Opening Night roster spot. 2007 In just 3rd season as a pro, was named Nationals Minor League Pitcher of the Year...pitched beyond years in 6 starts with the Nationals after beginning '07 with Potomac of the Single-A Carolina League...before winning an organizational-best 14 games at 4 levels in '07, had won 9 games in 2 pro seasons...went 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 6 starts in major league debut after having contract selected by the Nationals on July 26...recalled earlier in the morning, made big league debut on July 26 at PHI...did not get a decision, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits in 4.1 innings in game eventually won by Washington, 7-6...walked 2 and fanned one (Ryan Howard for first MLB strikeout) before becoming just the 5th player in MLB history to be ejected in a Major League debut...was joined on this list by CIN's Aaron Boone (June 20, 1997 for throwing helmet after being thrown out at home plate on single), OAK's Doug Johns (July 8, 1995 for throwing at a batter), MIL's Sid Roberson (May 20, 1995 for throwing at a batter after a warning) and PHI's Andy Carter (May 3, 1994 for hitting 2 of 3 batters faced)...was ejected by HP-umpire Hunter Wendelstedt after hitting Howard in the 5th (one offering after hitting Chase Utley with a pitch)...the ejection was heavily scrutinized, however, as it came with the Nationals trailing by only one run and, per Washington's contention, was simply due to a case of wildness (was ahead in the count, 0-2, to Utley)...Wendelstedt informed the Nationals that he was throwing at Howard, who had homered in his previous plate appearance...pitched well and received substantial run support to grab first big league win in a 7-2 victory, August 1 vs. CIN...went 5.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits...walked 2, fanned one...was optioned to Columbus on August 26...completed '07 in good health, but wasn't promoted in September as the Nationals had concerns about mounting innings in 2nd complete pro season. Game-By-Game Highlights: Tossed a season-high 7.0 innings of one-run ball on 2 occasions, August 6 at San Francisco (no-decision) and August 11 at Arizona (loss) August 6 start at SFG, with the nation watching Barry Bonds' bid to hit career homer No. 756, retired Bonds 3 times (popout, GIDP, K) and walked him once...pitched well in 4th start, August 11 at ARI, allowing one run on 4 hits in 7.0 innings, but took the loss...was out dueled by defending Cy Young Award-winner Brandon Webb, who went the distance in ARI's 1-0 win...recorded first career road win, thanks in part to Washington's 5-run first-inning barrage, in a 7-6 victory at HOU. 2006 Pitching for Savannah of the Single-A South Atlantic League in first complete season as a pro, fanned 7.4 batters per inning and recorded 12 quality starts, including 8 in final 12 assignments. 2005 Notched quality starts in 4 of final 5 assignments in pro debut with Vermont of the short-season Single-A NY-P League.