Thursday, April 26, 2012

Get To Know Him - Lance Lynn

The #1 pitcher in the MLB right now is a young 24 year old right hander who most people have never even heard of.  Lance Lynn made his MLB debut last season on June 2, earning a start against the San Francisco Giants.  Outside of one World Series appearance, it is the only time Lance Lynn has allowed more than 1 earned run in a game!  Lynn lost that first start, but came back strong against the Astros allowing just 1 run over 5 innings.  From June 9th on Lynn moved to the bullpen and lowered his ERA from 5.23 to 3.12, striking out 32 batters and walking just 8 in 24.1 innings.

Lynn has now moved back into the starting rotation, which is something he did 99 times in the minors.  Over that span of 99 games, Lynn won 32 starts while losing just 18.  He compiled 358 strikeouts and walked just 150 batters over 414 innings.  The only downside to Lynn's game is that he gives up the Long Ball. 

In his 4 starts this season, Lance Lynn has allowed just 4 earned runs, 1 in each start, over 27 innings which has lead to a 1.33 ERA.  The strange thing is that he has given up 3 home runs, obviously all solo jacks.  You have to assume that if he continues to give up the home runs, eventually they will happen with runners on.  But you have to love the fact that Lynn is just 77% owned in Yahoo leagues, because if you are reading this and he is not already on your roster....he should be! 


DATEOPPONENTRESULTIPHRERHRBBSOGBFBPitBFGScDec.ERA
25-Apr@ CHCW 5-186111271471103071W(4-0)1.33
20-Apr@ PITW 4-17411114108882368W(3-0)1.42
14-Aprvs CHCW 5-15.141102578882259W(2-0)1.50
8-Apr@ MILW 9-36.2211118581002273W(1-0)1.35
Stats from Lance Lynn ESPN Player Page
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