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Ed Lynch

Edward Francis Lynch

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 6", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: February 25, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Christopher Columbus HS (Miami, FL)
School: University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 22nd round of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 31, 1980 (Age 24.188)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1981 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Cubs 1980-1987

Final Game: October 1, 1987 (Age 31.218)
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1980 24 NYM NL 1 1 .500 5.12 5 4 0 0 0 0 19.1 24 12 11 0 5 0 9 1 0 0 86 71 2.75 1.500 11.2 0.0 2.3 4.2 1.80
1981 25 NYM NL 4 5 .444 2.91 17 13 0 0 0 0 80.1 79 32 26 6 21 2 27 1 1 3 336 121 3.72 1.245 8.9 0.7 2.4 3.0 1.29
1982 26 NYM NL 4 8 .333 3.55 43 12 11 0 0 2 139.1 145 57 55 6 40 4 51 1 3 2 585 103 3.43 1.328 9.4 0.4 2.6 3.3 1.28
1983 27 NYM NL 10 10 .500 4.28 30 27 1 1 0 0 174.2 208 94 83 17 41 10 44 3 2 3 749 85 4.27 1.426 10.7 0.9 2.1 2.3 1.07
1984 28 NYM NL 9 8 .529 4.50 40 13 14 0 0 2 124.0 169 77 62 14 24 3 62 4 0 1 556 79 3.91 1.556 12.3 1.0 1.7 4.5 2.58
1985 29 NYM NL 10 8 .556 3.44 31 29 1 6 1 0 191.0 188 76 73 19 27 1 65 1 0 0 777 102 3.74 1.126 8.9 0.9 1.3 3.1 2.41
1986 30 TOT NL 7 5 .583 3.73 24 13 3 1 1 0 101.1 107 48 42 10 23 6 58 1 0 0 416 108 3.62 1.283 9.5 0.9 2.0 5.2 2.52
1986 30 NYM NL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1.57 1.200 10.8 0.0 0.0 5.4
1986 30 CHC NL 7 5 .583 3.79 23 13 3 1 1 0 99.2 105 48 42 10 23 6 57 1 0 0 409 106 3.65 1.284 9.5 0.9 2.1 5.1 2.48
1987 31 CHC NL 2 9 .182 5.38 58 8 19 0 0 4 110.1 130 74 66 17 48 7 80 2 0 1 498 79 4.78 1.613 10.6 1.4 3.9 6.5 1.67
8 Yrs 47 54 .465 4.00 248 119 49 8 2 8 940.1 1050 470 418 89 229 33 396 14 6 10 4003 93 3.90 1.360 10.0 0.9 2.2 3.8 1.73
162 Game Avg. 9 10 .465 4.00 46 22 9 1 0 1 174 195 87 77 16 42 6 73 3 1 2 742 93 3.90 1.360 10.0 0.9 2.2 3.8 1.73
NYM (7 yrs) 38 40 .487 3.82 167 98 27 7 1 4 730.1 815 348 310 62 158 20 259 11 6 9 3096 94 3.80 1.332 10.0 0.8 1.9 3.2 1.64
CHC (2 yrs) 9 14 .391 4.63 81 21 22 1 1 4 210.0 235 122 108 27 71 13 137 3 0 1 907 90 4.25 1.457 10.1 1.2 3.0 5.9 1.93
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1980 24 NYM NL 19.1 5 4 12 5.59 3.89 -0.21 0.10 102.5 4.31 -3 -0.3 .3 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .440 .498
1981 25 NYM NL 80.1 17 13 32 3.59 3.91 -0.27 0.09 101.9 4.34 6 0.7 1.0 -0.1 1.4 13 .540 .504
1982 26 NYM NL 139.1 43 12 57 3.68 4.10 -0.45 -0.06 101.5 4.56 12 1.4 .9 -0.2 2.5 25 .532 .509
1983 27 NYM NL 174.2 30 27 94 4.84 4.21 0.04 0.12 99.2 4.25 -12 -1.3 .8 -0.1 0.2 3 .457 .492 $118,000
1984 28 NYM NL 124.0 40 13 77 5.59 4.08 -0.16 -0.08 99.2 4.13 -21 -2.3 .5 0.2 -0.9 -10 .443 .486 $240,000
1985 29 NYM NL 191.0 31 29 76 3.58 3.98 0.01 0.13 97.7 4.00 7 0.8 .3 -0.1 2.5 25 .527 .505 $330,000
1986 30 NYM NL 1.2 1 0 0 0.00 4.42 0.06 -0.34 108.0 4.35 1 0.1 3.3 0.1 0.2 1 .593 .501 $530,000
1986 30 CHC NL 99.2 23 13 48 4.33 4.25 -0.40 0.06 108.5 5.11 8 0.9 1.3 -0.0 1.8 17 .539 .506
1987 31 CHC NL 110.1 58 8 74 6.04 4.56 -0.50 -0.17 104.6 5.11 -12 -1.3 1.1 -0.2 -0.4 -1 .478 .492 $550,000
8 Seasons 940.1 248 119 470 4.50 4.14 -0.21 0.02 101.2 4.43 -15 -1.2 .9 -0.4 7.2 74 .495 .498 $1,768,000
NYM (7 yrs) 730.1 167 98 348 4.29 4.06 -0.14 0.05 99.7 4.24 -11 -0.9 .8 -0.2 5.8 58 .495 .499 $1,218,000
CHC (2 yrs) 210.0 81 21 122 5.23 4.42 -0.45 -0.06 106.5 5.11 -4 -0.3 1.1 -0.2 1.4 16 .496 .496 $550,000

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1980 24 NYM NL 5 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 90 2 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1981 25 NYM NL 17 28 21 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 10 .143 .269 .190 .460 34 4 0 0 2 1 0 1
1982 26 NYM NL 43 37 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 18 .000 .029 .000 .029 -91 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
1983 27 NYM NL 30 64 52 3 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 17 .154 .170 .154 .324 -9 8 0 0 11 0 0 1
1984 28 NYM NL 40 30 27 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .222 .222 .259 .481 36 7 1 0 3 0 0 1
1985 29 NYM NL 31 64 52 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 30 .077 .127 .077 .204 -41 4 1 0 9 0 0 1
1986 30 TOT NL 24 33 30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 .033 .094 .033 .127 -64 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1986 30 NYM NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1986 30 CHC NL 23 33 30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 .033 .094 .033 .127 -64 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1987 31 CHC NL 58 18 16 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .188 .188 .188 .375 -1 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
8 Yrs 248 280 237 7 27 2 0 0 6 0 0 11 112 .114 .153 .122 .275 -22 29 2 0 31 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 183 155 5 18 1 0 0 4 0 0 7 73 .114 .153 .122 .275 -22 19 1 0 20 1 0
NYM (7 yrs) 167 229 191 6 23 2 0 0 6 0 0 9 86 .120 .159 .131 .290 -17 25 2 0 28 1 0
CHC (2 yrs) 81 51 46 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 26 .087 .125 .087 .212 -42 4 0 0 3 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1980 24 NYM NL 5 6 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .510 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /1
1981 25 NYM NL 17 28 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 1 1
1982 26 NYM NL 43 37 -7 -0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1983 27 NYM NL 30 64 -8 -1 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $118,000 1
1984 28 NYM NL 40 30 -3 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $240,000 1
1985 29 NYM NL 31 64 -11 -0 -0 0 7 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .485 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 $330,000 1
1986 30 NYM NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $530,000 /1
1986 30 CHC NL 23 33 -7 -0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .486 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1987 31 CHC NL 58 18 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $550,000 1
8 Seasons 248 280 -41 -1 0 0 34 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .497 .499 -0.9 0.1 -7 $1,768,000
NYM (7 yrs) 167 229 -31 -1 0 0 27 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .497 .499 -0.6 0.1 -5 $1,218,000
CHC (2 yrs) 81 51 -10 -0 0 0 7 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .497 .500 -0.3 0.0 -2 $550,000

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1980 NYM NL 24 P 5 4 0 19.1 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 1.86 0.80 .952 1.91 1.92 0 0 0
1981 NYM NL 25 P 17 13 0 80.1 17 7 9 1 0 .941 1.79 0.94 .959 1.97 1.98 9 4 31% 33% 0
1982 NYM NL 26 P 43 12 0 139.1 24 6 18 0 0 1.000 1.55 0.56 .952 1.96 1.97 4 4 50% 32% 0
1983 NYM NL 27 P 30 27 1 174.2 34 10 24 0 0 1.000 1.75 1.13 .952 1.92 1.91 6 6 50% 33% 0
1984 NYM NL 28 P 40 13 0 124.0 23 9 13 1 0 .957 1.60 0.55 .954 1.88 1.87 2 6 75% 31% 0
1985 NYM NL 29 P 31 29 6 191.0 31 15 14 2 2 .935 1.37 0.94 .953 1.92 1.92 4 4 50% 30% 0
1986 TOT NL 30 P 24 13 1 101.1 19 7 12 0 2 1.000 1.69 0.79 .955 1.95 1.94 2 7 78% 32% 0
1986 NYM NL 30 P 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 1.90 0 0 0
1986 CHC NL 30 P 23 13 1 99.2 19 7 12 0 2 1.000 1.72 0.83 .955 1.94 1.94 2 7 78% 32% 0
1987 CHC NL 31 P 58 8 0 110.1 26 9 17 0 2 1.000 2.12 0.45 .955 1.91 1.90 4 6 60% 29% 0
8 Seasons P 248 119 8 940.1 178 64 110 4 7 .978 1.67 0.70 .954 1.93 1.92 31 37 54% 31% 0
8 Seasons TOT 248 119 8 940.1 178 64 110 4 7 .978 1.67 0.70 .954 1.93 1.92 31 37 54% 31% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1985 NL  1.126 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1983 NL  2.113 (6th)
1985 NL  1.272 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1985 NL  2.407 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1984 NL  4 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1983 NL  11 (10th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1983 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2028), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 6 (1288), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (434th), 6.4 career WAR/7.2 7yr-peak WAR/6.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1983 27 New York Mets $118,000 ? 1/15/84 NYT
1984 28 New York Mets $240,000 ? 1/4/85 TSN
1985 29 New York Mets $330,000 ? Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163
1986 30 New York Mets $530,000 ? G. Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163 Arbitration win; $400,000 offer
1987 31 Chicago Cubs $550,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,768,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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