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Lance Lynn

Michael Lance Lynn

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: May 12, 1987 in Indianapolis, IN
High School: Brownsburg HS (Brownsburg, IN)
School: University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (39th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed June 17, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 2, 2011 (Age 24.021, 17,571st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2011-2014
2015 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 3.119, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Management [*]
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Standard Pitching

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
2011 24 STL NL 1 1 .500 3.12 18 2 2 0 0 1 34.2 25 12 12 3 11 1 40 1 0 1 136 120 2.88 1.038 6.5 0.8 2.9 10.4 3.64
2012 ★ 25 STL NL 18 7 .720 3.78 35 29 2 0 0 0 176.0 168 76 74 16 64 3 180 10 0 3 744 100 3.49 1.318 8.6 0.8 3.3 9.2 2.81 AS
2013 26 STL NL 15 10 .600 3.97 33 33 0 0 0 0 201.2 189 92 89 14 76 0 198 11 0 6 856 94 3.28 1.314 8.4 0.6 3.4 8.8 2.61
2014 27 STL NL 15 10 .600 2.74 33 33 0 2 1 0 203.2 185 72 62 13 72 1 181 7 0 7 866 134 3.35 1.262 8.2 0.6 3.2 8.0 2.51
4 Yrs 49 28 .636 3.46 119 97 4 2 1 1 616.0 567 252 237 46 223 5 599 29 0 17 2602 108 3.34 1.282 8.3 0.7 3.3 8.8 2.69
162 Game Avg. 15 9 .636 3.46 37 31 1 1 0 0 194 179 79 75 14 70 2 189 9 0 5 819 108 3.34 1.282 8.3 0.7 3.3 8.8 2.69
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
2011 24 STL NL 34.2 18 2 12 3.12 4.14 -0.15 -0.17 94.5 3.89 3 0.3 1.2 -0.0 0.6 6 .517 .502
2012 ★ 25 STL NL 176.0 35 29 76 3.89 4.23 -0.01 0.14 98.7 4.33 7 0.8 1.3 -0.1 2.2 23 .522 .505 $482,000 AS
2013 26 STL NL 201.2 33 33 92 4.11 3.86 -0.20 0.15 98.7 4.16 2 0.2 -0.2 1.8 17 .506 .501 $513,000
2014 27 STL NL 203.2 33 33 72 3.18 4.01 0.27 0.15 100.3 3.89 17 2.0 -0.1 3.7 32 .562 .513 $535,000
4 Seasons 616.0 119 97 252 3.68 4.03 0.01 0.13 99.0 4.10 29 3.3 1.3 -0.4 8.3 78 .528 .506 $1,530,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2011 24 STL NL NLCS W MIL 1 0 1.000 0.00 5 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 18 0.938 5.1 0.0 3.4 1.7 0.50
2011 ❍ 24 STL NL WS W TEX 1 0 1.000 6.35 5 0 1 0 0 0 5.2 7 4 4 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 26 1.765 11.1 3.2 4.8 6.4 1.33
2012 25 STL NL NLWC W ATL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 25 STL NL NLDS W WSN 1 1 .500 8.10 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 4 3 3 3 2 0 6 0 0 0 16 1.800 10.8 8.1 5.4 16.2 3.00
2012 25 STL NL NLCS L SFG 0 1 .000 4.91 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.1 9 8 4 0 4 0 9 0 0 0 36 1.773 11.0 0.0 4.9 11.0 2.25
2013 26 STL NL NLDS W PIT 0 1 .000 10.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 7 5 5 1 3 1 6 1 0 0 24 2.308 14.5 2.1 6.2 12.5 2.00
2013 26 STL NL NLCS W LAD 2 0 1.000 2.45 2 1 1 0 0 0 7.1 7 2 2 0 4 1 6 0 0 0 31 1.500 8.6 0.0 4.9 7.4 1.50
2013 26 STL NL WS L BOS 0 1 .000 4.76 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 5 3 3 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 25 1.588 7.9 0.0 6.4 7.9 1.25
2014 27 STL NL NLDS W LAD 0 0 3.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 2 2 0 2 1 8 0 0 0 27 1.500 10.5 0.0 3.0 12.0 4.00
2014 27 STL NL NLCS L SFG 0 0 3.18 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 23 1.235 9.5 0.0 1.6 4.8 3.00
4 Yrs (10 Series) 5 4 .556 4.41 23 7 3 0 0 0 51.0 55 29 25 6 25 5 48 1 0 0 227 1.569 9.7 1.1 4.4 8.5 1.92
1 NLWC 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
3 NLDS 1 2 .333 6.59 5 2 1 0 0 0 13.2 18 10 10 4 7 2 20 1 0 0 67 1.829 11.9 2.6 4.6 13.2 2.86
4 NLCS 3 1 .750 2.81 10 4 1 0 0 0 25.2 25 12 8 0 11 2 19 0 0 0 108 1.403 8.8 0.0 3.9 6.7 1.73
2 WS 1 1 .500 5.56 7 1 1 0 0 0 11.1 12 7 7 2 7 1 9 0 0 0 51 1.676 9.5 1.6 5.6 7.1 1.29

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2012 STL NL 25

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2011 24 STL NL 18 136 123 12 25 5 0 3 2 1 11 40 .203 .274 .317 .591 .275 39 3 1 1 0 1 0
2012 25 STL NL 35 744 663 76 168 36 7 16 9 9 64 180 .253 .327 .401 .728 .323 266 16 10 4 3 3 5
2013 26 STL NL 33 856 750 92 189 32 9 14 7 7 76 198 .252 .327 .375 .701 .321 281 18 11 11 8 0 3
2014 27 STL NL 33 866 777 72 185 46 3 13 1 3 72 181 .238 .307 .355 .662 .293 276 12 7 6 4 1 13
4 Yrs 119 2602 2313 252 567 119 19 46 19 20 223 599 .245 .317 .373 .690 .310 862 49 29 22 15 5 21
162 Game Avg. 37 819 728 79 179 37 6 14 6 6 70 189 .245 .317 .373 .690 .310 271 15 9 7 5 2 7
MLB Averages .254 .318 .397 .714 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2011 24 STL NL 3.0 0.3 140 1.0 3.5 -2.4 1.46 0.6 0.1 6.1 0.7 0.94 5.1 6 3 7
2012 25 STL NL 2.6 0.3 761 0.5 13.1 -12.6 .97 0.5 0.0 6.0 0.6 0.96 6.9 3 1 2
2013 26 STL NL -5.8 -0.6 875 -0.4 13.5 -13.8 .95 0.4 -0.8 -1.0 -0.1 0.95 2.8 0 0 0
2014 27 STL NL 19.1 2.1 875 1.9 16.1 -14.2 1.08 0.4 1.3 20.3 2.2 0.97 8.9 0 0 0
4 Yrs 19.0 2.1 2651 3.0 46.1 -43.1 1.02 1.9 1.1 31.5 3.4 0.96 23.7 9 4 9

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2011 24 STL NL 18 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0% 48.0 51 45 3 2 0 2 8.0 3.6 5.2 79 1 1 0 0 94
2012 25 STL NL 35 29 17 5 7 4 1 21 8 .724 1 2 0 0 16 55% 54.4 83 27 18 4 1 15 6.1 6.5 5.8 99 1 10 17 1 121
2013 26 STL NL 33 33 15 10 8 2 2 19 14 .576 1 5 0 0 19 58% 53.7 80 15 12 5 0 17 5.1 5.0 6.1 102 2 13 17 1 124
2014 27 STL NL 33 33 15 10 8 4 6 19 14 .576 2 5 2 1 24 73% 56.8 86 12 14 5 0 13 3.6 3.7 6.2 105 1 5 26 1 126
4 Yrs 119 97 48 26 23 11 9 60 37 .619 4 12 2 1 59 61% 55 86 12 47 16 1 47 4.9 4.9 6.0 101 5 29 60 3 126
MLB Averages .500 53% 52 102 -16 4.2 4.2 5.9 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2011 24 STL NL 18 16 2 0 0 2 1 1 50% 5 3 2 0 0% 8 1.455 6 3 7 10 3 3 1 15 8 0 8 2 4.6 25
2012 25 STL NL 35 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 50% 7 .973 3 1 2 2 3 1 1 5 2 1 2 0 3.5 23
2 Yrs 53 22 4 1 2 2 1 1 50% 6 4 4 1 25% 1.047 9 4 9 12 6 4 2 20 10 1 10 2 4.3 25

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2011 24 STL NL 136 60% 2.2% 29.4% 8.1% 5.9% 32% 1.41 1.63 59% 7% 9.4% 6% 23 3 13%
2012 25 STL NL 744 50% 2.2% 24.2% 8.6% 7.9% 35% 0.81 1.17 63% 22% 6.9% 12% 146 16 11%
2013 26 STL NL 856 56% 1.6% 23.1% 8.9% 6.4% 29% 0.76 1.00 64% 24% 5.2% 13% 161 18 11%
2014 27 STL NL 866 56% 1.5% 20.9% 8.3% 7.2% 34% 0.83 1.01 68% 24% 4.7% 14% 157 12 8%
4 Yrs 2602 55% 1.8% 23.0% 8.6% 7.1% 33% 0.82 1.08 65% 23% 5.7% 13% 487 49 10%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.7% 7.9% 7.4% 33% 0.83 1.10 68% 21% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2011 24 STL NL 136 563 4.14 357 63.9% 29.7% 16.2% 30.5% 23.5% 70.3% 1.9% 44.9% 76.9% 56.6% 5.9% 8 6 27.2% 37 18 0 8 32 20.0% 6 1 0 0 0
2012 25 STL NL 745 3002 4.03 1899 63.5% 28.2% 17.0% 29.1% 25.8% 71.8% 0.9% 45.6% 76.4% 60.9% 4.3% 32 16 27.8% 207 116 14 51 127 28.3% 37 13 0 0 0
2013 26 STL NL 858 3351 3.91 2138 63.8% 25.8% 17.6% 29.9% 26.7% 74.2% 0.0% 47.4% 76.3% 63.2% 4.3% 37 27 29.1% 250 125 14 45 153 22.7% 44 10 0 0 0
2014 27 STL NL 866 3450 3.98 2161 62.7% 26.4% 15.9% 29.7% 28.0% 73.6% 0.3% 46.2% 78.4% 60.2% 5.1% 44 29 22.4% 194 106 9 43 135 23.8% 28 14 0 0 0
4 Yrs 2605 10366 3.98 6555 63.3% 26.9% 16.8% 29.6% 26.7% 73.1% 0.5% 46.3% 77.0% 61.2% 4.6% 121 78 26.4% 688 365 37 147 447 24.5% 115 38 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.9% 27.7% 15.8% 27.1% 29.4% 72.3% 1.4% 46.2% 78.1% 59.9% 4.6% 24.0% 24.1%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2011 24 STL NL 136 25 9 1 3 0 6 1 2 1 2 7 2 2 29% 0 1 0 36 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 25 STL NL 744 168 10 3 16 1 16 5 11 6 10 40 19 10 48% 5 3 1 271 9 9 50% 8 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 0
2013 26 STL NL 856 189 27 3 14 0 15 8 6 3 11 38 24 3 63% 3 6 2 318 7 7 50% 6 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 20 0
2014 27 STL NL 866 185 23 3 13 0 20 7 6 4 9 42 22 8 52% 13 7 0 328 1 3 25% 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
4 Yrs 2602 567 69 10 46 1 57 21 25 14 32 127 67 23 53% 21 17 3 953 19 20 49% 17 18 2 2 0 0 2 0 40 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2011 24 1 1 .500 3.12 18 2 2 0 0 1 34.2 25 12 12 3 11 1 40 1 0 1 136 120 1.038 6.5 0.8 2.9 10.4 3.64 120
2012 25 19 8 .704 3.67 53 31 4 0 0 1 210.2 193 88 86 19 75 4 220 11 0 4 880 103 1.272 8.2 0.8 3.2 9.4 2.93 103
2013 26 34 18 .654 3.82 86 64 4 0 0 1 412.1 382 180 175 33 151 4 418 22 0 10 1736 99 1.293 8.3 0.7 3.3 9.1 2.77 99
2014 27 49 28 .636 3.46 119 97 4 2 1 1 616.0 567 252 237 46 223 5 599 29 0 17 2602 108 1.282 8.3 0.7 3.3 8.8 2.69 108

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2011 24 2 2 .500 3.09 35.0 27 13 12 3 12 40 1 1.114 6.9 3.1 10.3 3.33 0.8 18
2012 25 10 10 .500 3.84 176.0 181 83 75 17 69 180 11 1.420 9.3 3.5 9.2 2.61 0.9 35
2013 26 11 11 .500 4.10 202.0 205 102 92 15 82 198 12 1.421 9.1 3.7 8.8 2.41 0.7 33
2014 27 13 10 .565 3.22 204.0 199 81 73 14 77 181 8 1.353 8.8 3.4 8.0 2.35 0.6 33
4 Yrs 36 33 .522 3.68 617.0 612 279 252 49 240 599 32 1.381 8.9 8.7 2.50 0.7 119



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2014 NL  2.74 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
2012 NL  18 (4th)
2013 NL  15 (6th)
2014 NL  15 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2012 NL  .720 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2012 NL  9.205 (3rd)
2013 NL  8.836 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2014 NL  203.7 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2013 NL  198 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
2013 NL  33 (2nd)
2014 NL  33 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2014 NL  2 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2014 NL  1 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 NL  76 (4th)
2014 NL  72 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 NL  0.575 (3rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2013 NL  89 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2012 NL  10 (5th)
2013 NL  11 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2013 NL  856 (10th)
2014 NL  866 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2014 NL  134 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2014 NL  19 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2014 NL  2.1 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2014 NL  20.31 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2014 NL  2.2 (9th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 31 (783), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 28 (469), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 20 (319), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1011th), 7.7 career WAR/7.7 7yr-peak WAR/7.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Michael Lance lunn Lynn

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