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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2011-2014
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$535k (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 2.119, 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 10 6 .625 3.14 19 19 0 1 1 0 114.2 108 45 40 7 42 0 101 3 0 5 490 116 3.33 1.308 8.5 0.5 3.3 7.9 2.40
4 Yrs 44 24 .647 3.67 105 83 4 1 1 1 527.0 490 225 215 40 193 4 519 25 0 15 2226 102 3.34 1.296 8.4 0.7 3.3 8.9 2.69
162 Game Avg. 16 9 .647 3.67 38 30 1 0 0 0 191 177 81 78 14 70 1 188 9 0 5 805 102 3.34 1.296 8.4 0.7 3.3 8.9 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 114.2 19 19 45 3.53 3.93 0.45 0.15 100.7 3.65 3 0.4 -0.1 1.3 11 .519 .502
4 Seasons 527.0 105 83 225 3.84 4.02 0.01 0.12 98.9 4.08 15 1.7 1.3 -0.4 5.9 56 .516 .503 $995,000

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
3 Yrs (8 Series) 5 4 .556 4.81 21 5 3 0 0 0 39.1 42 25 21 6 22 4 37 1 0 0 177 1.627 9.6 1.4 5.0 8.5 1.68
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
2 NLDS 1 2 .333 9.39 4 1 1 0 0 0 7.2 11 8 8 4 5 1 12 1 0 0 40 2.087 12.9 4.7 5.9 14.1 2.40
3 NLCS 3 1 .750 2.70 9 3 1 0 0 0 20.0 19 10 6 0 10 2 16 0 0 0 85 1.450 8.6 0.0 4.5 7.2 1.60
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 19 490 440 45 108 25 2 7 0 2 42 101 .245 .314 .359 .673 .302 158 7 3 3 2 0 6
4 Yrs 105 2226 1976 225 490 98 18 40 18 19 193 519 .248 .321 .377 .697 .315 744 44 25 19 13 4 14
162 Game Avg. 38 805 715 81 177 35 7 14 7 7 70 188 .248 .321 .377 .697 .315 269 16 9 7 5 1 5
MLB Averages .254 .319 .399 .717 .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 5.7 0.6 497 0.7 8.6 -7.9 1.03 0.4 0.3 6.8 0.7 0.97 5.8 0 0 0
4 Yrs 5.6 0.6 2273 1.9 38.6 -36.7 1.01 1.8 0.1 18.0 1.9 0.96 20.6 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 19 19 10 6 3 3 2 12 7 .632 1 2 1 1 11 58% 55.0 86 12 9 2 0 7 3.8 4.3 6.0 102 1 4 13 1 126
4 Yrs 105 83 43 22 18 10 5 53 30 .639 3 9 1 1 46 55% 54 86 12 42 13 1 41 5.2 5.3 6.0 100 5 28 47 3 126
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 102 -16 4.3 4.3 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 490 55% 1.4% 20.6% 8.6% 6.9% 32% 0.86 1.06 68% 24% 4.5% 14% 90 7 8%
4 Yrs 2226 54% 1.8% 23.3% 8.7% 7.0% 32% 0.83 1.10 64% 22% 5.8% 13% 420 44 10%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.6% 8.0% 7.5% 33% 0.83 1.11 68% 21% 7.6% 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 -1 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 -2 0 0
2014 27 STL NL 490 1945 3.97 1213 62.4% 26.7% 16.6% 28.4% 28.4% 73.3% 0.0% 45.7% 77.4% 59.8% 4.5% 22 14 22.2% 109 65 7 23 76 22.8% 17 8 0 0 0
4 Yrs 2229 8861 3.98 5607 63.4% 27.0% 17.1% 29.3% 26.6% 73.0% 0.4% 46.2% 76.6% 61.3% 4.4% 99 63 27.1% 603 324 35 127 388 24.5% 104 32 -3 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.8% 27.7% 15.8% 27.0% 29.5% 72.3% 1.4% 46.1% 78.2% 59.8% 4.7% 23.9% 24.2%

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 490 108 15 2 7 0 12 4 3 1 6 19 11 3 58% 6 5 0 188 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
4 Yrs 2226 490 61 9 40 1 49 18 22 11 29 104 56 18 54% 14 15 3 813 18 19 49% 16 17 2 2 0 0 2 0 35 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 44 24 .647 3.67 105 83 4 1 1 1 527.0 490 225 215 40 193 4 519 25 0 15 2226 102 1.296 8.4 0.7 3.3 8.9 2.69 102

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 7 6 .538 3.52 115.0 116 50 45 8 45 101 3 1.400 9.1 3.5 7.9 2.24 0.6 19
4 Yrs 30 29 .508 3.82 528.0 529 248 224 43 208 519 27 1.396 9.0 8.8 2.50 0.7 105



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
2012 NL  18 (4th)
2013 NL  15 (6th)
2014 NL  10 (5th)

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)

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

Games Started s c a p y
2013 NL  33 (2nd)
2014 NL  19 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
2014 NL  1 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2014 NL  1 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 NL  76 (4th)
2014 NL  42 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 NL  0.549 (7th)

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)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (862), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 24 (969), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 25 (529), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 20 (314), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1188th), 5.3 career WAR/5.3 7yr-peak WAR/5.3 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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