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Lance Lynn

Michael Lance Lynn (twitter: @lancelynn31)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 280 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)   vs. SFG 5.1 IP, 4 H, 5 SO, 0 BB, 5 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2011-2015
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 3 yrs/$22M (15-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 4.119, 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 7 866 133 3.35 1.262 8.2 0.6 3.2 8.0 2.51
2015 28 STL NL 12 11 .522 3.03 31 31 0 0 0 0 175.1 172 66 59 13 68 5 167 5 0 2 751 129 3.44 1.369 8.8 0.7 3.5 8.6 2.46
5 Yrs 61 39 .610 3.37 150 128 4 2 1 1 791.1 739 318 296 59 291 10 766 34 0 19 3353 112 3.36 1.302 8.4 0.7 3.3 8.7 2.63
162 Game Avg. 15 10 .610 3.37 37 31 1 0 0 0 194 181 78 72 14 71 2 187 8 0 5 820 112 3.36 1.302 8.4 0.7 3.3 8.7 2.63
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 1.22 -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 1.35 -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 3.90 17 2.1 -0.1 3.7 32 .562 .513 $535,000
2015 28 STL NL 175.1 31 31 66 3.39 4.19 0.11 0.17 101.0 4.29 18 2.1 -0.1 3.5 32 .567 .513 $7,000,000
5 Seasons 791.1 150 128 318 3.62 4.07 0.03 0.14 99.4 4.14 47 5.4 1.26 -0.6 11.8 110 .536 .507 $8,530,000

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
2015 28 STL NL NLDS L CHC 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 2.00
5 Yrs (11 Series) 5 4 .556 4.50 24 7 3 0 0 0 52.0 56 30 26 6 26 5 50 1 0 0 232 1.577 9.7 1.0 4.5 8.7 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
4 NLDS 1 2 .333 6.75 6 2 1 0 0 0 14.2 19 11 11 4 8 2 22 1 0 0 72 1.841 11.7 2.5 4.9 13.5 2.75
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
2015 28 STL NL 31 751 667 66 172 33 4 13 4 1 68 167 .258 .330 .378 .708 .325 252 16 5 9 2 5 3
5 Yrs 150 3353 2980 318 739 152 23 59 23 21 291 766 .248 .320 .374 .694 .313 1114 65 34 31 17 10 24
162 Game Avg. 37 820 729 78 181 37 6 14 6 5 71 187 .248 .320 .374 .694 .313 272 16 8 8 4 2 6
MLB Averages .254 .318 .398 .716 .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 -3.1 -0.3 875 -0.3 13.5 -13.8 .95 0.4 -0.7 -0.3 -0.0 0.95 3.5 0 0 0
2014 27 STL NL 18.5 2.0 875 1.9 16.1 -14.2 1.08 0.4 1.3 20.1 2.2 0.96 8.7 0 0 0
2015 28 STL NL 17.0 1.8 764 1.6 14.6 -13.0 1.09 0.8 0.6 16.4 1.7 0.98 9.2 0 0 0
5 Yrs 38.0 4.1 3415 4.6 60.7 -56.1 1.04 2.7 1.8 48.3 5.2 0.96 33.4 9 4 9

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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 6.3 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 4.7 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
2015 28 STL NL 31 31 12 11 8 1 3 17 14 .548 0 6 0 0 19 61% 54.5 75 19 15 4 0 13 3.1 2.6 5.7 98 3 11 17 0 119
5 Yrs 150 128 60 37 31 12 12 77 51 .602 4 18 2 1 78 61% 55 86 12 62 20 1 60 4.5 4.3 5.9 101 8 40 77 3 126
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 104 -16 4.2 4.0 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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%
2015 28 STL NL 751 54% 1.7% 22.2% 9.1% 6.7% 29% 0.81 1.08 65% 25% 5.5% 14% 164 16 10%
5 Yrs 3353 54% 1.8% 22.9% 8.7% 7.0% 32% 0.82 1.08 65% 23% 5.6% 13% 651 65 10%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.8% 7.9% 7.5% 33% 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 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 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
2015 28 STL NL 752 3053 4.06 1877 61.9% 23.7% 16.2% 32.9% 27.2% 76.3% 1.7% 47.2% 78.8% 56.4% 5.9% 44 26 21.1% 159 87 8 35 131 21.0% 22 13 0 0 0
5 Yrs 3357 13419 4.00 8432 63.0% 26.2% 16.7% 30.3% 26.8% 73.8% 0.8% 46.5% 77.4% 60.1% 4.9% 165 104 25.2% 847 452 45 182 578 23.8% 137 51 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 64.0% 27.4% 16.1% 27.2% 29.3% 72.6% 1.4% 46.4% 77.9% 60.1% 4.6% 24.2% 24.0%

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
2015 28 STL NL 751 172 25 5 13 0 20 3 10 7 6 39 11 7 28% 3 2 1 295 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 6 0
5 Yrs 3353 739 94 15 59 1 77 24 35 21 38 166 78 30 47% 24 19 4 1248 23 21 52% 21 19 2 2 0 0 6 1 46 0
MLB Averages 52% 72%

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
2015 28 61 39 .610 3.37 150 128 4 2 1 1 791.1 739 318 296 59 291 10 766 34 0 19 3353 112 1.302 8.4 0.7 3.3 8.7 2.63 112

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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 3.63 176.0 176 79 71 17 67 180 10 1.381 9.0 3.4 9.2 2.69 0.9 35
2013 26 11 11 .500 3.92 202.0 199 98 88 15 80 198 12 1.381 8.9 3.6 8.8 2.48 0.7 33
2014 27 13 10 .565 3.09 204.0 195 78 70 14 76 181 7 1.328 8.6 3.4 8.0 2.38 0.6 33
2015 28 10 9 .526 3.19 175.0 178 69 62 13 70 167 5 1.417 9.2 3.6 8.6 2.39 0.7 31
5 Yrs 46 42 .523 3.44 792.0 775 337 303 62 305 766 35 1.364 8.8 8.7 2.51 0.7 150



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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)
Active  .610 (13th)
Career  .610 (96th)

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)
2015 NL  68 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 NL  0.575 (3rd)
2015 NL  0.667 (10th)

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  133 (8th)
2015 NL  131 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2014 NL  18 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2014 NL  2.0 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2014 NL  20.11 (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 1930-1973, 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 (790), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 28 (477), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 19 (353), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (826th), 11.2 career WAR/11.2 7yr-peak WAR/11.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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