|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||13.00||11.00||0.00||3.74||1.27||186.00||67.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 4.2||0||0|| 9.64||0||3||4|
|vs RHB|| 13.1||0||0|| 2.03||0||1||18|
|04/18/2014||Jose Fernandez, SP MIA||Lance Lynn, SP STL|
Yasiel Puig, RF LAD
|04/18/2014||Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD||Ervin Santana, SP ATL|
Lance Lynn, SP STL
|04/18/2014||R.A. Dickey, SP TOR|
Jason Vargas, SP KC
Scott Feldman, SP HOU
|Lance Lynn, SP STL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Take the good with the bad with Lance Lynn |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(4/15/14) You should never get too high or too low with Lance Lynn. When he underwhelmed in his first two starts, he was still Lance Lynn. When he struck out 11 in seven shutout innings, he was still Lance Lynn.
So who is Lance Lynn? He's shown exactly who over last two years: A hard-throwing, strikeout-per-inning type who pitches deep enough into games to pile up victories for a well-rounded Cardinals team but whose inconsistencies condemn him to a higher-than-average ERA and WHIP. Pretty simple.
And with that last start, his season-to-date numbers are pretty much spot on. It may not seem like it since he hasn't been that middle-of-the-road pitcher in any one of his three starts, but few players arrive at their final numbers through a series of alike performances.
In fact, Lynn takes the opposite route. After struggling in two of his first three starts last year, he compiled a 2.10 ERA over his next nine, followed by a 6.32 ERA over his next eight, followed by a 2.28 ERA over his next four, followed by a 7.57 ERA over his next five, followed by a 1.09 ERA over his final four. His 2012 season went much the same way.
What it means is he's more valuable in Rotisserie leagues than Head-to-Head, where you care more about the end result than the step by step. It also means you might consider selling high on him if he strings together a few more of these starts.
|Lance Lynn moves to 3-0 with gem Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/14/14) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn was remarkable in his team's 4-0 win over the Brewers Monday, giving up just three hits and three walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out 11.
Lynn (3-0) was fortunate to pick up a win in his previous start after giving up five runs in six innings, but that wasn't the case Monday, as he was able to work around three free passes and two doubles while throwing 114 pitches. He owns a 4.00 ERA and 22:4 K:BB ratio in 18 innings through three starts. Lynn is slated to face the Nationals on the road Saturday.
|Lance Lynn gives up five runs, records win Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/9/14) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn picked up the win Tuesday despite giving up five earned runs on eight hits in six innings while striking out four in his team's 7-5 win over the Reds.
Lynn owns a 6.55 ERA through 11 innings but is 2-0 after two starts. He has struck out 11 and walked just one, but he's also surrendered 16 hits and two home runs. Lynn is slated to face off with the Brewers Monday.
|Lance Lynn Ks seven in win over Reds |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/3/14) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn settled down after a rough opening frame and came out with his first win of the season Thursday afternoon against the Reds.
Lynn (1-0) surrendered back-to-back home runs to Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier in the first and finished his outing with four scoreless innings. He yielded three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over five innings pitched. 75 of his 107 pitches were called for strikes.
Lynn will have a rematch against Cincinnati at home on Tuesday.
|Lance Lynn has strikeout pitch working this spring |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/25/14) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn gave up three runs on five hits and one walk in five innings during Tuesday's spring game against the Marlins. He also had eight strikeouts, which was his second-highest total this spring behind the 10 strikeouts he had March 13 against Atlanta.
Lynn was pitching with a 3-0 lead before the Marlins plated two runs on singles from Derek Dietrich and Garrett Jones in the third inning. Lynn had a 5-2 lead before Casey McGehee homered leading off the bottom of the fourth. Lynn was in line for his second spring win before Miami rallied for a 6-5 win.
Lynn has a 6.06 ERA through five spring appearances (four starts). He has 27 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings.
|After a breakout 2012 that strangely left a bad taste in the mouths of Fantasy owners, Lance Lynn took a different path to more or less the same numbers in 2013. OK, so he still had a disastrous August followed by an encouraging September, but while his 2012 was a tale of two seasons, his 2013 was a roller-coaster ride. Using a different delivery after shedding 40 pounds in the offseason, he looked like he might not even make it through April with three ugly starts following a disastrous spring, but then he was a Cy Young candidate over the next nine, posting a 2.10 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Of course, then he had a 6.32 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings over his next eight, followed by a 2.28 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings over his next four. And then came the disastrous August. On the one hand, Lynn's high points are so high that Fantasy owners want to believe he's capable of more, but on the other hand, he's now had back-to-back seasons with an underwhelming end result. He's a good source of wins and strikeouts if he lasts until the middle-to-late rounds. Just don't expect smooth sailing for him.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/18/14||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|4/19/14||@ WAS||1:05 pm||Jordan Zimmermann|
|4/20/14||@ WAS||1:35 pm||Stephen Strasburg|
|4/21/14||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Jenrry Mejia|
|4/22/14||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Dillon Gee|
|4/23/14||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Jonathon Niese|
|4/24/14||@ NYM||1:10 pm||Bartolo Colon|
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