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Lance Lynn | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals and RHP Lance Lynn avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year, $22 million contract.
Lynn's new contract will cover all three years of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander was projected to take home $5.5 million in his first year of arbitration according to MLB Trade Rumors, so the average annual value exceeds that by close to $2 million. Lynn is coming off of a strong 2014 season in which he won 15 games with a 2.74 ERA and a 181/72 K/BB ratio in 203 2/3 innings. Jan 15 - 12:57 PM

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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak met with Lance Lynn's agent on Tuesday.

Mozeliak wouldn't reveal the nature of the meeting, but it's been previously reported that the two sides are interested in a possible contract extension. Lynn is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and is due for a big raise after posting a 2.74 ERA with 181 strikeouts across 203 2/3 innings.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:32:00 PM

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals and Lance Lynn have expressed mutual interest in discussing a contract extension.

Lynn will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and is coming off a career year which saw him register a 2.74 ERA and 181 strikeouts across 203 2/3 innings. It's risky to commit long term to any pitcher, but the Cards have money to spend and Lynn's price will only rise through arbitration if he continues on his current career trajectory. The 27-year-old has become a legitimate No. 2 starter.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:45:00 AM

Lance Lynn pitched well in a no-decision against the Giants in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday, allowing two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings of work.

The hard-throwing right-hander struck out three and walked one in the ballgame. He cruised through the first four innings virtually unscathed, until Joaquin Arias got the Giants on the board with an RBI ground out in the fifth. They added an additional run on an RBI single by Hunter Pence in the sixth inning to even the score and complete the damage against him. The Cardinals will hand the ball to John Lackey in Game 3 as they look to take an advantage in the best-of-seven series.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 12:05:00 AM

Lance Lynn allowed two earned runs over six innings in the Cardinals' NLDS Game 2 loss to the Dodgers.

Lynn pitched pretty well, striking out eight batters and yielding only two walks. But the St. Louis offense struggled against Zack Greinke and had a comeback attempt spoiled by a Matt Kemp go-ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth. Lynn probably won't pitch again unless the Cardinals advance to the NLCS. He had a fantastic regular season.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 02:26:00 AM

Lance Lynn allowed two earned runs over six innings Saturday in the Cardinals' loss to the Diamondbacks.

Lynn gave up both runs in the bottom of the first inning on back-to-back solo homers by David Peralta and Mark Trumbo. He settled in after that, but the St. Louis offense was again stagnant and the big right-hander was left with a no-decision. The National League Central will be decided on the final day of the regular season.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 11:11:00 PM

Lance Lynn racked up nine strikeouts in a losing effort on Sunday, surrendering three runs on four hits and a pair of walks over his six innings of work.

Most of the damage against him in the ballgame came via the long ball, with Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier each smacking solo home runs. He'll head into his final start of the regular season against the Brewers on Saturday with a 15-10 record, 2.73 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 176/71 K/BB ratio over 197 2/3 innings.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 11:44:00 PM

Lance Lynn held the Brewers to just one run over seven innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday.

Lynn gave up just five hits and a walk on the evening, with Gerardo Parra's solo home run in the fourth inning serving as the Brewers' only run against him. He exited in line for his 16th win before a Trevor Rosenthal blown save left him without a hand in the decision. Still, it was another terrific outing from the 27-year-old. Lynn owns a 15-9 record and 2.68 ERA heading into Sunday's contest against the Reds.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:27:00 AM

Lance Lynn took a complete-game loss after giving up one run and three hits in eight innings Thursday against the Reds.

That's a tough way for a pitcher to lose his first game in six weeks. For the year, Lynn is 15-9, with the Cardinals having scored a total of nine runs in his losses. Lynn has now allowed three runs or fewer in 13 straight starts.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Lance Lynn allowed three runs in six innings on Monday.

It began as a day of labor for Lynn, who allowed a two-run double to Neil Walker in the first and a run-scoring double to Andrew Lambo in the second before he settled down. Lynn's control simply wasn't there early on. He'd already thrown 71 pitches and walked three by the end of the third inning. On his final line, he allowed eight hits, three runs, three walks and three strikeouts. This was just the second outing since the beginning of July in which Lynn has given up more than two earned runs (he gave up three on August 10). Lynn's been one of the most consistent pitchers in the bigs this season, having never posted an ERA higher than 3.99 in an individual month. Overall, he holds a 2.89 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with a 147/63 K/BB ratio over 164+ innings.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:59:00 PM

Lance Lynn held the Pirates to two runs over six innings but settled for a no-decision on Tuesday.

Lynn wasn't at his best, scattering six hits and three walks on the night, but he still managed to limit the damage. The first run came after a walk, single and hit-by-pitch loaded the bases with one out, and the Pirates got a second run on a Josh Harrison solo homer. Lynn has been one of the best pitchers in baseball in the second half, and he'll look to keep that going when the two clubs meet up again next week.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:04:00 PM

Lance Lynn silenced the Reds on Wednesday, tossing seven shutout innings to earn his 14th win of the season.

Lynn limited the Reds to four hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. He is now one win off of the major league lead, and carries a 2.78 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 144/57 K/BB ratio. He'll take the mound next on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:29:00 PM

Lance Lynn fired six innings of one-run ball in a 4-2 win over the Padres on Friday.

Lynn gave up six hits and one walk to go along with six strikeouts. The only run scored on an RBI double from Will Venable in the fifth inning. Lynn has now allowed two earned runs or fewer in 11 out of his last 13 starts and owns a solid 2.91 ERA and 139/55 K/BB ratio over 151 2/3 innings this season. He'll take on the Reds next week at home.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 01:08:00 AM

Lance Lynn fought hard for his 12th win on Sunday, keeping the Orioles to three runs over 5 2/3 innings.

Lynn had runners on base all afternoon, dancing into and out of trouble in seemingly every inning. The right-hander allowed nine hits and a walk in all, striking out six. He's now 12-8 with a 2.97 ERA through 24 starts. He'll look to win no. 13 Friday against the Padres.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Lance Lynn limited the Red Sox to two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings but took a no-decision on Tuesday.

Lynn held the Red Sox to just two hits through the first six innings, but two leadoff singles in the seventh eventually led to the Red Sox' second run. It was another strong start for the 27-year-old, who has now posted six straight starts of six innings or more with two runs or fewer. Despite the good stretch, Lynn still hasn't won since July 18. The right-hander owns a 2.89 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 127/53 K/BB ratio through 140 innings, and he'll hope for some more run support Sunday at the Orioles.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 12:22:00 AM

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Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
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Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
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