Daniel Lynch Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/17/1996 (24)
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Daniel Lynch was sent down to Triple-A Omaha on Friday. Lynch was shaky in Thursday's outing, as he surrendered seven hits and three earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings, raising his season ERA and WHIP to 15.75 and 2.87, respectively. Manager Mike Matheny noted that the team believes in Lynch's ability and expects him to "be around for a long time" but that he needs to clean up a few things, namely his delivery and mechanics. Lynch certainly has flashed the ability to be a successful big league starter in the minors, as he's pitched to a 2.50 ERA in 147 2/3 innings while fanning 157 batters compared to 37 walks.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Daniel Lynch was hit hard by the Detroit Tigers in his third start of the year on Thursday. Lynch gave up seven hits and four runs (three earned) over 2 2/3 innings before being pulled. He recorded four strikeouts and didn't walk anyone. Lynch now has an ugly 15.75 ERA and 2.88 WHIP over the first three starts of his career. It's hard to imagine the Royals will be keeping Lynch in the rotation much longer if he continues to falter. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Kansas City Royals rookie starting pitcher Daniel Lynch had a dreadful outing in his second career start against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Lynch pitched just 2/3 of an inning and allowed seven hits, one walk and eight earned runs. There was some speculation after the game that Lynch may have been tipping his pitches as the White Sox hammered everything he delivered. Lynch is one of the team's top pitching prospects and he's remaining in the rotation for now, but he has some work to do to keep the spot. His next start will be on Friday in a rematch against the White Sox.
The Royals debuted some promising arms in 2020 but the best is yet to come with southpaws Asa Lacy and Lynch. The latter pitcher has an intriguing mix of stuff and control to go with excellent pro results to date. Unfortunately, there are also some durability/health concerns with Lynch. After throwing more than 100 innings for the first time in 2018 between college and pro ball, the tall lefty missed significant time in 2019 with an arm injury. The lack of a minor league season in 2020 meant he was unable to build back up and show that he was capable of handling significant innings. Because of these concerns, there is a chance that Lynch could end up pitching out of the bullpen rather than reaching his potential as a No. 2/3 starter. When healthy, he shows four pitches with average-or-better potential with at least two looking like future plus offerings. At 6-foot-6, Lynch possesses an ideal pitcher's frame and an easy delivery so there is a lot to like here if he can leave the injury concerns behind him. The Royals have some starting pitching depth built up so this young pitcher will need some help to find meaningful innings at the MLB level but, when he's healthy, his stuff can rival or surpass that of any of the pitchers on the Royals' current starting staff. He's a strong option in dynasty leagues with a chance to be useful in redraft leagues in 2021.