Daniel Lynch Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/17/1996 (24)
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The Kansas City Royals placed starting pitcher Daniel Lynch (hand) on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a right hand contusion. Lynch suffered the injury during his start against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday. He was hit in the hand by a comebacker off the bat of Indians catcher Austin Hedges. Lynch is done for the year, putting an end to a rough rookie season. The 24-year-old made 15 starts and went 4-6 with a 5.69 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP. He'll be one of many candidates to be part of the Royals rotation at the start of next season.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Daniel Lynch left Wednesday's start versus the Cleveland Indians after being struck by a comeback line drive off of his right arm. The 24-year-old took a line drive off the bat of Indians catcher Austin Hedges in the top of the fourth inning. Lynch finished with an official line of seven hits, two walks, and four earned runs while striking out two across three innings before exiting. More information should be available after the game, but it's safe to say Wednesday was the final appearance for the left-hander this season.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Daniel Lynch suffered his sixth loss of the year as the team fell 4-1 to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. He pitched six innings and allowed four hits, three walks and four earned runs while striking out five. The majority of the damage came in the first inning when Lynch gave up a three-run triple to Indians shortstop Yu Chang. Over 14 starts on the year, the rookie left-hander has gone 4-6 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. He should make two more starts on the year as he's lined up to face the Indians again next Tuesday and then the Minnesota Twins in the team's season finale.
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.