Daniel Lynch IV Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/17/1996 (27)
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The Kansas City Royals placed left-hander Daniel Lynch IV (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday with a left-shoulder strain and recalled left-hander Austin Cox from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move. The move comes after Lynch allowed five earned runs on six hits (two homers) while walking two and striking out three in five innings in a win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. It's the same injury that kept him out for several months at the start of the 2023 season, so this is bad news for the 26-year-old southpaw. Don't be surprised if Lynch has an extended absence. He's been a low-upside, matchup-based streamer in deeper leagues this year and has gone 3-4 with a 4.64 ERA (5.21 FIP), 1.26 WHIP, 16 walks and only 34 K's in 52 1/3 innings over nine starts.
Kansas City Royals left-handed pitcher Daniel Lynch (shoulder) will start on Sunday against the Washington Nationals. The 26-year-old will be making his season debut after going down in spring training with a rotator cuff strain. Lynch has looked sharp in his minor league starts at Triple-A Omaha. He put together a rough 5-13 record, 5.13 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and 122:52 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings (27 starts) last season with the Royals.
Kansas City Royals left-hander Daniel Lynch (shoulder) allowed five runs on nine hits (two homers surrendered) while walking none and striking out eight in 3 2/3 innings pitched in a minor-league rehab start last week for Triple-A Omaha. It wasn't all pretty in Lynch's fourth rehab start, but the eight punchouts in just over three innings was pretty impressive. The 26-year-old southpaw has yet to pitch this year, but he could be a candidate to be reinstated from the 15-day injured list in order to start on Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers. In 27 starts in his second major-league season in 2022, Lynch went 4-13 with a 5.13 ERA (4.63 FIP), 1.57 WHIP and 20.3 percent strikeout rate in 131 2/3 innings.
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.