Lance Lynn Fantasy Stats

#31 SP  |  St. Louis Cardinals

Height / Weight 6'5"  /  280 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) May 12, 1987 (37)
Experience 13 seasons
College Mississippi

Season Stats

Career 361 337 1 1990.1 1843 913 831 229 700 2000 1.278 5819.1

Game Log

May 27, 2024STLCINP106.0531135.2081.33316.7
Jun 2, 2024STLPHIP104.0340024.1671.25014.0
Jun 7, 2024STLCOLP104.0644026.3332.0008.2
Jun 13, 2024STLPITP104.1433035.2351.6159.6
Jun 18, 2024STLMIAP105.11065205.3851.8756.0
Jun 24, 2024STLATLP106.2411105.1670.60024.6
Jun 30, 2024STLCINP106.0200016.0950.50027.7
Jul 6, 2024STLWSHP102.291110342.4744.875-18.4
Jul 13, 2024STLCHCP106.0522126.2501.16721.3
Jul 23, 2024STLPITP105.0400032.2001.40011.1
Last 10 10 0 50.0 52 34 26 8 20 46 1.440 120.7

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Lance Lynn News

Lance Lynn  • SP  •  Cardinals

Lance Lynn Reaches 2,000 Career Strikeouts Tuesday

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn hit a career milestone in his Tuesday start in a 2-1 win over the Pirates. Lynn pitched five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Those strikeouts brought the 37-year-old's career total to exactly 2,000 over his 13-season career. The veteran has gotten improved results after an unusually poor 2023 season and is now 5-4 with a 4.17 ERA, an 8.35 K/9 rate, and a 3.55 BB/9 rate in 20 starts and 101 1/3 IP. He may not provide as much fantasy value as he did earlier in his career, but Lynn still offers a useful floor when he is on. His next matchup will be a decent one against a scuffling Rangers lineup.
23 hours ago   
Lance Lynn  • SP  •  Cardinals

Lance Lynn Pitches Well, Takes Tough Loss Monday

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn turned in another nice start but took the loss in Monday's 3-1 game against the Reds. Lynn pitched six innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits (including a solo home run) and three walks with five strikeouts. The 37-year-old veteran has had a nice bounce-back season after a poor 2023, going 2-3 with a 3.45 ERA, an 8.32 K/9 rate, a 3.61 BB/9 rate, and a 1.10 HR/9 rate in 10 starts and 51 1/3 IP. His next matchup will be a tough one at the Phillies. While Lynn has pitched better this season, fantasy managers may want to avoid starting him later in the week if they can afford to.
May 28   
Lance Lynn  • SP  •  Cardinals

Lance Lynn Looking To Build On Strong Season Opener Thursday

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn is looking to build on a strong start to this season when he takes on the visiting Miami Marlins on Thursday. The veteran tossed four scoreless innings with just one walk against five strikeouts in his return to St. Louis against the Dodgers on March 30, an encouraging sign after he struggled in the 2023 season. Lynn limped to a 5.73 ERA across 32 starts between the Chicago White Sox and the Dodgers in the 2023 campaign, the first season in which he posted an ERA above 5.00. He is a strong bounce-back candidate as he had posted four straight seasons with an ERA of 4.00 or below while he will look to get deeper into the ball game on Thursday.
Apr 4   
Lance Lynn  • SP  •  Cardinals

Lance Lynn To Make Grapefruit League Debut On Friday

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn has been in a slow progression in camp as a matter of personal preference, but he will make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday against the Washington Nationals. Lynn expressed his desire to ramp up on the back fields over the first week of spring games, a practice common throughout baseball. Despite not appearing in any games yet, he's not considered "behind" the team's other starters and is on the same throwing schedule. The 36-year-old veteran isn't going to be on any fantasy radars in mixed leagues after he had the worst season of his career in 2023 with the White Sox and Dodgers, posting a rough 5.73 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 183 2/3 innings while giving up 44 long balls. Lynn could improve with St. Louis this year, but there's virtually no upside here.
Mar 4   
Lance Lynn  • SP  •  Cardinals

Lance Lynn Set To Make Spring Debut On Friday

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn is lined up to make his Grapefruit League debut Friday versus the Washington Nationals. Lynn began his career in St. Louis and will be sporting the Cardinals uniform for the first time since 2017 after signing a one-year, $10 million deal with the team during the offseason. The 36-year-old owned a 5.73 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and a 191:67 K: BB over 183 2/3 innings in 2023. He allowed a league-high 44 home runs and saw his BB% rise from 3.7% in 2022 to 8.4% in 2023. Lynn currently has an NFBC ADP of 297 and should improve on his lackluster 2023, throwing half his games at pitcher-friendly Busch Stadium this season, making him a solid pick in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Mar 3   
Lance Lynn  • SP  •  Cardinals

Lance Lynn Back With Cardinals On One-Year Deal

The St. Louis Cardinals and free-agent pitcher Lance Lynn have agreed to a one-year deal that will bring the veteran back to where his career began. Lynn had an $18 million club option declined by the Dodgers two weeks ago but will earn around $10 million for the 2024 season, while his new deal comes with an unspecified club option for the 2025 campaign. It was a struggle for Lynn in 2023, as the 36-year-old limped to a 5.73 ERA across 32 starts between the Dodgers and White Sox. However, he did improve with a trade-deadline move to L.A., where he worked to a 4.36 ERA in 11 outings on the west coast while his season-long 4.33 SIERA suggests he was better than his surface ERA implies. He is likely one of numerous free-agent pitchers added by the Cardinals this winter.
Nov 20   
Lance Lynn  • SP  •  Dodgers

Dodgers Decline Lance Lynn's 2024 Option

The Los Angeles Dodgers will decline right-hander Lance Lynn's $18 million club option for the 2024 season, according to a source. The Dodgers choose to let one of their veteran starters under club control hit the open market this offseason. The 36-year-old will receive a $1 million buyout. It's possible the Dodgers will try to re-sign Lynn on the cheap, but it's not a big surprise the Dodgers chose not to pick up Lynn's option after he pitched to a combined 5.73 ERA (5.53 FIP) and 1.39 WHIP with 67 walks and 191 strikeouts in 32 starts (183 2/3 innings) for the Blue and Chicago White Sox in 2023. Lynn isn't going to blow hitters away with velocity and he also surrendered a league-high 44 home runs this year. Lynn will give interested teams a veteran innings-eater for the back end of a starting rotation in 2024.
Nov 3   
Lance Lynn  • SP  •  Dodgers

Lance Lynn Gets The Nod For Game 3 Of NLDS

Los Angeles Dodgers veteran right-hander Lance Lynn has been confirmed as the starter for Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lynn will hope to keep the Dodgers from getting swept in the best-of-five series after the Blue lost the first two games of the series. Ryan Pepiot could piggyback Lynn if he's not sharp early on. The 36-year-old has plenty of postseason experience in his career, but he hasn't exactly been great (5.28 ERA) and wasn't very sharp in 32 regular season starts for the Dodgers and White Sox in 2023. He went 13-11 with a 5.73 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 191 K's in 183 2/3 innings. Lynn did not face Arizona at all in 2023.
Oct 10   
Lance Lynn  • SP  •  Dodgers

Dodgers Leaning Lance Lynn For NLDS Game 3 Start

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that, while the team considered starting pitcher Ryan Pepiot for the National League Division Series Game 3 start on Wednesday, they are leaning towards veteran Lance Lynn, per's Juan Toribio. However, pitching coach Mark Prior suggested that Lynn would be on a short leash if he were to start. The 36-year-old had a career-low regular season, going 13-11 with a 5.73 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 23.6% strikeout rate in 32 starts with the White Sox and Dodgers. He does have 58 career postseason innings pitched but has compiled a poor 5.28 ERA and 1.64 WHIP. Now down 2-0 in the series, the Dodgers will need him to step up in whatever capacity he serves.
Oct 10   
Lance Lynn  • SP  •  Dodgers

Lance Lynn's Playoff Role Undecided

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Lance Lynn was scheduled to throw four innings in a simulated game on Thursday, according to manager Dave Roberts. The earliest Lynn would be able to pitch in the National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks would be in Game 3 next week, but Roberts isn't committing to a specific role for Lynn. Lefty Clayton Kershaw is starting in Game 1 on Saturday and rookie Bobby Miller will take the hill in Game 2 on Monday, so Lynn could be an option to start Game 3. Lynn closed out the regular season by going 4-0 in his last four starts while giving up nine earned runs while walking 11 and fanning 19 in 24 innings, but he was mostly inconsistent in 2023 with both the Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. If Lynn isn't used as a starter in this series, that role will likely go to Ryan Pepiot instead.
Oct 6