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Lance Lynn | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 275
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / STL
Contract: view contract details
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Lance Lynn turned in his finest start as a member of the Twins on Tuesday, allowing just five hits and a walk over 6 2/3 shutout innings in a victory over the Tigers.
The veteran right-hander struck out four on the night, throwing 64 of his 100 pitches for strikes. It was a much-needed bounceback performance after Lynn was hit hard in each of his previous two starts. Take it with a grain of salt though, as this terrific effort came against a struggling Tigers' offense that's missing Miguel Cabrera and Jeimer Candelario. Let's see how he fares on Monday against the Royals in Kansas City before we discuss Lynn and his 6.34 ERA as a viable mixed league option. May 23 - 12:03 AM

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Lance Lynn’s struggles continued Wednesday against his former team, as he walked four and allowed three runs over just three frames in a loss to the Cardinals.

Strikeouts haven’t been an issue for Lynn this season, and he picked up five in his three innings Wednesday. However, his control continues to be a disaster, as he’s now issued a whopping 29 walks over 37 1/3 frames. The 31-year-old has just one quality start in eight tries this season. Lynn has a good matchup against the Tigers next.
May 16 - 5:23 PM

Lance Lynn struggled again on Friday, yielding four runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Angels.

Given the decline in his peripherals last season, there was reason to believe Lynn would have some troubles this year, especially after the jump to the AL. Still, we didn't see a 7.34 RA coming. He's given up 43 hits and 25 walks in 34 1/3 innings, and at this point, there really isn't much for him to build on.
May 12 - 2:30 AM

Lance Lynn surrendered two runs on eight hits over six innings in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Lynn struck out seven without walking a batter in the evening affair. The hit count on his line was a bit much for comfort, but he kept the scoreboard from damage outside of an RBI single by Jose Abreu in the first inning and an RBI double-play groundout by Leury Garcia in the fifth inning. It was a nice start on the whole, particularly given that Lynn has had considerable struggles with his control this year. To wit, Saturday's start was his first this season in which he has not walked at least three batters. He'll try to build off this outing when he heads into a road dance with the Angels next time out.
May 5 - 10:47 PM

Lance Lynn dropped to 0-3 after giving up six runs in five innings Monday against the Blue Jays.

Lynn is getting a bunch of strikeouts and swinging strikes, but he's walked a whopping 23 batters in 23 2/3 innings to date. Until he gets that under control, he's going to remain worthless.
Apr 30 - 11:32 PM

Lance Lynn was knocked around for six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Most of the damage came in the third inning when he gave up a solo dinger to Didi Gregorius and a three-run jack to Tyler Austin. Lynn is not making any new friends in Minnesota as he falls to 0-2 with a woeful 7.71 ERA after four starts. He has a bad habit of filling the bases via the walk and then giving up longballs. the veteran has 22 strikeouts, 18 walks and six homers allowed in 18 2/3 innings.
Apr 26 - 12:06 AM

Lance Lynn allowed five runs on seven hits in six innings against the Rays on Friday.

He notched seven strikeouts but also walked five batters and surrendered seven base hits. He had a quality start after six innings but blew that when he went back out for the seventh, giving up two more runs without recording an out. Lynn has now walked a scary 15 batters in 15 innings so far this year. He is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA after three starts in his first year with the Twins.
Apr 20 - 11:26 PM

Saturday's game between the White Sox and Twins was postponed due to inclement weather.

It's the second straight day that the two sides have been rained out. Lance Lynn will get pushed back to start for the Twins on Sunday, if the weather in Minnesota improves.
Apr 14 - 9:58 AM

Lance Lynn tossed five scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the Astros on Monday.

Lynn struck out nine and held a dangerous Astros offense to three hits, but four walks led to an early elevated pitch count. Minnesota's bullpen gave up two runs and the Twins' hitters were held scoreless against Justin Verlander and the Houston 'pen. Lynn will hope for better run support in his next outing at home against the White Sox.
Apr 10 - 12:00 AM

Sunday's game between the Mariners and Twins has been postponed due to inclement weather.

There are freezing temperatures in Minneapolis and snow could be on the way. The game will be made up on May 14. Scheduled starters Lance Lynn and Marco Gonzales will be pushed back a day.
Apr 8 - 10:59 AM

Lance Lynn tied his career high with six walks while giving up five runs in four innings Monday against the Pirates.

It was still better than his last start against the Pirates; he gave up eight runs in two-thirds of an inning versus Pittsburgh in his next-to-last outing of 2017. Three of the walks and all five runs today came in the first, an inning that included a Colin Moran grand slam. Lynn wasn't exactly good after that, but at least there was no additional damage. He'll get the Astros next time out.
Apr 2 - 4:53 PM

Lance Lynn is slated to make his Twins' debut next Monday against the Pirates.

Lynn will still start the first time through the rotation despite not signing until earlier this month. The veteran right-hander made it through a bullpen session with no issues on Monday and will pitch in a minor league game on Wednesday in preparation for his season debut.
Mar 27 - 1:53 PM

Lance Lynn held the Astros to one run and two hits over four innings on Friday.

Lynn has been sharp in both of his starts since signing with the Twins, and he'll be all set to go in the first week of the season. We're not expecting much in the way of mixed-league value, but he's a big upgrade for the Twins.
Mar 23 - 3:57 PM

Lance Lynn struck out five in three hitless innings Tuesday in his Grapefruit League debut against the Orioles.

Lynn started today despite only officially signing his contract on Monday, and he retired nine of the 10 Orioles he faced. He's on track to start the first time through the Twins' regular-season rotation.
Mar 13 - 4:59 PM

Twins signed RHP Lance Lynn to a one-year, $12 million contract.

The deal was reached over the weekend and it's now official. Lynn was aiming much higher at the start of the offseason, but the market worked in the Twins' favor and the club was smart to take advantage as they attempt to build off their surprise 2017 season. The 30-year-old Lynn owns a 3.38 career ERA and should remain relevant in mixed fantasy leagues with the move to the American League.
Mar 12 - 3:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Eduardo Escobar
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Jake Cave
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Logan Morrison
2Robbie Grossman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Lance Lynn
4Jake Odorizzi
5Kyle Gibson
6Fernando Romero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Matt Magill
8Trevor May