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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-19-1990
Height6' 5"
Weight230 lbs
Age29 years, 0 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.72015
-1.72016
0.12017
-0.22018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2011 HOU MLB 20 15 94.0 2 8 0 107 26 67 14 101 10.2 2.5 1.3 6.4 0% .307 1.41 4.49 5.36 103 4.83 112.3 0.2
2012 HOU MLB 25 25 141.3 5 12 0 159 42 99 20 101 10.1 2.7 1.3 6.3 0% .301 1.42 4.56 5.09 106 5.69 130.4 -0.9
2013 HOU MLB 27 25 141.7 7 9 1 165 49 93 17 100 10.5 3.1 1.1 5.9 0% .314 1.51 4.59 5.59 120 6.44 154.2 -2.6
2014 COL MLB 22 22 126.7 7 4 0 127 46 90 12 118 9.0 3.3 0.9 6.4 0% .295 1.37 4.19 4.33 117 5.69 139.6 -1.3
2015 COL MLB 10 10 49.0 2 5 0 54 19 30 2 115 9.9 3.5 0.4 5.5 0% .329 1.49 3.81 5.14 113 6.28 146.8 -0.7
2016 COL MLB 40 5 58.7 4 5 1 69 28 32 4 113 10.6 4.3 0.6 4.9 52% .319 1.65 4.61 5.83 122 7.64 169.1 -1.7
2017 COL 0 33 0 46.7 0 2 0 61 12 33 11 11.8 2.3 2.1 6.4 52% .331 1.56 5.85 6.94 107 5.61 119.4 -0.2
2017 SDN 0 5 5 23.0 1 3 0 35 10 22 5 93 13.7 3.9 2.0 8.6 46% .395 1.96 5.39 9.39 99 4.14 88.2 0.3
2018 MIL 0 11 0 16.3 1 0 0 12 9 22 0 94 6.6 5.0 0.0 12.1 42% .316 1.29 2.45 3.31 83 2.57 57.5 0.5
2018 SDN 0 24 8 71.3 2 4 0 71 19 62 12 98 9.0 2.4 1.5 7.8 47% .286 1.26 4.41 4.29 120 5.91 131.9 -0.6
2019 MIL 0 11 11 58.7 7 1 0 43 22 56 9 94 6.6 3.4 1.4 8.6 41% .225 1.11 4.37 2.45 110 3.83 78.3 1.2
2019 PIT 0 17 17 82.3 5 7 0 88 33 90 16 99 9.6 3.6 1.7 9.8 43% .326 1.47 4.74 5.36 96 4.51 92.6 1.1
2017 TOT MLB 38 5 69.7 1 5 0 96 22 55 16 31 12.4 2.8 2.1 7.1 50% .352 1.69 5.70 7.75 104 5.13 109.1 0.1
2018 TOT MLB 35 8 87.7 3 4 0 83 28 84 12 97 8.5 2.9 1.2 8.6 46% .291 1.27 4.04 4.11 113 5.28 118.1 -0.2
2019 TOT MLB 28 28 141.0 12 8 0 131 55 146 25 97 8.4 3.5 1.6 9.3 42% .285 1.32 4.59 4.15 101 4.22 86.7 2.4
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2008 TCV A- NYP 2 2 5.7 0 0 0 7 7 4 2 97 11.1 11.1 3.2 6.3 0% .278 2.46 10.45 6.32 147 7.37 150.9
2008 GRV Rk APL 13 13 49.7 3 3 0 44 10 64 4 99 8.0 1.8 0.7 11.6 0% .315 1.09 3.03 3.98 77 2.83 58.0
2009 LEX A SAL 26 26 144.7 7 11 0 134 38 167 5 89 8.3 2.4 0.3 10.4 0% .342 1.19 2.67 3.23 81 4.26 89.7
2010 CCH AA TXS 21 20 127.0 7 9 0 133 35 115 10 94 9.4 2.5 0.7 8.1 0% .327 1.32 3.32 3.12 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ROU AAA PCL 6 6 31.7 0 3 0 48 11 22 2 93 13.6 3.1 0.6 6.2 0% .397 1.86 4.24 5.39 0 0.00 0.0
2011 HOU MLB NL 20 15 94.0 2 8 0 107 26 67 14 101 10.2 2.5 1.3 6.4 0% .307 1.41 4.49 5.36 103 4.83 112.3
2011 OKL AAA PCL 12 10 62.3 3 3 0 64 17 42 4 92 9.2 2.5 0.6 6.1 0% .317 1.30 4.32 3.61 89 3.95 80.6
2012 HOU MLB NL 25 25 141.3 5 12 0 159 42 99 20 101 10.1 2.7 1.3 6.3 0% .301 1.42 4.56 5.09 106 5.69 130.4
2012 OKL AAA PCL 7 7 40.7 5 0 0 41 8 33 2 97 9.1 1.8 0.4 7.3 0% .328 1.20 3.71 3.54 80 3.83 79.8
2013 HOU MLB AL 27 25 141.7 7 9 1 165 49 93 17 100 10.5 3.1 1.1 5.9 0% .314 1.51 4.59 5.59 120 6.44 154.2
2013 OKL AAA PCL 6 5 23.7 2 2 0 30 6 11 1 97 11.4 2.3 0.4 4.2 0% .345 1.52 3.94 5.32 98 5.10 110.9
2014 COL MLB NL 22 22 126.7 7 4 0 127 46 90 12 118 9.0 3.3 0.9 6.4 0% .295 1.37 4.19 4.33 117 5.69 139.6
2014 MOD A+ CAL 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 3 2 4 0 104 7.4 4.9 0.0 9.8 0% .300 1.36 3.18 0.00 100 5.06 107.1
2014 CSP AAA PCL 1 0 4.7 1 0 0 3 2 4 0 5.8 3.9 0.0 7.7 0% .273 1.07 3.26 0.00 92 3.69 78.1
2015 COL MLB NL 10 10 49.0 2 5 0 54 19 30 2 115 9.9 3.5 0.4 5.5 0% .329 1.49 3.81 5.14 113 6.28 146.8
2016 COL MLB NL 40 5 58.7 4 5 1 69 28 32 4 113 10.6 4.3 0.6 4.9 52% .319 1.65 4.61 5.83 122 7.64 169.1
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 8 8 44.7 4 2 0 57 18 29 5 106 11.5 3.6 1.0 5.8 42% .361 1.68 5.28 5.44 113 5.98 132.0
2017 COL MLB NL 33 0 46.7 0 2 0 61 12 33 11 11.8 2.3 2.1 6.4 52% .331 1.56 5.85 6.94 107 5.61 119.4
2017 SDN MLB NL 5 5 23.0 1 3 0 35 10 22 5 93 13.7 3.9 2.0 8.6 46% .395 1.96 5.39 9.39 99 4.14 88.2
2017 ELP AAA PCL 5 5 20.0 1 1 0 20 8 20 1 103 9.0 3.6 0.5 9.0 48% .333 1.40 3.72 4.50 93 4.08 86.8
2018 MIL MLB NL 11 0 16.3 1 0 0 12 9 22 0 94 6.6 5.0 0.0 12.1 42% .316 1.29 2.45 3.31 83 2.57 57.5
2018 SDN MLB NL 24 8 71.3 2 4 0 71 19 62 12 98 9.0 2.4 1.5 7.8 47% .286 1.26 4.41 4.29 120 5.91 131.9
2018 ELP AAA PCL 2 2 5.7 0 2 0 14 2 4 4 130 22.2 3.2 6.4 6.4 37% .435 2.82 13.09 17.47 136 9.90 209.4
2019 MIL MLB NL 11 11 58.7 7 1 0 43 22 56 9 94 6.6 3.4 1.4 8.6 41% .225 1.11 4.37 2.45 110 3.83 78.3
2019 PIT MLB NL 17 17 82.3 5 7 0 88 33 90 16 99 9.6 3.6 1.7 9.8 43% .326 1.47 4.74 5.36 96 4.51 92.6
2019 IND AAA INT 1 1 5.3 0 0 0 2 3 7 1 84 3.4 5.1 1.7 11.8 45% .100 0.94 5.12 1.69 100 3.09 63.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2011 1567 0.4678 0.4550 0.7924 0.6126 0.3165 0.8463 0.7008 0.2076
2012 2345 0.4870 0.4507 0.8297 0.6243 0.2860 0.8962 0.6919 0.1703
2013 2438 0.4631 0.4446 0.8266 0.6182 0.2949 0.8997 0.6943 0.1734
2014 2079 0.4714 0.4382 0.8233 0.6102 0.2848 0.8896 0.6965 0.1767
2015 758 0.4710 0.4631 0.8034 0.6611 0.2868 0.8898 0.6261 0.1966
2016 949 0.4752 0.4658 0.8213 0.6763 0.2751 0.8984 0.6496 0.1787
2017 1244 0.4807 0.4678 0.7784 0.6555 0.2941 0.8750 0.5789 0.2216
2018 1401 0.4968 0.4675 0.7649 0.6221 0.3149 0.8822 0.5360 0.2351
2019 2377 0.4666 0.4687 0.7648 0.6465 0.3131 0.8563 0.5995 0.2352
Career151580.47470.45580.80220.63110.29740.88120.64970.1978

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-05 2014-08-06 60-DL 62 54 Left Hand Fracture Player Collision -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 PIT $2,050,000
2018 SDN $750,000
2017 COL $3,175,000
2016 COL $2,975,000
2015 COL $2,475,000
2014 COL $502,000
2013 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$9,877,000
2019Current$2,050,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$11,927,000
7 yrTotal$11,927,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 2 dPalmetto Sports1 year/$2.05M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2019). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/11/18. Award bonuses. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Pittsburgh 7/29/19 with $683,333 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$1M (2018), plus 2019 club option. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/17/17. 18:$0.75M, 19:$3.5M club option ($0.25M buyout). 2019 option increases $1M to $4.5M if Lyles wins 2018 Comeback Player of Year award. If San Diego exercises 2019 option, Lyles may earn performance bonuses in 2019: $0.25M each for 15, 20, 25 starts. $0.125M each for 40, 50 games pitched. Milwaukee declined 2019 option 10/31/18.
  • 1 year/$3.175M (2017). Re-signed by Colorado 11/30/16 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Colorado 7/29/17. Released 8/1/17. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 8/8/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Diego 9/1/17.
  • 1 year/$2.975M (2016). Re-signed by Colorado 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.475M (2015). Re-signed by Colorado 1/14/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014). Re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Houston 12/3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Houston 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Houston 5/30/11.
  • Drafted by Houston 2008 (1s-38) (Hartsville HS, S.C.). Signed 6/08, $0.93M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0.6 0 0 1 1 19.1 15 6 19 2 .254 1.06 3.00 3.37 -0.1 0.0
80o 0.6 0 0 1 1 14.2 12 4 14 2 .267 1.13 3.34 3.75 -0.3 0.0
70o 0.6 0 0 1 1 10.8 9 3 10 1 .277 1.19 3.60 4.03 -0.5 -0.1
60o 0.5 0 0 1 1 7.9 7 3 8 1 .285 1.24 3.81 4.27 -0.6 -0.1
50o 0.5 0 0 1 1 5.3 5 2 5 1 .292 1.28 4.02 4.5 -0.7 -0.1
40o 0.5 0 0 1 1 2.8 3 1 3 0 .300 1.33 4.23 4.73 -0.9 -0.1
30o 0.5 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 .308 1.39 4.45 4.98 -1.0 -0.1
Weighted Mean0.500114.64241.2911.273.994.47-0.7-0.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Today is my birthday and I need help choosing my final start (the dynasty league I run and might finally make the playoffs in after four years has a weekly start cap) this week. My options are: Trevor Williams @LAA, Rick Porcello BAL, Tanner Roark HOU, Jake Arrieta SD, Jordan Lyles @WAS. Who do I start? The playoffs are on the line.
(Jordan from South Dakota)
There aren't a lot of great options here. I think all told I'd go with Lyles but it also kind of depends what categories you're gunning for. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Jordan Lyles have staying power as a 4th starter in a 15 team league?
(Vic from Baltimore)
I am not sure he has staying power as a 4th starter in a 30 team league (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who a waiver wire pitcher in a 15 team league with limited add/drops that may be useful for the next 5 months? Homer?
(Vic from Baltimore)
Ugh, Homer. He waited until I shouted his name from the mountain tops before he turned back into Homer Bailey. I still like him, though, as the profile has gotten better.

In that range-ish, I'd also take a look at Frankie Montas, Mike Soroka and Pablo Lopez. Jordan Lyles has also been interesting so far in Pittsburgh. Sonny Gray is also somehow available on a lot of sites, and he probably shouldn't be. (Mark Barry)
2018-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Last preseason, there was some Yelich buzz about his switching to a hitter friendly ball park with a stronger offense. That certainly worked out. This season are you excited about the possibility of any particular players taking advantage of new scenery or new personnel?
(tallahassee from Chatham, NJ)
Building on your last question, I want to see how Senzel does in the GAP. Great question, though, let me think. But also, Yelich also hit a lot more balls in the air last year; that certainly helped. The humidor in Arizona turned that into a neutral park, so we could see a little more power from Goldschmidt, which is kinda scary. The most interesting free agent hitters are still unsigned, of course. McCutchen is going to a better park but he's past his peak. I am interested in seeing what Yandy Diaz does with a chance to play. I'm interested to see what Jordan Lyles does in Pittsburgh. Probably nothing, but he's an odd case (been a low- and high-K, starter and reliever) and he's moving to a pitcher's park. (Rob Mains)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Jordan Lyles -- Is any amount of his solid performance reliable? Curious if I should trade him in my Dynasty League while the gettin's good.
(Victor from Dumfries)
I own him in a few places and I don't trust him any further than I can throw him. I don't care how many starts in a row he does this for, I'm never starting him in Coors--but for now, I'm starting him on the road every time. (Bret Sayre)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jordan Lyles improved performance ... its because he finally has a solid infield defense behind him, yes?
(dianagram from VORGville)
I don't know if I'd attribute it 100 percent to an improved infield defense, but good gloves always help. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jordan Lyles worth picking up in this week's supplemental draft? He would just be depth to avoid Pitcher-AAA.
(GaryJohnson from The Beach)
Lyles was one of our targets on the recent mock supplemental, and we support him as a target--not unanimously, but particularly if you're looking for SP depth rather than immediate needs in the bullpen. As with any Rockies pitcher, he'll be worth more to you in the weeks they're traveling. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Help! I have Team 6 in NL All Stars, a 2-time defending division champ. In my quest to try to win the title last year (falling just short), I traded away many of my draft picks for this year. That meant that I wasn't able to draft much depth this year, and what depth I was able to draft (or keep), and whom I was counting on (hoping) to play in the majors are not (George Kottaras, Tommy La Stella, Oscar Tavares, Wilmer Flores, Tony Abreu) or are injured (Carlos Quentin with his annual injury, Josh Johnson). All of this leaves me with exactly one C, two 1B, one 2B, one part-time 3B, one SS, four OFers, five SPs (plus Thornburg), and five SRs. I have three SPs that are in the minors or should pitch later this year (TJ surgery-all Padres) and the aforementioned players languishing in the minors. I'm still competitive (above .500) and wish to remain so this year. What should I be looking for in the upcoming supps? I'd like another SP, but the best two available are Jorge de la Rosa & Jordan Lyles. I don't trust either. Or should I just try to eliminate all the AAA appearances by infielder and outfielder and draft accordingly?
(Mark68 from A Mile High)
We'd probably go with the best SP with one pick and the best middle infielder with the second since a sixth starter can be used regardless and middle infield depth is one of the most painful places to see AAA show up on the weekly results. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts about Jordan Lyles 2 and oh start?
(Drifter from Long Branch)
(Insert snarky comment about W's here)
I think that he was facing two of the lowest offenses in the game - Miami and the Chicago Sox. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Drop Hellickson for R.A. Dickey or Jordan Lyles?
(Scout from the Diamond)
Sure. I'd try Dickey first, despite his annoying inconsistency. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jordan Lyles' recent breakout (1.67 ERA over last six starts); real, illusion, or somewhere in the middle?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
obviously somewhere in the middle is the safest pick. I've liked him from the get-go. Now that he's got some big league innings under his belt he is probably better equipped to take advantage of his five pitch mix, led by that lovely power sinker. He should be a solid mid-rotation guy for the Astros for a while. (Harry Pavlidis)
2012-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jordan Lyles just tossed a shutout against a pretty solid Brewers lineup yesterday, with his fastball regularly hitting 94-95 MPH. How is his secondary stuff? Do you see his potential being better than a #3 now that his velocity is up as much as it is?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Good question. Unfortunately, I wouldn't consider myself qualified to answer the question about his secondary stuff. I hate to deflect, but you'd get a much more informative answer from our loaded prospect/scouting staff. As far as the added velocity goes, it should without question benefit him. Setting his ceiling above a number three starter is being a bit too ambitious. A middle of the rotation arm is a valuable thing, but ones and twos don't grow on trees. His significant jump in groundball rate is promising, but even with the jump in velocity, he has just 10 whiffs in 181 pitches thrown in his last two starts. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-09-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Recently Jordan Lyles has been hitting 94-96 MPH on the radar gun with fairly regular consistency. Is he a breakout candidate for next year? What's his realistic ceiling at this point, considering that bump in velocity and his age?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Lyles was kind of rushed to the majors as a 21-year-old last year after only 16 starts in Triple-A and 20 in Double-A, so it's not surprising that it's taking him a while to settle in. He's definitely on the list of breakout candidates for next season, but his upside is more of a mid-rotation starter than an ace. It doesn't help that Minute Maid Park punishes pitchers for mistakes, so Lyles will need to work on keeping the ball in the yard to take that next step. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who on their 2012 Opening Day 25-man roster will still be with the club the next time the Astros make the playoffs?
(Kyle from (St. Paul, MN))
The only player I'd even hazard a guess on is Jordan Lyles, and even then, it's quite possible he starts the year in the minors. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jordan Lyles be a perennial innings-eater with low ERA?
(josh from VA)
He can be a perennial innings-eater with a average to slightly below-average ERA. And that is IMMENSELY valuable. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Given Jordan Lyles's success this year, do you think he figures into the Houston rotation next year?
(Lyles from Houston)
Well, if Brian Moehler has figured into their rotations recently, I don't see why not. Let him pitch in spring training, and take it from there. Maybe he isn't in the rotation at the onset of the season but he could be there by the summer. The Astros finally seem to understand what they need to do, and keeping someone that could develop more at the major league level, in the minors, is not progressive or helpful to the organization. Then again, he should be close to ready -- we don't want another Homer Bailey situation. (Eric Seidman)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why no love for Jordan Lyles? Is he the only thing us Astros fans have to look forward to, or is JD Martinez legit?
(Lastros from Houston, TX)
Not very excited about Martinez, unfortunately. Lyles however, I'm a big fan of. Just because I don't think a guy is a Top prospect in ALL OF BASEBALL, doesn't mean I'm dinging him. (Kevin Goldstein)


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