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Tyler Lyons PPirates

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-21-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age31 years, 3 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.12015
0.92016
0.52017
-0.32018
0.02019
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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
2013 SLN MLB 12 8 53.0 2 4 0 49 16 43 5 100 8.3 2.7 0.8 7.3 50% .282 1.23 3.70 4.75 101 4.05 97.1 0.5
2014 SLN MLB 11 4 36.7 0 4 0 33 11 36 4 100 8.1 2.7 1.0 8.8 43% .284 1.20 3.62 4.42 98 4.08 100.0 0.3
2015 SLN MLB 17 8 60.0 3 1 0 59 15 60 12 98 8.9 2.3 1.8 9.0 42% .281 1.23 4.56 3.75 96 3.48 81.4 1.1
2016 SLN MLB 30 0 48.0 2 0 0 35 14 46 9 95 6.6 2.6 1.7 8.6 41% .220 1.02 4.57 3.38 94 3.42 75.6 0.9
2017 SLN MLB 50 0 54.0 4 1 3 39 20 68 3 95 6.5 3.3 0.5 11.3 43% .295 1.09 2.87 2.83 93 4.27 90.9 0.5
2018 SLN MLB 27 0 16.7 1 0 0 24 8 19 3 92 13.0 4.3 1.6 10.3 28% .412 1.92 4.98 8.64 118 6.32 141.2 -0.3
2019 PIT MLB 3 0 4.0 1 1 0 6 3 5 1 86 13.5 6.8 2.3 11.3 33% .455 2.25 6.07 11.25 102 4.91 105.6 0.0
CareerMLB15020272.3131132458727737978.12.91.29.243%.2861.223.984.20984.0191.83.0

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-
2011 PMB A+ FSL 33 12 94.0 9 4 1 93 29 79 8 94 8.9 2.8 0.8 7.6 46% .301 1.30 3.85 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2012 SFD AA TEX 12 12 64.3 5 4 0 70 19 54 6 99 9.8 2.7 0.8 7.6 57% .330 1.38 3.74 3.92 0 0.00 0.0
2012 MEM AAA PCL 15 15 88.3 4 9 0 87 18 89 9 94 8.9 1.8 0.9 9.1 40% .315 1.19 3.65 4.28 0 0.00 0.0
2013 SLN MLB NL 12 8 53.0 2 4 0 49 16 43 5 100 8.3 2.7 0.8 7.3 50% .282 1.23 3.70 4.75 101 4.05 97.1
2013 MEM AAA PCL 17 16 100.3 7 2 0 85 19 86 6 90 7.6 1.7 0.5 7.7 52% .280 1.04 3.37 3.32 0 0.00 0.0
2014 SLN MLB NL 11 4 36.7 0 4 0 33 11 36 4 100 8.1 2.7 1.0 8.8 43% .284 1.20 3.62 4.42 98 4.08 100.0
2014 SFD AA TEX 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 102 13.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 50% .500 1.50 0.12 4.50 112 5.00 103.7
2014 MEM AAA PCL 14 14 81.3 8 2 0 94 18 75 9 94 10.4 2.0 1.0 8.3 43% .348 1.38 3.95 4.43 92 3.59 72.9
2015 SLN MLB NL 17 8 60.0 3 1 0 59 15 60 12 98 8.9 2.3 1.8 9.0 42% .281 1.23 4.56 3.75 96 3.48 81.4
2015 MEM AAA PCL 16 16 94.7 9 5 0 104 13 96 12 90 9.9 1.2 1.1 9.1 46% .336 1.24 3.69 3.14 85 2.73 58.7
2016 SLN MLB NL 30 0 48.0 2 0 0 35 14 46 9 95 6.6 2.6 1.7 8.6 41% .220 1.02 4.57 3.38 94 3.42 75.6
2017 SLN MLB NL 50 0 54.0 4 1 3 39 20 68 3 95 6.5 3.3 0.5 11.3 43% .295 1.09 2.87 2.83 93 4.27 90.9
2017 PEO A MID 1 1 2.7 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 91 13.5 0.0 0.0 3.4 60% .400 1.50 2.74 6.75 118 5.01 104.6
2017 SFD AA TEX 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 109 5.4 0.0 1.8 5.4 33% .143 0.60 4.71 3.60 106 3.47 78.3
2017 MEM AAA PCL 4 4 17.7 0 0 0 17 3 17 2 89 8.7 1.5 1.0 8.7 41% .306 1.13 3.77 2.55 85 2.87 60.4
2018 SLN MLB NL 27 0 16.7 1 0 0 24 8 19 3 92 13.0 4.3 1.6 10.3 28% .412 1.92 4.98 8.64 118 6.32 141.2
2018 SFD AA TEX 3 0 2.7 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 10.1 3.4 3.4 3.4 20% .222 1.50 8.69 6.75 105 4.13 83.9
2018 MEM AAA PCL 7 3 21.7 1 1 1 11 6 21 2 88 4.6 2.5 0.8 8.7 41% .173 0.78 3.83 2.49 88 3.04 65.2
2019 PIT MLB NL 3 0 4.0 1 1 0 6 3 5 1 86 13.5 6.8 2.3 11.3 33% .455 2.25 6.07 11.25 102 4.91 105.6
2019 IND AAA INT 12 0 13.3 1 0 0 11 6 12 0 7.4 4.1 0.0 8.1 47% .306 1.28 3.16 2.70 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2013 786 0.4771 0.4542 0.7927 0.6133 0.3090 0.9043 0.5906 0.2073
2014 528 0.5625 0.4678 0.7490 0.6195 0.2727 0.8315 0.5079 0.2510
2015 955 0.4827 0.4482 0.7780 0.5553 0.3482 0.9102 0.5814 0.2220
2016 678 0.4956 0.4440 0.7608 0.5714 0.3187 0.8385 0.6239 0.2392
2017 909 0.5061 0.4103 0.7239 0.5348 0.2829 0.8130 0.5512 0.2761
2018 283 0.5477 0.4452 0.7540 0.6000 0.2578 0.8280 0.5455 0.2460
2019 70 0.5000 0.3857 0.7037 0.5143 0.2571 0.7778 0.5556 0.2963
Career42090.50350.44170.75980.57470.30500.85900.57140.2402

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
2014-05-13 2014-06-19 15-DL 37 33 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2010-08-03 2010-09-01 Minors 29 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 PIT $
2018 SLN $1,200,000
2017 SLN $549,800
2016 SLN $512,500
2015 SLN $
2014 SLN $
2013 SLN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,262,300
3 yrTotal$2,262,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 26 dIcon Sports1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/30/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Pittsburgh 5/5/19. DFA by Pittsburgh 5/9/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/13/19.
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2018). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration). DFA by St. Louis 7/27/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/18.
  • 1 year/$0.5498M (2017). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2016). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by St. Louis 5/22/13.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2010 (9-289) (Oklahoma State). $40,000 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 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 22.4 17 8 22 2 .254 1.11 3.36 3.54 1.0 0.1
80o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 17.3 14 6 17 2 .268 1.19 3.74 3.95 0.7 0.1
70o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 13.8 12 5 13 2 .277 1.25 4.01 4.25 0.4 0.0
60o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 10.8 10 4 11 1 .286 1.30 4.26 4.5 0.2 0.0
50o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 8.1 8 3 8 1 .293 1.35 4.48 4.75 0.0 0.0
40o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 5.5 5 2 5 1 .301 1.40 4.70 5 -0.2 0.0
30o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 2.7 3 1 3 0 .310 1.46 4.96 5.27 -0.5 -0.1
Weighted Mean0.40.40807.47371.2921.344.454.720.00.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which side of the Robert Gsellman is really good vs Robert Gsellman isn't that good argument are you on?
(Q from NYC)
I'm of the opinion that Gsellman is really good, if only because Warthen seems to be able to take guys who I think will be bad (See: deGrom, Jacob) and mold them into mid-K, low walk geniuses. Gsellman wasn't just making due with a good ERA and bad peripherals either. I do think he might be in that rough luck 6th starter world for a bit, like a Tyler Lyons of Queens, which might take the shine off of him. But he can pitch, I'd wager, and I think he'll be a rotation mainstay after the Mets lose some of their top tier arms. (Trevor Strunk)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Wacha and Martinez are both in uncharted waters innings-wise. Last year Wacha's shoulder broke at 100IP and he's past that now. Is it crazy for the Cards to expect (or make) these two to go 100IP more plus Oct?
(George M. from Bloomington, IL)
That seems like a lot for both, and particularly for Martinez. I do wonder if this means we'll see a little bit more of Tim Cooney and perhaps Tyler Lyons down the stretch. A trade is possible I suppose, but the Cardinals haven't been linked to anyone so I'd expect a low end deal if they do make one and not a trade for one of the big arms potentially on the market. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of my doppleganger Tyler Lyons? He posted a 3.73 FIF, and that is considering that Matheny only deployed him against lefty's 1/4 of the time.
(Al Leiter from Keeping my head down, until the Christie scandal b)
The Cards have one of the deepest rotations in baseball and Lyons doesn't belong in the convo with the other guys on their roster. He's either a bullpen arm or someone else's fifth starter. Not much of a fantasy factor, even if every Cardinals starter magically transforms into a top-60 option. (Ben Carsley)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Got a quick take on Tyler Lyons, latest product of the Cardinals' pitching assembly line? Incidentally, who's next out of that factory after Lyons?
(Bill from New Mexico)
I'd hope Wacha would be next in line after Lyons. He has much more upside while Lyons is a very back end type of guy. (Jason Collette)


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