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Daniel Lynch

Born: 11/17/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 6" Weight: 200
XXL frame with a lean, almost wiry body. Can certainly add physicality, especially in upper half, mild projection. Pitches from the third base rubber, semi-wind-up, compact arm action with above-average arm speed to a high 3/4 slot, up-tempo pace to delivery.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 10/12/2019
Affiliate Kansas City Royals (, Royals)
Dates Seen 10/6/19, 10/12/19
OFP 60
MLB ETA 2021
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 70 94-95 99 All-star game look was 97-98 T99, can definitely air out it in a short relief role if need be, average run but is tough to square up when located down in the zone. Gets a lot of groundballs, fills up the zone but had the occasional miss down or armside, as a starter can play as a plus-or-better offering, with it being a potential elite offering in the bullpen.
Curveball 40 79-80 80 1/7 shape, more a change of pace offering or steal a strike pitch, showed average depth but only broke out twice in viewing, lacked sharpness, below-average offering.
Slider 60 83-84 86 Primary breaking ball, future plus offering as it shows late bite with quality depth and tilt, out pitch. Kept it down in the zone, but can flatten out on him and get sweepy. Overall, shows good feel, quality swing-and-miss offering.
Changeup 55 85-86 87 Did not use often as he was focusing on slider, but had it when he needed it. Showed late dive that fooled hitters, thrown with similar arm speed, and on the outer third of the zone, makings of a swing-and-miss offering, future above-average pitch.

See as a mid-rotation starter, 22 y/o LHP, as a starter shows plus-or-better fastball with plus slider and above-average change. Fastball velo can tick up in a bullpen role as seen in Fall Stars. Mild risk given arm injuries this year, but have strong interest.

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