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Brandon LyonHigh Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2014 MLB Years: 2001-2013
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PositionsP-663Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBrandon James Lyon
Height6-1Weight170BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 10,1979 [38.192]PlaceSalt Lake City,Utah
High SchoolTaylorsville (Salt Lake City,UT)
CollegeDixie State College of Utah (St. George,UT)

DraftedSelected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 14th round (433rd overall) of the 1999 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Mets in the 37th round (1110th overall) of the 1997 Amateur Entry DraftService Time11.071 (2013)
MLB DebutAugust 4,2001 [21.360]
OrganizationsARI [5] TOR [4] HOU [3] BOS [2] ANA [1] DET [1] NYN [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID25Retrosheet IDlyonb003MLBAM ID407193
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts35Walks69Hittable41SO/BB56vsPower41Hitting0Durability56Team.493Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1999Dixie State CollegeCollegeNCAAFr-ST19922.96121201020076.0683425924863201.218.051.072.8410.183.58.818-
2000Dixie State College of UtScenicJr CollegeS/R201510.692117411802117.0661690161596110.705.08--1.2312.239.94.938-
2000Queens KingsNYPLA-tor9ST20532.3915132000060.043201616551100.816.410.150.908.209.17.625-
2001Tennessee SmokiesSouAAtor-ST21503.68990000058.257252479451001.128.741.071.386.905.001.000-
2001Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor17ST21533.6911110210068.0683328710530001.148.960.921.326.985.30.625-
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01033.69202002100126.112558521419981001.138.860.991.356.945.16.7693.39
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28ST21544.2911110000063.0633130615350111.249.000.862.145.002.33.5563.94
2002Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-ST22495.1114140000075.2995443419351001.5611.780.482.264.161.84.308-
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28S/R22146.5315105000062.07847451419302021.5611.322.032.764.351.58.2005.95
2003Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-Rel23003.2450500208.07331270001.087.561.082.167.563.50--
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBbos38Rel23464.12490490031959.0733327619500021.5611.140.922.907.632.63.4003.73
2004Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari47S/R242315.1263300108.01514143440002.2816.203.244.324.321.00.400-
2005Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-S/R25015.4054100005.05330040001.009.00----7.200.00.000-
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari38R/CL25026.443203200221429.0442521610171121.8413.501.843.075.221.70.0005.75
2006Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari38Rel26243.89680680022069.0683230722461001.308.830.912.865.972.09.3334.08
2007Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari38Rel27642.68730730020274.0702522222403111.248.510.242.684.861.82.6003.44
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari38CL28354.706106100502659.0753431713441001.4811.381.061.976.673.38.3753.84
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet37Rel29652.86650650027378.2562525731573021.116.410.803.556.521.84.5454.06
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou37R/CL30663.127907900282078.0682827231543031.277.850.233.586.231.74.5003.34
2011Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAhou-Rel31000.0020200002.02000000001.009.00------0.00--
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou37Rel313311.48150150013413.02717174561002.4018.232.703.384.051.20.5007.15
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou37Rel32023.25370370011036.0371313311355001.339.250.752.758.753.18.0003.15
2012Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31Rel32402.88300300010125.0198829281011.126.840.723.2410.083.111.0003.10
2013Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos28Rel33001.6940400325.05210130001.138.44--1.695.063.00--
2013New York MetsNLMLBnyn34Rel33224.9837037007034.0432019313231001.6311.270.793.416.031.77.5003.98
2014Salt Lake BeesPCLAAAana38Rel34064.0820020009017.2331180890002.3216.81--4.084.581.13.000-
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter42474.16572215510024179679.072133831569220465223141.389.520.912.916.142.11.4720.98
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter21254.0791543721152307.233416514023592153101.279.710.671.716.253.64.457-
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter11224.7267323521152188.223412010015441151001.4611.050.712.085.432.61.333-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter503.68990000058.257252479451001.128.741.071.386.905.001.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter532.3915132000060.043201616551100.816.410.150.908.209.17.625-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2431.5933294211002193.013450349402459310.906.250.421.8711.426.13.889-
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter11154.0323402340011442231.125711610422671476231.409.970.852.605.702.19.423-
Houston Astros Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter9114.031310131005224127.01325857947959031.419.330.643.326.712.02.450-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter652.86650650027378.2562525731573021.116.410.803.556.521.84.545-
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1084.9856213500101150.016086832243933141.359.601.322.585.582.16.556-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter464.12490490031959.0733327619500021.5611.140.922.907.632.63.400-
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter224.9837037007034.0432019313231001.6311.270.793.416.031.77.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14154.161857178007826220.023310910222711507151.389.520.912.916.142.11.4830.98
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15184.0765382711111220.02371179916421532101.279.710.671.716.253.64.455-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Dixie State CollegeCollege--p19145110012003100000.200.500.8001.300418.000.6001.200.51637.5012.500.3312.505.00100.00
2000Dixie State College of UtScenicJrCollege-p2018316400051132011000.129.206.129.3354035.129.000.323.1705.710.000.000.000.000.00
2004Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari47p2462000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari38p26680100000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.708100.000.000.000.000.000.00
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou37p311510110010000000001.0001.0002.0003.0002111.0001.0001.0001.2700.000.000.000.000.00100.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter12011110010010000001.0001.0002.0003.0002121.0001.0002.000.00050.000.000.000.000.00100.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter62000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter62000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter32367500171135111000.139.262.222.4848143.118.083.444.00011.632.330.202.3336.0020.00
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1510110010000000001.0001.0002.0003.0002111.0001.0001.000.0000.000.000.000.000.00100.00
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter680100000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16211110010010000001.0001.0002.0003.0003131.0001.0002.000.00050.000.000.000.000.00100.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16254000000000000000.000.000.000.0000054.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2000Queens Kings NYPLA-tor20P15--88111716.9411.07------15100.020.0
2001Tennessee Smokies SouAAtor21P9--513--18181.0002.00------9100.06.4
2001Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor21P11--56-111111.0001.00------11100.07.6
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor21P11-6339--12121.0001.090.19-----11100.06.8
2002Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor22P14--6122-2018.9001.29------14100.09.7
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22P15-62512111817.9441.130.27-----15100.09.3
2003Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos23P5--11--221.0000.40------5100.03.5
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23P49-59371-1110.9090.200.17-----49100.030.2
2004Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari24P6--2---221.0000.33------6100.04.2
2005Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari25P5---1--111.0000.20------5100.03.5
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari25P32-2924--661.0000.190.21-----32100.019.8
2006Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari26P68-6918-1991.0000.130.13-----68100.042.0
2007Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari27P73-7439111312.9230.160.16-----73100.045.1
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari28P61-5944--881.0000.130.14-----61100.037.7
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet29P65-781016-226261.0000.400.33-----65100.039.9
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30P79-7812122-2624.9230.300.31-----79100.048.8
2011Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou31P2---------------2100.01.4
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31P15-1343-1771.0000.470.54-----15100.09.3
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32P37-3612--331.0000.080.087187.5-37100.022.8
2012Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32P30-2523--551.0000.170.208188.9-30100.018.5
2013Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos33P4--21--331.0000.75------4100.02.8
2013New York MetsNLMLBnyn33P37-34151-76.8570.160.181150.0-37100.022.8
2014Salt Lake Bees PCLAAAana34P20--231165.8330.25------20100.013.9
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P572-679519466151145.9600.250.2116384.2-5720.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P67--1824324542.9330.63------670.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P9--513--18181.0002.00------90.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P15--88111716.9411.07------150.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2000Queens Kings NYPLA-tor2015----------
2001Tennessee Smokies SouAAtor219----------
2001Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor2111----------
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2111----------
2002Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor2214----------
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2215----------
2003Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos235----------
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2349----------
2004Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari246----------
2005Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari255----------
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2532----------
2006Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2668----------
2007Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2773----------
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2861----------
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet2965----------
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3079----------
2011Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou312----------
2011Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3115----------
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3237----------
2012Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor3230----------
2013Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos334----------
2013New York MetsNLMLBnyn3337----------
2014Salt Lake Bees PCLAAAana3420----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB26017.36909001011.01499259001.7311.451.644.097.361.807.36.000
2007Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB27002.70909001010.0733029000.906.300.001.808.104.502.70.000
2008Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB280113.5090900108.2191413223002.5619.732.082.083.121.5014.54.000
2009Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB29000.0001-1001115.01600400001.079.602.400.000.0000.00.000
2010Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB30016.4360600007.01165023001.8614.140.002.573.861.507.71.000
2011Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB31015.6380800008.01165001101.3812.380.000.001.1306.75.000
2012Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB32003.2711011001011.01344207001.1810.641.640.005.7303.27.000
2013New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB33017.001001000119.01477135001.8914.001.003.005.001.677.00.000
2014Los Angeles AngelsMLB Spring TrainingMLB34004.5081700528.0944006001.1310.130.000.006.7504.50.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 9 yrs055.13702680011487.71145350111443101.4611.701.131.444.413.075.44.000

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2000Junior College Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2014-05-22RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentOpted out of contract, declared free agency  
2014-04-12RPLos Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Salt Lake (AAA)Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-02-11RPLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League ContractTeam Roster on 2014-02-11
2013-08-01RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Red Sox  
2013-07-19RPBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contractTeam Roster on 2013-07-19
2013-07-10RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Mets  
2013-07-05RPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for AssignmentTeam Roster on 2013-07-05
2013-02-10RPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.8m)Team Roster on 2013-02-10
2012-11-19PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency  
2012-07-20RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Astros to Blue Jays in 10-player dealTeam Roster on 2012-07-20
2012-05-06RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActive--Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2011-10-31InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-07-31InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2011-06-15InjuredDisabled -- Right biceps tendinitis 
2011-06-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-05-05InjuredDisabled -- Biceps tendinitis and partial rotator cuff tear 
2010-01-14ContractSigned by Astros 
2009-01-24ContractSigned by Tigers to minor league contract 
2008-01-18ContractSigned by Diamondbacks (1-year) 
2007-01-16ContractSigned by Diamondbacks to avoid arbitration 
2005-08-13InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-06-12InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2004-04-03InjuredDisabled -- - 
2003-11-28TradeTraded by Red Sox with Michael Goss, Jorge De La Rosa and Casey Fossum to Diamondbacks for Curt Schilling. 
2003-09-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-07-31TradeTraded by Pirates with Anastacio Martinez and Jeff Suppan to Red Sox for Freddy Sanchez, Mike Gonzalez and Cash. 
2003-07-22TradeTraded by Red Sox with Anastacio Martinez to Pirates for Scott Sauerbeck and Mike Gonzalez. 
2002-10-09Claimed on waivers by Red Sox from Blue Jays. 
2000-05-31Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2001Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll21200,000-77127-1,897,758200,000200,000
2002Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll22221,000-69923232,011,045200,000421,000
2003Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll23309,500-65032192,163,527300,000730,500
2005Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll25330,000-64120292,189,055300,0001,060,500
2006Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll26830,000-42616472,365,072327,0001,890,500
2007Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll271,500,000-35612562,459,737380,0003,390,500
2008Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll283,125,000-2611072++2,696,252390,0006,515,500
2009Detroit TigersTeam Payroll294,250,000-1991176++2,746,792400,00010,765,500
2010Houston AstrosTeam Payroll304,250,000-204778++2,812,412400,00015,015,500
2011Houston AstrosTeam Payroll315,250,000-175581++2,722,607414,00020,265,500
2012Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll325,500,000-164382++2,954,887480,00025,765,500
2012Houston AstrosTeam Payroll325,500,000-164482++2,954,887480,00025,765,500
2013New York MetsTeam Payroll33750,00011.07147010483,021,531490,00026,515,5002013-02-10 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.8m)
2013-07-19 - Signed to minor league contract
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red