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Brandon LyonTrack this Player High 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 [38.258]PlaceSalt Lake City,Utah
High SchoolTaylorsville (Salt Lake City,UT)
CollegeDixie State College of Utah (St. George,UT)

DraftedSelected by the Toronto Blue Jays [Team Picks] in the 14th round (433rd overall) of the 1999 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] 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
Pitch Repertoire Cutter (38.78%) -- Fastball (21.80%) -- Curveball (18.58%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (15.02%) -- Slider (3.46%) -- Changeup (2.36%)
Fastball Velocity [2013] - 87.85 - [2012] - 89.76 - [2011] - 89.57 - [2010] - 91.27
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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 CollegeCollegeFr-p19145110012003100000.200.500.8001.300418.000.6001.200.51637.5012.500.3312.505.00100.00
2000Dixie State College of UtScenicJrCollegep2018316400051132011000.129.206.129.3354035.129.000.323.1705.710.000.000.000.000.00
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 DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2014-05-22RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentOpted out of contract, declared free agency34.286  
2014-04-12RPLos Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Salt Lake (AAA)34.246Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-02-11RPLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract34.185Team Roster on 2014-02-11
2013-08-01RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Red Sox33.357  
2013-07-19RPBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract33.344Team Roster on 2013-07-19
2013-07-10RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Mets33.335  
2013-07-05RPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment33.330Team Roster on 2013-07-05
2013-02-10RPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.8m)33.184Team Roster on 2013-02-10
2012-11-19PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency33.101  
2012-07-20RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Astros to Blue Jays in 10-player deal32.345Team Roster on 2012-07-20
2012-05-06RPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActive--32.270Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster 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 Payroll33750,00011.07147010483,023,990490,00026,515,5002013-02-10 - 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