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Lance LynnTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Minnesota Twins MLB Years: 2011-2017
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

PositionsP-263Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael Lance Lynn
Height6-5Weight250BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 12,1987 [30.348]PlaceBrownsburg,Indiana
High SchoolBrownsburg (Brownsburg,IN)
CollegeUniversity of Mississippi (Oxford,MS)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (39th overall) of the 2008 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 6th round (173rd overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$938,000Signing ScoutsJay CatalanoService Time6.119 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2010-SLN-#3 ... 2011-SLN-#6 ... 2012-SLN-#7
MLB DebutJune 2,2011 [24.021]
OrganizationsSLN [10] MIN [1] Awards3
TBC Player ID54158Retrosheet IDlynnl001MLBAM ID458681
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (52.16%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (24.63%) -- Curveball (9.63%) -- Slider (8.34%) -- Changeup (3.96%) -- Cutter (1.28%)
Fastball Velocity [2018] - 92.56 - [2017] - 91.47 - [2015] - 92.25 - [2014] - 92.75 - [2013] - 92.62 - [2012] - 92.77 - [2011] - 93.11
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Player Notes:   Participated in the 1999 Little League World Series for Brownsburg,Indiana
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts62Walks45Hittable66SO/BB53vsPower66Hitting26Durability71Team.546Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2006MississippiSECNCAA-1Fr33S/R19734.9618153000185.0875047851764301.629.180.845.388.021.49.700-
2007MississippiSECNCAA-1So33ST20852.85181803200123.094443994414612101.126.860.663.2110.653.32.615-
2008MississippiSECNCAA-1Jr33ST21744.5215150000089.290574511311101101.359.031.103.1111.043.55.636-
2008Batavia MuckdogsNYPLA-sln-S/R21100.96642001018.2125204221000.865.79--1.9310.615.501.000-
2008Quad Cities River BanditsMidwAsln31ST21012.2522000008.08222270001.259.002.252.257.883.50.000-
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0111.35862001026.2207426291000.976.750.672.029.794.83.500-
2009Palm Beach CardinalsFSLA+sln33S/R22002.30523000015.2164403170001.219.19--1.729.775.67--
2009Springfield CardinalsTexAAsln39ST221142.92222200000126.01175141551985001.338.340.363.636.981.92.733-
2009Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-ST22002.7011000006.25220391001.206.75--4.0512.153.00--
2009Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST01142.85282530000147.213857475571246001.318.350.303.457.512.18.733-
2010Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln56ST2313104.77292900000164.0164968721621412201.389.001.153.407.742.27.565-
2011Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln56ST24733.8412120000075.0793332225642001.399.480.243.007.682.56.700-
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln62Rel24113.1218216002134.2251212311401011.046.490.782.8610.383.64.5002.88
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST251873.78352960020176.01687674166418030101.328.590.823.279.202.81.7203.49
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST2615103.97333300000201.21899289147619860111.318.430.623.398.842.61.6003.28
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST2715102.74333302100203.2185726213721817071.268.180.573.188.002.51.6003.35
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST2812113.03313100000175.0172665913681672051.378.830.673.498.572.46.5223.44
2016Palm Beach CardinalsFSLA+sln53ST29002.4522000003.24310040001.099.82----9.820.00--
2016Springfield CardinalsTexAAsln41ST29000.0011000003.03000030001.009.00----9.000.00--
2016Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0001.3533000006.27310070001.059.45----9.450.00--
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST301183.43333300000186.01518071277815320101.237.291.303.777.391.96.5794.82
2018Minnesota TwinsALMLBminST31016.00330000015.0131010115190001.877.800.609.0011.401.27.0001.33
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter72483.42186164222141990.290340837787384938210441.308.190.793.488.502.44.6000.54
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter32183.66807550010418.04081961713015036511201.338.720.643.217.802.43.640-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter20134.43424200000245.224813112123902145201.389.090.843.307.842.38.606-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1142.85232300000129.012051415511015001.328.350.353.557.031.98.733-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter002.33743000018.0207503210001.199.31--1.409.787.00--
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter012.2522000008.08222270001.259.002.252.257.883.50.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.96642001018.2125204221000.865.79--1.9310.615.501.000-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter22123.95514833201297.02711511312812633217501.338.180.843.8010.022.63.647-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter72473.38183161222141975.289039836786369919210441.298.190.793.408.462.49.605-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter016.00330000015.0131010115190001.877.800.609.0011.401.27.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings16113.42413650010220.02009084198520850101.308.190.793.488.502.44.5930.54
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1793.66423930010220.02131028916781916101.338.720.643.217.802.43.654-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2009Springfield CardinalsTexAAsln39p2222190110020001301000.053.053.105.1582120.167.052.053.0660.0065.000.000.000.00100.00
2010Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln56p2319271000010021906100.000.067.000.0670036.000.000.074.0475.5652.789.500.000.000.00
2011Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln56p24716130000001801000.188.235.188.4233018.375.000.063.1985.5644.448.000.000.000.00
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln62p24164000000001100000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.13920.0020.001.000.000.000.00
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p25355043000100236010100.060.094.060.1543063.200.000.040.0763.1757.1418.000.000.000.00
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p26335414000200430011000.074.138.074.2124069.167.000.074.1095.8043.487.500.000.000.00
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p2733605410010043414001.067.138.083.2215169.154.016.083.1145.8049.288.500.000.0025.00
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p2831503820010002605000.160.160.200.36010255.333.040.040.1560.0047.270.000.000.0025.00
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p3031542420000012515001.074.107.111.2186261.138.037.056.1011.6440.9825.000.000.0050.00
2018Minnesota TwinsALMLBminp3111000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter180273152350050012152235102.084.128.103.231285323.189.019.062.0003.7247.0612.670.000.0021.74
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter48622410030034008100.065.106.081.1875174.174.016.065.0004.0554.0513.330.000.0025.00
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter26432300010032707100.070.128.070.1983054.176.000.070.0005.5650.009.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter22190110020001301000.053.053.105.1582120.167.052.053.0000.0065.000.000.000.00100.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter179272152350050012152235102.085.129.103.232285322.190.018.063.0003.7347.2012.670.000.0021.74
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162246142150050011137232102.084.128.103.231255291.189.019.062.0003.7247.0612.670.000.0021.74
Average Minor - Per 162 games162209714300100010135027300.065.106.081.187173250.174.016.065.0004.0554.0513.330.000.0025.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2008Batavia Muckdogs NYPLA-sln21P6--11--221.0000.33------6100.08.1
2008Quad Cities River Bandits MidwAsln21P2---2--221.0001.00------2100.01.5
2009Palm Beach Cardinals FSLA+sln22P5--15--661.0001.20------5100.03.6
2009Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln22P22--813232321.9130.95------22100.015.7
2009Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln22P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2010Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln23P29--515142120.9520.69------29100.020.1
2011Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln24P12--19111110.9090.83------12100.08.4
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24P1823422--441.0000.220.12-----18100.011.1
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25P3529176516112221.9550.600.129950.0-35100.021.6
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26P33332011426154140.9761.210.207750.0-33100.020.4
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27P33332038281-3736.9731.090.181325.0-33100.020.4
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28P31311751214212826.9290.840.154180.0-31100.019.1
2016Palm Beach Cardinals FSLA+sln29P2--111-32.6671.00------2100.01.5
2016Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln29P1---------------1100.00.7
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30P3333186917222826.9290.790.144736.4-33100.020.4
MLB Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P1831619755010379160153.9560.840.16252748.1-1830.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P42--625253331.9390.74------420.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P23--813232321.9130.91------230.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P7--261-98.8891.14------70.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---2--221.0001.00------20.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P6--11--221.0000.33------60.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2008Batavia Muckdogs NYPLA-sln216----------
2008Quad Cities River Bandits MidwAsln212----------
2009Palm Beach Cardinals FSLA+sln225----------
2009Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln2222----------
2009Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln221----------
2010Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln2329----------
2011Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln2412----------
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2418----------
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2535----------
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2633----------
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2733----------
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2831----------
2016Palm Beach Cardinals FSLA+sln292----------
2016Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln291----------
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3033----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2010St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB23006.7520200004.0343024001.256.750.004.509.002.009.00.000
2011St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB24024.91422000011.0966049001.187.360.003.277.362.254.91.000
2011St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB24100.0050500005.13000210000.985.060.003.381.690.500.001.000
2011St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB24106.3550500105.27442340001.9211.123.184.766.351.336.351.000
2012St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25102.61633001020.216864412000.996.971.741.745.233.003.481.000
2012St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB25118.1030300103.14333260001.9410.808.105.4016.203.008.10.500
2012St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB25014.9122000007.19840490001.8311.050.004.9111.052.259.82.000
2013St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26234.94660000023.22614132515001.349.890.761.905.703.005.32.400
2013St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB260110.3811000004.17551360002.4414.542.086.2312.462.0010.38.000
2013St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB26202.4521100107.17220460001.558.590.004.917.361.502.451.000
2013St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB26014.7621100005.25330450001.737.940.006.357.941.254.76.000
2014St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27116.06541000016.11711111527001.379.370.552.7614.885.406.06.500
2014St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB27003.0011000006.07220280001.5010.500.003.0012.004.003.00.000
2014St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB27003.1811000005.26220130001.359.530.001.594.763.003.18.000
2015St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28002.25330000012.0933129000.926.750.751.506.754.502.25.000
2015St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB28009.0010100001.01110120002.009.000.009.0018.002.009.00.000
2017St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB30111.20550000015.01232028100.937.200.001.204.804.001.80.500
2018Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31001.2922000007.02111210000.572.571.292.5712.865.001.29.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs573.69332580010109.794504592694101.097.710.742.137.713.624.10.417
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 4 yrs126.75624001014.71911114822001.8411.662.454.9113.502.756.75.333
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs312.811046001025.72512801119001.408.770.003.866.661.734.21.750
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs115.56716001011.31277279001.689.531.595.567.151.295.56.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2011St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2421000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2011St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB2451000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2012St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2566000000000400000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2012St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB2530000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2012St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB2522000000001100001.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.3333.331.000.000.000.00
2013St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2623000000000201000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2013St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB2611000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2013St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB2620000000001001000.0001.000.0001.000002.000.000.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00
2013St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB2612000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2014St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2723000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2014St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB2712000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2014St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB2712000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2015St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2812000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2017St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3021000000000001000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs17160000000001002000.000.000.000.0000018.000.000.0000.0055.560.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs53000000000301000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs105000000002301001.000.286.000.286008.000.000.40025.0037.501.500.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs62000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2005High School All-American - 3rd Team (UT)1
2007CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Oxford)1
2009Texas League All-Star (SP)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-03-10SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2018-2018 ($12m) [Free Agent]30.303Team Roster on 2018-03-10
2017-11-03SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.175  
2016-11-03SPSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.175Team Roster on 2016-11-03
2016-04-03SPSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Recovery from Tommy John Surgery28.327Team Roster on 2016-04-03
2015-06-26SPSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.045Team Roster on 2015-06-26
2015-06-12SPSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right forearm strain28.031Team Roster on 2015-06-12
2015-01-16SPSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 3-year contract for 2015-2017 ($22m) [Avoids arbitration]27.249Team Roster on 2015-01-16
2012-05-07SPSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActive--24.361Team Roster on 2012-05-07
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-10-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-09-02InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2011-08-10InjuredDisabled -- Left oblique strain 
* 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
2008St. Louis Cardinals-21938,000-------938,000Signing Bonus out of 2008 Draft (1st round - 39th overall)
2011St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll24414,000-78934-2,722,607414,0001,352,000
2012St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll25482,000-71525212,954,887480,0001,834,000
2013St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll26513,000-53416413,023,990490,0002,347,000
2014St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll27535,000-52418423,256,497500,0002,882,000
2015St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll287,000,0004.119178880++3,571,283507,5009,882,0002015-01-16 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2015-2017 ($22m) [Avoids arbitration]
2017St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll307,500,0006.119157783++3,651,709535,00017,382,000
2018Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll3112,000,000-90289++4,360,045545,00029,382,0002018-03-10 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2018-2018 ($12m) [Free Agent]
* 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