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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 4.08 1.25 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date2-21-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 1 days
BatsB
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
0.32013
0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2013 SLN 25 12 8 53.0 43.7 9.3 2 4 0 0 3 1 223 49 29 28 5 85 16 16 3 43 4.75 3.70 4.37 1.6 0.3
2014 SLN 26 11 4 36.7 22.0 14.7 0 4 0 0 2 0 156 33 23 18 4 53 11 9 2 36 4.42 3.62 3.92 2.7 0.3
Career231289.765.724.0280051379825246913827255794.623.674.184.30.6

Advanced

'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 G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 PMB A+ 33 12 94.0 5.12 85 .258 .258 .326 .376 .252 .301 94 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2012 SFD AA 12 12 64.3 4.63 95 .266 .250 .314 .376 .257 .330 99 4.4 0.5 6.0 0.6
2012 MEM AAA 15 15 88.3 3.45 126 .251 .278 .340 .428 .270 .315 94 23.1 2.3 25.5 2.6
2013 SLN MLB 12 8 53.0 4.37 92 .261 .248 .307 .378 .253 .282 100 2.0 0.2 1.6 0.3
2013 MEM AAA 17 16 100.3 4.22 102 .219 .260 .322 .396 .258 .280 90 11.3 1.2 12.3 1.4
2014 SLN MLB 11 4 36.7 3.92 101 .265 .235 .296 .367 .251 .284 99 3.3 0.4 2.7 0.3
2014 SFD AA 1 1 2.0 1.17 174 .241 .245 .309 .359 .245 .500 104 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2014 MEM AAA 14 14 81.3 4.29 109 .270 .273 .333 .426 .262 .348 95 13.2 1.3 16.5 1.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 PMB A+ 9 4 1 33 12 94.0 93 29 79 8 46% .301 8.9 2.8 0.8 7.6 1.30 4.50 4.9 0.5
2012 MEM AAA 4 9 0 15 15 88.3 87 18 89 9 40% .315 8.9 1.8 0.9 9.1 1.19 4.28 25.5 2.6
2012 SFD AA 5 4 0 12 12 64.3 70 19 54 6 57% .330 9.8 2.7 0.8 7.6 1.38 3.92 6.0 0.6
2013 SLN MLB 2 4 0 12 8 53.0 49 16 43 5 50% .282 8.3 2.7 0.8 7.3 1.23 4.75 1.6 0.3
2013 MEM AAA 7 2 0 17 16 100.3 85 19 86 6 52% .280 7.6 1.7 0.5 7.7 1.04 3.32 12.3 1.4
2014 SLN MLB 0 4 0 11 4 36.7 33 11 36 4 43% .284 8.1 2.7 1.0 8.8 1.20 4.42 2.7 0.3
2014 MEM AAA 8 2 0 14 14 81.3 94 18 75 9 43% .348 10.4 2.0 1.0 8.3 1.38 4.43 16.5 1.8
2014 SFD AA 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 3 0 3 0 50% .500 13.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 1.50 4.50 1.3 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 787 0.4956 0.4644 0.8055 0.6231 0.3073 0.9053 0.6066 0.1918
2014 527 0.5598 0.4801 0.7668 0.6305 0.2888 0.8495 0.5373 0.2332
Career13140.52130.47070.790.62610.29990.88290.57880.2084

Injury History

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
2014 SLN $
2013 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 70 dIcon Sports1 year (2014)

Details
  • 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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 3.8 2 0 54 3 86.0 71 16 67 8 .275 1.01 2.87 3.12 13.0 1.3
80o 3.8 2 0 54 3 80.3 70 16 63 8 .288 1.07 3.20 3.48 9.8 1.0
70o 3.7 2 0 54 3 76.3 70 16 60 8 .297 1.12 3.45 3.75 7.5 0.8
60o 3.6 2 0 54 3 73.0 69 16 57 8 .305 1.16 3.66 3.97 5.6 0.6
50o 3.6 2 0 54 3 69.9 69 16 55 8 .312 1.20 3.86 4.19 3.7 0.4
40o 3.5 2 0 54 3 66.9 68 15 52 7 .320 1.24 4.06 4.41 1.9 0.2
30o 3.5 2 0 54 3 63.7 67 15 50 7 .327 1.29 4.27 4.65 -0.1 -0.0
20o 3.4 2 0 54 3 60.0 66 15 47 7 .337 1.34 4.53 4.93 -2.5 -0.3
10o 3.3 2 0 54 3 55.0 64 14 43 7 .349 1.42 4.90 5.32 -5.7 -0.6
Weighted Mean3.62054369.66815547.3111.193.844.173.90.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
23% 40% 20% 36% 67%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201527530744969217771047.3081.133.533.848.61.67.20.91.2
20162853072494871876947.3051.123.393.688.41.77.30.91.4
20172952068389851674947.3141.143.523.828.61.67.50.91.2
20183042065385821568947.3111.153.593.918.71.67.21.01.0
20193142058376731361847.3111.133.523.828.61.57.20.91.0
20203242054371681357747.3101.153.503.808.71.77.30.90.9
20213332050366631252747.3101.143.533.838.61.67.11.00.8
20223432047261591148647.3111.153.573.888.81.67.10.90.7
20233532042255541044647.3101.163.563.878.81.67.21.00.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4.48.18.511.54.45.836.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Josh Tomlin 2011 4.35
2 89 Jae Kuk Ryu 2009 0.00 DNP
3 89 Doug Fister 2010 4.47
4 89 Scott Lewis 2010 0.00 DNP
5 89 Zach Stewart 2013 0.00 DNP
6 88 Junichi Tazawa 2012 1.43
7 88 Brad Lincoln 2011 5.10
8 87 Philip Humber 2009 8.00
9 87 Jason Windsor 2009 0.00 DNP
10 87 Garrett Mock 2009 6.41
11 87 Brad Mills 2011 9.82
12 87 Steven Shell 2009 5.40
13 87 John Ely 2012 20.25
14 87 Shairon Martis 2013 5.59
15 86 Clayton Mortensen 2011 4.63
16 86 J.A. Happ 2009 2.98
17 86 Yohan Pino 2010 0.00 DNP
18 86 Hayden Penn 2011 0.00 DNP
19 86 Daryl Thompson 2012 0.00 DNP
20 86 Eric Hurley 2012 0.00 DNP
21 86 Billy Buckner 2010 11.77
22 86 Juan Nicasio 2013 5.54
23 86 Paolo Espino 2013 0.00 DNP
24 86 P.J. Walters 2011 7.20
25 86 Jeff Manship 2011 8.10
26 86 Marco Estrada 2010 10.32
27 86 Kevin Hart 2009 6.11
28 86 Travis Banwart 2012 0.00 DNP
29 86 Chris Lambert 2009 10.22
30 86 Esmailin Caridad 2010 15.75
31 85 Matt Maloney 2010 3.05
32 85 Chaz Roe 2013 4.03
33 85 Hector Ambriz 2010 5.77
34 85 Sam LeCure 2010 4.50
35 85 Ryan Edell 2010 0.00 DNP
36 85 Henry Sosa 2012 0.00 DNP
37 85 Dan Meyer 2008 9.11
38 85 Esmil Rogers 2012 4.81
39 85 Tyler Cloyd 2013 6.71
40 85 Pat Misch 2008 5.85
41 84 Phil Irwin 2013 9.64
42 84 Chris Rusin 2013 4.07
43 84 Matt Shoemaker 2013 0.00
44 84 Duane Below 2012 4.86
45 84 Carlos Carrasco 2013 6.94
46 84 Cory Luebke 2011 3.48
47 84 Andrew Carraway 2013 0.00 DNP
48 84 James Simmons 2013 0.00 DNP
49 84 Angel Guzman 2008 5.59
50 84 Daniel Barone 2009 0.00 DNP
51 84 Hector Noesi 2013 7.24
52 83 Jeremy Hefner 2012 5.19
53 83 Polin Trinidad 2011 0.00 DNP
54 83 Luke French 2012 0.00 DNP
55 83 Francisco Cruceta 2008 6.17
56 83 Fernando Nieve 2009 3.19
57 83 Armando Galarraga 2008 4.18
58 83 Chris Seddon 2010 5.64
59 83 Luis Marte 2013 0.00 DNP
60 83 Trevor Bell 2013 0.00 DNP
61 83 Brad Meyers 2012 0.00 DNP
62 83 Dillon Gee 2012 4.60
63 83 Dustin Moseley 2008 6.62
64 83 Daniel McCutchen 2009 4.21
65 83 Michael Stutes 2013 5.60
66 83 Ramon Ramirez 2008 2.89
67 83 Jeff Karstens 2009 5.50
68 83 Collin McHugh 2013 10.04
69 83 Mike Ekstrom 2010 3.31
70 82 Alex Wilson 2013 5.20
71 82 Tanner Roark 2013 1.84
72 82 Alfredo Aceves 2009 3.86
73 82 Ben Snyder 2012 0.00 DNP
74 82 Cesar Valdez 2011 0.00 DNP
75 82 Taylor Buchholz 2008 3.12
76 82 Greg Reynolds 2012 0.00 DNP
77 82 Yorman Bazardo 2011 0.00 DNP
78 82 Sean Smith 2010 0.00 DNP
79 82 John Maine 2007 4.24
80 82 David Phelps 2013 5.19
81 82 Alfredo Figaro 2011 0.00 DNP
82 82 Ross Ohlendorf 2009 4.08
83 82 Kyle Weiland 2013 0.00 DNP
84 82 Randy Wells 2009 3.65
85 82 Fabio Castro 2011 0.00 DNP
86 81 Jess Todd 2012 0.00 DNP
87 81 Lance Broadway 2010 0.00 DNP
88 81 Tony Barnette 2010 0.00 DNP
89 81 Jason Berken 2010 3.47
90 81 Ramon A. Ramirez 2009 3.65
91 81 Ryan Feierabend 2012 0.00 DNP
92 81 Adam Ottavino 2012 4.78
93 81 Joel Hanrahan 2008 4.38
94 81 Steven Wright 2011 0.00 DNP
95 81 Craig Stammen 2010 5.48
96 81 Tom Koehler 2012 5.40
97 81 Jeff Niemann 2009 4.18
98 81 Bruce Billings 2012 0.00 DNP
99 81 Troy Patton 2012 2.43
100 81 Jeff Samardzija 2011 3.68

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .228 .279 .351 .214
11 vs R (Multi) .247 .317 .445 .274
18 Split (Multi) -.019 -.038 -.094 -.060
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .228 .279 .351 .214
31 vs R (2013) .247 .317 .445 .274
38 Split (2013) -.019 -.038 -.094 -.060
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Tyler Lyons has thrown 1,613 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph), Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph) and Curve (75mph).