St. Louis Cardinals

Lance Lynn
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Lance
Lynn
Pos:P
B/T:R/R
Ht/Wt:6'5/250
DL:
DOB:05 12 87
Home Town:Brownsburg, IN
College:Mississippi
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Player Bio

Became a Cardinal
Selected in the first compensation round (39th overall) of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

2011 Season
Move to the bullpen after his second call-up from Memphis and became most reliable. Fanned 40 and walked 11 in 34 2/3 innings. A pulled side muscle in August kept him out until a surprise return for the NLCS and World Series.

2010 Season
Topped Cardinals minor leaguers in strikeouts (141) for the second consecutive season, was first in games started (29), second in innings pitched (164), second in wins (13) and ninth in strikeouts per nine
innings (7.74). Ranked first in the Pacific Coast League in strikeouts, tied for 1st in games started and tied for 2nd with 13 wins.

Became the first Memphis pitcher to win 13 games since 1999. Set a Memphis franchise record with a 16 strikeouts on 9/10 in the deciding third game of the OKC playoff series. It was the top strikeout performance in all of minor league baseball in 2010.

2009 Season
Impressed in his first full season of pro ball, going 11-4 with a 2.85 ERA, primarily with Double-A Springfield. Fanned 124 and walked 57 in 148 2/3 innings. His 2.92 ERA with Springfield was third-lowest in the Texas League. Was originally slated to pitch in the Arizona Fall League but was pulled out due to his heavy summer workload.

2008 Season
Lynn left his start on August 6 after three innings and after missing two turns in the rotation because of a forearm injury, was placed on the DL on 08/14. He returned home to Indiana for rest and later reported to the Instructional League. Lynn began the season with Batavia, appearing in six games, including making four starts in the Muckdogs piggyback rotation, posting a record of 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA. The big right-hander was dominant in the NYPL, striking out 22 while walking just four over 18.2 innings of work, allowing 12 hits and just two earned runs.

Lynn finished the season with Quad Cities, where he went 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts.

Career Notes
Lynn was previously a sixth-round draft pick by the Seattle Mariners in 2005, but declined to sign and attended Ole Miss instead.

Lynn had a very successful three-year stint with Ole Miss, posting a career 22-12 record with a 3.95 ERA and 332 strikeouts to leave as the school’s all-time record holder of single-season (146 in 2007) and career strikeouts, while finishing tied for fifth in career wins.

Awards
National League All-Star: 2012
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Top Prospect 2012: #6
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Top Prospect 2011: #3
MiLB PCL Pitcher of the Postseason: 2010
Cardinals organization Pitcher of the Month: May 2010
TCN/Scout.com Cardinals Top Prospect 2010: #3
Cardinals organization Pitcher of the Year: 2009
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Springfield Starting Pitcher of the Year: 2009
Scout.com/The Cardinal Nation System Starting Pitcher of the Year: 2009
Scout.com Cardinals Top Prospect 2009: #18
Texas League Mid- and Post-Season All-Star: 2009
Scout.com Cards MiLB Player of the Month: May 2009
Cardinals MiLB Player of the Month: May 2009
Brooks Wallace Award Watch List by the Collegiate Baseball Foundation: 2008
All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association: 2008
NCAA Oxford Regional All-Tournament Team: 2007
NCAA Oxford Regional Most Valuable Player: 2007
Gatorade Player of the Year for Indiana: 2005
Louisville Slugger and EA All-America selection: 2005