Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Lance Lynn is 2013′s candidate for “Best Starting Pitcher Who Might Not End Up Starting Games.” Last year Lynn surprised us all to the tune of a 17-5 record in the rotation with  a 3.67 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 174 strikeouts in 169 innings. Of course, Lynn started strong, pitching to a 2.54 ERA over his first 10 starts and just a 4.40 ERA over his next 10, but overall he was a better option than Jake Westbrook and Jaime Garcia for the vast majority of the season. So will Lynn earn a rotation spot out of spring training? He should, but wait and see. At a Glance Strengths: W, K, K/9, QS Neutral: ERA, WHIP, BB Weanesses: uncertainty Player Comparisons Best-case scenario: Yovani Gallardo (MIL) Likely scenario: Jeff Samardzija (CHC), Matt Moore (TB), Tim Lincecum (SF) Worst-case scenario: splits time in the bullpen Lance Lynn 2013 Fantasy Projection Lynn is a risky player to draft this year. He’s not guaranteed a starting spot in the rotation because of the many other options the Cardin...
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