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Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL STATUS REPORT: LANCE LYNN SP ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

                                                            Lance Lynn

All systems are a go for St. Louis Cardinals veteran starter Lance Lynn as he tossed 80 pitches without incident during a minor league outing on Thursday.  Lynn is set to begin the 2017 season in the Cardinals rotation and make his return from Tommy John elbow surgery last spring training.  Prior to the procedure, Lynn was one of the better pitchers in baseball that nobody talked aboutas he won 48 games from 2012-2015, while also showing good strikeout stuff to the tune of 180 or more in each season during that span.  Still Lynn had his faults, namely a lack of control that has caused him to carry a very shaky 1.30 career WHIP.  That issue aside, Lynn looks like a really nice buy for 2017 given his health and very low draft cost given the fact many have forgotten about him given how long he has been away from active duty.  In 15 spring training innings on the major league side, Lynn logged a splendid 1.20 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in still showing the power stuff that made him a decent fantasy baseball asset to begin with.  While he still will have trouble with walks (especially after the surgery), Lynn can yield SP3/4 value for the cost of an SP 5.


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