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Jordan Lyles
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 230LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2008 | Rd: C-A, #38, Houston Astros | Hartsville HS
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 9 11 5.20 29 27 0 162.2 131 1.40
11 Seasons 53 77 5.22 286 179 2 1130.0 863 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 29 9-11 5.20 162.2 131 1.40
11 Seasons 286 53-77 5.22 1130.0 863 1.44

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 25 767 160 4 2.5 88.2 115.2 7.5 30 .264 .369 .332 .316 .327 36.3 14.2 9 5.14 4.34
2016 26 957 208 3 1.4 87.2 108.1 7 32.2 .263 .360 .344 .315 .309 32.2 11.8 10.3 5.83 4.37
2017 27 1259 243 16 6.6 87.3 111.9 7 35.8 .284 .474 .398 .348 .391 37.3 17 6.8 7.75 5.45
2018 28 1402 256 17 6.6 88.4 112.2 11.4 28.5 .219 .373 .308 .292 .344 33.6 22.6 7.5 4.11 3.62
2019 29 2456 397 32 8.1 89.9 112.7 15 31 .227 .415 .321 .305 .364 41.3 24.4 9.2 4.15 4.17
2020 30 993 205 16 7.8 89.6 112.5 14.5 28.8 .270 .463 .356 .349 .368 42 13.5 8.6 7.02 5.34
2021 31 2683 512 48 9.4 90.5 115.5 16.2 35.5 .273 .480 .354 .350 .403 42.6 18.8 7.3 5.20 5.44
10517 1981 136 6.9 89.1 115.5 12.4 32.3 .255 .429 .343 .326 .367 38.8 18.7 8.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lyles relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(41.1%) ,
Slider
(25.4%) ,
Curveball
(18.4%) ,
Sinker
(7.9%) ,
Changeup
(7.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1104 556 548 41.1 93.0 269 229 68 37 11 2 18 45 189 0.297 0.273 0.598 0.544 0.411 0.390 91.2 25 2281 6.8 20.2 15.8
2021 Slider 682 570 112 25.4 83.8 202 190 46 29 6 0 11 43 150 0.242 0.267 0.447 0.462 0.303 0.327 87.3 14 2664 6.7 28.9 17.2
2021 Curveball 494 228 266 18.4 80.2 134 127 42 29 7 1 5 34 94 0.331 0.279 0.520 0.449 0.373 0.329 91.6 8 2633 6.6 22.8 19.5
2021 Sinker 212 151 61 7.9 91.6 53 49 12 8 3 0 1 4 45 0.245 0.274 0.367 0.392 0.293 0.320 86.4 3 2211 6.8 16.5 14.8
2021 Changeup 191 27 164 7.1 86.2 40 39 9 7 1 0 1 5 34 0.231 0.283 0.333 0.404 0.253 0.311 84.4 8 1612 6.6 24.7 20.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 432 211 221 43.5 92.3 126 106 35 20 5 1 9 6 103 0.330 0.281 0.651 0.555 0.441 0.402 90.5 23 2145 6.8 8.5 6.5
2020 Curveball 296 173 123 29.8 79.7 77 68 16 11 4 0 1 22 48 0.235 0.216 0.338 0.330 0.280 0.278 91.2 5 2501 6.6 24.3 18.0
2020 Slider 126 102 24 12.7 85.6 26 26 4 3 0 0 1 3 23 0.154 0.254 0.269 0.398 0.178 0.281 83.8 7 2361 6.8 29.5 11.1
2020 Changeup 99 6 93 10.0 86.8 25 25 8 5 2 0 1 4 21 0.320 0.326 0.520 0.492 0.355 0.350 88.3 5 1464 6.8 17.9 23.5
2020 Sinker 40 3 37 4.0 91.8 12 10 4 4 0 0 0 1 10 0.400 0.426 0.400 0.488 0.352 0.412 83.8 13 2095 6.9 17.6 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 50.6 12.5 30 6.9 35 35 30 3.8 40.6 16.3 28.7 5.6 2.5
2016 51.9 13 31.7 3.4 39.4 38.9 21.6 4.3 39.9 22.6 28.8 1.9 1.4
2017 50.2 21 25.1 3.7 32.5 43.2 24.3 6.2 38.3 16.5 23.5 7.4 6.6
2018 46.5 25.8 18.8 9 30.5 43.8 25.8 2 35.2 25.4 23 6.3 6.6
2019 41.8 28.5 21.9 7.8 31 42.1 26.7 3 30.5 28.2 20.7 5.8 8.1
2020 41.5 24.9 26.3 7.3 36.1 40.5 23.4 2.9 30.2 30.2 23.4 4.4 7.8
2021 37.3 30.7 25 7 42.2 34.8 23 4.9 23.6 28.7 27 6.4 9.4
44 24.5 24.8 6.7 35.7 39.5 24.7 3.9 32.1 25.2 24.7 5.7 6.9
45.1 22.4 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 4-Seamer TEX R 1103 93 13.6 1.1 7 7.1 0.4 6
2021 Changeup TEX R 191 86.2 27.4 -1.6 -6 13.6 0.1 1
2021 Sinker TEX R 212 91.6 20.3 -1.4 -7 13.3 -1 -7
2021 Curveball TEX R 492 80.2 57.4 4.5 9 7 -1.1 -14
2021 Slider TEX R 676 83.8 38.2 0.4 1 9 2.9 48
2020 Slider TEX R 125 85.6 33.3 -2.3 -6 4.6 0.2 4
2020 Curveball TEX R 295 79.7 58 4.3 8 6.2 -2.1 -26
2020 Sinker TEX R 40 91.8 19 -2.3 -11 14 -0.1 -1
2020 4-Seamer TEX R 429 92.3 14.5 0.8 5 7.7 1.1 16
2020 Changeup TEX R 99 86.8 26.1 -2.8 -10 13.3 0.4 3
2019 Curveball MIL R 745 80.6 56.8 4.1 8 5.8 -2.4 -29
2019 Slider MIL R 231 87.5 29.9 -2.7 -8 4.4 1.1 35
2019 Sinker MIL R 41 91.7 19.3 -2.6 -12 14.7 0.7 5
2019 Changeup MIL R 166 85.6 29.8 0.5 2 13.7 0.3 3
2019 4-Seamer MIL R 1194 92.6 14.9 0.5 3 6.9 0.1 2
2018 4-Seamer MIL R 481 93.8 15.1 0.1 0 8.7 1.7 24
2018 Changeup MIL R 185 85.9 32.5 2.5 8 15 1.3 10
2018 Sinker MIL R 197 93.1 20.5 -0.5 -2 14.8 0.6 4
2018 Curveball MIL R 402 83.5 51.7 2.9 6 4.3 -2.8 -39
2018 Slider MIL R 134 89 28.4 -1 -3 3 0.1 4
2017 Curveball SD R 250 83.7 46.3 0.2 0 2.5 -4.7 -65
2017 4-Seamer SD R 377 94 15.2 -1.6 -12 6.8 -0.7 -9
2017 Slider SD R 247 89.8 26 -1.5 -5 2.3 -0.1 -5
2017 Sinker SD R 302 93.5 19.7 0.3 1 15 0.4 3
2017 Changeup SD R 74 85.7 32.2 4.1 15 13.3 -0.1 -1
2016 4-Seamer COL R 339 93.8 16.2 -2.7 -20 6.7 -1.6 -19
2016 Curveball COL R 87 78.5 54.3 1 2 4.8 -2.6 -35
2016 Changeup COL R 79 84 26.9 -2 -7 11.4 -1.7 -13
2016 Slider COL R 220 89.3 26.7 -0.7 -3 2.4 0.7 41
2016 Sinker COL R 223 93.1 20.5 1.8 10 12.9 -1.7 -11
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Changeup -0.3 -1 191 7.1 40 0.231 0.333 0.279 24.7 12.5 20 0.283 0.404 0.31 32.4
2021 Sinker -2.4 -5 212 7.9 53 0.245 0.367 0.297 16.5 7.5 14.8 0.274 0.392 0.321 28.9
2021 Curveball 2.3 11 494 18.4 134 0.331 0.52 0.378 22.8 25.4 19.5 0.279 0.449 0.329 46.8
2021 Slider 0 0 682 25.4 202 0.242 0.447 0.315 28.9 21.3 17.2 0.267 0.462 0.327 42
2021 4-Seamer 0.9 10 1104 41.1 269 0.297 0.598 0.415 20.2 16.7 15.8 0.273 0.544 0.391 46
2020 Sinker -1.1 0 40 4 12 0.4 0.4 0.358 17.6 8.3 100 0.426 0.488 0.412 20
2020 Changeup 4 4 99 10 25 0.32 0.52 0.36 17.9 16 23.5 0.326 0.492 0.35 42.9
2020 Slider -2.4 -3 126 12.7 26 0.154 0.269 0.25 29.5 11.5 11.1 0.254 0.398 0.281 26.1
2020 Curveball 0.6 2 296 29.8 77 0.235 0.338 0.295 24.3 28.6 18 0.216 0.33 0.278 47.9
2020 4-Seamer 2.5 11 432 43.5 126 0.33 0.651 0.46 8.5 4.8 6.5 0.281 0.555 0.401 44.7
2019 Sinker 1.7 1 41 1.7 13 0.417 0.667 0.481 4 0 0 0.318 0.592 0.399 33.3
2019 Changeup 2.2 4 166 6.8 41 0.275 0.525 0.345 22.1 17.1 15.9 0.281 0.487 0.328 48.5
2019 Slider 1.7 4 231 9.4 64 0.323 0.645 0.42 20.6 15.6 23.3 0.307 0.576 0.367 39.6
2019 Curveball -0.9 -6 745 30.3 190 0.216 0.369 0.283 28.9 37.9 21.9 0.206 0.312 0.255 40.4
2019 4-Seamer -0.8 -10 1194 48.6 269 0.235 0.443 0.346 21.8 19 14 0.226 0.461 0.336 41.5
2018 Slider 0.8 1 134 9.6 42 0.278 0.5 0.367 16.9 16.7 16.7 0.214 0.392 0.321 23.3
2018 Sinker -3.7 -7 197 14.1 43 0.184 0.184 0.212 17.7 11.6 18.5 0.239 0.34 0.297 23.5
2018 Changeup 4.1 8 185 13.2 57 0.264 0.585 0.366 25 19.3 15.5 0.255 0.476 0.331 32.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 481 34.3 99 0.314 0.488 0.374 21.2 16.2 18.6 0.242 0.432 0.337 43.2
2018 Curveball -0.8 -3 403 28.7 127 0.208 0.317 0.26 28.9 35.4 24.2 0.182 0.29 0.231 33.3
2017 Changeup 0.8 1 74 5.9 24 0.273 0.455 0.344 25.6 16.7 12.9 0.26 0.436 0.328 22.2
2017 Slider 2 5 247 19.6 64 0.349 0.54 0.388 22.4 12.5 11.6 0.281 0.437 0.31 27.3
2017 Sinker 1.5 5 302 24 67 0.333 0.614 0.432 23 14.9 17.5 0.318 0.505 0.388 34.7
2017 Curveball 2.2 5 250 19.9 82 0.26 0.455 0.329 33.9 35.4 21.8 0.201 0.306 0.245 39.6
2017 4-Seamer 2 7 377 29.9 84 0.378 0.716 0.499 12.2 4.8 5.6 0.36 0.68 0.462 49.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 93 86.8 99 16.8 1:45 2:00 -15
2020 Curveball 279 79.7 78 18.7 6:45 6:45 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 408 92.3 96 18.8 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Sinker 40 91.8 92 19.3 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 124 85.6 35 6 10:45 9:45 60
2021 Changeup 189 86.2 98 16.9 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 Curveball 492 80.2 80 19 7:00 6:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1102 93 92 19 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Sinker 211 91.6 84 18 1:00 1:45 -45
2021 Slider 673 83.8 35 10 8:45 8:45 0
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 413 1568 2 -6 11 8 14
2012 623 2345 7 -7 13 10 23
2013 641 2439 -3 3 15 14 29
2014 544 2091 1 -19 8 10 0
2015 210 755 -1 -1 4 5 6
2016 269 948 -4 -2 8 5 7
2017 321 1250 11 4 2 6 23
2018 368 1400 -4 -11 9 3 -3
2019 577 2377 -3 -27 14 8 -8
2020 266 993 -2 -3 13 5 13
2021 698 2683 14 -24 14 12 16
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 767 46.5 72.2 86.2 26.7 63.9 43.2 58 47.2 19.3 7.7 77.6
2016 957 46 68.9 87.1 28.3 70.5 41 60.3 46.9 17.6 6.8 75.4
2017 1259 49.4 68.8 85.2 26.6 59.5 41 55.2 47.4 21.6 7.7 77.1
2018 1402 50.9 66.6 86.5 27.6 50 41.2 67.4 47.4 23.2 6.9 77.1
2019 2456 48.3 67 84.7 28.8 57.6 45.4 63.4 47.4 23.9 6.4 70.9
2020 993 49.7 65.6 86.1 20.8 73.1 44.6 59.8 43.1 16.8 7 75.7
2021 2683 48.7 71 84.9 26.7 54.9 41.4 58.9 48.3 23 7.3 77.4
10517 48.7 68.6 85.5 26.9 59 42.7 60.8 47.2 21.8 7 75.6
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 29 17 55 83 7 96 95 47 25 11 22 22 29 52 9 4
2016 38 23 69 93 7 97 99 82 72 2 18 10 38 62 11 30
2017 14 7 11 21 19 44 36 47 14 18 76 31 14 66 43 51
2018 65 73 56 43 75 46 46 47 66 53 61 38 65 64 16 29
2019 56 66 46 29 63 17 28 17 12 60 32 39 56 44 26 49
2020 20 21 20 26 29 4 40 27 21 4 50 3 20 40 21 49
2021 14 12 9 11 26 1 21 13 21 18 64 27 14 41 56 73
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22 25 23.1 2 14 12 12 48
2020 23 12 12.9 -1 5 11 6 50
2021 23.6 36 34.7 1 17 26 15 41.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 25 26 27 23 24 22 24 25 23 24 26 24 18 21 22 24 20 22 18 26 18 24 24 23 21 25 24 21 28 22 24
2020 12 11 16 14 16 12 13 15 14 14 17 14 8 9 13 15 9 12 12 15 9 13 13 14 12 16 12 10 15 9 15
2021 36 37 45 36 44 33 34 41 37 37 36 38 22 30 33 40 25 37 35 36 23 29 28 37 33 41 37 29 39 27 41
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 93.5 0.8 93.8 0.3 93.6 -0.2 92.6 -1 92.2 -0.4 92.8 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 83.2 84 0.8 85.7 1.7 85.9 0.2 85.6 -0.3 86.8 1.2 86.2 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 85.9 86.2 0.3 86.7 0.5 84.9 -1.8 82.2 -2.7 81.5 -0.7 82.3 0.8
Exit Velocity 88.2 87.2 -1 87.3 0.1 88.4 1.1 89.9 1.5 89.6 -0.3 90.5 0.9
Launch Angle 7.5 7 -0.5 7 0 11.4 4.4 15 3.6 14.5 -0.5 16.2 1.7
Barrel % 2.5 1.4 -1.1 6.6 5.2 6.6 0 8.1 1.5 7.8 -0.3 9.4 1.6
Hard Hit % 36.3 32.2 -4.1 37.3 5.1 33.6 -3.7 41.3 7.7 42 0.7 42.6 0.6
Sweet Spot % 30 32.2 2.2 35.8 3.6 28.5 -7.3 31 2.5 28.8 -2.2 35.5 6.7
xBA 0.264 0.263 -0.001 0.284 0.021 0.219 -0.065 0.227 0.008 0.27 0.043 0.273 0.003
BA 0.29 0.291 0.001 0.325 0.034 0.249 -0.076 0.243 -0.006 0.285 0.042 0.279 -0.006
xwOBA 0.316 0.315 -0.001 0.348 0.033 0.292 -0.056 0.305 0.013 0.349 0.044 0.35 0.001
wOBA 0.332 0.344 0.012 0.398 0.054 0.308 -0.09 0.321 0.013 0.356 0.035 0.354 -0.002
xSLG 0.369 0.36 -0.009 0.474 0.114 0.373 -0.101 0.415 0.042 0.463 0.048 0.48 0.017
SLG 0.387 0.418 0.031 0.569 0.151 0.408 -0.161 0.454 0.046 0.494 0.04 0.503 0.009
K% 14.2 11.8 -2.4 17 5.2 22.6 5.6 24.4 1.8 13.5 -10.9 18.8 5.3
BB% 9 10.3 1.3 6.8 -3.5 7.5 0.7 9.2 1.7 8.6 -0.6 7.3 -1.3
Swing % 47.2 46.9 -0.3 47.4 0.5 47.4 0 47.4 0 43.1 -4.3 48.3 5.2
Whiff% 19.3 17.6 -1.7 21.6 4 23.2 1.6 23.9 0.7 16.8 -7.1 23 6.2
In Zone % 46.5 46 -0.5 49.4 3.4 50.9 1.5 48.3 -2.6 49.7 1.4 48.7 -1
Out of Zone % 53.5 54 0.5 50.6 -3.4 49.1 -1.5 51.7 2.6 50.3 -1.4 51.3 1
Out of Zone Swing % 26.7 28.3 1.6 26.6 -1.7 27.6 1 28.8 1.2 20.8 -8 26.7 5.9
First Pitch Swing % 33.5 37.1 3.6 27.5 -9.6 33.2 5.7 32.2 -1 28.6 -3.6 32.5 3.9
First Pitch Strike % 58 60.3 2.3 55.2 -5.1 67.4 12.2 63.4 -4 59.8 -3.6 58.9 -0.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 268 .344 157 15 9.6 111 48 43.2
2017 322 .393 175 2 1.1 147 30 20.4
2018 367 .303 203 7 3.4 164 28 17.1
2019 597 .321 345 52 15.1 252 148 58.7
2020 265 .355 134 26 19.4 131 72 55.0
2021 698 .354 412 57 13.8 286 190 66.4

Pitch Distribution