Tyler Lyons
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2010 | Rd: 9, #289, St. Louis Cardinals | Oklahoma State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 1 0 8.64 27 0 0 16.2 19 1.92
2019 1 2 6.39 14 0 0 12.2 17 1.42
2020 0 0 21.60 1 0 0 1.2 0 2.40
8 Seasons 13 12 4.30 162 20 3 282.2 289 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 27 1-0 8.64 16.2 19 1.92
2019 14 1-2 6.39 12.2 17 1.42
2020 1 0-0 21.60 1.2 0 2.40
8 Seasons 162 13-12 4.30 282.2 289 1.22
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 959 179 14 7.8 5.5 87.3 114.7 13.4 37.4 .261 .467 .323 .336 .421 34.1 23.5 5.9 3.75 4.74
2016 28 678 127 11 8.7 5.9 88.5 115.6 14.2 37.8 .257 .469 .286 .337 .422 38.6 24.6 7.5 3.38 4.87
2017 29 902 125 7 5.6 3.2 86.1 113.7 14.5 38.4 .217 .343 .270 .289 .365 24.8 30.9 9.1 2.83 3.55
2018 30 284 54 7 13.0 8.4 88.5 110.9 19.4 51.9 .284 .495 .409 .368 .449 37.7 22.9 9.6 8.64 6.00
2019 31 191 31 4 12.9 7.4 90.6 104.8 21.7 41.9 .253 .503 .380 .342 .488 51.6 31.5 9.3 6.39 5.26
2020 32 29 8 2 25.0 20.0 95.1 114.4 17.9 50.0 .528 .976 .479 .646 .629 75.0 0.0 10.0 21.60 33.30
Player 3043 524 45 8.6 5.6 87.7 115.6 15.0 39.7 .253 .446 .314 .331 .418 35.0 26.0 7.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lyons relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(55.2%) ,
Slider
(31%) ,
Changeup
(13.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 41.9 20.1 29.1 8.9 41.9 36.9 21.2 4.5 31.3 21.2 21.2 10.1 7.8 5.5
2016 40.9 18.1 29.9 11.0 43.3 39.4 17.3 3.1 29.9 19.7 27.6 8.7 8.7 5.9
2017 43.2 20.0 26.4 10.4 34.4 40.8 24.0 6.4 28.0 27.2 28.8 3.2 5.6 3.2
2018 27.8 31.5 31.5 9.3 42.6 27.8 29.6 1.9 22.2 25.9 29.6 5.6 13.0 8.4
2019 32.3 25.8 32.3 9.7 41.9 38.7 19.4 0.0 19.4 22.6 32.3 9.7 12.9 7.4
2020 37.5 25.0 37.5 0.0 37.5 62.5 0.0 12.5 0.0 0.0 50.0 12.5 25.0 20.0
Player 39.9 21.2 29.2 9.7 40.5 38.0 21.4 4.2 28.1 22.5 26.5 7.6 8.6 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2020 Slider NYY L 9 77.2 45.5 -0.4 -1 17.1 5.9 53
2020 4-Seamer NYY L 16 87.8 20.9 -2.6 -14 8.6 2.3 35
2020 Changeup NYY L 4 82.9 33.9 2.7 9 12.2 -0.9 -7
2019 Sinker NYY L 46 89.6 21.8 -2.5 -10 14.0 -0.3 -2
2019 4-Seamer NYY L 31 89.8 18.0 -0.5 -3 8.8 2.5 39
2019 Changeup NYY L 20 83.8 33.2 1.9 6 14.7 1.5 11
2019 Slider NYY L 94 79.6 41.6 -2.4 -6 16.7 8.0 92
2018 Sinker STL L 67 88.8 24.8 0.4 2 14.6 0.9 7
2018 Slider STL L 160 79.0 42.9 -2.0 -5 16.0 7.8 95
2018 4-Seamer STL L 52 89.7 18.0 -0.6 -3 5.0 -1.0 -17
2018 Changeup STL L 4 85.3 27.2 -3.7 -12 11.5 -1.7 -13
2017 Changeup STL L 49 85.4 29.0 0.1 0 12.8 -0.8 -6
2017 Curveball STL L 3 76.7 48.1 -7.6 -14 19.0 10.6 125
2017 Sinker STL L 185 90.0 23.0 1.0 5 14.7 0.2 2
2017 4-Seamer STL L 199 90.1 18.0 -2.0 -13 7.1 -0.2 -3
2017 Slider STL L 465 80.1 43.6 1.0 2 17.7 10.6 149
2016 Slider STL L 255 81.0 44.8 3.9 10 16.9 9.7 135
2016 4-Seamer STL L 250 91.4 16.5 -1.4 -9 7.0 0.0 0
2016 Changeup STL L 109 85.1 33.4 4.5 16 13.6 1.2 9
2016 Curveball STL L 1 75.7 60.9 3.7 7 11.6 1.4 14
2016 Sinker STL L 59 90.4 24.2 3.5 17 13.9 0.2 2
2015 4-Seamer STL L 318 90.8 -- -- 6.5 -0.4 -6
2015 Curveball STL L 26 75.8 -- -- 11.1 1.6 17
2015 Sinker STL L 170 90.3 -- -- 13.1 -0.5 -3
2015 Slider STL L 304 81.5 -- -- 15.5 9.3 148
2015 Changeup STL L 125 83.5 -- -- 12.7 0.0 0
! 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 %
2020 4-Seamer -9.5 -2 16 55.2 7 .286 .429 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 .512 .938 .610 71.4
2020 Slider -14.2 -1 9 31.0 2 -- -- .700 33.3 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2020 Changeup -36.2 -1 4 13.8 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .640 1.240 .768 100.0
2019 Slider -1.7 -2 94 49.2 26 .240 .640 .375 48.8 53.8 37.8 .263 .621 .372 63.6
2019 Sinker -7.4 -3 46 24.1 11 .625 1.125 .732 22.2 9.1 50.0 .349 .570 .470 71.4
2019 4-Seamer 11.2 3 31 16.2 7 .000 .000 .000 16.7 14.3 20.0 .099 .116 .091 33.3
2019 Changeup -4.1 -1 20 10.5 8 .250 .500 .357 36.4 12.5 20.0 .263 .391 .279 28.6
2018 Slider -0.4 -1 160 56.3 41 .316 .421 .332 29.4 29.3 29.3 .267 .360 .292 25.9
2018 Sinker -7.0 -5 67 23.6 22 .375 .500 .467 20.6 9.1 25.0 .262 .388 .363 31.3
2018 4-Seamer -3.0 -2 52 18.3 16 .357 .857 .528 17.4 31.3 25.0 .273 .754 .460 77.8
2018 Changeup -33.1 -1 4 1.4 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .847 3.270 1.687 100.0
2017 Slider 2.8 13 465 51.6 115 .157 .216 .217 34.2 43.5 25.3 .166 .229 .225 20.8
2017 4-Seamer -1.0 -2 199 22.1 50 .341 .488 .401 18.8 24.0 20.3 .301 .503 .384 29.0
2017 Sinker 0.1 0 185 20.5 37 .219 .438 .334 17.6 5.4 7.1 .263 .538 .385 30.0
2017 Changeup 3.5 2 49 5.4 16 .143 .143 .156 34.6 25.0 25.0 .235 .263 .237 18.2
2017 Curveball -4.0 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 4-Seam Fastball 16 87.8 92 16.4 10:45 11:00 -15
! 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
2013 223 786 -3 8 -3 -3 -1
2014 154 527 -6 3 -1 -3 -7
2015 253 956 -2 10 -4 -2 2
2016 187 678 6 5 -2 -2 8
2017 218 902 8 14 -4 -4 13
2018 80 283 -2 -4 -2 0 -8
2019 57 210 -3 2 0 1 -1
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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 959 51.4 58.5 86.4 33.3 58.7 42.5 60.0 46.3 21.2 8.7 57.8
2016 678 54.6 59.5 83.2 27.6 57.6 46.9 71.7 45.0 23.6 8.6 65.5
2017 902 53.5 55.7 82.9 25.3 45.3 41.1 61.5 41.6 27.5 10.5 70.5
2018 284 54.8 62.6 83.5 23.4 50.0 40.6 56.8 45.1 24.2 12.0 73.5
2019 191 49.2 60.6 75.4 32.0 45.2 37.2 63.5 46.1 35.2 11.5 68.2
2020 29 44.8 69.2 88.9 18.8 100.0 41.4 50.0 41.4 8.3 0.0 --
Player 3,043 52.8 58.5 83.7 28.6 53.7 42.5 62.9 44.4 24.6 9.6 66.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 16 25 5 3 49 50 8 73 41 71 75 37 85 21 29 20
2016 24 23 21
2017 76 81 85 80 59 85 56 78 97 92 35 75 24 13 21 19
2018 7 23 33
2019 9 32 24
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.0 9 9.2 0 6 6 4 44.4
2017 23.5 3 4.6 -2 2 4 1 33.3
2018 20.9 3 3.0 0 0 0 3 100.0
2019 23.7 4 4.5 -1 0 4 1 25.0
Player 22.9 19 21.2 -2 8 14 9 47.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 9 9 7 13 11 8 10 9 9 6 8 13 9 7 8 11 7 8 9 10 7 6 13 13 9 8 10 13 9 8 7
2017 3 5 4 6 5 4 5 5 3 4 4 7 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 7 5 4 4 5 5 5 6 3
2018 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2019 4 5 3 4 5 5 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 5 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 4
Player 19 22 17 26 24 20 23 21 19 16 19 27 20 19 20 21 18 20 22 23 19 18 28 26 19 20 23 26 22 22 17
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.6 91.2 0.6 90.1 -1.1 89.2 -0.9 89.7 0.5 87.8 -1.9
Offspeed Velocity 83.5 85.1 1.6 85.4 0.3 85.3 -0.1 83.8 -1.5 82.9 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 81.0 81.0 0.0 80.0 -1.0 79.0 -1.0 79.6 0.6 77.2 -2.4
Exit Velocity 87.3 88.5 1.2 86.1 -2.4 88.5 2.4 90.6 2.1 95.1 4.5
Launch Angle 13.4 14.2 0.8 14.5 0.3 19.4 4.9 21.7 2.3 17.9 -3.8
Barrel % 7.8 8.7 0.9 5.6 -3.1 13.0 7.4 12.9 -0.1 25.0 12.1
Hard Hit % 34.1 38.6 4.5 24.8 -13.8 37.7 12.9 51.6 13.9 75.0 23.4
Sweet Spot % 37.4 37.8 0.4 38.4 0.6 51.9 13.5 41.9 -10.0 50.0 8.1
xBA .261 .257 -0.004 .217 -0.040 .284 0.067 .253 -0.031 .528 0.275
BA .252 .205 -0.047 .206 0.001 .343 0.137 .271 -0.072 .375 0.104
xwOBA .336 .337 0.001 .289 -0.048 .368 0.079 .342 -0.026 .646 0.304
wOBA .323 .286 -0.037 .270 -0.016 .409 0.139 .380 -0.029 .479 0.099
xSLG .467 .469 0.002 .343 -0.126 .495 0.152 .503 0.008 .976 0.473
SLG .453 .404 -0.049 .307 -0.097 .571 0.264 .604 0.033 .625 0.021
K% 23.5 24.6 1.1 30.9 6.3 22.9 -8.0 31.5 8.6 0.0 -31.5
BB% 5.9 7.5 1.6 9.1 1.6 9.6 0.5 9.3 -0.3 10.0 0.7
Swing % 46.3 45.0 -1.3 41.6 -3.4 45.1 3.5 46.1 1.0 41.4 -4.7
Whiff% 21.2 23.6 2.4 27.5 3.9 24.2 -3.3 35.2 11.0 8.3 -26.9
In Zone % 51.4 54.6 3.2 53.5 -1.1 54.8 1.3 49.2 -5.6 44.8 -4.4
Out of Zone % 48.6 45.4 -3.2 46.5 1.1 45.2 -1.3 50.8 5.6 55.2 4.4
Out of Zone Swing % 33.3 27.6 -5.7 25.3 -2.3 23.4 -1.9 32.0 8.6 18.8 -13.2
First Pitch Swing % 24.7 33.7 9.0 20.2 -13.5 30.9 10.7 25.0 -5.9 40.0 15.0
First Pitch Strike % 60.0 71.7 11.7 61.5 -10.2 56.8 -4.7 63.5 6.7 50.0 -13.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 185 .282 114 3 2.6 71 19 26.8
2017 Shifts 218 .270 133 3 2.3 85 8 9.4
2018 Shifts 81 .409 33 1 3.0 48 2 4.2
2019 Shifts 52 .380 30 4 13.3 22 21 95.5
2020 Shifts 10 .479 6 2 33.3 4 3 75.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2013 234 13.7 64.1% 0.4% 133 21.4 3.8% 6.8%
2014 164 14.2 59.1% 1.2% 74 20.4 0.0% 6.8%
2015 301 15.1 49.8% 1.3% 149 21.5 13.4% 18.1%
2016 222 16.1 41.4% 1.8% 105 21.4 16.2% 13.3%
2017 263 15.9 39.5% 0.4% 180 20.8 4.4% 5.0%
2018 75 16.2 26.7% 0.0% 52 22.3 0.0% 7.7%
2019 50 16.6 24.0% 0.0% 38 19.4 13.2% 10.5%
2020 3 15.5 33.3% 0.0% 10 20.5 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution