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Viva El Birdos Mar 26, 2015

Video breakdown of Lance Lynn's use of effective velocity and pitch tunneling

Video analysis to supplement our introductory post on Lance Lynn and effective velocity last week. Last week, at the request of some members in the Viva El Birdos community (mainly Aaron Finkel), Nick Lampe and I co-authored an introductory post on effective velocity (EV) using PITCHf/x data I had already collected on St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn for a previous post. Overall, at least for an introductory post on a new(ish) topic, I believe the concept of effective velocity was pretty well received by the community, but as with most things, it understandably had a few detractors...
Viva El Birdos Mar 23, 2015

Lance Lynn displays "filthy" changeup, adding "another weapon to his arsenal"

Lance Lynn is bringing back a new and improved changeup? Yes, please. Three weeks into spring training, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn has pitched a grand total of one inning due to a left hip flexor strain suffered in his spring debut on March 8th. However, based on this Jenifer Langosch article from five days ago, there is at least one concrete reason to be excited about the 27-year-old right-hander as he prepares for his fourth full season with St. Louis. The fastball-dependent pitcher has retooled a pitch he threw less than 100 times (2.57%) last season—a reportedly...

Lynn feeling good after simulated game

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn threw a simulated game Wednesday and said he is ready for his second Grapefruit League outing.

Postcard from Florida: Lynn, Jay ready for spring game; what to do with Bourjos?

Greetings from Jupiter, Fla., where it’s a relatively quiet Wednesday since most of the big-leaguers are enjoying some down time away from the Roger Dean Stadium complex. Lance Lynn and…
Viva El Birdos Mar 9, 2015

Call for 2015 VEB Community projection submissions: Lance Lynn

It's spring, which means it's VEB Community projection submissions. The home page for the 2015 VEB Community projections is here. Today's post will mark the fifth St. Louis Cardinals player we've requested submissions for so far this spring. The previous four are (1) Adam Wainwright, (2) Matt Adams, (3) Michael Wacha, and (4) Matt Holliday. If you haven't yet, please submit your 2015 statistical predictions for them. Today we move back to the pitching side of things. If Wacha is a wild card for the rotation, Lance Lynn probably represents the surest bet just due to his injury history;...

MRI confirms Cardinals' Lance Lynn's hip flexor strain

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn had a magnetic resonance imaging scan taken Monday of his hip injury and the results confirmed what the team diagnosed Sunday, the right-hander said.

Lynn leaves game with hip injury as Cardinals beat Marlins

Right-hander Lance Lynn left the St. Louis Cardinals' spring training game in the second inning Sunday with a left hip flexor strain, but six relievers combined to allow only one…

Cardinals' Lynn leaves gave with left hip flexor strain

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn has left his team's spring training game against Miami with a left hip flexor strain.

Lance Lynn leaves Cardinals' win with hip flexor strain

Lance Lynn, after throwing just nine pitches in the first inning Sunday for the Cardinals against the Miami Marlins, looked as if he might be able to throw what would…

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