Daniel Lynch (baseball)

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Daniel Lynch
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Lynch with the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2021
Kansas City Royals – No. 52
Pitcher
Born: (1996-11-17) November 17, 1996 (age 24)
Henrico, Virginia
Bats: LeftThrows: Left
MLB debut
May 3, 2021, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through May 13, 2021)
Win–loss record 0–2
Earned run average 15.75
Strikeouts 7
Teams

Daniel A. Lynch (born November 17, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021.

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Career

Amateur career

Lynch played baseball at Douglas S. Freeman High School in Henrico, Virginia. As a junior, he compiled a 0.97 ERA. [1] After high school, he enrolled at the University of Virginia where he played for the Virginia Cavaliers baseball team. [2] During his freshman year at Virginia, he appeared in 13 games with nine starts and went 1–3 with a 5.49 earned run average (ERA) and 37 strikeouts. As a sophomore, he made 14 starts, going 7–5 with a 5.00 ERA with 45 strikeouts. The following summer, he pitched for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League, making six starts and posting a 4–0 record with a 2.04 ERA and 25 strikeouts. During his junior season, Lynch went 4–4 over the course of 13 starts with a 3.96 ERA and 105 strikeouts. [3]

Professional career

The Kansas City Royals selected Lynch with the 34th overall pick in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. [4] He signed with the Royals on June 10, 2018 for $1.7 million. [5] He made his professional debut with the Burlington Royals of the Rookie-level Appalachian League [6] before being promoted to the Lexington Legends of the Class A South Atlantic League. In 12 starts between the two clubs, he went 5–1 with a 1.58 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. [7]

Lynch spent 2019 with the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League and was named a Carolina League All-Star midway through the season. [8] [9] Over 15 starts, he went 5–2 with a 3.10 ERA. He was selected to play in the Arizona Fall League for the Surprise Saguaros following the season, [10] earning All-Star honors. [11] He did not play a minor league game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 2, 2021, the Royals announced that Lynch would be promoted for the next days game and be the starting pitcher against the Cleveland Indians. [12] Lynch was officially selected to the 40-man roster on May 3, and given the number 52. [12]

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References

  1. "Catching up with local pitchers Daniel Lynch and Griffin Roberts, who are tearing up the Cape Cod League | University of Virginia". richmond.com. July 26, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  2. "U.Va. handing the ball to former Douglas Freeman star Lynch as a rookie | University of Virginia". richmond.com. February 18, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  3. "Daniel Lynch Stats". The Baseball Cube.
  4. Paul, Guttman. "Virginia's Daniel Lynch, Jake McCarthy Drafted on Day One of MLB Draft".
  5. Flannagan, Jeffrey. "Royals sign 24 picks, including No. 34 Lynch". MLB.com.
  6. "Lynch nearly untouchable in second start". MiLB.com. June 30, 2018. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  7. "Daniel Lynch Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  8. https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article228822374.html
  9. Reiper, Max (June 12, 2019). "Royals Rumblings – News for June 12, 2019". RoyalsReview.com. SB Nation . Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  10. Norris, Josh. "2019 Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced". www.baseballamerica.com.
  11. Janus, Matt (October 9, 2019). "Three Former Rocks to Participate in Arizona Fall League All-Star Game | Blue Rocks". Milb.com. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  12. 1 2 Mark Polishuk. "Royals Promote Daniel Lynch". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved May 4, 2021.