Jordan Lyles SP COL 1 day ago

Lyles (2-1) held the Padres to just one run on six hits and two walks over 6.2 innings in Thursday's home victory. He struck out four.

A 2-1 game in Colorado is a rare thing, but Lyles has been considerably more effective in his home starts than he has on the road. He also still owns a hideous 14:11 K:BB on the year, which takes a lot of the shine off his 2.92 ERA. If you can sell him high in an NL-only league somehow, do it.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 6 days ago

Lyles (1-1) took the loss Saturday against the Dodgers, surrendering four runs on five hits and five walks over six innings.

Lyles' control was spotty all evening, as he found the strike zone on just 54 of his 95 pitches and also had a wild pitch in addition to the five free passes. Despite the bases being routinely full, Lyles did well to limit the damage, inducing three inning-ending groundouts. He also finished the night with five strikeouts, matching his combined output from his first two starts of the season.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 weeks ago

Lyles didn't factor in the decision Sunday against the Cubs after giving up three runs (one earned) over six innings. He walked three batters and struck out three.

Lyles departed with a 5-3 lead in hand, but was unable to push his record to 2-0 after closer LaTroy Hawkins surrendered three runs in the ninth inning to blow the save. While the right-hander will never be mistaken for a high-end fantasy asset due to his low strikeout rate, his ability to induce ground balls at a decent clip shouldn't make him too much of an anchor in the ERA department for those rostering him in NL-only leagues.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 weeks ago

Lyles gave up two earned runs on five hits and one walk over six innings to pick up a win over the Brewers on Tuesday in his first start of the year.

He only struck out two batters, but anyone who rolled with Lyles was probably satisfied with his overall output. The 24-year-old righty needed just 79 pitches to log the quality start, and is off to a nice start to 2015. His next start will come Sunday against the Cubs, but as he will be at home in Coors Field, it may be worth waiting until he is on the road again before contemplating using him in deeper formats.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 1 month ago1 Comment

Lyles has solidified a spot in the Rockies' rotation to open the season, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Lyles has a shiny 0.60 ERA and is holding batters to a .102 average so far this spring, erasing any doubt that he'll come away from a starting role. In fact, with Jorge De La Rosa (groin) expected to open the season on the DL, there's a good chance that Lyles will serve as the Rockies' No. 2 starter for at least the first couple of weeks. While Lyles' ability to keep the ball on the ground makes him less of an ERA risk than most who call Coors Field home, his lack of strikeouts and tendency to put runners on base doesn't make him worth targeting outside of deep or NL-only formats.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 1 month ago

Lyles has shined through his three Cactus League starts, covering seven innings and two runs (one earned) while allowing three hits and four walks.

While manager Walt Weiss hasn't revealed how his rotation will line up for Opening Day, it appears safe to say that Lyles will occupy one of the five starting spots. The 24-year-old was surprisingly competent in his first full season with the Rockies in 2014, posting a 4.33 (4.22 FIP) and 1.36 WHIP. However, he carries more real-life value than fantasy utility, due to his penchant for churning out groundballs (51.7 GB% last season) rather than striking batters out (6.3 K/9 rate).

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 months ago

Lyles will start the Rockies' Cactus League opener Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Although manager Walt Weiss' Opening Day rotation isn't set in stone, it would be a major surprise if Lyles failed to capture a starting role. An underdog last spring training to come away with a rotation spot, Lyles ended up performing better than anticipated over his 22 starts, submitting a 4.33 ERA (4.22 FIP). A subpar strikeout rate will probably prevent him from gaining much traction in mid-sized or shallower fantasy formats, but if nothing else, he should be a capable innings eater for the Rockies.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 3 months ago

Lyles and the Rockies have avoided arbitration with a $2.475 million contract for 2015, Jon Heyman reports.

Lyles had an unspectacular but promising year at Coors Field in 2014, putting up a 4.33 ERA that works out to near league average when park is accounted for. Lyles' ERA, 4.22 FIP and 1.366 WHIP were all career highs for the 24-year-old. If he continues to improve, the Rockies will be glad to have him.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 7 months ago

Lyles' (7-4) final start of the season was a dud, as he surrendered five runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings to take the loss Friday against the Dodgers.

Lyles did well to limit the Dodgers to one run over his first five frames, but he imploded in the sixth inning, giving up four consecutive base hits to squander a 3-2 lead. Despite the late meltdown, Lyles finishes the campaign with a palatable 4.33 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 126.2 innings, numbers that should lock him into a rotation spot in 2015.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 7 months ago

Lyles (7-3) picked up the victory against the Diamondbacks on Friday, as he pitched six strong innings allowing two runs on nine hits.

It was Lyles' 11th quality start of the year, and his third out of his last four games started. He didn't dominate hitters on Friday, but Lyles did enough to let his offense help him out as they scored 15 runs for him on the night. It was Lyles' first win since August 6.