Jordan Lyles SP COL 7 days 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 2 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 2 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 6 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 6 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.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 6 months ago

Lyles (6-3) was handed the loss Sunday against the Cardinals, after giving up three runs on nine hits and two walks over six frames.

Lyles turned in a quality effort, but it wasn't enough for the Rockies to avoid the sweep, especially with lefty Marco Gonzales quieting the Colorado bats. Though the Rockies figure to address their rotation in the offseason, Lyles looks to be on fairly sturdy ground for a starting role in 2015. He owns a palatable 4.21 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 115.1 innings.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 7 months ago

Lyles did not record a decision Monday against the Mets as he pitched six innings and allowed one run, three hits and two walks to go along with four strikeouts.

Lyles seems to have trouble providing the Rockies with much length as he has pitched more than six innings only once over his last 12 starts. He has a 4.20 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 109.1 innings this season overall, leaving him with limited fantasy value.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 7 months ago

Lyles pitched 6.1 innings Tuesday against the Giants, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks, while striking out five in the no-decision.

After two semi-decent starts in which he gave up six runs in 11.2 innings, Lyles took a step back Tuesday. He could not even hold a 7-1 lead after five innings. Lyles now has a 4.35 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 77:42 K:BB ratio in 103.1 innings pitched this year. His next start is scheduled for Monday on the road against the Mets.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 7 months ago

Lyles turned in a quality start, allowing three runs on four hits, walking three and striking out five over six innings of a 4-1 loss to the Giants on Thursday afternoon.

Lyles (6-2, 4.08 ERA) has struggled through much of August, but he kept his team in this one even though they never mounted much of an offense. He made one mistake early allowing a two-run home run to Gregor Blanco, but was strong before tiring in the sixth where he issued all three walks. He'll look for a better outcome when he faces the Giants again, this time at Coors Field, in his next start.