Jordan Lyles SP COL 23 Hrs

Jordan Lyles limited the Phillies to one (unearned) run in seven innings Saturday in the Rockies' 3-1 win.

Lyles was sharp, scattering five hits and a walk over his seven innings. He struck out just two batters and owns an underwhelming 14/6 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings this season, but the other stats have been great. The 23-year-old will carry a 3-0 start, 3.04 ERA, and 1.14 WHIP into his next scheduled outing on the road against the Dodgers.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 9 Days

Rockies manager Walt Weiss announced Friday that Jordan Lyles will remain in the rotation and make his next start on Monday against the Padres in San Diego.

That means Franklin Morales will be shifted to the bullpen with the impending return of Tyler Chatwood. While Lyles pitched well in his lone outing, he's unlikely to have much value in mixed leagues while pitching in Colorado.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 11 Days

Troy Renck of the Denver Post believes that Jordan Lyles is likely to keep his spot in the rotation when Tyler Chatwood (hamstring) returns from the disabled list early next week.

Renck notes that no decision has been made between Lyles and Franklin Morales, but Lyles is "in (a) good spot." The young right-hander was given a rotation spot only when Chatwood went down, but he's earned the right to keep the job after 6 2/3 frames of one-run ball Monday. Morales has fumbled his opportunity, posting a 6.94 ERA over his first two starts. He would move into the Rockies' bullpen.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 13 Days

Jordan Lyles was the star of Monday night's victory over the White Sox, hurling 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a 7-1 victory.

He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four, mixing speeds effectively and keeping White Sox hitters off balance all evening. Lyles didn't just impress on the mound, going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI at the dish. Including a walk he drew in his Rockies' debut, Lyles is now batting .600/.667/.800 over six trips to the plate. Obviously his work on the rubber is far more pressing, and Lyles has acquitted himself well in that department over his first two starts, going 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA. So far, so good for Colorado's biggest return from the Dexter Fowler trade. He's got a good matchup on deck next week in San Diego.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 18 Days

Jordan Lyles allowed four runs in five innings in Wednesday's start against the Marlins, but escaped with the win.

Lyles allowed five hits and a walk while striking out five. Half his runs came on a Giancarlo Stanton sixth-inning home run, chasing Lyles from the game. Lyles was part of the return from the Astros in the Dexter Fowler trade. The 23-year-old has a career 5.35 ERA in 377 innings, and shouldn't be a consideration at all in mixed leagues.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 18 Days

Rockies recalled RHP Jordan Lyles from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Lyles will be on the mound Wednesday night against the Marlins. That start was supposed to be made by Tyler Chatwood, but he suffered a hamstring strain in his final outing of the spring. Lyles is not a good bet in standard fantasy leagues, even against Miami.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 20 Days

Jordan Lyles will be recalled from Triple-A Colorado Spring to start Wednesday against the Marlins.

Tyler Chatwood was originally scheduled to start, but he has been scratched due to a hamstring strain. Lyles lost the fifth starter gig to Franklin Morales this spring, but posted a solid 3.18 ERA over 17 innings. He's not an option in most fantasy leagues, though.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 23 Days

Rockies optioned RHP Jordan Lyles to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Lyles wasn't bad this spring, registering a 3.18 ERA over 17 innings of work, but the Rockies opted to go with Franklin Morales as their fifth starter instead. It's disappointing, especially after Lyles was the primary return in the deal that sent Dexter Fowler to the Astros. Lyles will likely be back in Colorado sometime this summer.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 29 Days

Jordan Lyles allowed five runs -- two earned -- over 4 2/3 innings in a start against the Indians on Saturday.

Lyles wasn't particularly sharp, giving up five hits and three walks while striking out three. He'd been better over his previous Cactus League starts, and he still carries a 3.18 ERA going forward. He'll get one more chance to lay claim to a rotation spot this spring.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 1 Month

Jordan Lyles was knocked around a bit by the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing three runs on five hits in his 4 1/3 frames.

Lyles walked two and struck out a pair on the afternoon. The 23-year-old right-hander has pitched fairly well in Cactus League play, posting a 2.92 ERA and 9/2 K/BB ratio in 12 1/3 innings. He's still fighting for a spot in the Rockies Opening Day rotation.