Jordan Lyles P COL 6 days ago
Lyles has a 7.06 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 29.1 innings this season.
The 26-year-old is second for innings pitched out of the Rockies' bullpen this season, but has yet to perform with any consistency. Lyles rarely sniffs anything beyond low-pressure situations and features a paltry 6.4 K/9. The right-hander has given up eight home runs, but has walked only six batters this season.
Jordan Lyles P COL 1 month ago
Lyles fired a scoreless frame Tuesday against the Phillies.
After a wretched month of April that saw his ERA rise above 10.00, Lyles has settled down a bit in the month of May. Three of his five outings have been scoreless, although his ERA for the month still sits at a tough 5.40 mark. He seems to be locked into a middle-relief role for Colorado, and with performance like this, it doesn't seem like he'll be getting higher-leverage innings any time soon.
Jordan Lyles P COL 2 months ago
Lyles holds a 10.03 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP through 11.2 innings of work in the month of April.
Thanks to a plethora of injuries plaguing the Rockies out of spring training, Lyles cracked the big-league roster, but he's been less than stellar during his time in Denver this season. He's allowed at least two runs in his past three appearances, and he's already served up four home runs on the campaign. If there's a silver lining to this all, it's that Lyles fanned 13 batters thus far, which normally is not a huge aspect of his game. However, even with an uptick in strikeouts, the 26-year-old's role and performance should limit any intrigue on him moving forward.
Jordan Lyles P COL 3 months ago
Lyles is in the major-league bullpen for the Rockies' Opening Day bout with the Brewers, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Lyles didn't have the most impressive spring, but the multitude of injuries that struck Colorado's pitching staff over the spring were enough to place the right-hander in a long relief role to begin the season. It bodes well for his roster standing that he is out of options, but if his performance is lacking, he could be removed from the 40-man so that prospect German Marquez and left-hander Chris Rusin (oblique) can both stick with the Rockies as long relievers once Rusin is healthy enough to return to action.
Jordan Lyles P COL 3 months ago
Lyles seems likely to break camp as a member of the Rockies bullpen, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
The right-hander has experienced his fair share of struggles this spring (6.55 ERA, four walks in 11 innings pitched), but the myriad of injuries plaguing the Rockies seem to have opened up a spot in the bullpen for Lyles. The fact that he's out of options may have also played a role, but a roster spot is a good sign for him nonetheless. That being said, his fantasy value will be severely limited for much of the season, as his low strikeout rates won't garner much value in a middle-relief role.
Jordan Lyles P COL 4 months ago
Lyles has a good chance of making the Opening Day roster due to the fact that he's out of minor league options, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Lyles broke camp last season with a rotation spot in hand, but he was simply atrocious in five starts (8.55 ERA, 2.05 WHIP). However, the right-hander picked things up after he rejoined the major league squad as a long reliever in June, posting an improved 4.42 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. He doesn't strike out enough batters to warrant much excitement if he does make the team as a reliever, but a roster spot is better than being designated for assignment and could also lead to a few spot starts over the course of the year.
Jordan Lyles P COL 7 months ago
The Rockies agreed to terms with Lyles on a one-year contract and avoided arbitration.
Lyles has a career 5.17 ERA in 611.1 innings, and was even worse than that last year, posting a 5.83 ERA and 32:28 K:BB over 58.2 innings, mostly in relief. He has very minimal fantasy value as a starter, and essentially no value as a reliever, which will be his likely role in 2017.
Jordan Lyles P COL 9 months ago
Manager Walt Weiss said that Lyles "has earned an opportunity to get higher-stakes outs late in games," Nick Kosmider of the Denver Post reports.
Lyles' overall numbers are not impressive whatsoever (5.00 ERA, 4.7 K/9), but the right-hander has been one of the most consistent arms in an otherwise awful Rockies bullpen. Since being called up on June 20, the 25-year-old possesses a sparkling 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 34 innings as a reliever. His strikeout numbers haven't improved, but his ability to keep the ball in the ballpark (even at Coors Field) has kept him in high regard with the Rockies brass. He may not get save chances, but the vote of confidence from Weiss is certainly a good sign for Lyles heading into the end of the season.
Jordan Lyles P COL 11 months ago
Lyles holds a 2.63 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 13.2 innings pitched since being promoted to the majors on June 20.
After a putrid start to the season where the he allowed at least five runs in four of his five appearances, Lyles has completely turned things around as of late. His strikeout numbers are still lackluster at best since the promotion (5.3 K/9), but his stellar 1.3 BB/9 and 0.7 HR/9 are allowing him to hold his own in the big leagues. The right-hander's role may be in question in the coming days, even with his recent success. Chris Rusin (shoulder) is expected to come off the disabled list this coming week, which could put Lyles' job as the Rockies' long reliever in jeopardy. How the Rockies plan to handle this situation will likely become clearer as Rusin's activation comes nearer, but in the meantime, Lyles will look to continue pitching like he has over the past month, a time in which he's lowered his ERA from 8.55 to 6.15 on the season.
Jordan Lyles P COL 1 year ago
Lyles was recalled Monday.
Lyles last pitched for the Rockies on May 23 when he gave up four earned runs in 2.1 innings of work, bringing his ERA to 8.55 and WHIP to 2.05 on the season and leading him to be optioned to Triple-A. Lyles will likely serve as a long reliever, a role that is needed due to Tyler Chatwood and Chris Rusin both being lost to the 15-day DL.