• Full name Daniel A. Lynch
  • Born 11/17/1996 in Richmond, VA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Virginia
  • Debut 05/03/2021
  • Drafted in the 1C round (34th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2018 (signed for $1,697,500).
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    Lynch's stock soared after a standout summer for Orleans in the Cape Cod League that earned him an all-star appearance. But as a three-year starter for Virginia, Lynch has been decidedly average in terms of college performance, posting a 12-12, 4.72 record through 200 college innings. Lynch's greatest assets are his 6-foot-4, 195-pound frame, lefthandedness and his above-average control of a four-pitch mix--all qualities that suggest he could be a starter at the next level. Lynch's stuff is average across the board, with his low-80s changeup flashing above-average at times. He generally works 89-92 mph with his fastball, touching 93, and he throws both a slider and a curveball. Those breaking balls occasionally morph together, but when he's at his best his slider is the more effective pitch at missing bats. Lynch doesn't have one standout tool, but the sum of his parts gives him a chance to be a back-of-the-rotation innings eater.

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  • Rated Best Fastball in the Kansas City Royals in 2020
  • Rated Best Control in the Kansas City Royals in 2019

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Career Transactions

  • Omaha Storm Chasers activated LHP Daniel Lynch IV.
  • Kansas City Royals optioned LHP Daniel Lynch IV to Omaha Storm Chasers.
  • Kansas City Royals recalled LHP Daniel Lynch IV from Omaha Storm Chasers.
  • LHP Daniel Lynch IV changed number to 41.
  • Kansas City Royals placed LHP Daniel Lynch IV on the 15-day injured list. Left shoulder strain.
  • Kansas City Royals activated LHP Daniel Lynch from the 15-day injured list.
  • Kansas City Royals sent LHP Daniel Lynch on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
  • Kansas City Royals sent LHP Daniel Lynch on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
  • Kansas City Royals sent LHP Daniel Lynch on a rehab assignment to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
  • Kansas City Royals sent LHP Daniel Lynch on a rehab assignment to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
  • Kansas City Royals sent LHP Daniel Lynch on a rehab assignment to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
  • Kansas City Royals sent LHP Daniel Lynch on a rehab assignment to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
  • Kansas City Royals placed LHP Daniel Lynch on the 15-day injured list retroactive to March 27, 2023. Left rotator cuff strain.

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