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Daniel Lynch

#29 | LHP
Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals
Daniel Lynch
Name: Daniel A. Lynch
Born: Nov 17, 1996 in Richmond, VA
High School: Douglas Freeman HS, Richmond, Va.
College: Virginia
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 1st round (34th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2018 (signed for $1,697,500)
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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