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A massive (6-foot-5, 270 pound) righthander with a deceptive delivery, plenty of extension and downhill plane on his fastball, Lyons has shown significant improvement in his freshman season at Weatherford (Texas) JC as his mid-to-high 80s fastball has jumped into the low 90s. He posted a 2.87 ERA while striking out 12.2 batters per nine innings. Weatherford is not a friendly place for pitchers, as evidenced by the team's 5.12 ERA overall. Lyons throws plenty of strikes and has a splitter that baffled hitters all year. He's shown a modest feel for spinning a breaking ball.