Brandon Lyon Pitcher

     
 

Born: August 10, 1979
Salt Lake City, UT
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 14th round, 1999 by TOR ;
37th round, 1997 by NYM
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (July 2013)
College: Dixie State College
High School: Taylorsville HS (UT)

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Released / Opted out (August 2013)

Scouting Report
: Veteran reliever with a plus curveball. Also throws a  fastball, cutter and changeup. Velocity on all pitches has been down this year. Fastball now sits in the high-80s rather than the low-90s.
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  1999 Dixie State NCAA Coll   19 9 2 0.818 2.96 12 12 0 76.0 68 34 25 9 24 86 1.21 3.58 10.18
  2000 Dixie State NCAA Coll   20 15 1 0.938 0.69 21 17 2 117.0 66 16 9 0 16 159 0.70 9.94 12.23
  2000 Queens NYPL A- Tor 20 5 3 0.625 2.39 15 13 0 60.3 43 20 16 1 6 55 0.81 9.17 8.20
  2001 Tennessee Sou AA Tor 21 5 0 1.000 3.68 9 9 0 58.7 57 25 24 7 9 45 1.12 5.00 6.90
  2001 Syracuse IL AAA Tor 21 5 3 0.625 3.69 11 11 0 68.3 68 33 28 7 10 53 1.14 5.30 6.98
  2001 Toronto AL MLB Tor 21 5 4 0.556 4.29 11 11 0 63.0 63 31 30 6 15 35 1.24 2.33 5.00
  2002 Syracuse IL AAA Tor 22 4 9 0.308 5.11 14 14 0 75.7 99 54 43 4 19 35 1.56 1.84 4.16
  2002 Toronto AL MLB Tor 22 1 4 0.200 6.53 15 10 0 62.0 78 47 45 14 19 30 1.56 1.58 4.35
  2003 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 0 0 --- 3.24 5 0 0 8.3 7 3 3 1 2 7 1.08 3.50 7.56
  2003 Boston AL MLB Bos 23 4 6 0.400 4.12 49 0 9 59.0 73 33 27 6 19 50 1.56 2.63 7.63
  2004 Tucson PCL AAA Ari 24 2 3 0.400 15.12 6 3 0 8.3 15 14 14 3 4 4 2.28 1.00 4.32
  2005 Tucson PCL AAA Ari 25 0 1 0.000 5.40 5 4 0 5.0 5 3 3 0 0 4 --- --- 7.20
  2005 Arizona NL MLB Ari 25 0 2 0.000 6.44 32 0 14 29.3 44 25 21 6 10 17 1.84 1.70 5.22
  2006 Arizona NL MLB Ari 26 2 4 0.333 3.89 68 0 0 69.3 68 32 30 7 22 46 1.30 2.09 5.97
  2007 Arizona NL MLB Ari 27 6 4 0.600 2.68 73 0 2 74.0 70 25 22 2 22 40 1.24 1.82 4.86
  2008 Arizona NL MLB Ari 28 3 5 0.375 4.70 61 0 26 59.3 75 34 31 7 13 44 1.48 3.38 6.67
  2009 Detroit AL MLB Det 29 6 5 0.545 2.86 65 0 3 78.7 56 25 25 7 31 57 1.11 1.84 6.52
  2010 Houston NL MLB Hou 30 6 6 0.500 3.12 79 0 20 78.0 68 28 27 2 31 54 1.27 1.74 6.23
  2011 Oklahoma City PCL AAA Hou 31 0 0 --- --- 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 --- --- ---
  2011 Houston NL MLB Hou 31 3 3 0.500 11.48 15 0 4 13.3 27 17 17 4 5 6 2.40 1.20 4.05
  2012 Houston NL MLB Hou 32 0 2 0.000 3.25 37 0 0 36.0 37 13 13 3 11 35 1.33 3.18 8.75
  2012 Toronto AL MLB Tor 32 4 0 1.000 2.88 30 0 1 25.0 19 8 8 2 9 28 1.12 3.11 10.08
  2013 NY Mets NL MLB NYM 33 2 2 0.500 4.98 37 0 0 34.3 43 20 19 3 13 23 1.63 1.77 6.03
  2013 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 33 0 0 --- 1.69 4 0 2 5.3 5 2 1 0 1 3 1.13 3.00 0.563
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
May 31, 2000 (Toronto)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 2000 (Queens)
MLFA Eligible: Nov. 2013
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: 2013-14
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
August 4, 2001 (Toronto)
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
10 years, 142 days
Options Remaining
: 0 (5+ years service time)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
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