Despite a lackluster spring showing, Jordan Lyles managed to crack the Rockies' Opening Day roster in a long-relief role. He found little success in this role however, as he struck out just 6.4 batters per nine innings and gave up 11 homers in 46.2 frames. The Rockies finally cut ties with the right-hander and designated him for assignment in late July. Lyles found a new home shortly thereafter, with the Padres picking him up on a minor-league deal. A decent performance in the minors allowed him to return to the big leagues for a handful of starts down the stretch. His ERA wound up rising to 9.39, although an extremely high .412 BABIP played a part in that. The Padres brought him back and he figures to compete for a rotation spot in camp, but Lyles' profile and body of work should keep him off most fantasy radars heading into 2018.
Lyles signed a one-year, $750,000 with the Padres on Sunday, A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Lyles will likely compete for a spot in the starting rotation after re-signing with the Padres. He struggled mightily at the major-league level in 2017, allowing a 7.75 ERA over 69.2 innings pitched. The 27-year-old right-hander has failed to post an ERA under 5.00 since 2014 but will attempt to resurrect his career in what will be his second year with San Diego.
Lyles (1-5) took the loss to the Giants on Friday, allowing seven runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out five over 3.2 innings. This outing provided a fitting end to Lyles' season, as he's endured a disastrous campaign between Colorado and San Diego. The right-hander finishes with a 7.75 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 55:22 K:BB in 69.2 total innings. He may not get another look in a big-league rotation.
Lyles (1-4) took the loss against the Rockies on Friday, giving up four runs on five hits -- including three home runs -- and two walks over six innings while striking out seven. While it was a better performance from Lyles than his last outing Sept. 16 against his former team, when Colorado tagged him for seven runs in four innings at Coors Field, the end result was the same. The journeyman righty and his 7.23 ERA will make one more start this season for the Padres in San Francisco on Friday.
Lyles (1-3) allowed seven runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out just a single batter over four innings during Saturday's loss to Colorado. This was just the third start of the season for Lyles, so considering it came at hitter-friendly Coors Field, he should have already been off the fantasy radar in most settings. With a 7.35 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 6.5 K/9, Lyles' prospects aren't favorable moving forward, either. He lines up to face the Rockies at Petco Park and the Giants at AT&T Park in his final two starts of the season.
Lyles (1-2) picked up the win despite allowing four runs on six hits over five innings Friday. He struck out six in a 10-6 win over Arizona. Lyles was allowed to remain in the Padres' six-man rotation and rewarded the club with his first victory of the season. The results weren't pretty, but all things considered, this was a successful outing in a tough pitching environment against a red-hot Diamondbacks squad. Things don't get easier for Lyles and his 6.75 ERA in his next start against the Rockies at Coors Field next Saturday.