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33 Brian Flynn RP

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
24.12-105.182013
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018KC354.04480001275.2873734533547
2019KC215.1890000024.1311514131320

Player Updates

July 14, 2019 07:08 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Struggles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (2-1) gave up seven runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out three through two innings to take the loss against the Tigers on Sunday.

Flynn allowed one run in his first two innings before allowing four hits and hitting two batters without recording an out in the third inning. The 29-year-old was put in a tough situation, making his first start in the majors since 2016 and given minimal time to prepare for a spot start after Homer Bailey was traded to Oakland less than an hour before his scheduled start. Flynn has a 2-1 record with a 5.18 ERA through 24.1 innings this season.

July 14, 2019 01:48 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Called on for spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn is slated to start Sunday's game against the Tigers after Homer Bailey (undisclosed) was a late scratch, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

The Royals announced Bailey was unavailable just over a half hour prior to the series finale, leaving Flynn with minimal time to prepare for his first big-league start since 2016. Flynn has topped out at four innings and 78 pitches over his eight appearances in the majors this season, so those likely represent the upper bounds of his workload for the spot start.

July 2, 2019 03:32 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Mops up in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn was charged with three runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings of relief in Monday's 11-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

Flynn wasn't really able to stop the bleeding for the Royals as Toronto finished with a season-high 18 hits, but he at least saved the rest of the bullpen from overuse with starter Glenn Sparkman lasting only three innings. The Royals will continue to deploy the lefty as a mop-up man in relief, a role that won't lend itself to much fantasy utility.

May 25, 2019 11:20 AM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Activated from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (elbow) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.

He has been sidelined all season with an elbow issue but is ready to rejoin the big-league bullpen. Richard Lovelady was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

April 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Rehab beginning Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

A sprained left UCL has kept Flynn out since late in spring training. It's not yet clear how long his rehab assignment is expected to last.

March 29, 2019 12:48 AM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Shifts to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals placed Flynn (elbow) on the 10-day injured list Thursday.

Flynn was diagnosed with a left UCL sprain late in spring training and is without a clear timeline to return to game action. The lefty is expected to join the Royals in a long-relief role once activated from the IL.

March 22, 2019 05:52 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Dealing with elbow issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn has been battling an elbow issue, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

The severity of the injury is not yet clear. Given the timing of the injury, Flynn may be forced to open the season on the injured list.

November 29, 2018 02:56 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Staying put in Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn signed a one-year contract with the Royals on Thursday, avoiding arbitration.

Flynn spent the 2018 campaign as a middle reliever for the Royals, posting a 4.04 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 47:35 K:BB across 75.2 innings. The 28-year-old righty figures to fill a similar role in Kansas City's bullpen in 2019.

February 26, 2018 12:16 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Set for spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (groin) is listed as the starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Giants.

Flynn is fully healthy and set to make his 2018 Cactus League debut after ending the 2017 season on the 60-day disabled list due to a groin strain. The 27-year-old, who posted a 5.40 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 50 innings with Triple-A Omaha last season, will look to earn a low-leverage bullpen gig with an impressive showing in camp.

September 1, 2017 04:28 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Transferred to 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (groin) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday.

This puts an end to Flynn's 2017 campaign. He only made one appearance with the big-league club this year and posted a 5.40 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 50 innings at Triple-A.

August 29, 2017 04:48 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Lands on DL with groin strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a left groin strain.

Flynn was lifted from Monday's game after 2.1 innings with a groin injury, and further tests confirmed the issue would indeed require some time on the shelf to recover from. Flynn has apparently been dealing with the injury for a couple weeks; the fact that he's been able to pitch through it could indicate the issue isn't anything overly serious. Still, he remains without a timetable to return. Eric Skoglund was recalled from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

August 29, 2017 01:56 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Removed with groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn was removed after 2.1 innings with a groin injury Monday against the Rays, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Flynn had been on a roll in the minors, but he told reporters he has been dealing with a groin injury for about two weeks. This was Flynn's first MLB appearance of the season, as he was just called up before Monday's game. It's unclear yet whether this injury will send Flynn to the disabled list; with roster expansion coming up, such a move may be unnecessary if the injury proves to be minor.

August 28, 2017 05:25 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Monday.

Flynn has improved his performance with Omaha as of late -- over his last 10 games, he's posted a 2.84 ERA and struck out 31 batters over 31.2 innings. He'll get a shot to to see if this recent success can translate to the majors; the 27-year-old hasn't appeared in a major-league game during the 2017 campaign.

July 26, 2017 07:56 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

Flynn was sent down in order to make room for the recently acquired Trevor Cahill, who will making his Kansas City debut on Saturday against the Red Sox. After earning a promotion to the big leagues Monday, Flynn heads back to Omaha without getting an opportunity over the past couple games. The reliever has struggled with Omaha this season, posting a 7.29 ERA and 2.14 WHIP in 21 innings.

July 25, 2017 12:40 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Heads to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Monday.

Flynn was a big part of the Royals' 2016 bullpen, but struggles at the Triple-A level this season have kept him from emerging at the major-league level. He'll come up to provide bullpen depth now, however, looking to recapture his success from last year.

June 27, 2017 02:28 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Returns to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (back) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

The left-hander injured his back prior to the start of spring training, and he'll have to earn his way back onto the 25-man roster. Should he secure a promotion, Flynn could provide some help for a Kansas City bullpen that ranks 12th in the AL with a 4.51 ERA. The 27-year-old posted a 2.60 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 44 strikeouts across 55.1 innings out of the Royals' bullpen last season .

June 23, 2017 09:20 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Rehab assignment expires Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (back) is set to come off the 60-day disabled list Sunday, at which point the Royals may choose to place him back on the 40-man roster, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Hunter Dozier recently went down at Triple-A Omaha with a possible season-ending wrist injury, and the Royals may opt to replace him on the 40-man with Flynn. The latter has been on a rehab assignment with Omaha for nearly a month with mixed results, but Flynn performed admirably (2.60 ERA) over 36 games for the Royals last year.

May 28, 2017 08:16 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Rehab assignment set
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (back) is scheduled to pitch his first rehab game for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Flynn is finally ready for game action after falling through a barn and injuring himself in mid-February. The 27-year-old isn't guaranteed a spot on the big-league roster upon his return from the DL, so some success on his rehab assignment could prove to be crucial. More information regarding the next step in his recovery should be available following his first start Saturday.

May 23, 2017 06:04 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Nearing rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (back) is still throwing at extended spring training but is getting close to embarking on a rehab assignment, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Flynn has been sidelined since mid-February after falling through the roof of his barn, but it seems like he's finally on the verge of getting back into game action. Despite this development, he isn't guaranteed a return trip to the big leagues once he's back to full health, although more information on his return date and where he'll play should come forth once he gets into his rehab assignment.

April 21, 2017 05:36 PM
Royals' Brian Flynn: Not guaranteed MLB roster spot upon return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (ribs), who appeared in 36 games for the Royals last season, may be stashed in the minors once activated from the DL as the club takes advantage of his one remaining minor-league option, Patrick Brennan of Fansided reports.

Flynn provided 55.1 serviceable innings for the Royals in 2016, posting a top-20 ERA among relievers with at least 50 innings. The left-hander did benefit from the fourth-lowest BABIP (.228) among that same group, although it's tough to slam the 27-year-old's 2.60 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over such a solid sample size. Flynn has yet to begin a throwing program, so regardless of where he's assigned, the reliever isn't close to returning to a big-league mound.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cleveland 3.200 4.91023
vs LHB 11.000 3.270510
vs RHB 13.100 6.750810
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/6BOS0003.13023
6/17@SEA1002.01014
6/19@SEA0004.01112
6/24@CLE0003.24223
7/1@TOR0004.07332
7/5@WAS1001.01020
7/14DET0102.08703
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
DET
L8-12
15
CHW
W5-2
16
CHW
W11-0
17
CHW
W7-5
18
CHW
W6-5
19
@CLE
7:10 pm
20
@CLE
7:10 pm
21
@CLE
1:10 pm
22
23
@ATL
7:20 pm
24
@ATL
7:20 pm
25
CLE
8:15 pm
26
CLE
8:15 pm
27
CLE
7:15 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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0
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0
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6

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22

4

7

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013MIA02 8.50440000 18.0271717401315
2014MIA01 9.00210000 7.012770036
2015KC00 ---0000000.00000000
2016KC12 2.603610000 55.1381916512344
2017KC00 3.86100000 2.13110000
2018KC35 4.044800012 75.2873734533547
2019KC21 5.18910000 24.1311514131320
Total 611 4.3910070012 182.2198968915787132
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013MIA4502000200 .400 .400 .400
2014MIA2200000000 .000 .000 .000
2016KC36000000000 --- --- ---
2017KC1000000000 --- --- ---
2018KC48100000000 .000 .000 .000
2019KC9000000000 --- --- ---
Total 100802000200 .250 .250 .250
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013MIAP44101001.000
2014MIAP21110001.000
2016KCP361122823 .833
2017KCP1000000 ---
2018KCP480606011.000
2019KCP91404001.000
Total  10072431924 .917
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013MIA01914 1.6401003 .37088 20.0 .6030
2014MIA086 1.5010001 .37535 19.3 .5000
2015KC000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2016KC07144 1.8600008 .198221 10.1 .3130
2017KC023 1.0000000 .3758 11.6 .8750
2018KC39173 1.4710005 .295336 14.9 .4171
2019KC12621 1.4821111 .326114 17.4 .4420
Total 4217161 1.58421118 .285802 14.4 .4201
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011AFX-West Michigan Whitec72 3.491313000 67.0582826342357
2012AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige84 3.711818000102.01134742533284
2012AA-Erie Seawolves01 9.0011000 5.08551023
2012AA-Jacksonville Suns30 3.8088000 45.0482219341332
2013AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs611 2.802323000138.012752437440122
2013AA-Jacksonville Suns11 1.5744000 23.0184421325
2014AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs810 4.062525100139.2169836313650104
2015AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers00 0.0010000 0.21000001
2016AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers21 3.0494000 23.22288101228
2017AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers53 5.40224000 50.06836301011250
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-8/240
Birthdate:
4/19/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Tulsa, OK
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
6