Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Kansas City Royals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Royals in November of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Sent outright to Triple-A
PKansas City Royals  AAA
August 4, 2019
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Flynn was designated for assignment by Kansas City on Friday, and after failing to draw interest while on waivers, he'll be assigned to Triple-A. He owns a 3.57 ERA and 1.49 WHIP with 18 strikeouts over 22.2 innings this season for the Storm Chasers.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
47
Last 10 Games
51
Last 5 Games
45
How many pitches does Brian Flynn generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Brian Flynn generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .293 163 32 20 41 7 1 2
Since 2017vs Right .314 320 37 32 87 19 3 5
2019vs Left .298 55 10 6 14 3 0 0
2019vs Right .358 84 12 11 24 6 0 2
2018vs Left .284 103 22 14 25 4 0 2
2018vs Right .300 233 25 21 62 13 2 3
2017vs Left .400 5 0 0 2 0 1 0
2017vs Right .333 3 0 0 1 0 1 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-70%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-20%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.48 1.78 47.2 2 2 0 5.5 4.0 0.6
Since 2017Away 3.47 1.59 59.2 3 5 1 6.0 4.7 0.6
2019Home 11.05 2.45 7.1 0 2 0 9.8 3.7 1.2
2019Away 3.27 1.68 22.0 2 0 0 5.7 5.7 0.4
2018Home 4.50 1.68 38.0 2 0 0 5.0 4.3 0.5
2018Away 3.58 1.54 37.2 1 5 1 6.2 4.1 0.7
2017Home 3.86 1.29 2.1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brian Flynn compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.29
 
K/9
6.8
 
BB/9
5.2
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
90.5 mph
 
ERA
5.22
 
WHIP
1.88
 
BABIP
.372
 
GB/FB
1.39
 
Left On Base
70.9%
 
Exit Velocity
90.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2282 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
38.0%
 
Swinging Strike
7.9%
 
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Having allowed 24 earned runs over 25 MLB innings in his career, seeing Flynn's 2016 performance culminate in a 2.60 ERA and 1.10 WHIP may come off as too good to be true. For one, Flynn wasn’t prone to retiring batters by way of the strikeout, as he posted a mediocre K-rate of 19.9 percent. Control wasn’t his forte either, for more than 10 percent of the batters he faced wound up reaching base via a walk. Rather, he relied on his fastball, slider, curveball, and changeup pitch arsenal to keep hitters on their toes. As a result, Flynn rode a 2.22 GB/FB to the forefront of the Royals’ bullpen and ended the season as their fourth-most-used reliever. However, Kansas City seldom used Flynn in high-leverage situations, which led to him accruing just two holds on the year. For 2017, he’ll figure to start the year as a primary relief option for the club, but could quickly fall back in the hierarchy if he reverts to his old, run laden ways.
Sent to Kansas City in exchange for Aaron Crow in the offseason, Flynn was aiming for a bullpen spot with the Royals, but was beaten out by Ryan Madson. There were thoughts that the left-hander could move into the bullpen eventually or even be stretched into a starter, but none of that could develop due to a back injury that cropped up after he appeared only once for Triple-A Omaha. The Royals have plenty of relief pitching depth, so there's a good chance they'll have the 25-year-old spend some time in Triple-A to improve upon the 4.06 ERA he posted in 2014 before giving him a chance with the big club.
Widely regarded as a top-10 prospect in the Marlins’ pitching-rich farm system heading into the season, Flynn struggled during brief stints with the big club in 2013 and 2014, posting a 8.64 ERA and 2.20 WHIP over 25.0 career major league innings. He also struggled to duplicate his success from the lower levels of the minors as he yielded a .302 batting average against during a full season at Triple-A New Orleans. Flynn’s 4.02 ERA  and 6.7 K/9 over 19.2 innings pitched represented steep declines from the 2.83 ERA and 8.0 K/9 that he put in 138 innings at that level in 2013. The lefty hurler stands at an imposing 6-foot-7 on the mound and leans on deception, command and control to get outs while sitting in the low-90s with his fastball. Flynn was traded to the Royals for Aaron Crow during the offseason, and he may be given an opportunity to take the ball as a starter for Kansas City at some point in 2015.
Standing at an imposing 6-foot-7, Flynn parlayed his length into a solid all-around season between Double-A and Triple-A before a cup of coffee with the Marlins in September. Flynn tossed 161 innings and recorded a 2.63 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 147 strikeouts against 43 walks in the minors before he got knocked around during his brief stint in the majors, but he will be given plenty of time in 2014 to develop a secondary arsenal that includes an average slider as well as a curveball and changeup -- two pitches that remain works in progress. The lefty is built to be an innings eater at the major league level and has flashed strong strikeout and walk rates during his time in the minors. Flynn has a chance to see some time in the majors in the second half of 2014, though he'll have plenty of internal competition from more highly-touted prospect arms in the organization.
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Designated for assignment
PKansas City Royals  AAA
July 26, 2019
Flynn was designated for assignment by the Royals on Friday.
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Struggles in loss
PKansas City Royals  AAA
July 14, 2019
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.
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Called on for spot start
PKansas City Royals  AAA
July 14, 2019
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.
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Mops up in loss
PKansas City Royals  AAA
July 2, 2019
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.
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Activated from IL
PKansas City Royals  AAA
May 25, 2019
Flynn (elbow) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.
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