Jordan Lyles, Pitcher, San Diego Padres
Date of Birth: 10/19/1990
Birthplace: Florence, South Carolina
Jordan Lyles, pitcher for the San Diego Padres, was drafted out of high school by the Houston Astros. He played in the Astros' minor league system from 2008 through part of 2011. He first joined the Astros in 2011, pitching 94.0 innings in 20 games with them.
Lyles became part of the Astros' starting rotation in 2012, pitching 141.1 innings in 25 games. He finished the season with a 5-12 record and a 5.09 ERA. He didn't fare any better in 2013, finishing with a 7-9 record and a 5.59 ERA in 141.2 innings in 27 games.
The Astros traded Lyles to the Colorado Rockies in December, 2013. He pitched 126.2 innings in 22 games in 2014 and he finished the season with a 7-4 record and a 4.33 ERA.
On January 14, 2015, Lyles signed a one-year, $2.475 million contract with the Rockies. His 2015 season ended on June 1st when he had toe surgery. He finished the season with a 2-5 record, 30 strikeouts to 19 walks, and a 5.14 ERA in 49.0 innings in 10 games.
Lyles and the Rockies agreed to a one-year, $2.975 million contract on December 2, 2015. He finished the 2016 season with a 5.83 ERA, 4 wins to 5 losses, 1 save, and 32 strikeouts to 28 walks in 58.2 innings in 40 games.
The Rockies released Lyles on August 1, 2017. He signed a minor league contract with the Padres on August 8th.
Career pitching statistics for Lyles through 2016 include:
- 144 games played
- 611.1 innings pitched
- 27-43 win-loss record
- 411 strikeouts to 210 walks
- 5.17 ERA