Orioles pitcher Jordan Lyles inked a one-year, $7 million guarantee deal with the team just before the deadline for the lockout. An additional $11 million is available as an add-on year to the agreement.
To be sure, we’ll have to wait till the physical is complete, but for the time being, we’ll presume everything goes according to plan.
Even on one-year contracts, the team has to pay a lot more than necessary for pitchers to come here.
It’s just the nature of being a pitcher in one of baseball’s toughest divisions and one of baseball’s hardest pitcher’s parks.
To put it bluntly, Lyles isn’t good. Although he has a poor strikeout rate, gives up many home runs, and doesn’t miss many bats, he has an ERA that is as awful as his FIP and xFIP.
While he doesn’t strike out many batters, he does throw strikes at a league or slightly above average rate, which is better in 2021 than most years.
For a starter who is only average at best, the team paid a lot of money.
Despite this, Lyles does offer something the O’s lack. In the last two complete MLB seasons, he’s pitched, he’s made 58 starts and thrown 180 innings.
That many pitches and innings of work have not yet been demonstrated by any Orioles pitchers. On a team in dire need of starting pitchers, this move has some utility.
How much is Jordan Lyles Worth
Jordan Lyles’ net worth is reported to be between $1 million and $10 million dollars.
Is Jordan Lyles Rich?
With the contract he signed with the Orioles and the salary he is earning makes Jordan Lyles rich