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Biography Data
Positions: P-663
Proper Name: Brandon James Lyon
Born: August 10, 1979 (37.262)
Place Salt Lake City, Utah
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 170 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Taylorsville (Salt Lake City,UT)
College: Dixie State College of Utah
Drafted: 1999 -- 14th round (433rd overall) by Toronto Blue Jays (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:August 4,2001 (21.360)
Service Time:11.071 (2013)
TBC Player ID:25
Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2014-05-22 - Opted out of contract, declared free agency More
Recent Contract:Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Angels (2014-02-11)
Organizations:TOR, BOS, ARI, DET, HOU, NYN, ANA
Pitch Repertoire Cutter (38.78%) -- Fastball (21.80%) -- Curveball (18.58%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (15.02%) -- Slider (3.46%) -- Changeup (2.36%)
Fastball Velocity: [2013] - 87.85 - [2012] - 89.76 - [2011] - 89.57 - [2010] - 91.27

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2014MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2014-05-22RPFAMLBOpted out of contract, declared free agency---
    2014-04-12Los Angeles AngelsRPMinorsSalt LakeAAAAssigned to Salt Lake (AAA)---
    2014-02-11Los Angeles AngelsRPMinorsLos Angeles AngelsMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2013-08-01RPFAMLBReleased by Red Sox---
    2013-07-19Boston Red SoxRPMinorsPawtucketAAASigned to minor league contract---
    2013-07-10RPFAMLBReleased by Mets---
    2013-07-05New York MetsRPDFANew York MetsMLBDesignated for Assignment---
    2013-02-10New York MetsRPActive-MLBNew York MetsMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.8m)40man
    2012-11-19-PFA-MLBDeclared free agency---
    2012-07-20Toronto Blue JaysRPActive-MLBToronto Blue JaysMLBTraded from Astros to Blue Jays in 10-player deal40man
    2012-05-06Houston AstrosRPActive-MLBHouston AstrosMLB40man
    2009-12-11Houston AstrosHouston AstrosMLB---
    2009-01-24Detroit TigersDetroit TigersMLB---
    2008-01-18Arizona DiamondbacksArizona DiamondbacksMLB---
    2007-01-16Arizona DiamondbacksArizona DiamondbacksMLB---
    2006-01-18Arizona DiamondbacksArizona DiamondbacksMLB---
    2005-01-19Arizona DiamondbacksArizona DiamondbacksMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Astros
    Signed by Tigers to minor league contract
    Signed by Diamondbacks (1-year)
    Signed by Diamondbacks to avoid arbitration
    Traded by Red Sox with Michael Goss, Jorge De La Rosa and Casey Fossum to Diamondbacks for Curt Schilling.
    Traded by Pirates with Anastacio Martinez and Jeff Suppan to Red Sox for Freddy Sanchez, Mike Gonzalez and Cash.
    Traded by Red Sox with Anastacio Martinez to Pirates for Scott Sauerbeck and Mike Gonzalez.
    Claimed on waivers by Red Sox from Blue Jays.
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Toronto Blue Jays in 14th round (433rd overall) of 1999 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by New York Mets in 37th round (1110th overall) of 1997 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2013New York Mets$ 750,0004701048$ 490,000$ 3,021,5312013-02-10 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.8m)
    2012Houston Astros$ 5,500,000164482$ 480,000$ 2,954,887
    2012Toronto Blue Jays$ 5,500,000164382$ 480,000$ 2,954,887
    2011Houston Astros$ 5,250,000175581$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2010Houston Astros$ 4,250,000204778$ 400,000$ 2,812,412
    2009Detroit Tigers$ 4,250,0001991176$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-12-11 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2010-2012 ($15m)
    2009-01-24 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($4.25m)
    2008Arizona Diamondbacks$ 3,125,0002611072$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($3.125m) Avoided arbitration
    2007Arizona Diamondbacks$ 1,500,0003561256$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-01-16 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($1.5m)
    2006Arizona Diamondbacks$ 830,0004261647$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.83m)
    2005Arizona Diamondbacks$ 330,0006412029$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-01-19 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($0.33m)
    2003Boston Red Sox$ 309,5006503219$ 300,000$ 2,163,527
    2002Toronto Blue Jays$ 221,0006992323$ 200,000$ 2,011,045
    2001Toronto Blue Jays$ 200,000771270$ 200,000$ 1,897,758

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