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Lucas Harrell

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2014 Stats

W-L

0-3

ERA

9.49

WHIP

2.27

K

9

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After leading the Astros in several pitching categories in 2012, Harrell struggled mightily last season and was ousted from the starting rotation in July. Considering how talent-starved the team is at...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 6/3/1985   BORN: Springfield, MO   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Lucas Harrell Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the White Sox in Feb. 2009.

April 15, 2014  –  Lucas Harrell News

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Lucas Harrell Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 21 AA BIR 3 3 0 9.7 12 11 1 4 14 0 2 0 10.24 2.69
2007 22 AA BIR 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 23 A Kan 3 3 0 10.2 13 7 0 7 4 1 1 0 5.91 1.67
2008 23 A Bri 1 1 0 3.0 3 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
2008 23 AA BIR 11 10 0 54.7 56 21 3 34 19 3 3 0 3.46 1.37
2009 24 AA BIR 14 14 0 80.3 78 29 4 51 32 8 3 0 3.25 1.37
2009 24 AAA CHA 11 11 0 65.7 58 24 3 42 37 4 1 0 3.29 1.45
2010 25 AAA Cha 26 26 0 137.2 141 70 11 84 61 10 10 0 0 0 4.58 1.47
2010 25 MAJ CWS 8 3 0 24.0 34 13 2 15 17 1 0 0 0 0 4.88 2.13
2011 26 AAA Okl 9 9 0 52.1 42 10 0 38 24 5 2 0 0 0 1.72 1.27
2011 26 AAA Cha 9 12 0 74.1 66 26 6 56 26 7 3 0 0 0 3.15 1.24
2011 26 MAJ HOU 6 2 0 13.0 12 5 0 10 7 0 2 0 0 0 3.46 1.46
2011 26 MAJ CWS 3 0 0 5.0 11 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.20 2.40
2011  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ HOU/CWS 9 2 0 18.0 23 9 0 15 8 0 2 0 0 0 4.50 1.72
2012 27 MAJ HOU 32 32 1 193.7 185 81 13 140 78 11 11 0 0 0 3.76 1.36
2013 28 MAJ HOU 36 22 0 153.7 174 100 20 89 88 6 17 0 1 0 5.86 1.70
2014 29 MAJ HOU 3 3 0 12.3 19 13 2 9 9 0 3 0 0 0 9.49 2.27
3-Year Averages MAJ   25 18 0 121.8 127 63 11 81 58 5 10 0 0 0 4.66 1.52
Career  (View All) MAJ   88 62 1 401.7 435 216 37 268 200 18 33 0 4.84 1.58

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Lucas Harrell Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 15 KC 5.0 5 4 4 1 3 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 9.49 2.27
Apr. 9 @Tor 4.3 7 5 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 11.05 2.73
Apr. 4 LAA 3.0 7 5 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 15.00 3.33
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.1 IP/G
12.3 19 14 13 2 9 9 0 1 0 0-3 0 0 0 9.49 2.27
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.1 IP/G
12.3 19 14 13 2 9 9 0 1 0 0-3 0 0 0 9.49 2.27
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.1 IP/G
12.3 19 14 13 2 9 9 0 1 0 0-3 0 0 0 9.49 2.27

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Lucas Harrell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201338047518219210.255
20123787448801527.248
201120518000.444

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201332742379210310.329
201244966301051256.258
2011638715200.278

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201383.33805844125.401.70
201280.7630583532.341.36
20119.30108302.891.61

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201370.3390314486.401.71
2012113.05808243104.781.35
20117.70105507.042.09
Lucas Harrell Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 21 AA BIR 3 3 9.7 3.72 13.03 0.29 0.93 60% 10.24 8.06 .321
2007 22 AA BIR 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 .00 .000
2008 23 A Kan 3 3 10.2 6.18 3.53 1.75 0.00 58.8% 5.91 3.00 .374
2008 23 A Bri 1 1 3.0 15.00 3.00 5.00 0.00 75% 3.00 .87 .464
2008 23 AA BIR 11 10 54.7 5.60 3.13 1.79 0.49 75% 3.46 3.82 .306
2009 24 AA BIR 14 14 80.3 5.71 3.59 1.59 0.45 76.4% 3.25 3.85 .297
2009 24 AAA CHA 11 11 65.7 5.76 5.07 1.14 0.41 77.2% 3.29 4.34 .278
2010 25 AAA Cha 26 26 137.2 5.51 4.00 1.38 0.72 69.1% 4.58 4.46 .300
2010 25 MAJ CWS 8 3 24.0 5.63 6.38 0.88 0.75 2.87 77.6% 91.9 MPH 4.88 5.16 .378
2011 26 AAA Okl 9 9 52.1 6.56 4.15 1.58 0.00 84.8% 1.72 3.24 .278
2011 26 AAA Cha 9 12 74.1 6.80 3.16 2.15 0.73 76.7% 3.15 3.83 .282
2011 26 MAJ HOU 6 2 13.0 6.92 4.85 1.43 0.00 1.91 73.7% 92.0 MPH 3.46 3.51 .310
2011 26 MAJ CWS 3 0 5.0 9.00 1.80 5.00 0.00 1.83 66.7% 92.0 MPH 7.20 1.80 .547
2011  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ HOU/CWS 9 2 18.0 7.50 4.00 1.88 0.00 1.88 71% 92.0 MPH 4.50 2.91 .391
2012 27 MAJ HOU 32 32 193.7 6.51 3.62 1.79 0.60 2.44 72.8% 92.5 MPH 3.76 3.85 .298
2013 28 MAJ HOU 36 22 153.7 5.21 5.15 1.01 1.17 1.94 66.9% 91.9 MPH 5.86 5.57 .309
2014 29 MAJ HOU 3 3 12.3 6.57 6.57 1.00 1.46 2.18 57.7% 91.1 MPH 9.49 6.04 .397
3-Year Averages MAJ   25 18 121.8 5.99 4.29 1.40 0.81 70.1% 4.66 4.47 .307
Career MAJ   88 62 401.7 6.00 4.48 1.34 0.83 70.1% 4.84 4.61 .315

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2014 Stat Review for Lucas Harrell    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.57 K/9
WEAK
6.57 BB/9
TERRIBLE
91.1 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.18 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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9.49 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.27 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.04 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.397 BABIP
HIGH
57.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Lucas Harrell (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Young NY-N 5 3 1 5 2 0 0 .600 1.400 2.114
Seth Smith SD 7 5 1 6 1 1 0 .714 1.286 2.036
Omar Infante KC 8 6 1 3 1 0 0 .750 1.125 1.903
Jose Reyes TOR 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 .800 1.000 1.875
Josh Hamilton ANA 9 4 2 2 5 0 0 .444 1.222 1.865
Adam Dunn CHI-A 6 2 2 2 1 2 0 .333 1.333 1.762
Howie Kendrick ANA 9 6 0 1 1 1 0 .667 1.000 1.700
Carlos Gonzalez COL 8 4 1 2 2 1 3 .500 1.000 1.600
Brian Dozier MIN 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Brennan Boesch ANA 6 4 0 1 2 0 0 .667 .833 1.583

Best Matchups for Lucas Harrell (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Carlos Quentin SD 6 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000 .000 .143
Daniel Descalso STL 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .143
Alex Gordon KC 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .125
Alberto Callaspo OAK 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .000 .111
Kevin Kouzmanoff TEX 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nate McLouth WAS 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Jones BAL 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Hanley Ramirez LA 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
John Jaso OAK 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Darwin Barney CHI-N 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Lucas Harrell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Harrell gave up four earned runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts across five innings Tuesday against the Royals, falling to 0-3 on the season.

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Harrell fell to 0-2 Wednesday after giving up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts over 4.1 innings against the Blue Jays.

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Harrell was battered for five runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts over just three innings against the Angels on Friday.

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Harrell will open the season as the No. 4 starter in the Astros' rotation, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Harrell was hammered for 10 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits with no strikeouts over 1.2 innings Saturday against the Tigers.

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Harrell held the Nationals to one run on two hits and a walk over four innings Monday to pick up his first victory of the spring. He also struck out a batter.

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Harrell is scheduled to start Friday in Houston's spring training opener against Atlanta, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Harrell tossed five innings of relief Monday against the Reds, allowing two runs on three hits and four walks with three strikeouts.

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Harrell will replace Paul Clemens as the starter in Sunday's game against the Athletics.

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Harrell fell to 6-15 on the season Wednesday after the White Sox touched him up for five runs on three hits and three walks over two innings of work.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

A surprise addition to the Astros rotation, Harrell took the ball on April 7 and never looked back. He wound up leading the team in starts (32), wins (11) and innings (193.2). While lacking ace-type stuff, he pitches deep into games and gives the Astros quality innings -- something most of the starters on the team struggled to do last season. This spring, Harrell will not have to battle for a rotation spot – he is all but a lock to return. Do not expect a repeat of the 2012 season, but he should be a safe bet to be a league average innings eater.

2012

Harrell quietly put together a season that has him back on the radar as a back-of-the-rotation type starter, finishing with 12 wins, a 2.63 ERA, 1.255 WHIP and 94 strikeouts in 126.2 innings between his two Triple-A teams. Not bad for a guy obtained from the White Sox on a midseason waiver claim. Harrell really needs more time in the minors to refine his arsenal and work on his control, but the Astros might decide to let him take his lumps at the back of their rotation in 2012.

2011

Harrell made his MLB debut in 2010 after six minor league seasons in the White Sox's organization, and he made a few late-season starts for the injured Freddy Garcia. His low strikeout rate in the minors profiles more as a long-relief guy than a starter, and he could break camp in that role with the Sox with a good spring.

2010

Harrell split his 2009 ticket between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte, serving as a starter in both situations. He only allowed a total of seven home runs in his 146 innings, but his K:BB ratio was an ugly 93:69. The walk rate rose to 5.1 BB/9IP when he was promoted to Charlotte. He may fight for one of the White Sox’s final bullpen spots in spring training, but his MLB debut probably won’t come until later in the season.

2008

Harrell's a groundball machine when he's on but a lack of command will limit him until he can get that under control. He's got time to learn but he'll need to make up for lost time after missing the entire 2007 season with elbow surgery. He was able to participate in the organization's fall program so he'll start the year at Double-A.