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Lance McCullers

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2015 Stats

W-L

6-7

ERA

3.22

WHIP

1.19

K

129

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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2016 ADP:  129.56

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 208   DOB: 10/2/1993   BORN: Tampa, FL   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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Lance McCullers Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the Astros with a signing bonus of $2.5 million in June 2012.

January 29, 2016  –  Lance McCullers News

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McCullers will be placed under an inning restriction with the intention to keep him ready for the playoffs, Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said on MLB Network Radio.

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Lance McCullers 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
2012 18 R GRE 4 4 0 15.0 10 8 2 17 10 0 3 0 0 0 4.80 1.33
2012 18 R GUL 4 4 0 11.0 10 2 0 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.64 1.09
2013 19 A QUA 25 19 0 104.2 92 37 3 117 49 6 5 0 0 0 3.18 1.35
2014 20 A+ LAN 25 18 0 97.0 95 59 18 115 56 3 6 4 0 0 5.47 1.56
2015 21 AA COR 7 5 0 32.0 16 2 1 48 14 3 1 1 0 0 0.56 0.94
2015 21 MAJ HOU 22 22 0 125.7 106 45 10 129 43 6 7 0 0 0 3.22 1.19
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3-Year Averages     22 22 0 125.7 106 45 10 129 43 6 7 0 0 0 3.22 1.19

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Lance McCullers 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
Oct. 4 @Ari 5.0 6 3 2 1 2 6 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.22 1.19
Sep. 28 @Sea 6.0 4 2 2 1 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.21 1.17
Sep. 22 LAA 7.0 4 3 3 2 0 9 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.22 1.18
Sep. 17 @Tex 6.0 5 3 3 1 3 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.18 1.22
Sep. 12 @LAA 5.0 7 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.10 1.21
Sep. 5 Min 7.0 3 1 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.07 1.18
Aug. 30 @Min 6.0 4 3 3 1 4 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.21 1.22
Aug. 23 LAD 7.0 8 2 2 0 0 8 0 3 0 - 0 0 0 3.12 1.21
Aug. 3 @Tex 0.3 7 6 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.17 1.21
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 14 8 7 4 4 22 1 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.50 1.00
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
36.0 29 14 13 5 11 36 1 2 0 1-2 0 0 0 3.25 1.11
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
49.3 48 25 24 7 16 51 1 5 0 1-4 0 0 0 4.38 1.30

Lance McCullers Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20152617419501323.209

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20152595524561327.243

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201563.0410651641.860.92

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201562.7260642764.601.45
Lance McCullers 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
2012 18 R GRE 4 4 15.0 10.20 6.00 1.70 1.20 66.7% 4.80 4.87 .240
2012 18 R GUL 4 4 11.0 9.82 1.64 6.00 0.00 83.3% 1.64 1.56 .345
2013 19 A QUA 25 19 104.2 10.11 4.23 2.39 0.26 75.4% 3.18 2.91 .335
2014 20 A+ LAN 25 18 97.0 10.67 5.20 2.05 1.67 69.2% 5.47 5.19 .327
2015 21 AA COR 7 5 32.0 13.50 3.94 3.43 0.28 96.6% 0.56 2.11 .262
2015 21 MAJ HOU 22 22 125.7 9.24 3.08 3.00 0.72 1.59 74.8% 94.5 MPH 3.22 3.33 .299
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3-Year Averages     22 22 125.7 9.24 3.08 3.00 0.72 74.8% 3.22 3.21 .299

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2015 Stat Review for Lance McCullers    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
9.24 K/9
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3.08 BB/9
WEAK
94.5 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.7 HR/9
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1.59 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.22 ERA
GREAT
1.19 WHIP
GOOD
3.33 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.299 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
74.8% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Lance McCullers

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Lance McCullers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McCullers allowed two runs on two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 6.1 innings Monday during Game 4 of the ALDS against Kansas City. He was in line for the win, but did not factor into the decision as the Royals tagged the Astros' bullpen for seven runs to come from behind and win the game.

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McCullers will start Game 4 of the ALDS if necessary, Brian Taggart of MLB.com reports.

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McCullers (6-7) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts over five innings Sunday against Arizona. He did not factor into the decision in Houston's 5-3 loss.

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McCullers won his sixth game behind a quality start Monday against Seattle, as he allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out seven.

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McCullers took his seventh loss despite allowing three runs on four hits over seven innings Tuesday against the Angels. He struck out nine and didn't walk a batter.

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McCullers (5-6) gave up three runs on five hits and three walks over six innings Thursday in a sweep-concluding loss to Texas.

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McCullers (5-5) went five innings in a no-decision Saturday, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out a batter in a 3-2 loss to the Angels.

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McCullers did not earn a decision despite striking out eight and only surrendering three hits, one earned run and two walks in seven innings against the Twins on Saturday.

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McCullers (5-5) allowed three runs on four hits and four walks with six strikeouts over six innings during Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Twins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

McCullers took the next step in his development with High-A Lancaster last season and predictably endured some growing pains in the hitter-friendly California Leauge. An increase in walks (5.2 BB/9) and home runs allowed (1.67 HR/9) were his main flaws, but he still struck out batters at an elite clip (10.7 K/9). His future remains unclear as a big league starter or closer, but how he pitches in the more neutral environment at Double-A Corpus Christi should help give the Astros a better read on his path to the majors.

2014

McCullers, a second-generation hurler, performed exceptionally well in his first full season in the minors. In 25 appearances (19 starts) for Low-A Quad Cities, McCullers went 6-5 with a 117:49 K:BB over 104.2 innings. His walk rate (4.2 BB/9) was a little high, but he more than made up for it by keeping the ball on the ground (2.00 GO/AO) and inside the park (0.3 HR/9). The 20-year-old's aggressive three-pitch arsenal includes an upper-90s fastball with excellent movement, an above-average slider and changeup. While his future as a big league starter or closer remains uncertain, how McCullers fares this season - most likely in Double-A - should give the Astros a better read regarding his path to the majors.

2013

The Astros drafted McCullers with the No. 41 pick in the 2012 draft, far lower than he was projected pre-draft due to what was perceived to be excessive bonus demands. The Astros were able to meet those demands with a $2.5 million bonus, thanks in part to signing the surprise first overall pick (Carlos Correa) for far less than slot. McCullers gets the ball up near 100 mph, but his arm action is far from easy, putting him at increased risk of injury. With dominant stuff, McCullers projects as a future ace. He'll likely begin the year in High-A, but could wind up in Double-A before all is said and done.