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Lance McCullers

20-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

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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 o...

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LEAGUE: A+    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/2/1993   BORN: Tampa, FL   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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

April 3, 2014  –  Lance McCullers News

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McCullers will open 2014 with High-A Lancaster, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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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 4 2 0 14.2 9 4 2 17 7 0 1 1 0 0 2.45 1.13

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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 4 2 14.2 10.77 4.44 2.43 1.27 85.7% 2.45 4.75 .233

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McCullers, 19, has a 3.01 ERA and 95:38 K:BB ratio through 83.2 innings for Low-A Quad Cities.

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McCullers won the Astros' Single-A Pitcher of the Month honors after posting a 1.88 ERA and 26 strikeouts over seven outings in May, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.

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McCullers had his worst start of the season Tuesday, surrendering four earned runs in four innings of work for Low-A Quad Cities.

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McCullers threw five scoreless innings while allowing only two hits and a walk and striking out six for Low-A Quad Cities on Sunday.

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McCullers returned to the mound after leaving a Low-A game with hip tightness one week ago. He pitched four innings, allowing one earned run and striking out five.

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McCullers pitched just one inning in his start Wednesday against Low-A Wisconsin due to hip tightness.

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McCullers is putting together a very strong season with a 1.71 ERA in 31.2 innings at Low-A Quad Cities.

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McCullers pitched well out of the bullpen in a piggyback stint for Low-A Quad Cities on Monday. Despite being charged with a blown save, McCullers allowed just a run on three hits and three walks in four innings while striking out five.

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McCullers was promoted from the Gulf Coast League to the more advanced rookie-level Greeneville team, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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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.