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Lance McCullers

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2016 Stats

W-L

5-4

ERA

3.33

WHIP

1.56

K

90

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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2016 ADP:  160.43

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 203   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.

July 22, 2016  –  Lance McCullers News

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McCullers (5-4) pitched eight innings Friday, allowing one run, four hits and four walks while striking out 10 Angels in the 2-1 victory.

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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
2016 22 AA COR 1 1 0 3.0 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2016 22 AAA FRE 1 1 0 5.0 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.80
2016 22 MAJ HOU 12 12 0 70.3 68 26 2 90 42 5 4 0 0 0 3.33 1.56
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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
Career  (View All)     34 34 0 196.0 174 71 12 219 85 11 11 0 3.26 1.32

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Lance McCullers Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 22 LAA 8.0 4 1 1 0 4 10 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.33 1.56
Jul. 16 @Sea 5.3 4 1 1 0 4 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.61 1.64
Jul. 9 Oak 4.0 7 3 3 1 4 6 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.79 1.65
Jul. 4 Sea 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.57 1.57
Jun. 22 LAA 5.7 6 1 1 0 3 6 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.91 1.67
Jun. 17 Cin 6.7 8 2 2 0 3 6 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.24 1.69
Jun. 10 @TB 6.0 7 4 4 0 4 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.54 1.69
Jun. 5 Oak 7.0 8 2 2 0 3 9 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.23 1.66
May. 31 @Ari 5.0 6 3 3 0 4 7 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 4.79 1.69
May. 26 Bal 5.0 1 1 1 1 6 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.60 1.60
May. 20 Tex 6.0 5 2 2 0 3 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.91 1.69
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
17.3 15 5 5 1 12 24 0 2 0 1-2 0 0 0 2.60 1.56
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
30.0 26 7 7 1 16 40 0 3 0 2-2 0 0 0 2.10 1.40
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
65.7 61 21 21 2 39 86 0 7 0 5-4 0 0 0 2.88 1.52

Lance McCullers Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016142501735921.280
20152617419501323.209

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016165402533711.236
20152595524561327.243

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201649.3420642722.371.44
201563.0410651641.860.92

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201621.0120261505.571.86
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
2016 22 AA COR 1 1 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 100% 3.00 4.87 .310
2016 22 AAA FRE 1 1 5.0 12.60 3.60 3.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.60 .220
2016 22 MAJ HOU 12 12 70.3 11.52 5.37 2.14 0.26 2.91 77.8% 93.7 MPH 3.33 2.80 .379
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.5 7.39 4.94 1.50 1.17 73% 4.40 4.90 .280
Rest Of Season     0 12 66.4 7.42 4.63 1.60 1.08 73.2% 4.22 4.66 .283
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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
Career     34 34 196.0 10.06 3.90 2.58 0.55 76.1% 3.26 3.11 .327

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2016 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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2.14 K/BB
POOR
11.52 K/9
ELITE
5.37 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.7 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
2.91 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.33 ERA
GOOD
1.56 WHIP
TERRIBLE
2.80 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.379 BABIP
HIGH
77.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

McCullers (4-4) took the loss against the Mariners on Saturday, despite striking out eight and giving up only one earned run on four hits and four walks in 5.1 innings.

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McCullers (4-3) gave up three earned runs on seven hits and four walks over four innings in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the A's. He struck out six.

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McCullers (4-2) permitted just one run on five hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts over seven innings during Monday's win over the Mariners.

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McCullers (hand) has been cleared to start Monday's game against the Mariners, Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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McCullers (hand) will return to the rotation Monday against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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McCullers has been scratched with a blister for Tuesday's start against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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McCullers (3-2) allowed just one run on six hits over 5.2 innings but took a no-decision in the victory over the Angels on Wednesday. He also struck out six and walked three.

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McCullers allowed two runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out six over 6.2 innings but received no decision Friday against the Reds.

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McCullers earned the win Sunday versus the Athletics, allowing just two runs with nine strikeouts and three walks across seven strong innings.

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McCullers (2-1) went five innings during Tuesday's win against the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out seven.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.