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Lance McCullers

21-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2015 Stats

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1-0

ERA

2.53

WHIP

1.22

K

11

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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) a...

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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.

May 26, 2015  –  Lance McCullers News

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McCullers will remain in the Astros' rotation for at least one more start, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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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 6 4 0 29.0 15 2 1 43 11 3 1 1 0 0 0.62 0.90
2015 21 MAJ HOU 2 2 0 10.7 9 3 0 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 2.53 1.22
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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
May. 23 @Det 6.0 6 2 2 0 1 6 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.53 1.22
May. 18 Oak 4.7 3 1 1 0 3 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.29
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
10.7 9 3 3 0 4 11 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 2.53 1.22
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
10.7 9 3 3 0 4 11 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 2.53 1.22
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
10.7 9 3 3 0 4 11 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 2.53 1.22

Lance McCullers Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201518323200.188

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201526826200.250

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20154.70005301.931.29

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20156.01006103.001.17
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 6 4 29.0 13.34 3.41 3.91 0.31 96% 0.62 2.03 .265
2015 21 MAJ HOU 2 2 10.7 9.28 3.37 2.75 0.00 2.14 76.9% 94.0 MPH 2.53 2.26 .321
Next 7 Days     0 1 4.8 9.12 4.93 1.85 0.87 73.4% 4.28 4.07 .326
Rest Of Season     0 10 61.3 9.12 4.99 1.83 0.90 73.6% 4.28 4.14 .325

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2015 Stat Review for Lance McCullers    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.75 K/BB
WEAK
9.28 K/9
GREAT
3.37 BB/9
POOR
94.0 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
2.14 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.53 ERA
ELITE
1.22 WHIP
GOOD
2.26 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.321 BABIP
HIGH
76.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

Houston Astros Roster

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

McCullers will start Saturday against the Tigers.

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McCullers allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out five over 4.2 innings Monday in his Major League debut against Oakland. He didn't factor into the decision in the Astros' 2-1 loss.

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McCullers will be called up to start Monday against the A's, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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McCullers was promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi to Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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McCullers, 21, has a 0.72 ERA and 37:11 K:BB ratio through 25 innings for Double-A Corpus Christi.

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McCullers, 21, tossed five shutout innings in his first start for Double-A Corpus Christi on Sunday. He allowed four hits, walked three batters and struck out seven.

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McCullers (back) was activated off the minor league DL and will start Tuesday's game for High-A Lancaster, JetHawks announcer Jason Schwartz reports.

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McCullers, 20, has a 4.40 ERA and 56:28 K:BB ratio through 47 innings for High-A Lancaster.

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McCullers endured a brutal loss Monday for High-A Lancaster, surrendering six runs (five earned) on four hits and three walks in only 1.2 innings against Lake Elsinore.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.