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Lance McCullers

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2017 Stats

W-L

7-3

ERA

3.97

WHIP

1.27

K

122

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

McCullers' season had two negative bookends of shoulder and elbow DL stints, which no doubt helps explain the 1.54 WHIP he posted in between. The fact that his WHIP shot up from 2015's 1.19 without an...

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2017 ADP:  156.4

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Arm
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 203   DOB: 10/2/1993
BORN: Tampa, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By HOU In 2012   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.

September 22, 2017  –  Lance McCullers News

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McCullers (arm) will start Sunday's game against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle 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 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 14 14 0 81.0 80 29 5 106 45 6 5 0 0 0 3.22 1.54
2017 23 AA COR 1 1 0 5.0 5 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
2017 23 AAA FRE 1 1 0 3.0 3 3 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 9.00 2.67
2017 23 MAJ HOU 20 20 0 111.0 104 49 7 122 37 7 3 0 0 0 3.97 1.27
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3-Year Averages     18 18 0 103.3 93 37 7 117 44 6 6 0 0 0 3.22 1.33
Career  (View All)     56 56 0 317.7 290 123 22 357 125 19 15 0 3.48 1.31

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Lance McCullers Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Sep. 6 @Sea 5.3 4 3 3 1 1 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.97 1.27
Jul. 30 @Det 5.0 8 5 5 0 4 4 2 2 0 L 0 0 0 3.92 1.29
Jul. 23 @Bal 4.7 9 6 6 0 2 3 2 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.67 1.23
Jul. 17 Sea 4.7 6 5 4 0 3 5 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.28 1.18
Last 14 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
5.3 4 3 3 1 1 4 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.06 0.94
Last 30 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
5.3 4 3 3 1 1 4 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.06 0.94
Last 60 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.9 IP/G
19.7 27 19 18 1 10 16 6 3 0 0-1 0 0 0 8.24 1.88
Lance McCullers Minors 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 ERA WHIP
Aug. 30 Frisco 5.0 5 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 3.60 1.20
Aug. 25 Tacoma 3.0 3 3 3 0 5 1 0 1 0 L 0 9.00 2.67
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
8.0 8 5 5 0 6 3 0 1 0 1-1 0 5.63 1.75
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
8.0 8 5 5 0 6 3 0 1 0 1-1 0 5.63 1.75

Lance McCullers Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017205561143902.230
2016168621841922.273
20152617419501323.209

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20172716626611425.257
2016184442739713.248
20152595524561327.243

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201747.0400591642.871.15
201660.0530803052.401.43
201563.0410651641.860.92

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201764.0330632134.781.36
201621.0120261505.571.86
201562.7260642764.601.45
Lance McCullers vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 14 14 81.0 11.78 5.00 2.36 0.56 3.00 80% 93.9 MPH 3.22 3.05 .380
2017 23 AA COR 1 1 5.0 3.60 1.80 2.00 0.00 66.7% 3.60 3.00 .292
2017 23 AAA FRE 1 1 3.0 3.00 15.00 0.20 0.00 62.5% 9.00 7.53 .287
2017 23 MAJ HOU 20 20 111.0 9.89 3.00 3.30 0.57 4.40 68.7% 94.2 MPH 3.97 3.12 .337
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     18 18 103.3 10.19 3.83 2.66 0.61 76.9% 3.22 3.09 .330
Career     56 56 317.7 10.11 3.54 2.86 0.62 74.3% 3.48 3.07 .332

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Lance McCullers Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 125.7 3 9 3 0 63 2 0 0
2016 P 81 3 8 3 0 60 2 0 0
2017 P 111 1 13 1 0 47 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 -1 0 0 2 0 1
2016 P 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Lance McCullers    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.30 K/BB
GOOD
9.89 K/9
GREAT
3.00 BB/9
WEAK
94.2 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.6 HR/9
ELITE
4.40 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.97 ERA
AVERAGE
1.27 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.12 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.337 BABIP
HIGH
68.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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

McCullers (arm) felt good following his bullpen session Wednesday, and remains a candidate to start Sunday's game against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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McCullers (arm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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McCullers (arm) will pitch another bullpen session in the coming days and won't be available to pitch Tuesday against the White Sox, David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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McCullers (arm) is being considered for a move to the bullpen, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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McCullers (arm) will throw a bullpen session this weekend, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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McCullers was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday due to arm fatigue, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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McCullers allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four over 5.1 innings in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Mariners.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

This is why prospect mavens aren't lying when they say "I don't know" so often when discussing callups. If someone told you a 21-year old who had peaked in High-A (and was crushed there with a 5.47 ERA and 5.2 BB/9) with just 97 IP would blitz through Double-A and thrown 125.7 regular season IP in the majors, you'd have called them crazy. McCullers was so dominant in Double-A (0.56 ERA, 13.5 K/9) and Houston was competitive so they took a shot and it panned out brilliantly. He has the potential to be the right-handed complement to Dallas Keuchel atop the rotation, though it will take some time for that kind of consistency to develop. Walks are his biggest hurdle. He allowed two or more in 68% of his 22 starts (league average: 53%) and had a 4.5 BB/9 in 260 minor league IP. Shoulder soreness has McCullers likely ticketed for a DL stint to start the season, so he should be downgraded somewhat on draft day.

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.