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Lance McCullers
Birthdate: 10/2/1993 (23 y, 5 m, 22 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/205     Position: P
Drafted: 2012 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 10, Overall: 41, Team: Houston Astros
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
Reported: 10/11/2014  Risk: 4  ETA: 2017  Team Rank: 6  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballCurveballChangeupCommandFuture Value
60 / 6555 / 6540 / 5040 / 45+50
RotoWire News: McCullers (foot) said that he was forced to leave Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees because a hole ripped open in his cleat, causing his foot to hit against the dirt on each pitch, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. (3/19/2017)
Injury: Foot, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: In terms of stuff, McCullers has an answer for every question. Gas? Sure, 94 mph of it. Out pitch? Only a devastating 84 mph curve that looks like the one Boston closer Craig Kimbrel throws, except the Astro throws it 40 times a game and it still gets whiffs one out of every five times. Third pitch? Only a devastating split finger that doesn't have good velocity gap, but fades and drops more than four inches more than his four-seamer. Command? Late in his work last year, McCullers started throwing two-seamers on the first pitch in order to have the confidence to throw it to the middle of the zone and let the movement take it to the corners. That last answer may not be as complete as the others, and there's still one question that cannot be answered -- will he be healthy this year? If he answers those last two questions well, though, McCullers will be an ace's ace. If he only answers one, he'll either be a hurt ace or a great source of strikeouts. Seems like a decent bet for your second or third starter. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: Start with blazing stuff -- velocity, movement, separation in spades -- and hope McCullers answers the health and command questions this season. That's how you might get an ace for number two prices this year. 

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2012Astros (R)0104411.09.821.640.00.31383.3 %  1.641.80  
2012Astros (R)0304415.010.206.001.20.21655.0 %  4.805.37  
2013Astros (A)6502519104.210.064.210.26.32768.6 %  3.183.05  
2014Astros (A+)364251897.010.675.201.67.32171.5 %  5.475.73  
2015Astros (AA)3117532.013.503.940.28.23491.5 %  0.562.20  
2015Astros6702222125.29.243.080.72.28875.0 %46.5 %9.3 %3.223.263.502.7
2015Astros000116.19.952.841.42.07787.0 %42.9 %16.7 %2.844.874.22 
2016Astros (AA)000113.012.000.003.00.286100.0 %  3.004.85  
2016Astros (AAA)000115.012.603.600.00.200100.0 %  0.002.12  
2016Astros650141481.011.785.000.56.38381.4 %57.3 %11.9 %3.223.003.062.1
2017Depth Charts11802828159.010.533.860.87.31976.3 %  3.413.44 3.3
2017Steamer11802828158.010.163.940.84.30074.6 %49.9 % 3.483.523.613.1
2017Fans (16)12802626153.010.713.880.71.31676.4 %  3.313.22 3.5
2017ZiPS8602221121.310.903.780.89.32777.9 %  3.343.37 2.6
Total- - -121203636206.210.233.830.65.32377.9 %50.5 %10.0 %3.223.163.324.8
Postseason- - -000116.19.952.841.42.07787.0 %42.9 %16.7 %2.844.874.22 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2012Astros (R)011.6444000  11.046102202000012
2012Astros (R)034.8044000  15.06710118210013017
2013Astros (A)653.182519000  104.24479249373491642117
2014Astros (A+)365.472518004  97.0436956359185607111115
2015Astros (AA)310.5675001  32.01291642114023048
2015Astros673.22222210000125.2520106494510432581129
2015Astros002.8411000006.1252221202007
2016Astros (AA)003.0011000  3.0123111000004
2016Astros (AAA)000.0011000  5.0192000200107
2016Astros653.2214140000081.03528029295451092106
2017Depth Charts1183.412828  00 159.0 13865601568 5  186
2017Steamer1183.4828281000 158.066713467611569 6  178
2017Fans (16)1283.312626  0  153.0 12760561266 7  182
2017ZiPS863.342221  0  121.3 1074845125114112147
Total- - -12123.22363610000206.28721867874158835173235
Postseason- - -002.8411000006.1252221202007

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2012Astros (R)9.821.646.000.0026.1 %4.4 %21.7 %.2271.09.31383.3 %  1.80
2012Astros (R)10.206.001.701.2025.4 %14.9 %10.4 %.1791.33.21655.0 %  5.37
2013Astros (A)10.064.212.390.2626.2 %11.0 %15.2 %.2351.35.32768.6 %  3.05
2014Astros (A+)10.675.202.051.6726.4 %12.8 %13.5 %.2551.56.32171.5 %  5.73
2015Astros (AA)13.503.943.430.2837.2 %10.9 %26.4 %.1420.94.23491.5 %  2.20
2015Astros9.243.083.000.7224.8 %8.3 %16.5 %.2251.19.28875.0 %82813.26
2015Astros9.952.843.501.4228.0 %8.0 %20.0 %.0950.63.07787.0 %721214.87
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Astros (AA)12.000.004.003.0033.3 %0.0 %33.3 %.2501.00.286100.0 %  4.85
2016Astros (AAA)12.603.603.500.0036.8 %10.5 %26.3 %.1180.80.200100.0 %  2.12
2016Astros11.785.002.360.5630.1 %12.8 %17.3 %.2611.54.38381.4 %78713.00
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts10.533.862.730.87   .2351.30.31976.3 %  3.44
2017Steamer10.163.942.580.8426.7 %10.3 %16.3 %.2271.29.30074.6 %  3.52
2017Fans (16)10.713.882.760.71   .2271.26.31676.4 %  3.22
2017ZiPS10.903.782.880.89   .2381.30.32777.9 %  3.37
Total- - -10.233.832.670.6527.0 %10.1 %16.9 %.2391.33.32377.9 %81773.16
Postseason- - -9.952.843.501.4228.0 %8.0 %20.0 %.0950.63.07787.0 %721214.87

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2015Astros1.4621.8 %46.5 %31.8 %9.3 %9.3 %6.3 %100.0 %36.7 %37.9 %25.4 %21.0 %50.1 %28.9 %3.57863.50
2015Astros1.0014.3 %42.9 %42.9 %33.3 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %      2.931044.22
2016Astros2.7121.6 %57.3 %21.1 %9.5 %11.9 %2.6 %100.0 %35.3 %34.8 %29.9 %19.9 %54.7 %25.4 %3.68723.06
Total- - -1.8121.7 %50.5 %27.8 %9.3 %10.0 %4.8 %100.0 %36.2 %36.8 %27.0 %20.6 %51.8 %27.6 %3.60813.32
Postseason- - -1.0014.3 %42.9 %42.9 %33.3 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %      2.931044.22

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2015Astros158108741010335180113082109
2015Astros662200033872110
2016Astros11442434322325028401342
Total- - -27215011714135583130321483451
Postseason- - -662200033872110

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2015Astros0.60-8.749.3410.031.081.031.030.881.12210.90-0.3100
2015Astros0.12-0.360.480.880.091.001.000.872.3210.14-0.0100
2016Astros0.76-6.146.909.551.041.081.080.871.41140.230.4800
Total- - -1.36-14.8816.2419.582.121.051.050.881.24351.120.1700
Postseason- - -0.12-0.360.480.880.091.001.000.872.3210.14-0.0100

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2015Astros53.8% (94.5)  36.3% (84.1)9.9% (88.9)  0.4%
2016Astros43.0% (93.9)  49.5% (85.2)7.5% (88.1)  0.3%
Total- - -49.6% (94.3)  41.4% (84.6)9.0% (88.6)  0.4%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2015Astros54.6 %1.8 %0.8 %   0.7 %7.7 %28.0 % 6.4 %  0.1 %
2016Astros41.4 %       49.6 % 9.0 %   
Total- - -49.5 %1.1 %0.5 %   0.4 %4.7 %36.4 % 7.4 %  0.0 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2015Astros94.293.691.5   84.584.284.1 88.3  
2016Astros93.8       85.1 89.3  
Total- - -94.193.691.5   84.584.284.6 88.8  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2015Astros-5.4  17.6-1.5  -0.48  2.31-0.72  
2016Astros-14.4  21.5-4.8  -2.51  3.25-4.75  
Total- - --19.9  39.1-6.3  -1.16  2.75-2.04  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2015Astros-6.60.91.2   -0.76.212.1 -0.7  
2016Astros-12.3       21.4 -6.4  
Total- - --18.90.91.2   -0.76.233.5 -7.1  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2015Astros-0.572.387.23   -4.703.842.06 -0.51  
2016Astros-2.23       3.22 -5.34  
Total- - --1.112.387.23   -4.703.842.68 -2.79  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2015Astros27.2 %63.4 %43.7 %56.1 %88.4 %77.4 %45.4 %57.1 %9.8 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Astros31.5 %61.8 %43.9 %45.0 %88.8 %70.2 %40.9 %56.5 %13.0 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -29.0 %62.8 %43.8 %51.2 %88.6 %74.6 %43.7 %56.9 %11.1 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2015Astros29.3 %59.2 %43.7 %53.9 %90.4 %77.6 %47.9 %22.0
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Astros33.4 %57.5 %43.9 %45.9 %88.6 %70.2 %43.4 %22.7
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -31.0 %58.6 %43.8 %50.4 %89.8 %74.7 %46.2 %22.3

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015AstrosP2222125.211111101100 3   .957 
2016AstrosP141481.09100003211 0   1.000 
Total- - -P3636206.220211104311 3   .976 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015AstrosP125.20  021              
2016AstrosP81.01  023              
Total- - -P206.21  044              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015AstrosP125.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (3)100.0%      (8)
2016AstrosP81.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (9)
Total- - -P206.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (5)100.0%    (17)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2015Astros2.80.2-0.10.124.32.7$21.2 
2016Astros2.2-1.51.60.119.62.1$16.8 
Total- - -5.0-1.31.50.243.94.8$38.1 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Houston Astros on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: Boras Corp.
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2012 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 10, Overall: 41
    • Team: Houston Astros
    • School: Jesuit HS (FL)