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Lance McCullers Jr.
Trending: ↑ 27%
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 1" 202LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2012 | Rd: CA, #41, Houston Astros | Jesuit HS (FL)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 3 3 3.93 11 11 0 55.0 56 1.16
5 Seasons 32 25 3.70 94 91 0 508.2 565 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 3-3 3.93 55.0 56 1.16
5 Seasons 94 32-25 3.70 508.2 565 1.26

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 2109 343 23 6.7 88.5 9.5 32.1 .238 .387 .289 .308 .373 32.1 24.8 8.3 3.22 3.75
2016 1342 201 11 5.5 88.5 2.7 29.4 .214 .329 .325 .293 .362 35.3 30.1 12.8 3.22 3.41
2017 2014 329 15 4.6 87.4 0.9 30.4 .235 .353 .305 .300 .361 32.8 25.8 7.8 4.25 3.66
2018 2108 328 27 8.2 89.2 5.4 32.0 .223 .368 .289 .303 .367 35.1 26.9 9.5 3.86 3.71
2020 884 146 15 10.3 89.3 3.8 30.8 .246 .415 .303 .320 .379 34.9 24.7 8.8 3.93 4.71
ALL 8457 1347 91 6.8 88.5 4.8 31.1 .231 .368 .300 .304 .368 33.8 26.4 9.3
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

McCullers relies on 5 pitches.



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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 369 242 127 41.7 93.8 101 85 19 9 8 0 2 14 72 .224 .269 .388 .416 .318 .346 87.2 1 2072 14.7 17.9
2020 Curveball 332 110 222 37.6 83.4 83 76 17 7 5 2 3 28 48 .224 .238 .461 .482 .313 .321 89.8 6 2787 42.1 28.0
2020 Changeup 163 70 93 18.4 86.3 34 30 6 3 3 0 0 9 22 .200 .222 .300 .287 .246 .279 88.4 5 1766 35.7 23.1
2020 Cutter 16 0 16 1.8 91.6 6 6 1 0 1 0 0 5 1 .167 .123 .333 .148 .203 .110 91.5 17 2349 50.0 55.6
2020 4-Seam Fastball 4 1 3 0.5 93.0 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .291 .667 .476 .406 .302 95.5 30 2056 0.0 0.0
2018 Curveball 982 410 572 46.6 85.8 278 257 53 30 15 1 7 97 162 .206 .212 .354 .352 .267 .275 88.1 4 2790 37.2 24.7
2018 Sinker 767 447 320 36.4 94.2 173 140 37 24 8 0 5 24 118 .264 .259 .429 .433 .363 .373 90.6 6 2259 16.7 17.6
2018 Changeup 339 191 148 16.1 87.3 73 66 9 6 3 0 0 21 46 .136 .183 .182 .281 .181 .240 89.2 8 1886 42.0 26.9
2018 4-Seam Fastball 18 6 12 0.9 93.8 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .500 .399 1.000 .625 .646 .514 102.2 30 2357 0.0 0.0
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 4-Seamer HOU R 4 93 19.5 -3.2 -20 9.1 1.1 14
2020 Cutter HOU R 16 91.6 23.5 -0.2 -1 0.9 -2.3 -159
2020 Changeup HOU R 163 86.3 35.2 3.9 12 16.6 2.4 17
2020 Curveball HOU R 332 83.4 50.2 3.4 7 11.7 2.6 29
2020 Sinker HOU R 369 93.8 23.9 2 9 14.8 -0.1 -1
2018 Sinker HOU R 767 94.2 22.5 0.5 2 15.6 0.5 3
2018 Curveball HOU R 982 85.8 45.6 0.6 1 7.4 -1.1 -12
2018 4-Seamer HOU R 18 93.8 17.1 -0.7 -4 5.6 -2.7 -33
2018 Changeup HOU R 339 87.3 34.4 2.9 9 17.4 3.1 22
2017 Sinker HOU R 326 94.1 23.9 2.7 12 15 -0.3 -2
2017 4-Seamer HOU R 491 94.2 20.4 -5.6 -38 13.4 4.5 51
2017 Curveball HOU R 952 85.6 48.5 4.8 11 7.2 -1 -13
2017 Changeup HOU R 230 88.7 32.1 3.9 14 17.3 2.9 20
2016 4-Seamer HOU R 564 94.4 20.2 -5.5 -37 5.6 -4 -41
2016 Changeup HOU R 102 89.3 32.5 4.5 16 12.7 -1.7 -12
2016 Curveball HOU R 662 85.7 48.6 6.1 14 11.3 3 37
2015 Sinker HOU R 44 96.1 15.5 -3 -16 13 -2.7 -17
2015 4-Seamer HOU R 1086 95 16.3 -1.8 -13 4.4 -5.2 -54
2015 Changeup HOU R 202 89.5 30.6 1.9 7 12.9 -1 -7
2015 Curveball HOU R 761 84.7 49.1 4.9 11 10.6 2.8 36
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2109 48.6 61.6 86.8 26.5 50.5 39.0 57.1 43.5 24.5 8.0 70.2
2016 1342 46.8 59.2 83.9 30.2 42.3 42.6 56.3 43.7 31.3 7.2 73.2
2017 2014 45.4 63.7 86.5 30.4 46.4 41.7 55.7 45.5 28.0 6.6 63.4
2018 2108 47.2 64.1 79.4 28.1 46.0 42.4 59.8 45.1 31.6 8.0 66.3
2020 884 47.6 56.1 83.5 26.1 44.6 45.1 58.1 40.4 29.7 5.7 72.0
ALL 8457 47.1 61.7 84.1 28.4 46.4 41.7 57.4 44.1 28.8 7.3 68.3
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 48.4 19.5 26.2 5.8 32.7 42.0 25.4 1.2 39.4 22.7 24.8 4.1 6.7
2016 58.7 15.4 23.4 2.5 26.9 41.8 31.3 2.0 49.3 12.4 23.4 6.0 5.5
2017 62.3 11.9 23.4 2.4 38.0 42.2 19.8 4.3 48.3 12.2 24.6 4.3 4.6
2018 55.5 17.4 24.4 2.7 41.8 38.7 19.5 2.4 45.1 18.6 19.5 5.5 8.2
2020 60.3 11.0 24.7 4.1 44.5 34.9 20.5 2.1 47.9 12.3 22.6 4.8 10.3
ALL 56.3 15.6 24.5 3.6 36.6 40.5 22.9 2.4 45.4 16.5 23.0 4.8 6.8
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 336 .330 177 24 13.6 159 94 59.1
2017 510 .305 293 62 21.2 217 102 47.0
2018 527 .289 272 87 32.0 255 139 54.5
2020 226 .302 109 18 16.5 117 74 63.2

Pitch Distribution