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Lance McCullers Jr.

Lance McCullers Jr.

SP - HOU

Age: 27Bats: LThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #42
Best / Worst #27 / #67
ADP #125

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89%

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McCullers made a successful return from Tommy John surgery after missing the 2019 season and looked almost exactly like the 2018 version of himself. His ERA (3.93) and WHIP (1.16) were within seven-tenths of a point of his 2018 numbers, and his walk and strikeout rates fell just slightly. McCullers relied a bit more on his sinker and less on his curveball than in past years, but the two work well together and he continued to throw them in combination about 80% of the time. In short, what you thought of McCullers heading into 2018 is pretty much what you should think of him now. Unfortunately, that includes concerns about his innings, because after a missed year and 55 innings last year, the chances of him topping 150 innings this season are remote. Buy him at his production, but understand that there's likely a hard cap on his innings total.

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Lance McCullers Jr. avoids arbitration and agrees to a $6.5 million deal

According to Brian McTaggart, Lance McCullers Jr. and the Astros agree to a $6.5 million deal and avoid arbitration. He's coming off a solid 2020 campaign.

Fantasy Impact

In 2020, Lance McCullers Jr. finished with a 3.93 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, a 24.7% strikeout rate, and an 8.8% walk rate in 55 innings. He typically used his curveball a ton but dropped the usage from 46.6% in 2018 to 37.6% in 2020. Meanwhile, McCullers also increased his sinker usage from 36.4% in 2018 to 41.7% in 2020. He's a high upside starting pitcher with some risks.

Corbin Young7 weeks ago
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#119#78#18627
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #130#105#2204
ECR vs ADP
Projections
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Projections (2021 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
2727107000149.91336217541563.731.25
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2018HOU25221060128.1100605512509.4914226.943.861.17
2020HOU1111330554429245208.815624.673.931.16
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Sat, Sep 26@ TEX--4.02000290.001.00
Mon, Sep 21@ SEA-L7.23401270.000.75
Wed, Sep 16vs. TEX--7.02000080.000.29
Sat, Aug 29vs. OAK-W6.06210171.501.17
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1st@ OAK10:07pm
Fri, Apr 2nd@ OAK9:40pm
Sat, Apr 3rd@ OAK4:07pm
Sun, Apr 4th@ OAK4:07pm
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