Lance McCullers Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 202 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/2/1993 (29)
Lance McCullers Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Lance McCullers Jr. News
Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. did not deliver when it counted most Tuesday night, allowing a whopping five home runs to the Philadelphia Phillies in World Series Game 3. All told, McCullers Jr. allowed seven runs on six hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings. He took the loss as the Astros fell 7-0. In three starts this postseason, McCullers Jr. has been responsible for a 5.87 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 18 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings. It remains to be seen what his role will be as the series progresses.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. will get the nod for Monday's Game 3 against the Philadelphia Phillies, according to manager Dusty Baker. The right-hander pitched in Game 4 of their last series, so this appears to be a minor change. Now, Cristian Javier is likely to take the mound for Game 4, but the team hasn't made an official announcement on that. The 29-year-old has only allowed three earned runs through 11 postseason innings so far.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. struck out six batters in his start against the New York Yankees in the fourth game of the American League Championship Series on Sunday. The right-hander allowed eight hits, four runs, three earned runs, and a walk in five innings of work. He also registered 11 swinging strikes on 100 pitches to go along with a strong 34% CSW rate. The three earned runs allowed by the 29-year-old on Sunday are the only earned runs he's given up in 11 postseason innings this season.
Lance McCullers Jr. would be a fantasy ace if he could throw a decent fastball. Limited to just 47 IP last year due to a strained flexor tendon, he went 4-2 with a 2.27 ERA and solid 3.58 xFIP and 3.57 xERA marks. He posted a solid 25.6 K% on the back of three secondary offerings: slider (13.1 SwStr%, 48.5 Zone%, 31.1% chase), curve (16.8 SwStr%, 54.7 Zone%, 32.6% chase), and changeup (12.1 SwStr%, 29.5% Zone%, 33.3% chase). Unfortunately, the sinker he uses to set them up is terrible. Its 1.7 SwStr% doesn't help him get Ks, and batters crushed it for a .421 batting average and .842 slugging percentage last season. McCullers also struggles with walks at times (11.3 BB% last season), likely due to how unreliable his sinker is in fastball counts. The 29-year-old is therefore a solid name to fill in the back of your fantasy rotation, especially considering that he plays for one of the league's better teams in the Houston Astros. His current ADP of 202.67 is more than fair.