Lance McCullers Jr.

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Lance McCullers Jr. has thrown 8,890 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2015 and 2020, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2020, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph), Curve (84mph) and Change (87mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Cutter (92mph).

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Basic description of 2020 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slightly above average velo and has some natural sinking action. His curve is thrown extremely hard, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and has slight glove-side movement. His change dives down out of the zone, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 16 of them in 2020) has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2020) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has well above average velo and has some natural sink.