Lance McCullers Jr.

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Lance McCullers Jr. has thrown 13,615 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2015 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they have relied primarily on their Slider (85mph), Sinker (93mph) and Curve (83mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (89mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His slider sweeps across the zone and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His sinker has heavy sinking action and has slightly above average velo. His curve generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, has a sharp downward bite and has slight glove-side movement. His change has an obvious armside fade, dives down out of the zone, is slightly firmer than usual and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has strong cutting action. His fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 13 of them in 2022) has heavy sinking action, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo.