Lance McCullers Jr.

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2022, Lance McCullers Jr. threw 12,376 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2015 and 2021, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2021, they relied primarily on their Sinker (94mph), Slider (86mph) and Curve (84mph), also mixing in a Change (86mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (90mph).


In 2021, compared to other RHP:
His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slightly above average velo and has some natural sinking action. His slider sweeps across the zone and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve is thrown extremely hard and has a sharp downward bite. His change has an obvious armside fade, dives down out of the zone, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and is slightly firmer than usual. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters and has strong cutting action.