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Lance McCullers, Jr. RHP Houston Astros Prospect Video

Lance McCullers, Jr. RHP Houston Astros

10/2/1993

Height: 6’1″ Weight: 195

A quick overview of the 7/31 outing for Lance McCullers against the GCL Marlins. McCullers went 3 innings giving up no runs on 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5. That puts him at a 1.64 ERA on the season with a strikeout per inning. Here’s the video for today’s start from a couple of angles.

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McCullers has a big frame and looks bigger than the list 195 lbs. He’s a presence on the mound and was working 93-96 and touched 97 on a couple of occasions. He worked in an 82-85 mph slider which is a tough pitch with the same arm speed as his fastball. Working the two pitches with the fastball up and down you can see why he’s been labeled as a potential closer type.

But he flashed a low 80 changeup more than a few times and while we’re talking rookie ball hitters, he was using the changeup effectively with good arm speed. So there is more than a good chance that he can continue to develop the pitch into an above average offering.

Look for a full Prospect Instinct on McCullers this weekend.

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