Sun, 12 Jul 2015 06:41:05 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers ranks among the top 10 in the American League in opponents' average (.203), strikeouts (61) and ERA (2.16) since his debut start Monday, May 18.
Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has an excellent arsenal of pitches, and he has yet to allow more than three earned runs in a start. Over his 10 outings, he has a 4-2 record, 2.71 FIP, 1.10 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. He is a great No. 2 starting pitcher option at FantasyScore, and he should be owned in the majority of seasonal formats.
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:17:37 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will have his next start pushed back to Sunday, July 12, against the Tampa Bay Rays, which will allow him to pitch on six days' rest. The team will look to limit the number of innings he throws during the second half of the season, which could result in McCullers having multiple starts skipped.
Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has thrown 87 1/3 combined innings between Class AA Corpus Christi and the majors this year and has never thrown more than 104 2/3 innings in any season. The team wants him to be healthy and effective for September and any potential postseason appearances, although manager A.J. Hinch said no hard cap has been established for the number of innings McCullers would be limited to this season.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:31:33 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers recorded his second win of the season and struck out 11 batters as the Astros won 3-1 over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, June 3.
Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been a pleasant surprise for an Astros team that has seen everything go right this season. He is a recommended start for daily leagues for the time being, but keep an eye on him as the season progresses and watch for signs of a slump.
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:22:41 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers is scheduled to start Wednesday, June 3, against the Baltimore Orioles. He has struck out at least five batters in each of his first three starts to become the first Astros rookie to accomplish that feat since J.R. Richard in 1971.
Fantasy Tip: At just $3,900 (or 7.8% of cap) he is a sharp play in FantasyScore for his strikeout potential.
Tue, 19 May 2015 15:52:38 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will start Saturday, May 23, against the Detroit Tigers.
Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) allowed one earned in four and two-third innings pitched in his first start of the season. McCullers struck out five and walked three, while giving up three hits. The Tigers lineup is much more dangerous than that of the Oakland Athletics, so FantasyScore owners should leave McCullers alone for his second start of the season.
Tue, 19 May 2015 04:13:56 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers allowed one run and three hits with five strikeouts but walked three in 4 2/3 innings in his first career start Monday, May 18, against the Oakland Athletics.
Fantasy Tip: It wasn't a bad first start for McCullers ($3,300, 6.6% of cap), who was brought up to pitch for the American League's hottest team. Wait and see how he fares against tougher teams than the Oakland Athletics before making a judgment on whether to start him.
Fri, 15 May 2015 15:34:25 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will be the starting pitcher for the Astros Monday, May 18.
Fantasy Tip: McCullers has pitched very well in the minors this season and will be making at least one start for the Astros. It is not known if McCullers will be staying with the team beyond his Monday start. He probably should be avoided Monday, but he could be an option on AL-only and deeper mixed leagues if he pitches well for the Astros.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 12:16:33 -0700
Houston Astros minor league P Lance McCullers has been promoted from the organization's Gulf Coast League team to Rookie-level Greeneville.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:07:21 -0700
Houston Astros P Lance McCullers allowed just one hit with two strikeouts over three scoreless innings in his professional debut for the Gulf Coast League Astros Friday, July 13.
Sun, 17 Jun 2012 20:08:40 -0700
The Houston Astros agreed to terms with supplemental first-round pick P Lance McCullers Sunday, June 17. The deal is for $2.5 million, which is the slot value between the No. 12 and 13 overall pick.