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Lance Graye McCullers Jr. is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros selected McCullers in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2015 and was an All-Star in 2017.
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Lance Graye McCullers Jr. was born on October 2, 1993 (age 28 years) in Tampa, Florida, United States. His father, Lance McCullers, played in Major League Baseball from 1985 to 1992 and his mother is Stacie McCullers. Lance is a Catholic and spoke about his faith in a video for the Astros’ Faith and Family Night in 2015.
McCullers graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida. He was named the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year in 2012.
The Houston Astros selected McCullers in the first round, with the 41st overall selection, of the 2012 MLB Draft. He signed with the Astros, receiving a $2.5 million signing bonus. McCullers pitched for the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League for the 2013 season when the River Bandits won the Midwest League championship.
For the 2014 season, McCullers was promoted to the Lancaster JetHawks of the Class A-Advanced California League. The JetHawks went on to become the 2014 California League champions after beating the Northern Division champion Visalia Rawhide.
Lance Graye McCullers Jr began the 2015 season with the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League. The Astros promoted him to the Fresno Grizzlies of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League on May 14 and then announced he would make his major league debut on May 18.
He allowed one run, three walks and three hits while striking out five batters in 4+2⁄3 innings and took a no-decision in the Astros’ 2–1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. McCullers threw his first career complete game against the Baltimore Orioles on June 3, 2015. He remained in the Astros rotation and finished with 22 stars.
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McCullers began the 2016 season on the disabled list with shoulder soreness. He finished the season 6–5 in 14 starts. The Astros assigned McCullers to the starting rotation at the outset of the 2017 season. From May 6–23, he delivered 22 scoreless innings, which among Astros pitchers, was the longest scoreless inning streak since Roy Oswalt completed 32 from August 27 through September 11, 2008. In that same span, McCullers also became the first Astros pitcher since Nolan Ryan in 1984 to allow no earned runs over at least five innings pitched in each of four consecutive appearances.
For the month of May, McCullers won his first American League (AL) Pitcher of the Month Award. He was credited with a 4–0 record over six starts. He permitted an AL-leading 0.99 earned run average (ERA), 21 hits, and a .164 batting average against (BAA) with 37 strikeouts. He also ranked second in wins, third in BAA, and tied for fifth in strikeouts.
The Astros placed McCullers on the disabled list (DL) due to a back injury, and he returned on June 24. He was selected to the All-Star Game, finishing the first half of the season with a record of 7–2 and 106 strikeouts. With a recurring back injury, McCullers returned to the DL after July 30, after posting a 7.45 ERA and 1–5 record in between DL stints.
On October 21, 2017, McCullers pitched four scoreless innings in relief and earned his first career save in a 4–0 win over the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the ALCS. This sent the Astros to their first World Series since 2005 to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. In a key moment in this game, after losing command and walking a batter, he threw 24 consecutive curveballs to retire the last six Yankees in a row.
In the World Series, McCullers drew the start in Game 3 and again in Game 7. The Astros won the Series in the seventh game for the first title in franchise history. In 2020, it was revealed in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal that the Astros had cheated during their 2017 championship season.
Lance Graye McCullers Jr began the 2018 season in the rotation, going 10–6 through 22 starts before landing on the disabled list on August 5 with discomfort in his right elbow. After missing more than a month because of the injury, he returned towards the last two weeks of the regular season in a bullpen role, appearing in three games. He threw a curve 47.4% of the time, tops in MLB.
On November 6, 2018, McCullers underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow and was ruled out for the entire 2019 baseball season. McCullers completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery in early November 2019. In 2020, McCullers was 3–3 with a 3.93 ERA. He pitched 55 innings with 56 strikeouts in 11 starts.
On March 24, 2021, McCullers and the Astros agreed to a five-year, $85 million contract extension that included a $3.5 million signing bonus. During the 2021 season, he added a sweeping slider to his pitches. McCullers finished the 2021 season with a 13–5 record, a 3.16 ERA, and 185 strikeouts in 162+1⁄3 innings over 28 starts. He led the major leagues with 76 walks and 4.21 walks per 9 innings.
He established new career highs or career bests to that point in his career in numerous categories, including in ERA, games won, games started, strikeouts, innings pitched, batters faced (684), hits per nine innings allowed (H/9, 6.8), and home runs per nine innings (HR/9, 0.7). Among qualified pitchers, he led the AL in H/9 and HR/9 and ranked second in ERA.
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Following the regular season, the Houston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) named McCullers the Astros’ team Pitcher of the Year, his first such award.
Lance Graye McCullers Jr is married to longtime girlfriend Kara Kilfoile, they had their wedding in December 2015. McCullers Jr and his wife Kara Kilfoile welcomed their first child, a daughter, who was born in December 2019. In 2016, the Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation, a non-profit organization, was established by McCullers and his family to advocate for stray and homeless animals.
Lance Graye McCullers Jr net worth
How much is Lance Graye McCullers Jr worth? Lance Graye McCullers Jr net worth is estimated at around $10 million. His salary is around $6.5 million and his main source of income is from his career as a baseball player. McCullers Jr successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential baseball players in Florida.