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Lance McCullers Jr. is Making a Name for Himself

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 29: Lance McCullers #43 of the Houston Astros throws in the second inning against the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park on June 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Whenever there is a player who is the son of a former major leaguer, it is always tough for them to get out from underneath the shadow of their father, no matter how...
Via The Sports Journal
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing Lance McCullers MLB debut and expectations

The Houston Astros had one of their top prospects make his MLB debut, but his name was not Mark Appel. Lance McCullers Jr made his first MLB start Monday night in Houston. McCullers was promoted to Triple-A last week, but did not make a start before he was called up. The 21-year-old is the youngest Astro to make his debut since Jose Altuve broke into the majors in 2011. Lance McCullers...
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Fall in Lance McCullers’ Debut

Houston Astros’ pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws a pitch in a spring training game. In what has been a great season for the Astros so far, you wouldn’t think they would need to add anybody to their roster. But, as the organization continues to quickly move prospects to higher levels, they decided to call up their 41st overall pick in the 2012 draft. McCullers had been with...
Via The Sports Journal
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Lance McCullers wore Batman cleats for MLB debut

By Steve DelVecchio Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers made his MLB debut against the Oakland A’s on Monday night, and he relied on the Bat-Signal to help give him confidence. McCullers, 21, took the mound at Minute Maid Park wearing some awesome Batman cleats. Many were quick to point out that New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey must have been jealous. .@astros pitcher...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros Rookie Breaks Out Batman Cleats

Five years ago, then-San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson was fined $1000 by Major League Baseball for, essentially, his bright orange cleats being “a little too bright, too flashy”. The bearded one broke out a black marker and voila…“Nike Air Sharpies”. Something tells me Lance McCullers Jr. won’t have those same issues as his new cleats suffer from a severe case...
Via Hall of Very Good
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Call Up McCullers: Debut Set Monday

The Houston Astros have announced that RHP Lance McCullers Jr. has been called up from Triple-A Fresno and will make his first ML start against the Oakland Athletics on Monday. McCullers is a former first round draft pick of the Astros from 2012 from Jesuit High School in Tampa, FL, is ranked by as the number 52 prospect, and ranked as the Houston Astros 10th best prospect...
Via Baseball Essential
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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