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Arizona Diamondbacks Acquire Lucas Harrell

This season for the Arizona Diamondbacks have been an absolute nightmare, as the club has the worst record in baseball (8-21) and winning games at home hasn’t come easy. The team has won two games so far and has yet to win a series at home. Will the addition of Lucas Harrell help them rebound? To make matters worse, the starting pitching has looked abysmal with Arizona boasting...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks News: Arizona acquires Lucas Harrell from Houston

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired right-handed pitcher Lucas Harrell from the Houston Astros in exchange for a player to be names later or cash, according to's Steve Gilbert. He will report to Triple-A Reno.#Dbacks acquire RHP Lucas Harrell from Houston Astros. Headed to Reno.— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) April 28, 2014  Harrell has a career 18-33 record...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros trade Lucas Harrell to Diamondbacks

The Astros cut ties with Lucas Harrell on Monday, six days after he had been outrighted. The perplexing right-hander was traded to the Diamondbacks for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Harrell, 28, put together a strong 2012 in Houston, but never returned to that form. After three terrible starts this season, the Astros decided it was time to move on. General...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros News: Will Lucas Harrell get a chance to succeed?

Houston Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell got knocked around by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Friday night. Harrell only lasted three innings giving up five earned runs, while walking three and striking out three. This start is something of a microcosm of Lucas Harrell's career. Harrell is not a flame-thrower, his fastball sits around 92mph. He's also not a control...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Anti-Cy Young Awards

The first annual Dan Meyer Awards were a big success. While most of the world is focusing on players that succeeded in 2013, the DMAs focused on the dark side of batting statistics. Today, we are focusing on pitchers who were terrible in 2013. And despite this being more of a pitching era than a hitting era, there are no shortage of terrible pitching performances in this past season...
Via The Flagrant Fan
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Lucas Harrell, Astros Sinkerballer Supreme

When Lucas Harrell takes the mound this weekend against the Tigers, batters can expect to see a lot of two-seam fastballs. The Houston Astros right-hander has thrown his signature pitch 61.8 percent of the time this season. In his most recent start — a shut-down effort against the Yankees — 75 of his 105 pitches were two-seamers averaging 92.4 mph. Harrell has been specializing...
Via Fangraphs
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Exploring the Arsenal – Lucas Harrell

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Despite taking loss, Astros' Harrell impresses

The Houston Astros don't expect right-hander Lucas Harrell to perform regularly as he did Friday, when he struck out a career-high nine batters in a 2-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Harrell, however, took a major step in his continuing development by working out of trouble two of the few times he ran into it. After allowing a triple to Shin-Soo Choo and a sacrifice fly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrell takes another step in development

HOUSTON It is difficult to fathom a pitcher unrenowned for strikeouts could be so oblivious to setting a new career standard in that category, but Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell was that pitcher on Friday night. There was a game plan to execute and a bigger picture to keep in view, thus the strikeout tally wasn't foremost on the mind of someone who's all too easy to...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrell earns way into Astros' rotation

Lucas Harrell has appeared in 17 games in the Major Leagues, including six for the Astros in 2011, so starting the second game of the season is not a debut of any sort. But it seems like a new beginning for the 26 year-old right hander. Harrell did not make the rotation due to an injury or due to a lack of options. Harrell earned his way on to the team after posting a 2.16 ERA in...
Via Fox Sports Houston
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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