Lance McCullers

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Houston Astros Starting Pitcher Age: 29-124d Exp: 7.14 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#41 overall), 2012 College: Jesuit HS Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)

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  • Current Contract

    Lance McCullers signed a 5 year / $85,000,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including $85,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $17,000,000. In 2023, McCullers will earn a base salary of $15,250,000, while carrying a total salary of $15,950,000.

    2022-2026

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $85,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $17,000,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 28 6.140 $15,250,000 $700,000 $17,000,000 $15,950,000 $15,950,000 $15,250,000($15,250,000)
    2023 Contract details by year 29 7.140 $15,250,000 $700,000 $17,000,000 $15,950,000 $15,950,000 $15,250,000($30,500,000)
    2024 Contract details by year 30 $17,000,000 $700,000 $17,000,000 $17,700,000 $17,700,000 $17,000,000($47,500,000)
    2025 Contract details by year 31 $17,000,000 $700,000 $17,000,000 $17,700,000 $17,700,000 $17,000,000($64,500,000)
    2026 Contract details by year 32 $17,000,000 $700,000 $17,000,000 $17,700,000 $17,700,000 $17,000,000($81,500,000)
    2027 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • No Trade Clause
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,500,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2020-2020 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,100,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,100,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2019-2019 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,100,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,100,000
    Free Agent:

    2018-2018 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,450,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,450,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2017-2017 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $548,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $548,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2016-2016 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $516,700
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $516,700
    Free Agent:

    2015-2015 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $507,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $507,500
    Free Agent:

    2012-2012Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,500,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2012 Player Cash Earnings - $2,500,000 - $2,500,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $330,013 - - $330,013
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $516,700 - - $516,700
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $548,000 - - $548,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,450,000 - - $2,450,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $4,100,000 - - $4,100,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,518,519 - - $1,518,519
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $15,250,000 - - $15,250,000
    Est. Earnings
    (8 seasons)
    $31,213,232 $2,500,000 - $33,713,232
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $15,250,000 - - $15,250,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - $17,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - $17,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - $17,000,000
    $97,463,232 $2,500,000 - $99,963,232
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $31,213,232 $2,500,000 - $33,713,232
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Mar 24 2021Signed a 5 year $85 million contract extension with Houston (HOU)
    Jan 15 2021Signed a 1 year $6.5 million contract with Houston (HOU), avoiding arbitration
    Dec 13 2019Signed a 1 year $4.1 million contract with Houston (HOU), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $4.1 million contract with Houston (HOU), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 12 2018Signed a 1 year $2.45 million contract with Houston (HOU), avoiding arbitration
    Feb 24 2017Signed a 1 year $548,000 contract with Houston (HOU)
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $516,700 contract with Houston (HOU)
    Jun 18 2012Signed a contract with Houston (HOU)
    Jun 4 2012Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#41 overall)

  • Injuries

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  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2022 HOU 8 8 47.2 37 12 12 22 50 4 4 2 0 2.27 1.238 1.45
    2021 HOU 30 28 162.1 122 59 57 76 185 13 13 5 0 3.16 1.22 3.39
    2020 HOU 11 11 55.0 44 29 24 20 56 5 3 3 0 3.93 1.164 0.42
    2018 HOU 25 22 128.1 100 60 55 50 142 12 10 6 0 3.86 1.169 1.41
    2017 HOU 22 22 118.2 114 61 56 40 132 8 7 4 0 4.25 1.298 0.92
    2016 HOU 14 14 81.0 80 29 29 45 106 5 6 5 0 3.22 1.543 1.47
    2015 HOU 22 22 125.2 106 49 45 43 129 10 6 7 0 3.22 1.186 2.05
    Totals 132 127 718.2 603 299 278 296 800 57 49 32 0 3.48 1.251 11.11
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