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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013   
  

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Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-2 205   L/R

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1/27/12: McCullers was ranked No. 1 in the 2012 high school class according to Perfect Game when those rankings originally came out two years ago. As such, he’s received huge amounts of attention from the baseball community. He now sits at No. 3 in the Perfect Game class rankings going into the spring before the 2012 draft. It’s certainly worth noting that McCullers has done nothing negative to move down a couple of spots, it’s just that RHP Lucas Giolito and SS Carlos Correa have got that much better. In fact, neither Giolito nor Correa were ranked on the original 2012 list. Coming out of his freshman year at Tampa Jesuit High School, McCullers was more of a two-way prospect as a shortstop/right handed pitcher, and in fact rarely pitched. His father, former Major League reliever Lance McCullers, made sure that his trips to the mound were kept a bare minimum until he was physically mature. Dad had good reason, as he threw 70 games and 136 innings as a 22-year old with the San Diego Padres in 1986, then added 78 games and 123 innings more as a 23 year old, hurt his arm at 26 years old and was out of baseball completely at the age of 29. What McCullers could do even as a 15-year old in 2009 was come in from shortstop and throw up to 94 mph as well as his signature nasty curveball. And it should be remembered that McCullers was and remains a top infield prospect, with legitimate power from the left side of the plate. His batting practice at the 2010 PG Junior National Showcase still resonates after he put balls in the stands and graded out as a perfect 10/10. Needless to say, McCullers' arm strength from shortstop, or anywhere else on the field, grades out at the top of the grading scale as well. But McCullers professional prospect status is due to his abilities as a pitcher. And for scouts, he’s a surprisingly controversial topic for discussion. That discussion usually boils down to his future role, Starter vs. Closer. The scouts who like him the best think McCullers will be able to start at the professional level, those who think the effort in his delivery and his overall command will relegate him to a bullpen role prefer other pitchers in the 2012 class at the highest levels of the first round. There is no questioning McCullers overall stuff. He can sit consistently at 94-96 mph on his fastball and famously touched 100 mph on the scoreboard at the East Coast Professional Showcase at Tigertown in Lakeland, Florida last summer, although most scouts behind the plate later said that pitch registered 'only' 98 or 99 on their guns. As exciting as those radar gun readings are, when he learns that 94-95 at the bottom of the zone is better than 98 up or out of the zone, he’ll instantly become a better pitcher. Despite his high end velocity, McCullers' best pitch would be his 82-84 mph power curveball. Never call it a slider despite its velocity, as it is a true curveball with outstanding spin and bite at times. McCullers buries the pitch frequently trying to overthrow it, but when everything comes together you can almost hear the spin. His third pitch, a changeup with nice diving life, is a surprisingly good offering that he will learn to throw more at the next level. Let the record show that the Perfect Game scouts, including myself, feel that McCullers future is as a starter. The adjustments he needs to make to become a more effective pitcher are mental/emotional adjustments, not dramatic changes to his delivery or arm action. He is a well above average athlete who should be able to maintain his mechanics and strength over a season and already has three quality pitches, two of them potentially dominant offerings. I’ve seen McCullers play perhaps a dozen times over the past three years but the most impressed I’ve ever been with him was when he wasn’t even wearing a baseball uniform. He received the 2011 Jackie Robinson Award on August 13 in San Diego, the night before the Perfect Game All-American Classic. After the award was presented by all-time pitching greats Trevor Hoffman and Tommy John, and speaking in front of about 250 people, including his All-American peers, McCullers spoke extremely eloquently and emotionally, with no notes, about how important Robinson was not only to baseball but to society as a whole and how honored and humbled he was to receive the award. It was a “Wow” moment for everyone in attendance, and we received some insight into what the young man was made of off the baseball field.




Aug 14, 2011 - Aug 14, 2011   East
  

PETCO Park - San Diego, CA
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-2 205   L/R

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Aug 01, 2011 - Aug 04, 2011   
  

Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-2 205   L/R

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100
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94-97
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Jul 17, 2011 - Jul 22, 2011   Tampa Bay Warriors
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-1 190   L/R

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Jul 09, 2011 - Jul 15, 2011   Tampa Bay Warriors
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-1 190   L/R

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97
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92-97
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84
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86
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Jul 02, 2011 - Jul 08, 2011   FTB Louisville Slugger
  0

East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-2 205   L/R

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96
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92-96
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82
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81
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Jun 16, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011   9-Red
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City of Palms Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-1 190   L/R

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98
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98
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94-98
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Lance McCullers is a 2012 RHP/SS with a 6-1 190 lb. frame from Tampa, FL who attends Jesuit HS. Solid athletic body, good present strength. Full delivery, long loose arm action, outstanding arm speed, high 3/4's release point, some effort on release, good downhill angle. Elite level fastball velocity, 94-98 mph, lots of 96-97's, fastball mostly straight. Threw better curveball/change up in warm ups, humps up and tries to be too nasty in games. Curveball shows plus/plus power and spin at times, nice change up with sink when in the zone. Potential for 3 plus/plus pitches. Very athletic, would be a definite top 3 round pick strictly as a shortstop/third baseman, left handed hitter with present bat speed, good extension, power approach. Special arm. Good student, verbal commitment to Florida. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.
PG Grade 10.0




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Lance McCullers Hitting 2011 National Showcase
Lance McCullers P 2011 National Showcase
Lance McCullers IF 2011 National Showcase
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May 27, 2011 - May 30, 2011   Tampa Bay Warriors
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-1 190   L/R

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91-96
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84
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Oct 21, 2010 - Oct 25, 2010   Midland Redskins/Royals Scout Team
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-2 195   L/R

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96
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91-94
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Oct 08, 2010 - Oct 11, 2010   Midland/Royals Scout Team
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-2 175   L/R

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Jun 29, 2010 - Jul 05, 2010   Tampa Bay Warriors
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-2 195   L/R

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Jun 15, 2010 - Jun 16, 2010   Red
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Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-2 195   L/R

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Lance McCullers is a 2012 RHP/SS with a 6-2 195 lb. frame from Tampa, FL who attends Jesuit. McCullers is an outstanding two way talent. He used a 3/4 arm slot to produce fastballs that sat in the mid 90's. He has a loose, fast arm and showed a power curveball with serious snap. Fastball has good life and he showed good feel for a excellent change up. All three pitches were very good and he threw them all for strikes. Absolutely Electric Stuff. Outstanding postion prospect as well. Good actions in the infield with plus plus arm strength that comes easy. Vry good left handed bat, good bat speed, serious power, good approach, hit well in games, 99 mph off bat. Highest level follow both ways. Fun player to watch.
PG Grade 10.0




Videos  provided by  Skillshow
Lance McCullers IF 2010 Jr National Showcase
Lance McCullers P 2010 Jr National Showcase
Lance McCullers Hitting 2010 Jr National Showcase
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May 28, 2010 - May 31, 2010   Tampa Bay Warriors
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-1 180   L/R

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94-95
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Oct 22, 2009 - Oct 26, 2009   Midland Redskins/Kansas City Royals Scout Team
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-1 180   L/R

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Oct 09, 2009 - Oct 12, 2009   Midland Braves/Kansas City Royals Scout Team
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-1 180   L/R

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94
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90-94
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79
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80
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Jul 07, 2009 - Jul 13, 2009   Midland Braves
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 5-11 140   L/R

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May 22, 2009 - May 25, 2009   Tampa Tigers
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 5-11 140   L/R

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92
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1B
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91-92
CB
76
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Oct 23, 2008 - Oct 27, 2008   Royals Baseball Club
  37

Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 5-11 140   L/R

FB
91
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IF
1B
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89-91
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76
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Oct 10, 2008 - Oct 13, 2008   Tampa Tigers
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 5-11 140   L/R

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87-89
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73
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Sep 19, 2008 - Sep 21, 2008   Dawg Pound
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 5-11 140   L/R

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Jul 08, 2008 - Jul 13, 2008   Tampa Tigers
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 6-0 160   L/R

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Jul 08, 2008 - Jul 13, 2008   Tampa Tigers
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 5-11 140   L/R

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Jul 01, 2008 - Jul 07, 2008   Dawg Pound
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 5-11 140   L/R

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May 24, 2008 - May 26, 2008   Dawg Pound
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Lance McCullers
RHP SS 5-11 140   L/R

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87
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1B
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CB
74
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