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Portrait of Lucas Harrell

Lucas Harrell PAstros

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 401.7 18 33 0 268 4.84 -0.4
Birth Date6-3-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2010 CHA 25 8 3 24.0 14.3 9.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 119 34 18 13 2 47 17 16 0 15 4.88 5.01 4.80 3.7 0.4
2011 CHA 26 3 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 11 4 4 0 13 1 1 0 5 7.20 1.66 1.71 2.2 0.2
2011 HOU 26 6 2 13.0 8.3 4.7 0 2 0 0 0 0 60 12 8 5 0 12 7 7 1 10 3.46 3.30 4.38 1.0 0.1
2012 HOU 27 32 32 193.7 193.7 0.0 11 11 0 0 14 0 827 185 90 81 13 265 78 73 1 140 3.76 3.79 5.09 0.3 0.5
2013 HOU 28 36 22 153.7 114.3 39.3 6 17 0 1 8 0 707 174 111 100 20 273 88 83 6 89 5.86 5.44 6.38 -11.9 -1.3
2014 HOU 29 3 3 12.3 12.3 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 66 19 14 13 2 32 9 8 0 9 9.49 6.00 6.74 -2.1 -0.2
Career8862401.7343.058.718330123018054352452163764220018882684.844.525.54-6.8-0.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 BRI Rk 13 9 48.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KAN A 26 26 133.3 6.39 32 .287 .261 .338 .395 .263 .280 75 -14.6 -1.4 -14.6 -1.4
2006 WNS A+ 17 17 91.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .220 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BIR AA 3 3 9.2 8.24 -10 .401 .247 .335 .354 .265 .333 91 -3.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2008 KAN A 3 3 10.7 4.78 100 .262 .258 .334 .392 .262 .351 107 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2008 BIR AA 11 10 54.7 5.84 72 .244 .266 .341 .400 .252 .307 97 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2008 BRI Rk 1 1 3.0 2.14 148 .259 .256 .346 .403 .269 .500 87 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2008 PES Wnt 8 7 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .413 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 BIR AA 14 14 80.3 4.68 83 .267 .258 .338 .378 .267 .302 90 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2009 CHR AAA 11 11 65.7 5.72 79 .233 .271 .338 .398 .252 .284 106 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2010 CHA MLB 8 3 24.0 4.80 106 .298 .266 .332 .407 .259 .376 114 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2010 CHR AAA 26 26 137.7 5.91 75 .255 .264 .336 .401 .254 .294 100 -4.6 -0.4 -4.6 -0.4
2011 CHA MLB 3 0 5.0 1.71 165 .319 .241 .301 .389 .246 .550 111 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2011 HOU MLB 6 2 13.0 4.38 98 .252 .265 .319 .411 .261 .286 103 0.9 0.1 1.0 0.1
2011 CHR AAA 13 12 74.3 4.75 95 .229 .261 .327 .398 .254 .282 93 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2011 OKL AAA 9 9 52.3 4.18 118 .211 .278 .343 .436 .261 .268 96 11.7 1.1 13.6 1.3
2012 HOU MLB 32 32 193.7 5.09 81 .250 .256 .317 .406 .261 .289 100 -0.3 -0.0 0.3 0.5
2013 HOU MLB 36 22 153.7 6.38 53 .303 .258 .321 .407 .268 .306 100 -13.6 -1.5 -11.9 -1.3
2014 HOU MLB 3 3 12.3 6.74 45 .370 .266 .326 .409 .272 .370 105 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2014 RNO AAA 22 20 106.7 7.44 60 .282 .271 .338 .418 .265 .311 108 -4.1 -0.4 -0.8 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2004 BRI Rk 3 5 0 13 9 48.3 53 32 33 5 0% .316 9.9 6.0 0.9 6.1 1.76 5.59 0.0 0.0
2005 KAN A 7 11 0 26 26 133.3 128 71 85 8 57% .280 8.6 4.8 0.5 5.7 1.49 3.65 -14.6 -1.4
2006 BIR AA 0 2 0 3 3 9.2 12 14 4 1 50% .333 11.7 13.7 1.0 3.9 2.83 10.76 -3.3 -0.4
2006 WNS A+ 7 2 0 17 17 91.2 58 44 70 3 0% .220 5.7 4.3 0.3 6.9 1.12 2.47 0.0 0.0
2008 BRI Rk 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 3 1 5 0 67% .500 9.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 1.33 3.00 1.2 0.1
2008 PES Wnt 3 1 0 8 7 19.7 28 8 15 2 0% .413 12.8 3.7 0.9 6.9 1.83 6.85 0.0 0.0
2008 BIR AA 3 3 0 11 10 54.7 56 19 34 3 56% .307 9.2 3.1 0.5 5.6 1.37 3.46 -1.3 -0.1
2008 KAN A 1 1 0 3 3 10.7 13 4 7 0 70% .351 10.9 3.4 0.0 5.9 1.59 5.89 1.4 0.1
2009 CHR AAA 4 1 0 11 11 65.7 58 37 42 3 58% .284 7.9 5.1 0.4 5.8 1.45 3.29 -1.1 -0.1
2009 BIR AA 8 3 0 14 14 80.3 78 32 51 4 60% .302 8.7 3.6 0.4 5.7 1.37 3.25 -0.8 -0.1
2010 CHR AAA 10 10 0 26 26 137.7 141 61 84 11 51% .294 9.2 4.0 0.7 5.5 1.47 4.58 -4.6 -0.4
2010 CHA MLB 1 0 0 8 3 24.0 34 17 15 2 53% .376 12.8 6.4 0.8 5.6 2.12 4.88 3.7 0.4
2011 CHR AAA 7 3 0 13 12 74.3 67 26 56 6 56% .282 8.1 3.1 0.7 6.8 1.25 3.27 1.4 0.1
2011 OKL AAA 5 2 0 9 9 52.3 42 24 38 0 55% .268 7.2 4.1 0.0 6.5 1.26 1.72 13.6 1.3
2011 CHA MLB 0 0 0 3 0 5.0 11 1 5 0 60% .550 19.8 1.8 0.0 9.0 2.40 7.20 2.2 0.2
2011 HOU MLB 0 2 0 6 2 13.0 12 7 10 0 55% .286 8.3 4.8 0.0 6.9 1.46 3.46 1.0 0.1
2012 HOU MLB 11 11 0 32 32 193.7 185 78 140 13 58% .289 8.6 3.6 0.6 6.5 1.36 3.76 0.3 0.5
2013 HOU MLB 6 17 0 36 22 153.7 174 88 89 20 53% .306 10.2 5.2 1.2 5.2 1.70 5.86 -11.9 -1.3
2014 HOU MLB 0 3 0 3 3 12.3 19 9 9 2 50% .370 13.9 6.6 1.5 6.6 2.27 9.49 -2.1 -0.2
2014 RNO AAA 6 4 0 22 20 106.7 115 77 67 12 63% .311 9.7 6.5 1.0 5.7 1.80 5.15 -0.8 -0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 475 0.4968 0.4219 0.8400 0.6144 0.2301 0.8828 0.7273 0.1600
2011 364 0.4945 0.4341 0.8291 0.5944 0.2772 0.8879 0.7059 0.1646
2012 3174 0.4842 0.4288 0.8522 0.5940 0.2731 0.9255 0.7025 0.1463
2013 2846 0.4230 0.3904 0.8677 0.5631 0.2637 0.9277 0.7737 0.1323
2014 280 0.3714 0.3714 0.8462 0.6058 0.2330 0.9365 0.7073 0.1538
Career71390.45670.41110.85620.58350.26510.92210.73290.1429

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-12 2014-07-27 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-07-01 2013-07-05 DTD 4 4 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin From Batted Ball - -
2013-03-08 2013-03-16 Camp 8 0 - Groin Strain - -
2009-08-07 2009-08-14 Minors 7 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-04-19 2008-06-23 Minors 65 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2007-04-05 2007-09-04 Minors 152 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Debridement and Posterior Capsule Release 2007-01-15 -
2007-01-15 2007-01-15 Minors 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Debridement and Posterior Capsule Release 2007-01-15 -
2006-08-15 2006-09-05 Minors 21 0 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 HOU $509,700
2013 HOU $500,700
2012 HOU $482,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$982,700
2011Current$509,700
4 yrPvs + Cur$1,492,400
4 yrTotal$1,492,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 107 d2015

Details
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2015). Signed by LG Twins of Korea 11/25/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5097M (2014). Re-signed by Houston 3/6/14. DFA by Houston 4/16/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/22/14. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Houston 4/28/14. Released by Arizona 8/24/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5007M (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012). Signed by Houston 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/11. Claimed by Houston off waivers from White Sox 7/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/24/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/20/07.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2004 (4-119) (Ozark HS, Mo.). $0.27M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)In your opinion who may be a few pitchers outside the top 100-150 or so that will possibly take a leap forward or make a name for themselves in 2013 that could be possible steals at the end of some drafts?
(Chris from NJ)
Using the bottom 100 names from the PFM: Lucas Harrell, Nate Eovaldi, Chris Tillman, Alex Cobb, Jason Hammel (Jason Collette)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Lucas Harrell? He was one of the few bright spots for Astros fans last year, and he's looked solid in the Spring so far (insert S.T. caveats). Do you like his chances to repeat or even improve upon his 2012 performance?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Ashitaka, thanks for the question. In all honesty, I think Harrell's best qualities are that he is durable and that he plays for the Astros. The stuff isn't great, the command isn't great. He is a decent back-end option, but what you see is what you get. (Geoff Young)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Lucas Harrell has thrown 7,013 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph), Change (84mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (82mph).