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Elvis Luciano

Elvis Luciano

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 200 | Age: 19
Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
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Fastball Velocity
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0 5.35 25 0 0 33.2 27 1.78
1 Season 1 0 5.35 25 0 0 33.2 27 1.78
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 25 1-0 5.35 33.2 27 1.78
1 Season 25 1-0 5.35 33.2 27 1.78

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 TOR AL 159 1 0 5.35 25 0 0 33.2 36 20 20 4 24 27 1.78
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

Luciano signed with the Diamondbacks for $85,000 out of the Dominican Republic in October 2016, and the potential he showed in his pro debut in 2017 could make him one of the biggest bargains of the 2016-17 international crop. Arizona cashed in on his upside by packaging him with left-hander Gabe Speier to acquire Jon Jay from the Royals last June. Kansas City viewed Luciano, just 18 at the time of the trade, as the equivalent of a top-two-rounds Draft pick, but ultimately left him off their 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 Draft, when the Blue Jays selected him with the No. 9 overall pick.

Luciano has added velocity since signing and works with a 92-96 mph fastball with good sink. He shows flashes of a plus curveball and can miss some bats with his changeup as well. As with most teenagers, the quality of his stuff can fluctuate significantly.

With his athleticism and clean delivery, Luciano should develop at least average control and command as he gains experience. He has impressive maturity and mound presence, which also should aid in his development


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 635 105 8 7.6 89.7 13.7 .261 .437 .364 .355 .362 41.9 17.0 15.1
ALL 635 105 8 7.6 89.7 13.7 .261 .437 .364 .355 .362 41.9 17.0 15.1
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/14/2019 RHP Elvis Luciano assigned to Tigres del Licey.
09/12/2019 Toronto Blue Jays activated RHP Elvis Luciano from the 60-day injured list.
06/17/2019 Toronto Blue Jays transferred RHP Elvis Luciano from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Right elbow sprain.
06/13/2019 Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Elvis Luciano on the 10-day injured list. Right elbow sprain.
05/29/2019 Toronto Blue Jays activated RHP Elvis Luciano from the bereavement list.
05/24/2019 Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Elvis Luciano on the bereavement list.
12/13/2018 Toronto Blue Jays claimed RHP Elvis Luciano off waivers from Idaho Falls Chukars.
08/31/2018 RHP Elvis Luciano assigned to Idaho Falls Chukars from Burlington Royals.
06/06/2018 Kansas City Royals traded LF Jon Jay to Arizona Diamondbacks for Elvis Luciano and Gabe Speier.
06/06/2018 RHP Elvis Luciano assigned to Burlington Royals from Kansas City Royals.
09/03/2017 RHP Elvis Luciano assigned to Missoula Osprey from AZL D-backs.
08/15/2017 RHP Elvis Luciano assigned to AZL D-backs from DSL D-backs1.
10/25/2016 RHP Elvis Luciano assigned to DSL D-backs.
10/01/2016 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent RHP Elvis Luciano to a minor league contract.