Joey Lucchesi
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 225LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 4, #114, San Diego Padres | Southeast Missouri State

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 0 4.43 5 5 0 22.1 17 1.34
5 Seasons 20 24 4.25 75 71 0 360.0 366 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 5 1-0 4.43 22.1 17 1.34
5 Seasons 75 20-24 4.25 360.0 366 1.27

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 25 2158 355 31 8.7 5.7 89.4 113.7 8.7 34.6 .244 .431 .328 .321 .410 40.5 26.5 7.8 4.08 4.39
2019 26 2643 470 34 7.2 5.0 88.3 113.0 11.4 30.9 .227 .391 .298 .297 .349 36.4 23.0 8.2 4.18 3.86
2020 27 123 24 0 0.0 0.0 80.3 106.5 12.8 45.8 .361 .434 .447 .375 .411 20.8 15.6 6.3 7.94 6.28
2021 28 646 102 9 8.8 5.7 90.5 112.7 16.5 34.3 .222 .382 .310 .295 .364 40.2 26.1 7.0 4.46 3.65
2023 30 334 68 8 11.8 8.6 90.1 108.5 14.2 39.7 .297 .559 .342 .393 .456 44.1 18.3 8.6 4.43 6.76
Player 5904 1019 82 8.0 5.4 88.8 113.7 11.2 33.5 .240 .415 .316 .313 .380 38.3 24.1 7.9
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lucchesi relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(49.1%) ,
Curveball
(26.6%) ,
Cutter
(24.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 46.8 21.7 26.5 5.1 31.8 41.7 26.2 3.4 32.7 19.7 24.2 5.6 8.7 5.7
2019 48.7 25.3 20.0 6.0 31.3 43.2 25.5 4.0 36.2 23.6 21.3 6.6 7.2 5.0
2020 37.5 20.8 37.5 4.2 12.5 45.8 41.7 4.2 25.0 20.8 45.8 4.2 0.0 0.0
2021 42.2 29.4 20.6 7.8 30.4 43.1 26.5 5.9 29.4 27.5 19.6 8.8 8.8 5.7
2023 41.2 29.4 23.5 5.9 27.9 47.1 25.0 5.9 27.9 20.6 25.0 8.8 11.8 8.6
Player 46.6 24.6 23.0 5.8 30.7 43.0 26.2 4.1 33.5 22.4 23.0 6.6 8.0 5.4
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Curveball NYM L 89 78.2 46.9 -8.7 -16 3.1 -4.0 -57
2023 Cutter NYM L 81 90.2 18.3 7.1 28 4.2 -6.6 -279
2023 Sinker NYM L 163 89.8 21.8 -2.2 -9 13.7 -1.1 -8
2021 Sinker NYM L 388 91.0 19.0 -3.7 -16 14.0 -0.5 -3
2021 Changeup NYM L 1 81.5 32.8 2.4 8 12.4 -0.2 -1
2021 Curveball NYM L 236 78.7 45.5 -9.7 -18 2.9 -4.6 -61
2021 Cutter NYM L 21 90.8 17.3 6.8 28 7.0 -9.1 -427
2020 Cutter SD L 19 90.0 22.0 2.8 11 7.2 -9.7 -381
2020 Sinker SD L 61 89.9 23.2 -0.4 -2 14.1 -0.3 -2
2020 Changeup SD L 1 81.5 35.9 5.5 18 6.1 -5.8 -49
2020 Curveball SD L 42 77.5 47.0 -9.7 -17 4.8 -4.4 -48
2019 Sinker SD L 1,356 90.1 20.7 -2.4 -10 11.8 -2.1 -15
2019 Curveball SD L 927 78.9 45.2 -9.4 -17 1.7 -4.6 -73
2019 Cutter SD L 358 90.5 18.0 5.8 24 2.7 -4.5 -259
2018 Curveball SD L 736 79.2 45.4 -9.3 -17 1.9 -4.9 -72
2018 Sinker SD L 1,307 90.4 21.4 -1.3 -6 11.4 -2.4 -17
2018 Cutter SD L 13 89.9 20.8 3.4 14 3.3 -5.7 -241
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Sinker -0.6 -1 164 49.1 46 .286 .548 .383 17.8 15.2 21.9 .300 .577 .401 51.4
2023 Curveball 1.9 2 89 26.6 27 .292 .500 .365 22.0 25.9 18.4 .317 .591 .411 33.3
2023 Cutter -1.7 -1 81 24.3 20 .167 .222 .223 5.7 15.0 20.0 .265 .472 .350 40.0
2021 Sinker 0.1 0 388 60.1 100 .247 .471 .357 18.4 21.0 20.8 .228 .414 .324 40.3
2021 Curveball -0.6 -1 236 36.5 52 .204 .224 .207 33.3 38.5 21.1 .180 .236 .207 33.3
2021 Cutter 12.3 3 21 3.3 5 .600 1.400 .830 20.0 0.0 0.0 .530 1.282 .745 80.0
2021 Changeup 2.1 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Sinker -1.2 -1 61 49.6 16 .308 .462 .400 26.7 12.5 12.5 .299 .396 .378 36.4
2020 Curveball 4.5 2 42 34.1 10 .333 .333 .270 47.4 30.0 20.0 .263 .286 .224 0.0
2020 Cutter 13.7 3 19 15.4 6 1.000 1.000 .900 12.5 0.0 0.0 .643 .740 .612 16.7
2020 Changeup 3.3 0 1 0.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Sinker -0.8 -11 1,356 51.3 355 .252 .430 .339 17.5 21.7 21.5 .231 .392 .306 37.3
2019 Curveball -0.7 -6 927 35.1 234 .183 .324 .263 38.4 28.6 19.5 .194 .353 .267 30.3
2019 Cutter 0.5 2 358 13.5 97 .291 .523 .371 18.2 14.4 14.7 .300 .479 .362 45.9
2018 Sinker 0.1 1 1,307 60.6 336 .266 .472 .354 15.6 18.5 18.5 .270 .473 .350 43.0
2018 Curveball 0.0 0 736 34.1 186 .228 .380 .295 42.3 41.9 27.8 .205 .370 .280 34.7
2018 Cutter 3.2 0 13 0.6 2 .500 1.500 .800 20.0 0.0 0.0 .140 .416 .233 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 38 77.7 42 6.5 5:15 4:15 60
2020 Cutter 14 90.0 84 12.7 10:45 10:45 0
2020 Sinker 25 90.0 85 16.5 10:45 10:15 30
2021 Curveball 235 78.7 31 5.7 5:30 4:45 45
2021 Cutter 21 90.8 85 16.9 11:15 11:15 0
2021 Sinker 373 91.1 88 19.8 11:15 10:30 45
2023 Curveball 83 78.2 31 5.9 5:30 4:45 45
2023 Cutter 75 90.1 82 15.3 11:15 11:30 -15
2023 Sinker 104 89.7 79 18.6 11:00 10:15 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 524 2,056 -1 -17 10 9 2
2019 686 2,641 -13 -32 16 13 -16
2020 32 123 2 0 2 1 4
2021 157 646 -2 -3 4 3 1
2023 93 334 -4 0 2 1 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 2,158 49.7 63.7 82.6 25.4 49.4 44.2 59.0 44.2 25.5 8.5 74.7
2019 2,643 45.1 67.3 83.1 27.3 54.0 41.9 62.5 45.3 25.3 6.0 81.8
2020 123 50.4 56.5 74.3 36.1 59.1 41.5 53.1 46.3 31.6 4.1 60.0
2021 646 50.3 68.6 81.6 22.1 54.9 38.2 66.2 45.5 23.8 8.5 85.5
2023 334 46.4 63.9 85.9 27.9 80.0 42.5 65.6 44.6 16.1 7.2 75.0
Player 5,904 47.5 65.6 82.7 26.3 54.4 42.3 61.7 44.9 24.8 7.2 78.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 33 44 24 15 49 16 13 18 9 73 57 55 21 18 49 5 82
2019 69 71 61 56 74 13 45 58 51 52 48 50 27 15 40 7 73
2020 14 18 72
2021 20 43 8 71
2023 5 6 3 3 15 36 13 27 23 22 46 2 44 10 26 6 44
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 23.2 23 19.2 4 12 9 12 52.2
2019 23.5 23 21.5 2 11 14 11 47.8
2020 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 --
2021 21.4 4 6.0 -2 1 4 3 75.0
2023 22.4 4 4.1 0 2 3 2 50.0
Player 23.2 54 50.8 3 27 30 28 51.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 23 26 16 19 17 16 19 18 13 14 19 23 24 19 17 20 18 18 20 24 21 21 25 21 15 15 17 20 24 21 17
2019 23 25 19 21 23 22 23 22 17 16 19 22 25 22 18 19 18 18 22 25 24 26 29 26 18 17 18 26 28 20 16
2020 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 4 6 6 7 6 6 7 7 4 4 5 7 7 5 6 7 6 6 6 7 6 6 7 7 6 4 7 7 6 4 4
2023 4 2 3 5 5 4 4 2 4 3 4 5 7 4 6 4 5 2 6 6 2 3 6 4 4 2 5 5 6 4 2
Player 54 59 44 53 51 48 53 49 38 37 47 57 63 50 47 50 47 44 54 62 53 56 67 58 43 38 47 58 64 49 39
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.4 90.2 -0.2 89.9 -0.3 91.0 1.1
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 81.5 0.0 81.5 0.0
Breaking Velocity 79.2 78.9 -0.3 77.5 -1.4 78.7 1.2
Exit Velocity 89.4 88.3 -1.1 80.3 -8.0 90.5 10.2
Launch Angle 8.7 11.4 2.7 12.8 1.4 16.5 3.7
Barrel % 8.7 7.2 -1.5 0.0 -7.2 8.8 8.8
Hard Hit % 40.5 36.4 -4.1 20.8 -15.6 40.2 19.4
Sweet Spot % 34.6 30.9 -3.7 45.8 14.9 34.3 -11.5
xBA .244 .227 -0.017 .361 0.134 .222 -0.139
BA .254 .233 -0.021 .464 0.231 .245 -0.219
xwOBA .321 .297 -0.024 .375 0.078 .295 -0.080
wOBA .328 .298 -0.030 .447 0.149 .310 -0.137
xSLG .431 .391 -0.040 .434 0.043 .382 -0.052
SLG .450 .405 -0.045 .536 0.131 .417 -0.119
K% 26.5 23.0 -3.5 15.6 -7.4 26.1 10.5
BB% 7.8 8.2 0.4 6.3 -1.9 7.0 0.7
Swing % 44.2 45.3 1.1 46.3 1.0 45.5 -0.8
Whiff% 25.5 25.3 -0.2 31.6 6.3 23.8 -7.8
In Zone % 49.7 45.1 -4.6 50.4 5.3 50.3 -0.1
Out of Zone % 50.3 54.9 4.6 49.6 -5.3 49.7 0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 27.3 1.9 36.1 8.8 22.1 -14.0
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 32.8 6.7 21.9 -10.9 36.9 15.0
First Pitch Strike % 59.0 62.5 3.5 53.1 -9.4 66.2 13.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 524 .324 412 4 1.0 112 18 16.1
2019 686 .298 528 20 3.8 158 37 23.4
2020 32 .447 21 0 0.0 11 2 18.2
2021 157 .310 123 55 44.7 34 18 52.9
2023 92 .336 78 0 0.0 14 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo