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
2021 1 4 4.46 11 8 0 38.1 41 1.17
4 Seasons 19 24 4.24 70 66 0 337.2 349 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 11 1-4 4.46 38.1 41 1.17
4 Seasons 70 19-24 4.24 337.2 349 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
Player 5570 951 74 7.8 5.2 88.7 113.7 11.0 33.0 .236 .406 .314 .308 .374 37.9 24.5 7.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Lucchesi relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(60.1%) ,
Curveball
(36.5%) ,
Cutter
(3.3%) ,
Changeup
(0.2%) ,


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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
Player 47.0 24.3 22.9 5.8 30.9 42.7 26.3 4.0 33.9 22.5 22.8 6.4 7.8 5.2
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2021 Changeup NYM L 1 81.5 32.8 2.4 8 12.4 -0.2 -1
2021 Sinker NYM L 388 91.0 19.0 -3.7 -16 14.0 -0.5 -3
2021 Curveball NYM L 236 78.7 45.5 -9.7 -17 2.9 -4.6 -61
2021 Cutter NYM L 21 90.8 17.3 6.7 28 7.0 -9.0 -445
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 Cutter SD L 19 90.0 22.0 2.9 12 7.2 -9.7 -378
2020 Curveball SD L 42 77.5 47.0 -9.7 -17 4.8 -4.4 -48
2019 Cutter SD L 358 90.5 18.0 5.8 24 2.7 -4.5 -259
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
2018 Cutter SD L 13 89.9 20.8 3.4 14 3.3 -5.7 -242
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
! 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 %
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
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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
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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 25.3 49.2 44.2 59.0 44.2 25.5 8.5 74.7
2019 2,643 45.1 67.2 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 38.1 66.2 45.5 23.8 8.5 85.5
Player 5,570 47.6 65.7 82.6 26.2 52.6 42.3 61.4 44.9 25.3 7.2 78.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 16 49 16 13 18 9 73 57 55 19 18 49 5 82
2019 69 71 61 56 74 13 45 58 51 52 48 50 27 15 40 7 73
2020 14 19 71
2021 20 43 8 71
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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 19.5 4 12 11 12 52.2
2019 23.5 23 21.0 2 12 14 11 47.8
2020 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 --
2021 21.4 4 6.0 -2 0 5 2 50.0
Player 23.2 50 46.6 3 25 30 25 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 23 25 23 18 17 21 17 25 17 16 18 19 15 15 19 19 17 24 17 22 20 19 17 21 22 23 22 16 21 16 25
2019 23 25 22 22 18 18 20 24 22 20 20 21 13 17 17 23 18 28 17 19 24 18 18 22 24 23 25 18 27 20 27
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 4 6 7 5 6 7 6 7 7 6 7 7 4 4 6 7 7 6 4 4 7 5 6 6 6 7 7 4 6 6 7
Player 50 56 52 45 41 46 43 56 46 42 46 47 32 36 42 49 42 58 38 45 51 42 41 49 52 53 54 38 54 42 59
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.4 90.2 -0.2 89.9 -0.3 91 1.1
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 81.5 0 81.5 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 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 -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 -0.08
wOBA .328 .298 -0.03 .447 0.149 .31 -0.137
xSLG .431 .391 -0.04 .434 0.043 .382 -0.052
SLG .45 .405 -0.045 .536 0.131 .417 -0.119
K% 26.5 23 -3.5 15.6 -7.4 26.1 10.5
BB% 7.8 8.2 0.4 6.3 -1.9 7 0.7
Swing % 44.2 45.3 1.1 46.3 1 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 % 25.3 27.3 2 36.1 8.8 22.1 -14
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 32.8 6.7 21.9 -10.9 36.9 15
First Pitch Strike % 59 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

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 721 21.5 0.0% 6.0% 339 23.9 0.0% 14.7%
2019 843 22.2 0.0% 7.4% 357 25.8 0.0% 20.2%
2020 17 23.2 0.0% 11.8% 34 24.7 0.0% 8.8%
2021 234 22.3 0.0% 9.4% 73 25.8 0.0% 23.3%
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Pitch Distribution