Signed out of Venezuela in February 2011, Lugo spent two years in the Rookie leagues before getting his first taste of full-season ball. While he hasn't come along particularly fast, the big left-hander did make developmental strides during his back-to-back campaigns with Class A Advanced Lynchburg, and he's built on that success in 2017 with a move up to Double-A.
Lugo has grown into 6-foot-5, 200-pound frame since signing, and some scouts believe he still has remaining physical projection. His fastball sits around 90 mph, and he'll flash above average with his curveball while also mixing in a slider and changeup. Though he has feel for sequencing, Lugo struggles to get ahead in counts and doesn't consistently throw strikes, which has led to perennially high walk totals and short outings for the southpaw.
Lugo has been incredibly durable as a professional, logging at least 125 innings in each of his first three years in full-season ball, and he's on pace to blow well past that total in 2017. With his size and stuff, Lugo has the makings of a back-end starter or long reliever capable of eating innings in the big leagues.
Tennessee Smokies activated LHP Luis Lugo from the 7-day injured list.
Tennessee Smokies placed LHP Luis Lugo on the 7-day injured list.
LHP Luis Lugo assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans activated LHP Luis Lugo from the 7-day injured list.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans placed LHP Luis Lugo on the 7-day injured list.
LHP Luis Lugo assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Iowa Cubs.
LHP Luis Lugo assigned to Chicago Cubs.
LHP Luis Lugo assigned to Venezuela.
Iowa Cubs claimed LHP Luis Lugo off waivers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Kansas City Royals signed free agent LHP Luis Lugo to a minor league contract.
LHP Luis Lugo assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Baltimore Orioles signed free agent LHP Luis Lugo to a minor league contract.
LHP Luis Lugo elected free agency.
LHP Luis Lugo assigned to Cardenales de Lara.
Akron RubberDucks activated LHP Luis Lugo from the temporarily inactive list.
Akron RubberDucks placed LHP Luis Lugo on the temporarily inactive list.
LHP Luis Lugo assigned to Akron RubberDucks.
Lynchburg Hillcats activated LHP Luis Lugo from the 7-day disabled list.
Lynchburg Hillcats placed LHP Luis Lugo on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 28, 2015.
LHP Luis Lugo assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains.
LHP Luis Lugo assigned to Lake County Captains from Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
LHP Luis Lugo assigned to Lake County Captains.
Luis Lugo assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers from AZL Indians.
Luis Lugo assigned to AZL Indians from DSL Indians.
Luis Lugo assigned to DSL Indians.