Joey Lucchesi
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Deception is the name of the game with Lucchesi; the lefty has a funky delivery and arm slot. The 2016 fourth-round pick was a surprise addition to the rotation out of spring training and enjoyed quite a bit of initial success, posting a 3.23 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 48:15 K:BB over nine starts before a hip strain forced him to the disabled list. It ultimately became clear that the deception could only take Lucchesi so far. Once teams got a better scouting report, the results took a predictable turn for the worse (4.88 ERA, 1.37 WHIP after the break) even as he continued to miss bats at a steady clip. The 7.9% walk rate looks good, but his command is actually lacking in a major way; the emerging stats that attempt to judge a pitcher's intent all point to Lucchesi's command being bad. Right-handers combined for a .339 wOBA against Lucchesi and he had homer trouble at home and on the road. There are better fliers to take in the mid-to-late rounds. Read Past Outlooks
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Whiffs eight
PSan Diego Padres
April 21, 2019
Lucchesi (3-2) allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out eight across 5.2 innings to earn the win Sunday against Cincinnati.
Lucchesi had the Reds guessing throughout his outing, racking up 15 swinging strikes and 15 called strikes on just 92 total pitches. He allowed only one extra-base hit -- a double to Matt Kemp -- one start after being burned by the long ball. Entering Sunday's start, Lucchesi had allowed 12 earned runs in his past 11 innings spanning two starts, making this effort a nice bounceback performance.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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Since 2017vs Left .230 139 42 10 28 6 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .259 524 132 42 123 27 3 24
2019vs Left .167 25 9 1 4 3 0 0
2019vs Right .278 90 20 8 22 8 0 2
2018vs Left .245 114 33 9 24 3 0 1
2018vs Right .256 434 112 34 101 19 3 22
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2017Home 3.62 1.30 102.0 8 6 0 10.0 3.2 1.5
Since 2017Away 5.07 1.27 55.0 3 5 0 10.0 2.6 1.3
2019Home 2.35 1.13 23.0 3 1 0 9.8 2.7 0.8
2019Away 15.75 2.25 4.0 0 1 0 9.0 4.5 0.0
2018Home 3.99 1.35 79.0 5 5 0 10.0 3.3 1.7
2018Away 4.24 1.20 51.0 3 4 0 10.1 2.5 1.4
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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How does Joey Lucchesi compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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Goes seven innings in loss
PSan Diego Padres
April 15, 2019
Lucchesi (2-2) gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks across seven innings, taking the loss against the Rockies on Monday. He struck out four and yielded a pair of homers.
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Shelled by Giants
PSan Diego Padres
April 9, 2019
Lucchesi (2-1) got the loss against the Giants on Tuesday, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits in four innings, striking out four and walking two as the Padres lost 7-2.
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Sharp again in win
PSan Diego Padres
April 3, 2019
Lucchesi (2-0) got the win against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, scattering four hits over five scoreless innings, striking out six and walking one in the Padres' 4-1 victory.
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Throws 5.1 scoreless frames
PSan Diego Padres
March 29, 2019
Lucchesi (1-0) pitched 5.1 shutout innings with seven strikeouts and two walks to record the win in a 4-1 victory against the Giants on Friday.
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Set to start Friday
PSan Diego Padres
March 24, 2019
Lucchesi will start the Padres' second game of the season Friday against the Giants, AJ Cassavell of reports.
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