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
Delivers quality start versus D-backs
PSan Diego Padres
October 1, 2018
Lucchesi allowed two runs on four hits with no walks across six innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks. He struck out eight.
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Lucchesi threw 70 percent of his pitches for strikes as he stifled the visitors for most of the afternoon. He allowed solo home runs in the fourth and sixth innings to account for all the major damage done against him, but unfortunately that was enough to keep him from earning his ninth win. Lucchesi was a pleasant surprise this season for the Padres, pacing the staff with a 4.08 ERA and a 10.0 K/9.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .245 114 33 9 24 3 0 1
Since 2016vs Right .256 434 112 34 101 19 3 22
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-6%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-6%
ERA at Home
2017
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2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.99 1.35 79.0 5 5 0 10.0 3.3 1.7
Since 2016Away 4.24 1.20 51.0 3 4 0 10.1 2.5 1.4
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
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.
K/BB
3.37
 
K/9
10.0
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
90.4 mph
 
ERA
4.08
 
WHIP
1.29
 
BABIP
.315
 
GB/FB
1.64
 
Strand %
75.2%
 
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Roughed up by Dodgers
PSan Diego Padres
September 23, 2018
Lucchesi (8-9) allowed seven earned runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out six across 3.2 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Dodgers.
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Wraps up two-start week
PSan Diego Padres
September 23, 2018
Lucchesi will start Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
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Fans eight in no-decision
PSan Diego Padres
September 19, 2018
Lucchesi allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Giants. He did not factor into the decision.
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Evens record with win
PSan Diego Padres
September 12, 2018
Lucchesi (8-8) picked up the win against the Mariners on Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out three and walked two as the Padres eventually prevailed 5-4.
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Takes loss vs. Arizona
PSan Diego Padres
September 5, 2018
Lucchesi (7-8) got the loss Tuesday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out six over five innings against the Diamondbacks.
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