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Joey Lucchesi

#37 | LHP
San Diego Padres San Diego Padres
Joey Lucchesi
Name: Joseph George Lucchesi
Born: Jun 6, 1993 in Newark, Calif. USA
College: Southeast Missouri State
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 204 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 4th round (114th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2016 (signed for $100,000)
Lucchesi pitches his way into consideration as a priority senior sign after he added a tick to his fastball this season. The lefty sits at 91-93 and touches 94 mph now with an above-average fastball. The fastball sets up his downer curveball that he can manipulate depending on the count--he'll sweep it more to keep it in the zone, then he'll bury it later in counts for strikeouts. It's an average offering as well and his fringe-average changeup shows excellent late action at times. He knows how to use his stuff as well; Lucchesi was leading the nation in strikeouts with 149 headed into regional play.
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