Elvis Luciano
19-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Blue Jays made an extremely ambitious move by selecting Luciano in December's Rule 5 draft, as the pitcher's only professional experience is two seasons of rookie ball. The 18-year-old throws hard and compiled a 3.90 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 70:25 K:BB over 67 innings during 2018. The Blue Jays will have to stash him on the roster for the entire season in order to retain his rights long term. With Toronto not expected to be competitive, they will probably be content to simply bury/hide Luciano in the bullpen before sending him back to the minors to continue his development in 2020. The young right-hander has significant upside, but given his age and limited professional experience, he's bound to struggle at the major-league level in 2019. His long-term outlook remains bright. Read Past Outlooks
$Traded to the Royals in June of 2018.
Back from IL
PToronto Blue Jays
September 12, 2019
Luciano (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Veteran left-hander Clayton Richard was released to free up a roster spot for Luciano, who has been sidelined since mid-June with a right elbow sprain. Spending the final two-plus weeks of the season will be enough to exhaust his Rule 5 status, allowing the Blue Jays to option the 19-year-old to the minors to begin next season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
25
Last 10 Games
21
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Elvis Luciano generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Elvis Luciano generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .268 71 10 15 15 6 0 3
Since 2017vs Right .280 88 17 9 21 5 0 1
2019vs Left .268 71 10 15 15 6 0 3
2019vs Right .280 88 17 9 21 5 0 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.79 1.88 18.2 1 0 0 7.2 5.8 1.9
Since 2017Away 4.80 1.67 15.0 0 0 0 7.2 7.2 0.0
2019Home 5.79 1.88 18.2 1 0 0 7.2 5.8 1.9
2019Away 4.80 1.67 15.0 0 0 0 7.2 7.2 0.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Elvis Luciano compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.13
 
K/9
7.2
 
BB/9
6.4
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
94.1 mph
 
ERA
5.35
 
WHIP
1.78
 
BABIP
.320
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Left On Base
73.5%
 
Exit Velocity
89.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.7%
 
Spin Rate
2136 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
41.9%
 
Swinging Strike
10.2%
 
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Tosses sim game
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
September 10, 2019
Luciano (elbow) threw a simulated game Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Begins throwing progression
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
August 9, 2019
Luciano (elbow) has begun a throwing progression, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports.
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Transferred to 60-day IL
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
June 17, 2019
Luciano (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.
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Placed on IL
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
June 13, 2019
Luciano was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right elbow sprain.
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Back from bereavement
PToronto Blue Jays
May 29, 2019
Luciano (personal) was reinstated from the bereavement list Wednesday.
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