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Marco Luciano SS

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Birth Date9-10-2001
Height6' 2"
Weight178 lbs
Age18 years, 6 months, 28 days
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2019 SLO A- NWL 9 38 .256 .351 .406 .259 102 -0.3 1.1 0.5 97 0 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1 0.0
2019 GNT Rk AZL 38 178 .260 .350 .381 .378 101 18.1 5.6 1.5 195 0 1.6 1.2 15.5 2.4

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2019 SLO A- NWL 38 33 6 7 4 0 0 11 4 5 6 1 0 .212 .316 .333 .121 0 0
2019 GNT Rk AZL 178 146 46 47 9 2 10 90 38 27 39 8 6 .322 .438 .616 .295 1 0

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YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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2020-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Give me 5 names that you think could jump to the number 1 prospect 2021 season?
(Luciano from San Francisco)
I will try to avoid the obvious (top-10). Outside our top-10: Marco Luciano, Royce Lewis, CJ Abrams, Jasson Dominguez, and Bobby Witt Jr. (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marco Luciano for Gary Sanchez?
(Michael from Pleasantville)
Depends on context, but I still prefer Sanchez generally. However, as a rebuilding team, I would move Sanchez for Luciano. (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty draft. Rank: Kelenek, J Rodriguez, Luciano, Abrams, Carlson?
(mjquart from Milwaukee)
Go check out our dynasty Top 101:

(1) Julio Rodriguez, (2) Jarred Kelenic, (3) Marco Luciano, (4) Dylan Carlson & (5) CJ Abrams (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Give me 5 prospects that have potential to breakout the way Julio Rodriguez, Marco Luciano, Kristian Robinson, etc did... thanks in advance!
(Frankie from NY NY)
Those three were highly regarded J2 signees, so, in a similar vein, I'd say Alexfri Planez and Johan Rojas from the 2017 class; Noelvi Marte, Orelvis Martinez, Misael Urbina, Luis Matos, and Jeferson Espinal from the 2018 class; and Jasson Dominguez, Erick Pena, Robert Puason, Luis Rodriguez, Maximo Acosta, Reginald Preciado, Bayron Lora, and Hedbert Perez from the 2019 class. (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ok I got one more. How do you have these ranked. K Robinson, D Carlson, M Luciano, CJ Abrams, D Varsho, S Howard, and J Gray. Thanks.
(sykklone from IA)
I could refer you to the dynasty 101, but it was a collaboration so my valuations are a bit different. I rank them as follows: Marco Luciano / Kristian Robinson / Dylan Carlson, small gap, CJ Abrams, gap, Spencer Howard, gap, Daulton Varsho / Josiah Gray (Jesse Roche)
2020-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Jasson Dominguez's speed holds up as he gets older? And if you think it will fall some as he is already stocky, is that why you have Abrams over him?
(Blake from Phoenix)
I have two Jasson Dominguez/CJ Abrams questions in the Q and I'll handle them back-to-back.

Dominguez is listed as 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, and may be a bit heavier than that. His frame does have a stocky look, but he arguably has double-plus speed at present and he is already pretty physically mature. The risk of him filling out and losing speed is less than similar J2 prospects.

Abrams is over Dominguez on the dynasty top 101, and in our Top 50 FYPD rankings, because I was overruled. I personally prefer Dominguez and his .300/30/30 dream upside to Abrams, who I also love and value highly. Folks here at BP prefer Abrams because, simply, they have seen what he can do in person, and his upside is really not too much different than Dominguez's. The knocks against Dominguez are he has yet to play a pro game, has extreme proximity, and reports on J2 guys are often suspect. Though, the recent success of Wander Franco, Julio Rodriguez, and Marco Luciano does provide more confidence in reports surrounding The Martian. (Jesse Roche)
2019-08-28 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is Alexander Mojica is the next Marco Luciano, who was last years Wander Franco, who was the previous years Juan Soto, who was the years before that Ronald Acuna?
(Jon from NY)
Believe it's Jeferson Espinal actually. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-08-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Would the Giants push Marco Luciano to A ball at all this year due to performance, or does he stay where he is to acclimate a bit more to pro ball?
(mordecofe1 from NYC)
I think Jeff addressed this too. He might get a peek at the end of the season to make next year a little easier of a transition but I'd suspect he'd start at Augusta either way. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-08-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Would the Giants push Marco Luciano to A ball at all this year due to performance, or does he stay where he is to acclimate a bit more to pro ball?
(mordecofe1 from NYC)
I don't think there's a rush and I'd expect him to start in Augusta next year regardless. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Trying to find the next big thing in the lower minors like Wander Franco, Marco Luciano, Julio Rodriguez. Any under the radar guys you think can make huge jumps that aren't well known?
(Jim from Halifax)
Maybe someone like Noelvi Marte, if you're not looking at the current J2 class. I'm currently on Ezequiel Duran, who's an interesting second-base prospect with the Yankees. We talked about Johan Rojas on TINO recently, though he doesn't have the upside of guys like Franco, Luciano, or Rodriguez. (JP Breen)
2019-07-31 12:00:00 (link to chat)Marco Luciano or Kristian Robinson #1 Overall Prospect once Franco graduates?
(Craig from Chicago)
If you're asking me if it is one of them or the field, I'll take the field. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-31 12:00:00 (link to chat)Bobby Witt Jr or Marco Luciano - Fantasy wise long term?
(Colin from CA)
Man. I think I'd take Luciano but I don't feel great about it. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)Marco Luciano - Future #1 prospect?
(Dan from Chicago)
Maybe! There's probably seven or eight dudes (not in our current top three) right now that fit the "future #1 prospect mold" and he might combine the best present performance with future projection. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know you guys don't pay attention to other prospect rankings, but I've seen two others that have Marco Luciano in the top 20 already. Are you guys not as bullish because of some short sample policy or do you think this is a little too optimistic?
(Chance the Snapper from Humboldt Park)
We're generally not opposed to sticking a rocket up someone's ass in terms of rankings if we like the tools, but we also haven't seen him live as a team. We have live reports from scouts we trust and we think it's pretty aggressive to have a teenager in the AZL in our Top 50. Others might have a different risk tolerance or approach to risk that enables them to push a little harder. I think the ranking is a lot less important than the evaluation, and in that sense almost everyone I've talked to agrees he has a chance to be a special player. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank for dynasty purposes: Julio Rodriguez, Kristian Robinson, Marco Luciano, Jasson Dominguez, Ronny Mauricio, George Valera. Thank you!
(Gerald from Bama)
Look, we can put these guys in an order now that's probably different next week or in the next hour because they're generally of the same ilk. Uber talented, far from the majors, high tools, with a billion different paths to success or failure. It's hubris.

Also Ben and Bret did it already: (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marco Luciano - MUST OWN in Dynasty?
(Eric from Chicago)
yeah man, he was my guess at the no. 1 prospect for 2022, that's probably a guy you want to own. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)Where would you rank Jasson Dominguez in the prospect rankings?
(Dave from CT)
So here's the thing. I haven't seen him play. Our staff hasn't seem him play. He hasn't really even been in showcases since he was 14. Teams have vested interest in hiding these dudes from other teams scouts after they agree to deals early. The Tigers admitted as much with Roberto Campos, for just one example. Could I or someone else on staff get a reasonably high-ranking Yankees PD person to give us useable info on background. Yeah, that's a thing that could happen. I don't see that by itself as enough to put a ranking down on a player. The backbone of our work is live looks. Now, sometimes we have to rank a guy we don't have a recent look at. Marco Luciano's blurb covers some of the pitfalls of that. But we didn't rank Luciano last year (despite strongly suspecting this outcome) for the same reason we won't rank Dominguez this year. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)I know it's early, but is this a breakout season for Alex Canario? That elite bat speed mentioned in all of the scouting reports has really been doing damage so far.
(Carl from SF)
He tends to get forgotten since he started his season after Marco Luciano's and didn't get the same XST hype, but none of these dudes stay under the radar for long anymore. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)So Marco Luciano’s amazing start just got even better. Is he in the conversation for the midseason top ten? Top 25?
(Buff from Colorado)
Pump the brakes, my guy. We love Luciano but you're talking about 12 games in the GCL. If he was going to be in that range, he'd be there already, and it would have nothing to do with performance given the level he's at. He's in the mix for our Top 50 though, and we think that's being plenty aggressive. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-01 12:00:00 (link to chat)Marco Luciano - jumps up rankings like Franco did last year?
(Dan from NY )
I don't know if he gets to top ten prospect in baseball, but otherwise yes. George Valera, D'Shawn Knowles, and Wilderd Patino are the other guys I could see getting a rocket up their ass come Novemberish. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Marco Luciano be this season’s Wander Franco - jump up in the rankings?
(Ben from SF)
Sure, he's a premium international signing with serious tools. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank these hitters in a dynasty format? Ronnie Mauricio, Kristian Robinson, Julio Rodriguez, Jasson Dominguez, Marco Luciano, and George Valera... thank you!
(Nathan from Florida )
Robinson, Luciano/Rodriguez, Valera, Dominguez, Mauricio. Couldn't choose between Luciano/Rodriguez. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Marco Luciano be this season’s Wander Franco - jump up in the rankings?
(Dan from Chicago)
What, you think .324/.465/.706 in Rookie League is good or something? Oh boy.

I don't know if I'd go as far as Franco, who is arguably the best prospect in baseball right now, but he'll shoot up boards, for sure. (Mark Barry)
2019-06-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)This Year's Wander Franco? Who jumps up in the rankings?
(Ben from Chicago )
I polled some BP personalities who know way, way more about this than I do at this point, and the names I got probably won't surprise you: Kristian Robinson, George Valera, Alec Thomas. I got Everson Pereira and Brayan Rocchio as sleepers. In terms of two dudes I like, go with Julio Rodriguez and Marco Luciano. Also, look at what Jaren Durran is doing! The real answer, of course, is no one, but that's boring. (Ben Carsley)
2019-05-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who's this Year's Wander Franco - Jumps up in the rankings big time
(Scott from CT)
This is unknowable until it happens, but your best candidates havent changed. George Valera, Marco Luciano, DShawn Knowles (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)The Giants offense is a pathetic mess. Yesterday, Mac Williamson had a platinum (is that even a thing?) sombrero. Was it just a bad day or is he just not good? It’s the latter, isn’t it? Also, do the Giants have an Austin Riley in their farm system? Can you lie to me and tell me Heliot Ramos is going to be better than a very Giants-esque utility player?
(Pablo Forever from Folsom, CA)
Yeah, Mac Williamson will probably never have the contact skills to make the power relevant. I do think Heliot Ramos will be something, someday. Bart is good and close, even with the injury. Marco Luciano and Alexander Canario are going to be fun to watch but are many years away. It's not great, but at least I trust Zaidi with some premium picks in the draft? (Jon Hegglund)
2019-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is this year's Acuna or Wander Franco - Prospect who comes out of no where to jump up in the rankings?
(Aaron from ATL)
Wouldn't we all like to know? Kristian Robinson? Ronny Mauricio? Marco Luciano? D'Shawn Knowles? George Valera? Antonio Cabello?

Franco was the top international prospect so it kinda depends on your definition of "out of nowhere" (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Marco Luciano? What's his upside?
(Rusty from Denver)
Very in on Luciano. All the caveats I use about a lot of these extremely young guys with wide variance in potential outcomes apply, but his is a really strong foundational skillset. Big time upside. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-02-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank these long term dynasty upside prospects...Kristian Robinson, George Valera, Luis Garcia (Was), Luis Garcia (Phi), Julio Rodriguez, Marco Luciano, Nolan Jones. Thanks a bunch!
(Turd Ferguson from Jeopardy)
I'd probably go Garcia (WAS), Valera, Robinson, Luciano, Garcia (PHI), Jones, Rodriguez. The first Garcia is ahead by quite a bit. The last four are pretty closely grouped, and I wouldn't complain if you flip-flopped them. (Kevin Jebens)

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