Lukas Young Greenville Drive  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 22
Born: July 26, 1996
Mobile, AL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 21st round, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
College: Mobile

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Scouting Scratch: Late-round 2017 draftees (8.28.17)
Notes from the Field (4.17.18)

Physical Description: Athletic frame with some remaining projection especially in his upper body. Moves well off the mound.

Mechanics: Starts on the first base side of the rubber and throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Jerky delivery with no wind up. High leg kick. Long arm action behind. Average arm speed. Repeats delivery well. Some deception in delivery.

Fastball: 90-92 mph. Above-average control, but below-average command, resulting in a lot of hard contact. Shows some sink down in the zone, but flattens out when up. Generates a lot of ground balls. Pitch shows average life.

Curveball: 74-78 mph. Has shown good feel for the pitch with depth through zone. Can get slurvy, but is more effective when he snaps it off with 12-to-6 shape.

Changeup: 83-85 mph. Has already improved since he signed. Showed good arm speed and some late fade during Spring Training 2018. Used the pitch sparingly in 2017 and when he did was on the firm side with little movement.

Career Notes: Was a starter in college before moving to the bullpen when he signed with the Red Sox.

Summation: Projects as an organizational reliever. Lacks an above-average secondary pitch to complement fastball. Control profile will allow him to succeed in the low minors, but will need to improve fastball command and improve secondary offerings.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2017 Mobile NCAA Coll --- 20 8 4 0.667 2.63 15 14 1 92.1 71 32 27 --- 18 86 0.96 4.78 8.38
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 1 1 0.500 4.50 10 0 1 20.0 19 11 10 1 4 25 1.15 6.25 11.25
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 0 0 --- 5.23 5 0 1 10.1 13 7 6 2 1 9 1.35 9.00 7.84
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 1 4 0.200 6.12 32 0 7 50.0 55 40 34 6 22 48 1.54 2.18 8.64
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 19, 2017 by Danny Watkins (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $40,000
MiLB Debut: June 29, 2017 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2018):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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