Bryan Lucas FCL Red Sox Pitcher

Age: 23
Born: December 13, 1997
Birthplace: Manoguayabo, DR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 160
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(July 2017)
College: -
High School: -

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First Pro Contract: July 2, 2017 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Junior Vizcaino & Manny Nanita
Signing Bonus: $5,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
Pro Debut: June 5, 2018 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
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  Physical Description: Skinny. Probably a little bigger than listed weight but not by much. Lots of room to add weight, but unclear if he will given his age. Looks much younger than he is, made more confusing by his relative age compared to his peers early in his career.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Steps to first base side while pivoting, then comes up with a high leg kick and coming to the plate. Very loose. More of a thrower at present.

Fastball: 91-92 mph. Tops out at 94 mph. Will show some arm-side run and/or sink at its best. Command and control of the pitch need work.

Slider: 80-82 mph. Best pitch. Flashes sharp, 11-to-5 break at its best. Can get sweepy when he fails to snap it off. Comfortable throwing the pitch in any count to batters of either hand. Command and control need improvement.

Changeup: 86-88 mph. Will on occasion show some drop. Clear third pitch.
  Curveball: May have thrown one or two in one outing scouting. Need to see more of pitch. May just be sliders thrown differently, but showed bigger, 12-to-6 break. Show-me pitch.

Career Notes:
Signed at age 19 out of the Domincan. Skipped from the DSL in 2018 to Lowell in 2019. Participated in 2019 Fall Instructional League.

Intriguing arm, but still very raw at present, especially for his age as an older international free agent signing in 2017. Worked as a starter or piggyback starter in 2019, which made sense to get him more repetitions to make up for lost time, but his future is in the bullpen. Fastball/slider combo could play in that role. Still more of a thrower than a pitcher, as mechanics, control, command, and finish on pitches are all very loose. Focusing for shorter stints could benefit him in a role change, perhaps working out of the stretch full time given that his wind-up is basically adding a step to a stretch. Long way to go, but has a ceiling of a middle-inning relief arm.

    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
2018 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 20 0 2 0.000 4.08 7 7 0 17.2 17 10 8 0 9 28 1.47 3.11 14.26
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 5 6 0.455 5.47 13 10 0 54.1 66 43 33 4 19 44 1.56 2.32 7.29
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
    2021 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
2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 23     stats                            
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