Joey Lucchesi

San Diego Padres

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2020, Joey Lucchesi threw 4,698 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2018 and 2019, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2019, he relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph) and Change (79mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (91mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (76mph).

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Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His sinker has surprisingly little armside run and generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His change has surprising cut action, dives down out of the zone, has below average velo, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His fourseam fastball is straight as an arrow, has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 11 of them in 2019) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement.