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Joey Lucchesi SP

New York Mets

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January 18, 2021 06:52 PM
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Moves to Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi was traded from the Padres to the Mets on Monday as part of a three-team deal headlined by Joe Musgrove moving from Pittsburgh to San Diego, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Lucchesi was an unexciting but productive starter for the Padres in his first two big-league seasons, posting a 4.14 ERA that he backed up with a 24.6 percent strikeout rate and 8.0 percent walk rate. He suddenly fell out of favor last season, spending most of the season at the team's alternate training site while allowing five runs in just 5.2 innings of work. If he can get back to his previous form, he'll be a useful option to round out the back of the Mets' rotation, but it's hard to be too confident in him after his poor 2020 campaign.

September 22, 2020 06:08 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Optioned again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi was optioned off the Padres' roster Tuesday.

After being a rotation fixture for the last two seasons, Lucchesi has spent almost the entirety of the 2020 campaign off the big-league roster. He's made just two starts and one relief appearance, allowing five runs on 13 hits in 5.2 innings. Matt Strahm returned from a knee injury in a corresponding move.

September 14, 2020 09:56 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi was recalled from San Diego's alternate training site Monday.

Lucchesi will once again rejoin the big-league club, offering depth out of the bullpen. He's started two games this season, allowing five runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out five over 5.1 innings. With Chris Paddack listed as day-to-day with an ankle injury, Lucchesi could be an option to make a spot start Wednesday against the Dodgers if Paddack can't go.

September 14, 2020 06:32 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Bounces back to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Padres optioned Lucchesi to their alternate training site Monday.

Lucchesi rejoined the big club for the first time since early August on Sunday, serving as the 29th man for the Friars' doubleheader with the Giants. After having games postponed the previous two days, the San Diego bullpen was well rested, so Lucchesi wasn't needed in relief in either contest. He'll now head back to the alternate site and continue to stay stretched out in the event the Padres' rotation depth takes a hit as the postseason nears.

September 14, 2020 02:40 AM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Recalled for doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi was recalled from the alternate training site for Sunday's doubleheader against the Giants.

The 27-year-old will join the Friars as the 29th man for the twin bill. Lucchesi has two starts under his belt this season and has allowed five runs on 11 hits with a 5:2 K:BB over 5.1 innings, though he figures to work out of the bulllpen Sunday.

August 28, 2020 07:04 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Added to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi will travel with the Padres on their upcoming trip to Colorado as part of the team's taxi squad, Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Lucchesi began the season as the team's fifth starter but was removed from the active roster Aug. 6 after struggling in his first two outings. Heilbrunn notes that the southpaw is stretched out and able to start or pitch in long relief if he is activated, though there is no indication that San Diego plans to make that move at this time. However, the team could be in need of a spot starter with Dinelson Lamet and Garrett Richards each starting half of Thursday's doubleheader, Adrian Morejon's role in the rotation uncertain, and Cal Quantrill being used in a flex role.

August 7, 2020 05:20 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Sent to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi was optioned to the Padres' alternate training site Thursday.

With rosters shrinking from 30 to 28 players Thursday, Lucchesi was one of the odd men out for San Diego. The left-hander struggled a bit in his two starts in the majors this season, allowing five earned runs on 11 hits in just 5.1 innings pitched. His demotion could signal the MLB debut of MacKenzie Gore; otherwise, Cal Quantrill could be an option to step into the rotation.

August 7, 2020 01:40 AM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Won't take next turn in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi will not start Friday's game against Arizona, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Padres manager Jayce Tingler announced Wednesday that Zach Davies will be the starter for Friday's series opener against the Diamondbacks, leaving Lucchesi's spot in the rotation in question. Lucchesi has been functioning as San Diego's No. 4 starter at the beginning of the campaign, but he has struggled in his two outings, hurling a combined 5.1 innings and allowing five earned runs on 11 hits and two walks. Tingler has yet to announce rotation plans beyond Friday, so it remains to be seen whether the decision to skip Lucchesi's turn is an indication that he has been ousted from the rotation or it's simply a way to take advantage of Thursday's off day and keep the rest of the staff on regular rest.

August 2, 2020 12:24 AM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Can't get through two innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi (0-1) took the loss Saturday, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three in 1.2 innings versus the Rockies.

Lucchesi gave up all three of his runs during the second inning, and reliever Cal Quantrill was summoned before it could get worse. Lucchesi has managed just 5.1 innings across his two starts, allowing five runs combined. The southpaw will need to show better control in his next start, which is expected to come Friday versus the Diamondbacks.

July 28, 2020 07:36 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Fails to log four innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi gave up two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two in 3.2 innings Monday against the Diamondbacks.

His offense gave plenty of run support, but Lucchesi couldn't go deep enough to qualify for the win. He threw 61 pitches (39 strikes) and could build up past that mark in his next start Saturday in Colorado, though that is a matchup to avoid if at all possible in fantasy leagues. It's worth noting that Cal Quantill, who came in and got the win after logging 1.1 scoreless frames behind Lucchesi, pitched well and could conceivably continue to follow Lucchesi and vulture wins.

July 26, 2020 09:20 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Slated to start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi will start Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Lucchesi wasn't very effective during spring training this season, but he still secured a spot in the rotation heading into the shortened 2020 season. The southpaw recorded a 4.18 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 30 starts with the Padres last season.

March 14, 2020 01:44 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: In competition for rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi is being challenged by Cal Quantrill for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Though Lucchesi entered spring training with a firm grasp on a rotation spot, he has struggled in Cactus League play, posting an 11.57 ERA and 2.57 WHIP in three starts. That appears to have allowed both Garrett Richards and Zach Davies to leapfrog him in the pecking order, as both hurlers have enjoyed impressive springs. Quantrill has been dominant as well, resulting in the possibility of Lucchesi being the odd man out.

September 26, 2019 10:08 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Strong outing to close season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi (10-10) allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out six across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Dodgers.

Lucchesi was a tough-luck loser Thursday, surrendering his only earned run in his final inning of work. Otherwise, he kept the Dodgers' lineup quiet, allowing no extra-base hits and recording 15 of his 18 outs via either groundout or strikeout. After consecutive rocky starts prior to Thursday's effort, Lucchesi will end the 2019 campaign on a positive note while also maintaining a 4.18 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across 163.2 innings.

September 19, 2019 09:48 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Fans seven in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi (10-9) was charged with the loss against the Brewers on Thursday, lasting just four innings while allowing three runs on six hits and a pair of walks with seven strikeouts.

The southpaw struggled in this one, though the seven strikeouts were certainly a plus. On the bright side, Lucchesi bounced back after getting lit up for eight runs and nine hits during his last time out in Colorado. The 26-year-old now owns a 4.28 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 152:54 K:BB on the season. He'll look to rebound during his last start of the season Wednesday against the Dodgers.

September 14, 2019 07:28 AM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Buried by Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi (10-8) took the loss Friday, coughing up eight runs on nine hits -- including three home runs -- over 3.2 innings as the Padres fell 10-8 to the Rockies. He struck out two.

The two teams combined for five homers and 14 extra-base hits in a typically wild Coors Field affair, and Lucchesi took the brunt of the damage for the San Diego staff. The lefty will carry a 4.22 ERA and 145:52 K:BB through 153.2 innings into his next start Thursday in Milwaukee.

September 8, 2019 07:16 AM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Blanks Rockies for 10th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi (10-7) picked up the win in Saturday's 3-0 victory over the Rockies, giving up two hits and five walks over six scoreless innings while striking out eight.

The southpaw retired the first 10 batters he faced before his control began to desert him, but despite having runners in scoring position in each of his final three frames, Lucchesi kept Colorado off the board. He'll take a 3.84 ERA and 143:52 K:BB through 150 innings into his next start Thursday, at home against the Cubs.

September 1, 2019 12:16 AM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Strong in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi pitched six innings, allowing one run on eight hits and a walk while striking out three in a no-decision versus the Giants on Saturday.

The only run on Lucchesi's line came on an Austin Slater home run in the first inning. While Lucchesi was generous with the baserunners, he escaped danger effectively throughout the game. The left-hander allowed 13 runs over 32.2 innings in August, good for a 3.58 ERA in six starts. The 26-year-old owns a 4.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 135 strikeouts over 144 innings this season. He remains at 9-7 entering his next start at home versus the Rockies next Saturday.

August 26, 2019 03:32 PM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Earns ninth victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi (9-7) earned the win against Boston on Sunday, tossing five innings and giving up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three.

Lucchesi allowed a solo home run to J.D. Martinez in the fourth inning but was otherwise in control, throwing a first-pitch strike to 14 of 20 batters and limiting the Red Sox to five total baserunners. With the win, the 26-year-old upped his record to 9-7 and carries a 4.11 ERA and 1.17 WHIP along with a 132:46 K:BB in 138 innings this season. He'll head to San Francisco to face the Giants on Saturday in his next scheduled start.

August 19, 2019 10:12 AM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Captures eighth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi (8-7) allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts across six innings while earning the victory against the Phillies on Sunday.

The left-hander gave up a pair of RBI doubles with Jean Segura, but that was just about it, as he recorded just his second quality start since the All-Star break. This victory was also his first since the break and snapped a three-game losing streak. Lucchesi, who will start again next Sunday at home against the Red Sox, owns a 4.20 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 129 strikeouts over 133 innings this season.

August 13, 2019 02:36 AM
Padres' Joey Lucchesi: Falls to 7-7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lucchesi (7-7) took the loss against the Rays on Monday, giving up three earned runs on five hits over 4.2 innings, striking out six and walking three as the Padres fell 10-4.

The left-hander fell one out short of the five-inning threshold in this contest, as he struggled with his efficiency to the tune of 94 pitches before getting chased and ultimately taking his seventh loss of the season. Lucchesi's ratios this season aren't especially impressive, as he's sporting a 4.25 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, but he has managed to provide decent strikeout numbers, with 125 punchouts over 127 innings. He'll take the mound next on the road against the Phillies on Sunday.

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New York Mets

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