Future Watch: Marco Luciano Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants – Marco Luciano was signed by the San Francisco Giants as an international free agent in 2018. At the age of 17, they already placed the shortstop in Rookie Ball.
After the draft, he played in the Arizona League. In 146 at-bats he smacked nine doubles, two triples, ten home runs and 38 RBI with a .322 batting average. He added eight steals and sported a fantastic .438 on-base percentage.
After that stint, he was promoted to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in A-Ball. In 33 at-bats there he hit four doubles, six runs scored and a stolen base in just nine games.
According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:
Some scouts considered Luciano the best all-around hitter in the 2018 international crop and the Dominican has shown why while making his U.S. debut at age 17 this year. He has exceptional bat speed from the right side of the plate and already has surprising strength in a wiry frame that has plenty of room to add more muscle. He has a mature approach, keeping his swing compact and using the entire field rather than worrying about home runs. Luciano is a quick-twitch athlete with present above-average speed. He may slow down a bit as he matures physically, which leads to some questions as to whether he’ll outgrow shortstop. He has the plus arm for that position, and more than enough offensive upside to still be a star if he has to shift to third base or right field. ETA 2023.
Here’s a look at him at the plate:
Marco Luciano’s first baseball cards were produced by Panini America in the company’s 2017 Elite Extra Edition set. The set also includes his first autographed cards. Additionally, Luciano was included in the 2018 version of the product, as well as, several Leaf Trading Card products including Metal Draft, Trinity and Ultimate Draft. His first cards from Topps can be found in 2019 Bowman Chrome. His most popular card, to date, is his Prospect Autograph from that set. However, some might argue that his autographs from 2019 Bowman Sterling are even more desirable.
Future Watch: Marco Luciano Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants – Stats
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|All Levels (1 Season)||47||216||179||52||54||13||2||10||42||9||6||32||45||.302||.417||.564||.981||101||4||4||0||1||0|
Future Watch: Marco Luciano Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants – More Resources
- MLB.com Player Profile – Marco Luciano
- Marco Luciano – Secondary Market Pricing
- Beckett Catalog – Marco Luciano Baseball Cards
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