Elvis Luciano: the 19-yeard-old is already pitching in the big leagues

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The young 19-year-old Dominican became the first player born after 2000 to debut in the big tent

Elvis Luciano: the 19-yeard-old is already pitching in the big leagues

Excellent news emerged from the Toronto Bluejays when in recent days the name of Elvis Luciano, the first major league player born in the 2000 era and his debut in the Big Show, jumped into the fray of the Major Leagues.

Leer en español: Elvis Luciano: con tan solo 19 años ya lanza en las Grandes Ligas

The 19-year-old made his historic appearance in relief plan against the Tigers of Detroit. Luciano was born on February 15, 2000, in Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic. This boy came to organized baseball by signing as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016 and a bonus of $ 90,000.

The JaysJournal digital media broadcasts that Elvis Luciano was the surprise selection of the Toronto Blue Jays in the Rule 5 draft last year. Toronto opted for the reconstruction of the team and brought the Canadian ninth to the young pitcher, from Kansas City.

Plasma albat.com portal that the Dominican reliever became the youngest player to make his debut for the Toronto Blue Jays franchise. In his presentation, Luciano threw an entry and a third, allowed an unstoppable, prescribed a punch and negotiated a base on balls, record history for the man.

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This is what he said

After his first experience in the majors, Elvis commented to the media "I felt very proud." "I was not nervous. I was anxious because I wanted to do the best for the team, "said Albat.com.

The manager of the Blue Jays, Charlie Montoyo, was impressed with the performance of Luciano, especially with his straight that reached 96 mph, the sports media continued. On his future, the Toronto driver said he "has the material to compete in the big leagues" that after reaching history on his debut.


His experience

Luciano had not thrown over the rookie category in two seasons in the minors before this year. Even in those two seasons, he was 6-5 with a 3.59 ERA, 18 games and 85.1 innings.

In the spring training this year he had a 1-1 record, with a high-efficiency mark of 11.42, in work of 8.2 acts, in 9 games. This is what the baseball-reference search portal shows.

His future

Explains the Jays Journal portal that Luciano should remain on the Blue Jays' 25-man roster throughout the 2019 season. If the Blue Jays are successful in keeping the young man on the list for the duration of the season, then they will regain their options, and they could reassign it back to the minors in 2020 if necessary.

General manager Ross Atkins said; "Elvis is a young and exciting arm that we have worked hard on and we feel that every time you can acquire someone who has the opportunity to be a major league starter, or a great opportunity to be, according to our projections," he explained. 



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In the history

Important note and full of history refer to the web portal elcaribe.com that there is a bulky list of players who have debuted at 19 years of age, among them Álex Rodríguez, who did it at 18 with the Seattle Mariners on 8 July 1994. There is also Adrian Beltre, who on June 24, 1998, did it with the Los Angeles Dodgers at just 19 years old. The first player to debut at age 19 in the majors was Babe Ruth. It occurred on July 11, 1914, with the Boston Red Sox.


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Translated from "Elvis Luciano: con tan solo 19 años ya lanza en las Grandes Ligas"

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