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Wednesday BP: Marco Luciano hopes to debut next year

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The Giants top prospect is planning on joining the Majors when he’s 20.

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Hello and happy Wednesday.

Marco Luciano hasn’t put on a show yet in Spring Training — he’s slashing just .083/.154/.083 — but the organization’s top prospect has still been the talk of the San Francisco Giants camp. He looks ridiculously powerful and equally athletic. The reports from scouts, analysts, and the coaching staff are all wonderful to read, and we’re left wondering when we might get to see the 19 year old in a regular season game.

If he’s to be believed, next year is the answer to that question.

Luciano has a mere 38 plate appearances above rookie ball, but he has his eyes set on a 2022 debut.

Prior to Tuesday’s bizarre “loss” to the Milwaukee Brewers, Luciano told reporters (through interpreter Erwin Higueros) that, “I think if I continue doing what I’m doing right now, and I have a regular season, a full season, under me and I keep showing the team that I’m ready, I think a year would be my timetable.”

A debut at 20 would be pretty exciting. Farhan Zaidi has said they won’t slow play prospects if they prove ready for promotions, so Luciano will surely be given the opportunity to earn a role next year.

Hopefully it happens, if for no other reason than because it means his star potential is likely materializing.


Old, random MCC article for you to read

Gorkys Hernandez is the fastest Giant, Buster Posey is the slowest (June 30, 2017 — Grant Brisbee)


Giants links


How many days until Opening Day?

There are 22 days until Opening Day. It’s right around the corner.

Have a swell Wednesday, friends.