|SF Giants don't plan to hand shortstop job to Marco Luciano. Marco Luciano needed no translation to answer this question. The 22-year-old, one of the San Francisco Giants' most anticipated prospects since he signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2018, is no stranger to major-league spring training. After the departure of Brandon Crawford, the shortstop job is Luciano's for the taking. Does Luciano believe he's ready to seize it for the next decade and beyond?
|Marco Luciano and the search for consistency. When Bobby Evans signed Marco Luciano, I'm certain he never thought that this player would make or break his successor. Yes, the San Francisco Giants will probably make it into the postseason again, we just don't know how or when. Marco Luciano is the position player prospect they need at the exact moment they need him. Hiring Bob Melvin and the components of the A's active development coaching staff seems like a good start.
|Community Prospect List No. 3. We're two chapters into the 2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List, in which we'll work as a group to rank the top 44 prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization. So far everything is exactly as would be predicted: just as it was last year, shortstop Marco Luciano has been voted as the No. 2 prospect in the system. Luciano's 2023 got off to a slow start, as injuries delayed his season debut until early May. But once it got going, it got going in a hurry. He started the year by making his AA debut with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, and only stayed there for two months, hitting .228/.339/.451 (115 wRC+), with 11 home runs in 242 plate appearances, while being 2.7 years younger
|San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects For 2024 Fantasy Baseball. 1. SS Marco Luciano | 22 | MLB | 2023
Luciano was rushed to the majors despite struggling at most stops along the way, and Farhan Zaidi has said he’ll have a chance to open 2024 as the starting shortstop despite hitting .209 with a 35.9 percent strikeout rate in 18 Triple-A games and .231 with a 37.8 percent strikeout rate in his 14-game September stint. If he does get that job, he’s going to have some rough patches. Like a lot of players who signed just before 2020, he hasn’t really played all that much and retains some hidden topside as he settles in at the highest level.
|Player Review: Marco Luciano. The minor leagues are less about season long averages and more about potential. Marco Luciano can do a lot. The young shortstop was touted as the marquee prospect driving San Francisco's revival on the international scene. When he arrived in the United States from the Dominican Republic, Luciano set a goal for himself that he wanted to make it to the Major League level in three years.