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Keeping tabs on the Giants' No. 1 prospect

October 2nd, 2022

One of the Giants' highest-rated international signees ever, Marco Luciano headlined a 2018 international crop that included Diego Cartaya, Noelvi Marte and Francisco Álvarez. Luciano made his pro debut at 17 years old, slashing .302/.417/.564 in 2019. With tremendous raw power and elite bat speed, Luciano has slugged at every level and is only getting better.

Age: 21
MLB rank: 17
Team: Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A)
ETA: 2023
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Oct. 1: Joins Estrellas Orientales for winter ball
After finishing the Minor League season at Double-A Richmond, Marco Luciano returned home to his native Dominican Republic to suit up for the Estrellas Orientales of the Dominican Winter League. Luciano, 21, was selected by the Estrellas with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 LIDOM Draft and is expected to recoup some at-bats this winter after missing two months of the regular season with a back injury.

Luciano hit .263/.339/.459 with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs over 57 games with High-A Eugene in 2022.

Sept. 20: Gets first Double-A hit
Marco Luciano made his Double-A debut during Game 1 of Richmond's division series matchup with Erie. And he didn't disappoint. The 21-year-old shortstop drove in a run with a single in the sixth inning and went 1-for-4 overall on the night. But his RBI wasn't enough to put Richmond over the top. The Flying Squirrels lost 9-3. Gameday »

Sept. 13: Tie-breaking homer key in Eugene's Game 2 win
After driving in two in Game 1, Marco Luciano one-upped himself in Game 2, blasting a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth to guide Eugene to a second straight win in the Northwest League finals. The homer was his lone hit, as he went 1-for-4, walking once. Eugene now sits one game away from taking the title against Vancouver, who they also faced in a six-game series last week. Gameday »

Sept. 12: Drives in two in Game 1 of championship series
High-A Eugene got off to a great start in the Northwest League championship, taking down Vancouver in Game 1 of the series, 10-3. Marco Luciano helped the Emeralds start fast, driving in two runs on a double in the second. Luciano went 1-for-4 with a walk, as seven of Eugene's starters recorded a hit and three had multiple RBIs. Gameday »

Sept. 10: Reaches twice in win
Marco Luciano had a solid game in High-A Eugene's win over Vancouver, as he ended his night 1-for-3 with a walk. He also struck out two times. He is now hitting .263 with a .798 OPS. Gameday »

Sept. 9: Hitless in four at-bats
It wasn't Marco Luciano's night at the plate on Friday. The 20-year-old shortstop went 0-for-4 during High-A Eugene's win over Vancouver. Gameday »

Sept. 7: Walks twice in loss
Despite not recording a hit, Marco Luciano reached base twice on two walks in High-A Eugene's loss to Vancouver on Wednesday. Gameday »

Sept. 6: Hitless in five at-bats
It was a forgettable day for Marco Luciano, who went 0-for-5 during High-A Eugene's win over Vancouver on Tuesday. Gameday »

Sept. 3: Reaches twice in win
Marco Luciano got back in the hit column during High-A Eugene's 4-0 win over Everett on Saturday. The 20-year-old shortstop went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk and a run scored. Gameday »

Sept. 1: Quiet night at the plate
It wasn't Marco Luciano's night at the plate on Thursday. The 20-year-old shortstop went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. It was only Luciano's second High-A start without a hit since he returned from a lower back injury on August 17. Gameday »

Aug. 30: Hits second grand slam in as many weeks
Marco Luciano has done it again. The 20-year-old shortstop hit his second grand slam in as many weeks during Eugene's win over Everett on Tuesday. It was Luciano's fourth extra-base hit and second home run over nine games since returning from injury. Gameday »

Aug. 27: Singles, drives in a run
Marco Luciano had himself a solid night on Saturday in his return to the High-A Eugene lineup. The 20-year-old shortstop drove in a run with a single in the six inning, the Emeralds' only run of the game. Gameday »

Aug. 24: Exits early with leg tightness
Marco Luciano only got one at-bat in High-A Eugene's win over Tri-City, as the 20-year-old shortstop left in the third inning due to leg tightness, according to The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly. The injury is unrelated to the back issue that kept him out for nearly two months. Gameday »

Aug. 23: Doubles, drives in two in hit parade
High-A Eugene was clicking at the plate, as the team had nine runs on 15 hits against Tri-City. Marco Luciano had two of those hits and drove in two of those runs on a third-inning two-run double. Overall, he went 2-for-4 and has had a hit in all four of his starts back from injury. Gameday »

Aug. 20: Doubles, drives in a run
Marco Luciano had himself a solid night on Saturday. The 20-year-old shortstop drove in a run with a double in the first inning. Luciano now has a hit in each of his five starts since returning from the injured list. Gameday »

Aug. 19: Crushes grand slam in win
Marco Luciano is officially back. The 20-year-old shortstop crushed a grand slam down the left-field line during the third inning of High-A Eugene's 5-1 win over Hillsboro. It was Luciano's first long ball since returning from the injured list. Gameday »

Aug. 18: Singles in first start with High-A Eugene since June
Marco Luciano started at shortstop for High-A Eugene for the first time since June on Thursday. Luciano went 1-for-4 with a single during the team's 10-1 loss to Hillsboro. Gameday »

Aug. 8: Smacks two-run double with ACL Giants Black
In his third game, Marco Luciano tallied his first RBIs since joining the ACL Giants Black on a rehab assignment on Monday. His two runs driven in both came on a double in the sixth, which put the Giants Black squad up by nine runs over the D-backs Black squad. Overall, he went 1-for-3 with a walk in the DH spot. Gameday »

Aug. 6: Tallies hit in first rehab start at shortstop
For the first time in about two months, Marco Luciano took the field, playing shortstop in his second rehab start with the ACL Giants Black. Luciano played six innings in the field before being replaced. At the dish, Luciano went 1-for-3 with a strikeout. Gameday »

Aug. 4: Luciano begins rehab stint
After 62 days, Marco Luciano is returning to the field. MLB's No. 8 overall prospect has been assigned to the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League to begin rehabbing from a low back strain he suffered in June. Luciano -- who possesses plus power and an above-average arm at short -- was batting .288/.360/.507 with eight homers and 17 RBIs in 40 games for High-A Eugene before hitting the injured list. The top Giants prospect is expected to DH in his return. -- Kelsie Heneghan

June 15: Luciano out with low back strain
Marco Luciano, the Giants' top prospect, was placed on the injured list with a low back strain and is rehabbing in Arizona, the club announced Wednesday. The 20-year-old shortstop will not participate in any baseball activities for at least the next two weeks. Luciano had enjoyed a hot start at High-A Eugene this year, batting .288 with an .867 OPS and eight home runs over 40 games. -- Maria Guardado

May 20: Luciano shows why he's atop prospect list
Marco Luciano hit his third homer in as many games for the High-A Emeralds.

MLB Pipeline's No. 11 overall prospect started the scoring in the sixth with a two-run blast, but it wasn't enough as Eugene fell 4-3 to Spokane on a walk-off.

Over the last three games, Luciano has nearly doubled his home run total for the season (seven). It has been a successful season for the Giants' No. 1 prospect, with his average not dropping below .295 and getting as high as .500 after the first game of the season.

May 19: Luciano homers in consecutive games
The long ball hasn't come quite as frequently in May for Marco Luciano, but that might be changing. Baseball's No. 11 overall prospect left the yard for a second straight game after going 11 contests without one. His two-run shot in the first kicked off a four-run opening frame for High-A Eugene, which edged Spokane, 6-5.

Luciano also singled and is now batting .300/.366/.530 with 11 extra-base hits, six homers and 13 RBIs in 28 games. The 20-year-old posted an .815 OPS, slugged a career-high 19 homers and plated 71 runs across two Minor League levels in 2021, his first full-season campaign.

May 19: Luciano is the Giants' top power prospect
Luciano was the top-rated middle infielder in the 2018 international crop, in large part because of his electric bat speed and power potential, which earned him a $2.6 million bonus. He matched his age with 19 homers last year between Low-A and High-A, and he's raking at a .295/.364/.505 clip with five homers in 27 High-A games this spring. Full story »