Elvis Enmanuel Luciano ... Signed as an international free agent with the Ariozona Diamondbacks on October 1, 2016 ... Is Toronto's first 2000-born player to make the 40-man roster ... Favourite player growing up was Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez.
Was traded along with LHP Gabe Speier from Arizona to Kansas City in exchange for OF Jon Jay on June 6 ... Played the majority of the season with the Burlington Royals of the Rookie-level Appalachian League ... Was assigned to the Idaho Falls Chukars for two games at the end of August ... Earned the win in each of his last five outings while allowing just two earned runs over 29.0 innings (18H, 10BB, 35K) ... Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the Rule 5 Draft on December 13 (10th overall)... Was available as an 18-year-old because of an earlier voiding of his contract due to a health issue.
Played his 1st season as a pro in 2017, pitching for three rookie-level teams ... Started with the DSL Diamondbacks for 11 games (six starts) where he posted a 2.98 ERA ... Joined the Arizona League D-backs for four games in August and went 1-0 with a 2.76 ERA ... Made one appearance at the end of his 2017 campaign for the Rookie-level Missoula Osprey of the Pioneer League (2.0 IP, 2K).