Elvis Enmanuel Luciano...Signed as an international free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks on October 1, 2016...Became Toronto’s first 2000-born player to make the 40-man roster...Favourite player growing up was Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez.
Made three scoreless one-inning appearances during Spring Training, allowing just one hit to 10 batters faced...Struck out two hitters without issuing a walk (0.33 WHIP)...Received an invite to Summer Camp at Rogers Centre...Spent the season at the club’s alternate training site.
Made seven appearances of 2.0+ innings and held a 1.76 ERA (3 ER/15.1 IP) in those outings...Became the 1st 2000-born player to appear in a Major League game when he took the mound on March 31 vs. DET...At 19 years and 44 days old, became the youngest Blue Jay to pitch in a game (2nd youngest player: Brian Milner - 18.218 on June 23, 1978 at CLE)...Allowed one hit over 1.1 IP with one walk and his 1st career strikeout (Mikie Mahtook)...Earned his 1st MLB win on April 28 vs. OAK (0.1 IP, HBP)…Became the youngest pitcher in franchise history to record a win, doing so at 19 years and 72 days old, ahead of Roberto Osuna (20.100)...Was the youngest MLB pitcher to pick up his 1st win since Jose Rijo did so on May 10, 1984 (18.363)...Landed on the injured list from June 13-Sept. 11 with a right elbow strain...Did not allow a run in five appearances after returning from the IL (6.0 IP, 3H, 1BB, 5K)...After the season, made six starts (20.1 IP) for the Tigres de Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
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).