Lucas Raley…born in Hinckley, Ohio and graduated from Highland High School (Medina, OH) in 2013… attended Lake Erie College from 2014-16…drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft and signed by Marty Lamb.
Appeared in 33 games and made 15 starts (8-RF, 7-LF) over six stints with the Dodgers, his first career major league action…was on the active roster from April 9-28, May 4 (27th Man), May 11-20, June 12-16, July 24-30 and Sept. 21-25... On April 9 vs. WSH, made his major league debut as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning and grounded out in his only at-bat... On April 14 vs. COL, doubled off Daniel Bard in the 8th inning for his first career hit... On April 16 at SD, his first career homer came off Dan Altavilla, a solo shot in the fifth inning... Appeared in 72 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City…his .393 OBP and .570 SLG both would have ranked 5th in Triple-A West if he had enough plate appearances to qualify... In its midseason update, ranked by Baseball America as the No. 15 prospect in the Dodgers system…named to the Dodgers Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com following the season... POSTSEASON: Struck out as a pinch-hitter in the 5th inning of the NL Wild Card Game vs. STL…was not on the Dodgers roster for the Division Series or League Championship Series.
Spent all of the season at the alternate site and as a member of the Taxi squad...Acquired on Feb. 10 with RHP Brusdar Graterol in exchange for RHP Kenta Maeda and IF Jair Camargo.
Began the season with Triple-A Rochester, posting a .302/.362/.526 slash line over 33 games…hit six doubles, seven homers, and totaled 21 RBI for a .878 OPS ... Finished the season with Rookie-level GCL Twins, appearing in five games for a .368 average over 19 at-bats ... Played six games for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .244 with five doubles, one triple, and three home runs for 14 RBI…named AFL Player of the Week on October 23 after hitting .391 in six games...received his first invite to Spring Training with the Minnesota Twins, was reassigned to minor league camp on March 8.
Began season with Double-A Tulsa (Los Angeles-NL) ... Recorded a five-game multi-hit game streak April 19-26, including his first professional two-homer game April 26 at Arkansas ... Named Texas League Midseason All-Star ... Acquired by Minnesota via trade along with second baseman Logan Forsythe and left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer on July 31, in exchange for second baseman Brian Dozier ... Combined to hit .275 (133-for-484) with 19 doubles, eight triples, 20 home runs, 69 RBI, 80 runs scored and a .350 on-base percentage in 120 games between Tulsa and Double-A Chattanooga (Los Angeles-NL)...hit .333 (40-for-120) against left-handed pitching and .255 (93-for-364) against right-handed pitching...played 51 games at first base, 35 games in rightfield and 26 games in leftfield ... Played four games for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League, going 3-for-14 (.214) with three walks and three RBI.
Spent entire season with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (Los Angeles-NL)...set season-high with four hits three times: April 18 at Lancaster, August 15 vs. Stockton and August 25 vs. Inland Empire...named California League All-Star...placed on 7-day disabled list July 28 with a left great toe infection; reinstated August 6...hit .340 (32-for-94) with 18 RBI in 23 July games and .340 (32-for-94) with 14 RBI in 23 August games...hit .306 (109-for-356) vs. right-handed pitching and .262 (32-for-122) vs. left-handed pitching...played 59 games for the Quakes in leftfield, 30 in rightfield and 13 at first base...ranked as Dodgers 26th best prospect by Baseball America entering 2018.
Began professional career with AZL Dodgers, playing in five games, going 10-for-16 (.625)...promoted to Rookie-Level Ogden on June 27 and appeared in five games, going 10-for-24 (.417)...promoted for final time to Single-A Great Lakes...suffered a left ankle contusion September 2 at Fort Wayne and was placed on the 7-day disabled list the next day, ending his season...combined to go .288 (69-for-240) with 14 doubles, six triples, four home runs, 24 RBI, 18 walks, 34 runs scored and a .355 on-base percentage in 65 games at all three stops.