Alex Lukashevich

ALEX LUKASHEVICH
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 1, 1994
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 160
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int. FA, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2010
How Acquired: Int. FA
Birthplace: Belarus
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Lukashevich was the first Belarussian to sign with a major league team.  He’s a tall, lean pitcher whom the Pirates consider projectable.  He was throwing in the upper 80s in camp in 2011, which is good for a guy who was just 16 at the time.  A year later, though, he wasn’t throwing quite as hard.  Along with Lithuanian Dovydas Neverauskas, he gives the Pirates two native Russian speakers.  Lukashevich didn’t appear in the GCL in 2011, as he was hurt.

2012
R:  1-0-0, 0.47 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 19.0 IP, 3.8 BB/9, 5.7 K/9

The Pirates used Lukashevich sparingly out of the bullpen.  He didn’t allow many hits, but his walk and K rates were mediocre.

Lukashevich doesn’t have much experience yet and is likely to return to the GCL in 2013.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2013: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $90,000
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2017
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.