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Lucchesi attended Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California, and then went on to play collegiate baseball at Chabot College and Southeast Missouri State University.

In 2015 and 2016, he was named the Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year. In his junior year of 2016, he finished 10–5 with a 2.19 ERA in 17 games (16 starts). He was picked in the fourth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres.

Lucchesi joined the Tri-City Dust Devils and made his professional debut. On July 28, he and three other pitchers teamed to deliver a one-hitter against the Spokane Indians.

In September, he was promoted to the Fort Wayne TinCaps. [5] He was 0–2 with a 1.29 ERA in 15 games between the two teams, striking out 56 batters in 42 innings.

In 2017, Lucchesi pitched in 24 games (23 starts) for both the Lake Elsinore Storm and the San Antonio Missions, compiling an 11–7 record with a 2.20 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.

Lucchesi made his major league debut on March 30, 2018, against the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park, becoming the first pitcher from the 2016 draft to reach the majors and the second player overall after Austin Hays.

He began the game and threw 423 innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits, and struck out one as the Brewers upset the Padres 8–6.

How Much Does Joey Lucchesi Make?

Joey Lucchesi earns $1.15 million per year.