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Ed Lucas (baseball)

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Ed Lucas
Ed Lucas NWA.jpg
Lucas with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in 2008
San Francisco Giants
Third baseman / Coach
Born: (1982-05-21) May 21, 1982 (age 39)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 30, 2013, for the Miami Marlins
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 2014, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
Batting average.255
Home runs5
Runs batted in37
Teams
As player

As coach

Edward Lee Lucas (born May 21, 1982) is an American former professional baseball third baseman and current hitting coach for the San Francisco Giants.

After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2004, Lucas played in minor league baseball through 2013, when he made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Miami Marlins.

Career

Lucas attended Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida, and Dartmouth College. He graduated from Dartmouth in 2004 with a degree in sociology and economics.[1] Lucas played college baseball for Dartmouth under head coach Bob Whalen; and also played American football in his freshman year.[2] Lucas won the Ivy League batting title as a senior, and was named Ivy League Player of the Year and received honors as Dartmouth's Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year.[1][3]

Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals selected Lucas in the eighth round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft. As Lucas could not return to college, he had little leverage in negotiations, and received a $1,000 signing bonus. He made his minor league baseball debut with the Idaho Falls Chukars of the Rookie-level Pioneer League, and earned $101 a month after expenses. Needing to work during the offseason, Lucas took jobs in construction, substitute teaching, bartending, and as a temp for the Charles Schwab Corporation.[1]

Lucas had a .307 batting average for the Omaha Royals of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) in 2010, but the Royals did not promote him to the major leagues.

Atlanta Braves

A free agent after the season, Lucas signed with the Atlanta Braves, receiving an invitation to spring training in 2011. He played for the Mississippi Braves of the Class AA Southern League and Gwinnett Braves of the Class AAA International League in 2011, but had a .238 batting average.

Los Angeles Angels

He signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the 2012 season, which he spent with the Salt Lake Bees of the PCL, batting .262.[1]

Miami Marlins

In 2013, Lucas signed with the Miami Marlins. After batting .304 in his first 46 games with the New Orleans Zephyrs of the PCL, the Marlins promoted Lucas to the major leagues for the first time on May 29, 2013.[1][4] He played in 94 total games, hitting .256, with 4 home runs and 28 runs batted in. The next season, Lucas continued his utility role, batting .251 in 69 games.

Texas Rangers

Lucas was claimed by the Texas Rangers on October 10, 2014.[5]

Seattle Mariners

During the 2015-16 offseason, he signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners.[6] He was released on May 18, 2016.

Arizona Diamondbacks

On May 20, 2016, Lucas signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Free agent on November 2, 2016.

Post Playing Career

Lucas was hired in December 2016 as an administrative coach with the Miami Marlins. He is now a Hitting Coordinator for the San Francisco Giants. [7]

Personal life

Lucas was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and raised in Deltona, Florida.[3] His parents are Ed and Sallie Lucas and he has one younger sister, Stevie Lucas. He is married. His wife, Holly Meyer Lucas, gave birth to their first child in September 2013 and second in September 2015. Holly is a realtor and owner of the Meyer Lucas Team at Compass in Jupiter, Florida. Her clients include notable professional athletes, baseball players and coaches with the Miami Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals organizations.[8] [9]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e John Perrotto (August 10, 2013). "At 31, Ed Lucas is finally a big-league ballplayer. | SportsonEarth.com : John Perrotto Article". SportsonEarth.com. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Article - MiLB.com News - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Fox Sports. "Tennessee". FOX Sports. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Marlins designate Nick Green, call up Ed Lucas". Palm Beach Post. May 29, 2013. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "Texas Rangers receive INF Ed Lucas from Miami on waiver claim". MLB.com. October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "Mariners' Ed Lucas: Signs minor league contract with Mariners". CBSSports.com. December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  7. ^ "Marlins coach/former player Ed Lucas talks career transitions, a special cup of dirt and the Home Run Derby". February 16, 2017.
  8. ^ Healey, Tim (January 28, 2018). "Meet the baseball-wife-turned-real-estate-agent who helps players find places to live in Palm Beach County". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Meet the baseball-wife-turned-real-estate-agent who helps players find places to live in Palm Beach County". January 28, 2018.

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