LUNA, CARLOS

Position: Pitcher

DOB: September 25, 1996

Height: 6’1″ / Weight: 175

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (July 11th, 2013)

Profile: Signed by the Brewers out of Panama for a reported $100,000 in 2013 at just sixteen years of age, Luna made his pro debut with Milwaukee’s Dominican Summer League team a year later. He returned to the Dominican for the 2015 season and moved into the Brewers starting rotation, a role he thrived in. Luna’s breakout season was cut short due to arm problems however, and he was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery the following winter, knocking him out of action for all of 2016. With a fastball that was sitting in the low-90’s prior to surgery, Luna also mixes in a curveball and changeup that showed nice development before his injury. He keeps the ball down in the strike zone, resulting in a lot of ground balls from opposing hitters which should serve him well as he advances through the Brewers system.

2014: After signing with the Brewers a year earlier, Luna made his pro debut with Milwaukee’s Dominican Summer League team in June of 2014. He saw action in 12 contests, pitching exclusively out of the bullpen, and went 1-2 with a 3.51 earned run average, successfully converting on three of five save opportunities.

2015: Luna returned to the Dominican Summer League in 2015 and moved into the Brewers starting rotation, a role he found much more to his liking. In nine outings, eight of which were starts, he wound up going 4-2 with a 1.46 ERA, allowing just nine earned runs all season while striking out 49 over 55.2 innings. Luna earned a spot on the DSL All-Star team and was named the game’s Most Valuable Pitcher after striking out the side in his one inning of work. Unfortunately for Luna, he saw his season cut short due to an arm injury that put him on the shelf in early August.

2016: After several months of rest and rehab, Luna finally went under the knife for Tommy John surgery on January 1st, knocking him out of action for all of 2016.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2016 (#48)