Lucas Luetge Bio: Age, Career, Wife & Net Worth

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Lucas Luetge, an American professional baseball pitcher, signed with the MLB team Atlanta Braves in December 2022. Earlier, he played the 2021 & 2022 seasons in the major league for the New York Yankees.

The Texas native patiently waited six years for his second MLB entry with the Yankees. He exited his first MLB stint in 2015 as a Seattle Mariners.

While with the Yankees, he had a fantastic season with an ERA of 2.74 and 2.67 (in 2021 & 2022).

Throughout the years after the 2008 MLB Draft, Lucas Luetge developed his skills in minor leagues, ranging from rookie ball to Double-A and Triple-A affiliates.

Lucas Luetge Playing For The MLB Team Yankees
Lucas Luetge Playing For The MLB Team Yankees (Source: Instagram)

Luetge may seem miles away from fancy stances or displaying emotion on the mound. But when it comes to completing the task, the left-handed thrower leaves no place to complain.

Aside from his gameplay, the MLB player gathers notable attention with his lovable family moments on social media. A loving husband to wife of decades, Lucas is also a responsible father of three kids.

Stay with us until the article’s end to learn more about Lucas Luetge’s career, salary, family & relationships.

Lucas Luetge | Quick Facts

Full Name Lucas Lester Luetge
Birth Date March 24, 1987
Age 37 years old
Birth Place Brenham, Texas
Nickname Lucas
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Not available
  • High School: Bellville High School in Bellville
  • University: Rice University
Zodiac Sign Aries
Father Rocky Luetge
Mother Melissa Luetge
Siblings None
Chinese Zodiac Rabbit
Height 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)
Weight 92 kg (205 lbs)
Build Athletic
Eye color Brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Baseball player
Playing Position Pitcher
Active years  2012- present
MLB Teams
  • Seattle Mariners (2012–2015)
  • New York Yankees (2021-22)
  • Atlanta Braves (signed in December 2022)
Win Loss Record (Major) 11-11 
Earned run average 3.38
Strikeouts 212
Marital Status Married
Wife Lacie Luetge
Children Three (Two sons and one daughter)
Net Worth $1-$1.5 Million
Salary (Of 2022 Season) $905,000
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Jersey (authentic game used)
Last Update April, 2024

Lucas Luetge | Early Life, Parents & Education

Lucas Lester Luetge was born on March 24, 1987, in Brenham, Texasto Rocky Luetge and Melissa Luetge. Further insight on his family background- his siblings are yet to be out.

The American baseball pitcher often mentions his parents on Instagram. They would encourage his baseball interest from his early days.

MLB Player Lucas Luetge And His Mother
MLB Player Lucas Luetge And His Mother (Source: Instagram)

Lucas’s father, Rocky, has been a fan of his son’s game since he played in high school & would often talk about games.

His dad attended the 2021 Opening Day of the Yankees when he signed him into the major league.

Lucas attended Bellville High School in Bellville. In addition to his baseball passion, he got a hand in basketball during his school days.

The player later went to Rice University in Texas and played for Rice Owls.

Scouting Report Of Lucas Luetge

The left-handed specialist does a variety of throws in accordance to gain strikeouts. He boasts a four- and a two-seam fastball that travels at an average speed of approximately 90 mph.

Lucas Luetge’s sweeping slider (in the low 80s) and a curveball (mid-upper 70s) is no joke.

In his 13-game appearances in the 2012 MLB season for Mariners, he allowed a hitting rate of .105 (for lefties) and .308 (for righties).

During the 2019 season, Luetge played for two minor league teams.

In 22 games with Double-A affiliate Jackson Generals, he allowed 44 hits averaging a 1.08 ERA. And for the Triple-A affiliate, Reno Aces, Lucas took 46 strikeouts allowing 43 hits and a 3.14 ERA.

Lucas Luetge | MLB Draft & Major League Debut

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Lucas Luetge in the twenty-first round of the 2008 MLB Draft & signed him into the minor league.

There, he played for three and a half seasons, specifically in the High-A affiliate Brevard County and Triple-A affiliate Huntsville Stars.

Later, on December 8, 2011, the Seattle Mariners picked him in a Rule 5 Draft. Among other players in that draft was Marwin González, whom he would join in the 2022 roster of the New York Yankees.

On April 7, 2012, Luetge made his MLB debut with the Mariners, and later, on June 8, he was among six pitchers in a no-hit victory against the Dodgers.

Luetge Made His MLB Debut With Seattle Mariners In 2012
Luetge Made His MLB Debut With Seattle Mariners In 2012 (Source: Seattle PI)

After Stephen Pryor and Kevin Millwood were removed from the game, Lucas became the fourth pitcher to complete the no-hitter. In 40.2 innings of work during his rookie season, Luetge had a 3.98 ERA and 38 strikeouts.

In 2013 and 2014, Lucas split time between Seattle and the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, with a 4.86 ERA and 5.00 ERA.

After the Mariners removed him from the 40-man roster, Lucas Luetge announced free agency on November 7, 2015.

Minor League Baseball Career

Following a stint in the Mariners, Lucas became a 40-man roster for Los Angeles Angelson, a minor league contract on November 17, 2015.

By 2016, he played for its Triple-A team Salt Lake Bees before going as a free agent. For the next four seasons, he would play in minor league baseball for Triple-A affiliates:

  • Louisville Bats (of Cincinnati Reds in 2016)
  • Norfolk Tides (of Baltimore Orioles in 2017)
  • Jackson Generals in 2019 (an affiliate of Arizona Diamondbacks)

Due to the Tommy John surgery, he missed all of the 2018 season.

His other season without a game was in 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown that canceled the 2020 Minor League Baseball season.

Lucas Luetge’s Second MLB Stint | New York Yankees

The New York Yankees wouldn’t allow anything to stand in their way of catching their white whale after coming up short in the Lucas sweepstakes the previous winter.

According to Lucas, the Yankees phoned him on the first day of minor leaguers’ free agency.

On February 17, 2021, they signed him on a minor league contract and gave him a non-roster invitation.

In response to the official announcement of Lucas as a Yankee, his father Rocky said, “I went crazy” with happiness during a phone interview with NJ Advance Media.

Glowing With The Yankees

Lucas Luetge got into New York Yankees’ Opening Day roster on March 31, 2021, joining the leading rosters: DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge, Tyler Wade, Gerrit Cole, and Nestor Cortés Jr.

He made his debut as a Yankee on April 3, 2021, in a 5-3 win against Blue Jays, throwing a scoreless inning while striking out one.

Lucas In His Second MLB Stint As An Yankee
Lucas In His Second MLB Stint As An Yankee (Source: Instagram)

By the end of the 2021-22 season, Lucas had a stellar 2.74 ERA over 72.1 innings through 57 game appearances, allowing 30 hits & 22 run allowed.

That innings pitched totaled more than Jonathan Loaisiga and Aroldis Chapman combined. 

In the 2022-23 season, Luetge managed a 2.67 ERA and 2.91 average runs allowed through 57.1 innings in 50 games.

Joined New Team

Then, on December 28, 2022, he went to another MLB team Atlanta Braves, as a part of the Yankee’s trade for Chad Durbin and Indigo Diaz of minor leagues.

Lucas Luetge | Wife, Relationship & Children

The American baseball pitcher always had his wife Lacie Luetge by his side when he had MLB career ups & downs- especially his straight six years in minor leagues.

The couple has been together for over a decade- they married on January 14, 2012.

On an Instagram post of January 2022, Lucas shared a wedding picture throwback with his wife, celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. He wrote:

“10 Year Anniversary! She aged like fine wine and well, I just aged. Wife, mother, manager, travel agent, therapist and best friend… she does it all! #1/14/12”. 

Lucas Luetge And His Wife Lacie
Lucas Luetge And His Wife Lacie (Source: Instagram)

Though the duo is mum about the whereabouts of their dating story- about how their relationship began & others.

Lucas and Lacie are now parents of three children: Eva, Gavin, and Jackson Rocky Luetge.

The youngest of their kid, Jackson, was born on October 11, 2019, which they confirmed via an Instagram post. Reportedly, the couple was not aware of their third child’s gender prior to his birth & wrote:

“After wondering for 9 months, we are happy to bring another Luetge boy into this world! Jackson Rocky Luetge #Boy #10/11/19”

The Luetge Family: Lucas With His Wife & Children
The Luetge Family: Lucas With His Wife & Children (Source: Instagram)

According to Luetge’s other IG posts, his first child, daughter Eva, was born in January 2014, and his second child, son Gavin, was born in 2015 fall.

The baseball star shares pictures of his family members on Instagram. He makes time for his kids & wife even after a hectic gameday & training schedule.

Lucas Luetge | Age, Height & Body Measurements

The baseball player was born in the year 1987. Hence, he is currently 37 years old.

Lucas was born in the year of Rabbit, according to the Chinese calendar. Likewise, his zodiac sign is Aries. The player is not fond of tattoos.

With a charming smile & an athletic build, Luetge has a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and weighs 92 kg (205 lbs).

Lucas Luetge | Contract & Net Worth

The 2008 MLB Draft pick Luetge already records 15 years of a professional baseball career. But he mostly played in minor leagues before MLB debut with the Mariners in 2012 through 2015.

In 2021, Lucas Luetge again entered the MLB scene, signing with New York Yankees.

As of April, 2024, Luetge, who signed with Atlanta Braves ahead of the 2023 season, has a net worth in the range of $1 to $1.5 million. 

Though, the contract details with the Braves are yet to be out.

In the 2022-23 season, he was on a one-year, $905,000 contract with the Yankees, earning all that sum as his salary. His first-ever MLB salary came with the Seattle Mariners in mid-2014, which saw him $495K in 2013 & $508K in 2014.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lucas Luetge wore jersey number #63 with New York Yankees. But after signing with Atlanta Braves at the end of 2022, his new jersey number is yet to be assigned.

Has Lucas ever undergone surgery?

Yes, the player underwent Tommy Jones surgery in 2018 and missed all games in the season. The surgery is also known as the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, which is used to restore a ruptured UCL inside the elbow.


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