Date of Birth: 03/09/1991
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 195 lbs
Resides: Whitehouse Station, NJ
The 2019 season will mark DeLuca's 10th season in professional baseball, 1st with the X's.
DeLuca was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 44th round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of Immaculata High School in Somerville, NJ. DeLuca would spend 3 seasons in the Yankees organization, being named a 2011 New York-Pennsylvania League Mid-Season All-Star pitching for the Short Season Single-A Staten Island Yankees.
DeLuca pitched in the Frontier League in 2013 before being signed by the Colorado Rockies organization in 2014, pitching for their Short Season Single-A affiliate, the Tri-City Dust Devils. Since 2015, DeLuca has pitched the last 4 seasons at the independent baseball level, making stops in the American Association, Atlantic League, and the Can-Am League.
Last season, DeLuca pitched for the New Jersey Jackals in the Can-Am League, posting a perfect 4-0 record in 44 games out of the bullpen. The lefty owned a 3.76 ERA, surrendering just 52 hits in 55 innings pitched, while racking up 79 strikeouts.