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Luis Faccio struck out his share over six seasons; Made AA

Luis Faccio 1990 Savannah Cardinals card

Luis Faccio was among the league leaders strikeouts and he showed it in this August 1990 game against one of the South Atlantic League's top hitting teams, according to The Savannah News-Press.

Faccio went eight innings against rival Augusta, giving up a single run and picking up the win. He also struck out eight. Those eight strikeouts brought his season total to 164, just three off the league's top pitcher in that category, The News-Press wrote.

Faccio's strikeout total that year - 169 - ended up being the highest of his career. It was his sixth season as a pro. He got into just two more. He never made AAA.

Faccio's career began as a 17-year-old in 1985, signed by the Phillies as a free agent out of his native Puerto Rico.

Faccio started with the Phillies at short-season Bend. He got into seven games in relief, giving up six earned. Three of those runs came in an inning of work in August.

Faccio stayed with the Phillies just that one season. He moved to the Yankees and the rookie Gulf Coast League for 1986. He stayed with the Yankees for three seasons.

He played 1987 between the GCL and short-season Oneonta. In 17 total outings that year, Faccio had a 3.02 ERA.

Faccio split 1988 between single-A Prince William and single-A Fort Lauderdale. At Fort Lauderdale in June, Faccio went three innings in relief and picked up a save. He had 26 total outings and a 5.31 ERA.

Faccio signed with the Cardinals for 1989, spending that year at single-A Springfield. He turned starter and went 7-9, with a 4.63 ERA.

For 1990, it was single-A Savannah. He threw a complete game in mid-July against Spartanburg. His strikeout haul from that game was 10, according to The Spartanburg Herald-Journal. He went 8-11, with a 3.88 ERA.

Faccio made AA Arkansas for 20 outings in 1991. He had a 3.76 ERA and a 7-8 record. He also played at high-A St. Petersburg. He isn't credited as playing in 1992. He returned to Arkansas for eight outings in 1993, ending his career.

Faccio has since go on to serve as a scout. In 2006, he was credited as working with the Dodgers.
Luis Faccio 1990 Savannah Cardinals card
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,063
Made the Majors: 906-43.9%
Never Made Majors:1,157-56.1%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 386
10+ Seasons in the Minors:222

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