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ONE GIANT STEP

Marco Luciano’s first look at San Francisco’s picturesque Oracle Park came in January, when the 18-year-old Dominican shortstop was part of a group of prospects invited to the Giants’ minicamp.

Back then, the diamond Luciano hopes to call home one day looked larger than life.

“When I was there in January, I felt like the park was extremely big,” Luciano said, with help from a translator, “but now that I’m on the field it feels like the ball really flies in the stadium.”

It’s easy to feel that way when your first swing redirects a 95 mph fastball for a long home run against a pitcher with big league experience. That’s exactly what Luciano did in his first intrasquad action as a member of the 60-man player pool the Giants assembled in preparation for the 2020 season.

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