23-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
The former top prospect posted sparkling numbers in seven starts for the White Sox, bouncing back from a miserable debut with the Nationals, but was it real or an illusion? By most measures, it was th...
Lucas Giolito Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $535,000 contract with the White Sox in February of 2017.
Giolito (5-7) earned the win in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the A's, going seven innings while allowing four runs, seven hits and two walks. He struck out eight.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Lucas Giolito||3-Year Averages||6||5||0||33.3||28||14||7||22||12||1||2||0||0||0||3.78||1.20|
|Career (View All)||28||26||0||145.0||136||89||27||93||71||8||11||0||–||–||5.52||1.43|
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.8 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.1 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.0 IP/G
Lucas Giolito Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|Next 7 Days||0||1||5.1||9.63||4.31||2.23||1.30||–||75.7%||–||4.19||4.37||.325|
|Rest Of Season||0||16||83.3||8.97||3.80||2.36||1.20||–||75.1%||–||4.06||4.21||.319|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Lucas Giolito||3-Year Averages||6||5||33.3||5.94||3.24||1.83||1.89||–||78.8%||–||3.78||5.69||.226|
Lucas Giolito Defensive Stats
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2018 Stat Review for Lucas Giolito As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)
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Chicago White Sox Roster
MajorsAbreu, Jose (1B)
AAAustin, Brett (C)
A+Adolfo, Micker (OF)
ABurger, Jake (3B)
RookieAlfaro, Jhoandro (C)
Lucas Giolito: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Giolito began the year in Double-A and ended it in the majors, but it wasn't exactly a completely successful season for the phenom. He put up strong, but not truly dominant, numbers in the high minors but struggled with his command and control with Washington, resulting in walk and home run rates out of character for Giolito compared to his minor league work. End-of-season fatigue may have been a factor, as his fastball was averaging 93.4 mph in the majors instead of popping the high 90s, but his workload only increased marginally from 2015, so whispers about his health inevitably followed (he's had Tommy John once already). At his best, the right-hander still features that explosive fastball, plus a hammer curve and changeup that could soon surpass the curve as an out pitch, and an offseason of rest might be all he needs to regain his top-shelf stuff and seize hold of a spot in the White Sox's rotation. It's also possible that despite his scouting reports, he takes a while to adjust to the majors -- his numbers last year bear some similarities to Kevin Gausman's the season he broke into the majors as a 22-year-old.
This could be the year when Giolito goes from highly-touted prospect to mainstream ace. Three years removed from Tommy John surgery, the Nationals will set him loose on big league hitters when a need in the rotation arises. He cruised through High-A and Double-A in his age 20/21 season, but the numbers do not do him justice. He had a 1.96 FIP in 69.2 innings at High-A and a 3.18 FIP in 47.1 innings at Double-A. His combination of a plus-plus fastball and a borderline 80-grade curveball is something few pitchers on the planet can boast. He also has the potential for a plus changeup in two or three years, with above average command to boot. In short, this is a future ace. His body is built to log innings and his arsenal is built to embarrass big league hitters, the latter of which should begin sometime this summer.
Now two years removed from his Tommy John surgery, Giolito looked every inch the future ace as he tore through the South Atlantic League, posting outstanding 10.1 K/9 and 3.9 K/BB ratios over a restricted workload of 98 innings. The tall, young right-hander already possesses a high-90s fastball and power curve that will overmatch just about anybody he faces in A-ball, so the Nationals are focused on building up his stamina and having him develop his changeup into a quality offering, something which could be the difference between Giolito being merely good in the majors or being one of the best in the game. The club has no reason to rush him given their loaded major league rotation, so Giolito could easily spend two more seasons or more in the minors before getting the call, but at the moment, all signs point to dynasty owners being amply rewarded down the road for their patience.
The Nationals' 2012 first-round pick made an impressive return from Tommy John surgery, albeit in very limited work, and struck out 39 batters in 36.2 innings between rookie ball and Low-A while flashing the same high octane fastball, power curve and developing changeup that made him a much-ballyhooed high schooler prior to his surgery. The Nats are notoriously conservative with recovering pitchers so expect Giolito to be on a strict innings cap this season, but even in limited work he's more than capable of emerging as one of the game's elite pitching prospects. A violent delivery and spindly frame, the usual recipe for control and injury issues, might be the only thing keeping him from tearing into the majors as soon as 2015.
The 16th overall pick in the draft went under the knife for the least surprising Tommy John surgery ever in August, and the Nationals do not expect to get anything for their $3 million signing bonus until 2014. Giolito could be worth the wait though. Were it not for his elbow trouble he very well might have gone first overall, as high schoolers with prototypical power pitcher builds and fastballs that light up the third digit on the radar gun tend to get scouts drooling. It will be a long road back for Giolito, but if any team can get the most out of him it would be the Nats (see: Strasburg, Stephen and Zimmermann, Jordan).