22-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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 ...
Lucas Giolito Contract Information:
Agreed to a rookie contract with the Nationals in July of 2012.
The Nationals recalled Giolito from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Lucas Giolito||3-Year Averages||6||4||0||21.3||26||16||7||11||12||0||1||0||0||0||6.75||1.78|
|Career (View All)||6||4||0||21.3||26||16||7||11||12||0||1||0||–||–||6.75||1.78|
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched: Avg. 2.0 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched: Avg. 2.7 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched: Avg. 3.4 IP/G
Lucas Giolito Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Lucas Giolito||3-Year Averages||6||4||21.3||4.64||5.06||0.92||2.95||–||71%||–||6.75||8.12||.279|
2016 Stat Review for Lucas Giolito As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.
Washington Nationals Roster
MajorsCole, A.J. (P)
AAAArroyo, Bronson (P)
AABautista, Rafael (OF)
A+Abreu, Osvaldo (SS)
ADickey, Robbie (P)
RookieAlvarado, Elvis (OF)
Lucas Giolito: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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).