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Lucas Giolito

21-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

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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 restri...

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2015 ADP:  649.71

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LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 230   DOB: 7/14/1994   BORN: Santa Monica, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a rookie contract with the Nationals in July of 2012.

July 25, 2015  –  Lucas Giolito News

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Giolito was promoted to Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 17 R GUL 1 1 0 2.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2013 18 R GUL 3 8 0 22.2 19 7 0 25 10 1 1 0 0 0 2.78 1.31
2013 18 A AUB 3 3 0 14.0 9 1 1 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.64 0.93
2014 19 A HAG 20 20 0 98.0 70 24 7 110 28 10 2 0 0 0 2.20 1.00
2015 20 A POT 13 11 0 69.2 65 21 1 86 20 3 5 0 0 0 2.71 1.23

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 17 R GUL 1 1 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 4.50 2.20 .301
2013 18 R GUL 3 8 22.2 10.14 4.05 2.50 0.00 75.9% 2.78 2.30 .336
2013 18 A AUB 3 3 14.0 9.00 2.57 3.50 0.64 100% 0.64 3.41 .239
2014 19 A HAG 20 20 98.0 10.10 2.57 3.93 0.64 81.3% 2.20 2.77 .275
2015 20 A POT 13 11 69.2 11.18 2.60 4.30 0.13 76.2% 2.71 1.90 .370

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Lucas Giolito: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Giolito, 21, has a 2.71 ERA and 86:20 K:BB through 69.2 innings for High-A Potomac.

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Giolito threw seven no-hit innings for High-A Potomac on Wednesday, striking out seven and walking just one.

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Giolito, 20, has a 4.84 ERA and 29:5 K:BB through 22.1 innings for High-A Potomac.

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Giolito struck out 11 batters and walked just one in six innings for High-A Potomac on Thursday.

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Giolito was assigned to High-A Potomac after beginning the year in extended spring training. He'll make his debut there Friday, MiLB.com reports.

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Giolito says his changeup has looked good so far this spring, the Washington Post reports. "I'm throwing the change-up in pens and everything right now, but the feelís still there. For the most part, itís about throwing it for strikes," Giolito said. "Maybe want to work on an even better change-up, more of like an out change-up that I can get some movement on, thatíd be cool."

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Giolito has been named the Nationals' Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

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Giolito has been shut down for the rest of the season after hitting the Nationals' inning target, the Washington Post reports.

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Giolito, 20, has a 2.35 ERA and 99:26 K:BB through 88 innings for Low-A Hagerstown.

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2014

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.

2013

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).