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Lucas Giolito

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2017 Stats

W-L

3-3

ERA

2.38

WHIP

0.95

K

34

SV

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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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...

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2018 ADP:  224.26

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 255   DOB: 7/14/1994   BORN: Santa Monica, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Lucas Giolito Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in Feb. 2017.

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Giolito acknowledged finding a comfortable mental focus while at Triple-A Charlotte last season, and then carried that change to the majors, Scott Merkin of the White Sox's official site reports.

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Lucas Giolito Stats
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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
2015 20 AA HAR 8 8 0 47.1 48 20 2 45 17 4 2 0 0 0 3.80 1.38
2016 21 A HAG 7 1 0 7.0 6 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.14 0.86
2016 21 AA HAR 7 14 0 71.0 67 25 2 72 34 5 3 0 0 0 3.17 1.42
2016 21 AAA SYR 7 7 0 37.1 31 9 3 40 10 1 2 0 0 0 2.17 1.11
2016 21 MAJ WAS 6 4 0 21.3 26 16 7 11 12 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.78
2017 22 AAA CHA 24 24 2 128.2 122 64 17 134 59 6 10 0 0 0 4.48 1.41
2017 22 MAJ CWS 7 7 0 45.3 31 12 8 34 12 3 3 0 0 0 2.38 0.95
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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)     13 11 0 66.7 57 28 15 45 24 3 4 0 3.78 1.22

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Lucas Giolito Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 24 KC 7.0 5 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.38 0.95
Sep. 19 @Hou 6.7 7 2 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.58 0.99
Sep. 13 @KC 6.3 4 1 1 1 3 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.56 0.95
Sep. 8 SF 5.3 3 5 3 1 4 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.84 0.91
Sep. 3 TB 7.0 3 1 1 1 1 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.25 0.80
Aug. 27 Det 7.0 3 0 0 0 3 4 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.77 0.92
Aug. 22 Min 6.0 6 4 4 3 0 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.00 1.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
13.7 12 3 3 2 1 8 0 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 1.98 0.95
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
32.3 22 10 8 5 9 26 1 2 0 2-2 0 0 0 2.23 0.96
Last 60 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
45.3 31 14 12 8 12 34 3 2 0 3-3 0 0 0 2.38 0.95

Lucas Giolito Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20178515416105.200
2016547713203.277

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20179419815323.181
2016474513214.317

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201732.332028862.510.87
201617.70107856.111.53

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201713.00106422.081.15
20163.70004429.823.00
Lucas Giolito vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Lucas Giolito Advanced Stats
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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
2015 20 AA HAR 8 8 47.1 8.60 3.25 2.65 0.38 71.4% 3.80 3.12 .344
2016 21 A HAG 7 1 7.0 5.14 0.00 0.00 2.57 50% 5.14 5.77 .203
2016 21 AA HAR 7 14 71.0 9.13 4.31 2.12 0.25 76.8% 3.17 3.14 .336
2016 21 AAA SYR 7 7 37.1 9.70 2.43 4.00 0.73 84.2% 2.17 2.98 .302
2016 21 MAJ WAS 6 4 21.3 4.64 5.06 0.92 2.95 1.41 71% 93.4 MPH 6.75 8.26 .279
2017 22 AAA CHA 24 24 128.2 9.41 4.14 2.27 1.19 71.3% 4.48 4.31 .316
2017 22 MAJ CWS 7 7 45.3 6.75 2.38 2.83 1.59 1.46 88.6% 92.1 MPH 2.38 4.99 .197
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3-Year Averages     6 5 33.3 5.94 3.24 1.83 1.89 78.8% 3.78 5.69 .226
Career     13 11 66.7 6.08 3.24 1.88 2.03 80.3% 3.78 5.89 .227

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Lucas Giolito Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 P 21.3 0 2 0 0 18 1 0 0
2017 P 45.3 2 1 2 0 32 2 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Lucas Giolito    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.83 K/BB
AVERAGE
6.75 K/9
POOR
2.38 BB/9
GOOD
92.1 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.46 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.38 ERA
ELITE
0.95 WHIP
ELITE
4.99 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.197 BABIP
LOW
88.6% Strand Rate
HIGH

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Lucas Giolito

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

Manager Rick Renteria said Giolito will not make another start this season, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Giolito (3-3) allowed just one run on five hits while striking out five without a walk over seven strong innings to pick up the win over Kansas City on Sunday.

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Giolito was able to overcome lower-than normal fastball velocity with a stellar changeup in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Astros, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Giolito (2-3) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over 6.2 innings Tuesday against the Astros. He struck out three and was saddled with the loss.

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Giolito was pleased to be able to grind out a quality start Wednesday while not being at his best, the Chicago Tribune reports. "To come out and pitch on the road and not have your best stuff working from the get-go and then just keep grinding through to try and get ahead of batters to the best of my ability (was good)," Giolito said after taking a no-decision in an eventual win over the Royals.

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Giolito allowed one run on four hits and three walks in 6.1 innings but didn't factor into the decision Wednesday against the Royals. He struck out three batters.

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Giolito (2-2) allowed five runs (three earned) on three hits and four walks while striking out five over 5.1 innings in Friday's 9-2 loss to the Giants.

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2017

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.

2016

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.

2015

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.

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).