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Lucas Giolito | Starting Pitcher | #27

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/14/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
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Lucas Giolito won't make another start this season.
Giolito finished 2017 on an outstanding note, firing seven innings of one-run ball Sunday versus the Royals. The talented 23-year-old right-hander posted a promising 2.38 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 34/12 K/BB ratio over his first 45 1/3 innings (seven starts) with the White Sox and he'll be a high-upside fantasy option for 2018. Sep 26 - 5:21 PM

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Lucas Giolito fired seven innings of one-run ball Sunday as the White Sox routed the Royals 8-1.

Giolito gave up a solo homer to Lorenzo Cain in the top of the fourth inning but he was otherwise brilliant, yielding just four other hits -- one double, three singles -- while issuing zero walks and striking out five. The talented 23-year-old boasts a 2.38 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 34/12 K/BB ratio over his first 45 1/3 innings (seven starts) with Chicago. Giolito finishes 2017 with a road start next weekend against the Indians, who will probably be resting some regulars.
Sep 24 - 5:07 PM

Lucas Giolito was charged with just two runs across 6 2/3 innings Tuesday but took a loss against the Astros.

He struck out just three, and the lack of punchouts have been the only thing that’s been a bit disappointing from Giolito’s showing with the White Sox so far (he’s whiffed just 29 over 38 1/3 innings). However, you can’t argue with holding the American League West champs to two runs over 6 2/3 frames in their home park. Four out of his last five outings have been quality starts. Giolito takes on the Royals next.
Sep 19 - 11:26 PM

Lucas Giolito worked 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Royals.

Giolito deserved a victory for the effort, but White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar allowed the Royals to tie the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning. Chicago went on to win 5-3 thanks to a two-run rally in the top of the ninth. Giolito scattered three walks and four hits over his six-plus frames while tallying three strikeouts. The former top Nationals prospect boasts a 2.56 ERA and 0.95 WHIP through his first five starts with the White Sox, but he's faced some of the weaker offenses in Major League Baseball and he'll get a big test next week in Houston.
Sep 13 - 5:48 PM

Lucas Giolito took the loss Friday against the Giants after allowing five runs (three earned) over 5 1/3 innings.

Giolito held the Giants scoreless until he gave up a three-run homer to Pablo Sandoval in the fourth inning. The Giants added two more runs to his ledger in the sixth. Giolito struck out five and walked four in the loss and now has a 2.84 ERA through his first four starts with the White Sox. While he didn’t take advantage of this matchup, he has another intriguing one next week against the Royals.
Sep 9 - 1:29 AM

Lucas Giolito worked seven innings of one-run ball, striking out 10, as the White Sox topped the Rays 6-2 on Sunday.

Another excellent outing from the 23-year-old right-hander, who fired seven shutout innings last Sunday versus the Tigers. The only run against him today came on a Lucas Duda solo shot in the top of the fourth inning. Giolito, once considered the top pitching prospect in all of baseball, now boasts a 2.25 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 18/4 K/BB ratio through his first 20 innings (three starts) with Chicago. He's in good position to continue this string of dominance next weekend against the Giants.
Sep 3 - 5:17 PM

Lucas Giolito handcuffed the Tigers in Sunday's win, firing off seven innings of scoreless ball while allowing just three hits.

Giolito struck out four and walked three in the afternoon outing. He ran into trouble in the seventh, when he loaded the bases, but managed to escape the jam without allowing any damage to the scoreboard. In two starts covering 13 innings this season, the 23-year-old rookie has allowed four runs on nine hits with an 8/3 K/BB ratio. He will look to build on Sunday's strong performance in a home start against the Rays next time he takes to the mound.
Aug 27 - 4:57 PM

Lucas Giolito pitched decently in his White Sox' debut on Tuesday, giving up four runs on six hits over six innings in a loss to the Twins.

The rookie right-hander struck out four and didn't walk a batter. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Jorge Polanco and Kennys Vargas each clubbing solo homers and Eddie Rosario adding a two-run blast in the sixth. He'll look for better results when he takes on the Tigers on Sunday.
Aug 23 - 12:58 AM

White Sox recalled RHP Lucas Giolito from Triple-A Charlotte.

Giolito was originally scheduled to start in Monday's doubleheader, but he was pushed back to take Reynaldo Lopez's spot in the rotation Tuesday against the Twins. Acquired from the Nationals as part of the Adam Eaton deal, the 23-year-old posted a 4.48 ERA and 134/59 K/BB ratio in 128 2/3 innings over 24 starts in Triple-A this year (though he had been pitching better lately). Giolito's stock has faded somewhat, so he's more of a wait-and-see option in standard mixed fantasy leagues at this time.
Aug 22 - 2:06 PM

Lucas Giolito's start has been pushed back to Tuesday and he's slated to remain in the rotation indefinitely.

The second part is the most important, of course, as Giolito will have a rotation spot at least for a few turns while Reynaldo Lopez (back) is sidelined. Giolto, who is rated as MLB.com's No. 59 prospect, holds a 4.48 ERA over 24 starts for Triple-A Charlotte this year with a 134/59 K/BB ratio over 128 2/3 innings. He's been inconsistent in the minors but is worth an add in fantasy leagues due to his upside.
Aug 19 - 7:11 PM

Lucas Giolito will make his White Sox debut on Monday during a doubleheader versus the Twins.

The White Sox are also promoting Michael Kopech from Double- to Triple-A. Giolito holds an underwhelming 4.48 ERA with 59 walks over 128 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A Charlotte, but he's also struck out 134 and had posted a 1.71 ERA over his last five starts. He could wind up sticking around beyond Monday if Reynaldo Lopez (oblique) needs a trip to the disabled list.
Aug 18 - 4:50 PM

White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito gave up three runs over seven innings of work on Sunday for Triple-A Charlotte.

Giolito also walked three hitters in those seven innings, and he struck out only two. It's another meh start in what has been a meh -- at best -- year for what was once the top pitching prospect in baseball. He still flashes elite stuff, but it's only flashes. His stock has fallen hard, but considering his age and potential, you can't give up on him. Yet.
Jul 31 - 1:43 PM

White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito was shelled for seven runs in under four innings on Sunday for Triple-A Charlotte.

Giolito allowed nine hits in those 3 2/3 innings, and four of those hits left the park. Every time it seems like he's ready to turn the corner, a start like this shows up and you're left making the shoulder shrug emoji. If he has any chance of pitching in the White Sox rotation this summer, he's going to have to show a semblance of consistency.
Jul 3 - 1:23 PM

White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito gave up three runs in five innings on Wednesday for Triple-A Charlotte.

Giolito was excellent in the first four innings, but struggled in the fifth to make his box score a bit deceiving. He struck out eight, and he allowed just four hits on the afternoon. The stuff has been much better in June, and despite the struggles in his last inning, this was another positive start.
Jun 22 - 1:02 PM

White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito gave up two runs on eight hits in four innings for Triple-A Charlotte.

After giving up no hits in his previous start, Giolito gave up plenty of them on Wednesday. He did limit the damage, however, and he didn't walk anyone, which is certainly a positive. He still doesn't look like the same pitcher he did in 2015, but the version we've seen in the last two starts is a competent starter. You can do worse.
Jun 1 - 1:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
2Nick Delmonico
LF1Leury Garcia
CF1Adam Engel
2Alen Hanson
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Willy Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Reynaldo Lopez
4Lucas Giolito
5Carson Fulmer
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Juan Minaya
2Jake Petricka
3Gregory Infante
4Chris Beck
5Aaron Bummer
6Mike Pelfrey
7Danny Farquhar
8Al Alburquerque
9Jace Fry
10Nate Jones
11Zach Putnam