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Lucas Giolito | Starting Pitcher | #27

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/14/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Lucas Giolito surrendered three runs (two earned) on four hits over six innings in Saturday's win over the Rangers.
Gioloito struck out three and walked two on the evening. While he's still working to an uncomfortable 6.42 ERA and 1.57 WHIP this season, the 23-year-old right-hander has at least somewhat kept the opposition in check of late, as he has now posted four or fewer runs allowed in five consecutive outings. Relatively faint praise, yes, but baby steps are steps nonetheless. A home date with the the Orioles shows next on his schedule. May 19 - 11:34 PM

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Lucas Giolito issued seven walks but limited the Cubs to just three runs on two hits over 5 2/3 innings in a win Sunday.

Giolito wasn't sharp but was effectively wild, as they say, keeping the Cubs hitters off balance even if he didn't keep them off the basepaths. The win was his second of the year, moving him to 2-4 with a 6.91 ERA and 1.66 WHIP through eight starts. A start Saturday against the Rangers awaits the 23-year-old.
May 13 - 6:31 PM

Lucas Giolito was touched up for four runs on seven hits and two walks over just four innings Tuesday against the Pirates.

Giolito threw a whopping 98 pitches over his four innings of work. The young right-hander had pitched well his last time out in St. Louis, but tonight’s effort was another step backward. It shows how poorly Giolito’s season has gone that his ERA barely went up to 7.25 after this one. He’ll face the Pirates again in his next start, with this one coming on the road.
May 9 - 12:06 AM

Lucas Giolito yielded three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Giolito was cruising until the bottom of the sixth inning, when opposing starter Carlos Martinez slugged his first career home run. Dexter Fowler then cranked a two-run shot off Giolito in the bottom of the seventh. The young right-hander racked up seven strikeouts and yielded only two other hits beyond those home runs, but he's now 1-4 on the year with a hideous 7.03 ERA.
May 2 - 4:04 PM

Lucas Giolito earned his first victory of the 2018 season on Thursday, limiting the Royals to two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.

The right-hander walked two and struck out two on the night. All of the damage against him came on one mighty swing of the bat from Jorge Soler in the fourth inning. Even with the strong start, the 23-year-old right-hander owns a troublesome 7.71 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season and a disastrous 11/21 K/BB ratio. He'll try to build off of this strong effort when he takes on the Cardinals in St. Louis on Wednesday.
Apr 26 - 11:27 PM

Lucas Giolito was annihilated in Saturday's loss to the Astros, surrendering nine runs on five hits over just two-plus innings of work.

Giolito was painfully off in his control, walking a whopping seven batters in his short time on the field. Predictably, the Astros feasted, pouncing for four runs in the first inning and four more in the second. The latter quartet of runs all scored via a Josh Reddick grand slam. This disaster of an outing caused Giolito's already problematic 5.50 ERA to skyrocket up to 9.00. He also owns a 1.85 WHIP. The 23-year-old right-hander will need to come through with much sharper results against the Royals next time out. Shipping him back to Triple-A to make adjustments might not be the worst course of action at this juncture. Probably needless to say, it's hard to trust Giolito on the fantasy front after this debacle.
Apr 21 - 11:55 PM

Lucas Giolito turned in a quality start Thursday, allowing four runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Twins.

Despite the "quality" designation, it's hard to imagine Giolito or the White Sox were overly happy with a start in which he walked five to go with five hits allowed. Control has been an issue for the 23-year-old thus far, as he's now walked 12 in 18 innings of work this year. Through three starts, Giolito is 0-2 with a 5.50 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. He'll look for better days Tuesday against the Athletics.
Apr 13 - 12:07 AM

Lucas Giolito allowed five runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

The Tigers scored two runs off Giolito in the third inning, with one more coming home in the fifth and an additional two in the sixth. Giolito struck out four and walked three on the afternoon. He's pitched serviceably enough through his first two starts of the year, but has yet to rise above that. In his first outing, he surrendered three runs over six innings while walking four against the Royals. As relatively uninspiring as those results might be, fantasy owners are advised to practice patience. A late flier on Giolito in mixed-league drafts might not pay out until deeper into the season, assuming the youngster does manage to eventually find a groove. He'll try to get his season revved up further in a road date with the Twins next time he takes to the mound.
Apr 7 - 6:14 PM

Lucas Giolito surrendered three runs on four hits over six innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Giolito might not have been hit around, but he had significant control issues on Saturday, walking four over his six innings of work -- including one with the bases loaded in the first inning. He finished the early evening having thrown 49-of-89 pitches for strikes. Still, even with some of his troubles, he kept the White Sox hanging in the game, which ultimately paid off when the offense came through with a three-run eighth to boost the team to victory. Giolito pitched very, very well this spring and has sleeper upside for fantasy purposes, though some developmental pains should still reasonably be expected. The 23-year-old will help open the White Sox's home schedule when he takes the ball against the Tigers in his next outing.
Mar 31 - 10:27 PM

Lucas Giolito was excellent in his Cactus League start on Tuesday against the Rangers, working 6 1/3 innings of scoreless ball.

Giolito allowed just two hits and he didn't walk a single hitter while striking out four. He now owns a sparkling 2.04 ERA in the Cactus League and has reminded onlookers why he was considered one of the best starting pitching prospects in all of baseball just a couple years ago. He was excellent towards the end of the 2017 season with the White Sox as well. If you're looking for a fantasy sleeper on the pitching side, you can do a lot worse than the 23-year-old Giolito.
Mar 20 - 5:59 PM

Lucas Giolito scattered five hits and two runs over 5 1/3 innings Thursday in the White Sox’s Cactus League win over the Angels.

He struck out four and didn’t walk anyone. Giolito labored through a tough first inning, allowing a leadoff triple to Eric Young and a solo home run to Chris Carter. He threw all zeros after that and looked good doing it. The big right-hander has held his own this spring with a 3.18 ERA over three Cactus League outings. This might be the year the former top prospect finally puts it all together.
Mar 16 - 12:02 AM

Lucas Giolito struck out six while allowing one run on two hits across three innings of work in Saturday's Cactus League tie with the Cubs.

Giolito set the tone of this sharp little start by inducing strikeouts from the first three batters he faced. His outing would not be entirely without blemish -- Victor Caratini burned him for a solo home run in the second inning -- but on the whole this was a fantastic spring showing for the 23-year-old right hander. In seven starts covering 45 1/3 innings last season, Giolito posted a cool 2.38 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 34/12 K/BB ratio. He holds fantasy intrigue for the later rounds in mixed-league formats.
Mar 10 - 6:22 PM

Lucas Giolito issued two hits and two runs (one earned) over two innings of work Wednesday in the White Sox’s Cactus League win over the Rangers.

He walked two and stuck out one. Both runs came in the first inning as Giolito yielded a walk and two hits including an RBI double by Jurickson Profar with one out in the frame. Casey Gillaspie’s error on a missed catch at first base did nothing to help matters. Giolito kept Texas off the board in the second, though he did hand out a free pass to Delino DeShields with two outs in the inning. The former top prospect fared well in limited big-league action last year, producing a miniscule 2.38 ERA over seven outings for the Pale Hose. He’s worth a late-round stash in most formats.
Feb 28 - 6:33 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 05:21:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 05:07:00 PM

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