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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:26:00 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.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 05:48:00 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.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 01:29:00 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.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 05:17:00 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.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 04:57:00 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.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 12:58:00 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.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 02:06:00 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'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.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 07:11:00 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.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 04:50:00 PM

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SS1Tim Anderson
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3B1Yolmer Sanchez
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DH1Matt Davidson
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S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Lucas Giolito
4Reynaldo Lopez
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Carson Fulmer
7Charlie Shirek
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R1Nate Jones
2Joakim Soria
3Luis Avilan
4Juan Minaya
5Danny Farquhar
6Gregory Infante
7Aaron Bummer
8Robbie Ross
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