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Lucas Giolito | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/14/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 257
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS

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Lucas Giolito is expected to start Sunday against the Rockies.
He'll take over for Reynaldo Lopez, who was dropped from the rotation and sent down to the minor leagues on Thursday. Giolito might not be long for the rotation with Stephen Strasburg (elbow) and Joe Ross (shoulder) both close to returning, but with rosters expanding soon, the Nats can afford to keep him around as a reliever. The right-hander made three starts for Washington last month but was sent down to work on his control after allowing nine walks in only 11 innings of work. Aug 25 - 6:53 PM

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Nationals are willing to trade Lucas Giolito for Andrew Miller straight up.

However, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports says that the Yankees would not do a Miller-for-Giolito one-for-one deal. Giolito's three starts for the Nats have been up and down, but he's still viewed as one of the best pitching prospects in the game and the Yankees would have control of him for many years. Still, it sounds like they'd want even more for Miller, who is owed $9 million in 2017 and 2018.
Jul 29 - 1:49 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Lucas Giolito to Triple-A Syracuse.

Giolito allowed four runs -- two earned -- over 3 1/3 innings Sunday in the Nationals' loss to the Padres. It was his third career start at the major league level. Joe Ross (shoulder) could be activated to fill the rotation vacancy later this week. Or maybe the Nats will try Reynaldo Lopez again.
Jul 24 - 6:41 PM

Lucas Giolito allowed four runs -- two earned -- over 3 1/3 innings Sunday in the Nationals' loss to the Padres.

Giolito escaped with a no-decision because the Padres didn't grab the lead for good until the top of the ninth inning, when they plated four runs against Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon. Giolito walked three and gave up four hits while recording zero strikeouts. He might be headed right back to the minor leagues with Joe Ross (shoulder) making swift progress in his rehab.
Jul 24 - 5:11 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Lucas Giolito from Triple-A Syracuse.

Giolito will rejoin the Nats' rotation on Sunday against the Padres. He's been up and down in his two starts with the big club and probably isn't guaranteed anything beyond Sunday with Joe Ross (shoulder) due back soon. However, Giolito certainly makes for an interesting streaming option against San Diego.
Jul 24 - 10:47 AM

Lucas Giolito will return to the majors to start Sunday at home against the Padres.

It's a nice matchup for a talented pitcher, but it will likely be a spot start with Joe Ross (shoulder) nearing his return. Giolito allowed four earned runs in 7 2/3 innings (two starts) three weeks ago with Washington. Those were his first two MLB outings. Maybe he can force the Nationals to keep him on the major league roster if he dominates on Sunday.
Source: MASN
Jul 23 - 5:33 PM

Lucas Giolito allowed just one unearned run over 6 2/3 innings Tuesday in a start for Triple-A Syracuse.

He scattered seven hits and two walks over his 6 2/3 frames, striking out seven. 70 of his 104 pitches went for strikes. This was actually the Triple-A debut for Giolito, who jumped from Double-A Harrisburg directly to Washington last month for his first MLB start. He should get another shot with the Nats within the next few weeks.
Jul 19 - 8:38 PM

Nationals RHP prospect Lucas Giolito allowed six hits and four runs over seven innings for Low-A Hagerstown Tuesday in his return to the minor leagues.

He finished with four strikeouts and didn't allow a walk in the no-decision. Triple-A Syracuse is on All-Star break this week, so the Nats sent Giolito to Hagerstown to keep him on his normal throwing schedule. It's possible Giolito could return to the major leagues when the Nationals need a fifth starter on July 23. Giolito posted a 4.70 ERA in two starts for Washington before being sent down before the All-Star break.
Jul 13 - 12:34 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Lucas Giolito to Triple-A Syracuse.

With the All-Star break and off days, the Nats don't need a fifth starter until July 23. It's possible Giolito could return at that time, although Joe Ross (shoulder) could also be ready at that point. Giolito has posted a 4.75 ERA and 5/6 K/BB ratio over his first two major league starts.
Jul 8 - 2:13 PM

Lucas Giolito allowed four runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings Thursday against the Mets.

After giving up just one hit over four innings in a rain-shortened start against the Mets in his MLB debut last week, Giolito's exit Thursday was performance-based. The right-hander walked four to go with his seven hits allowed, two of those being homers. He's going to have some growing pains if the Nationals let him cut his teeth at the major league level, but the 21-year-old is a special talent who should be dominating major league hitters sooner than later.
Jul 7 - 11:56 PM

Lucas Giolito had to leave his major league debut early after a rain delay but held the Mets scoreless over four innings Tuesday in a 5-0 victory.

It's a shame, as Giolito had allowed just one hit (a bloop single) and had been efficient through four frames, throwing only 45 pitches. He issued two walks and recorded one strikeout, sitting around 95 mph while featuring a hammer curveball. The Nationals didn't promise Giolito anything beyond tonight's outing, but he's surely going to get the ball this weekend again against the Reds.
Jun 29 - 12:28 AM

Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Lucas Giolito from Double-A Harrisburg.

Giolito will skip Triple-A and make his major league debut Tuesday against the Mets. The Nationals haven't committed to him beyond this start, but he has the talent and ability to run away with the opportunity. Armed with a mid-to-high 90s fastball and a power curveball, the 21-year-old had a 3.17 ERA and 72/34 K/BB ratio in 71 innings over 14 starts this season in Double-A. His control can be an issue at times, but he needs to be owned in most fantasy leagues.
Jun 28 - 11:08 AM

Nationals RHP prospect Lucas Giolito will be called up from Double-A Harrisburg to make his major league debut Tuesday against the Mets.

Manager Dusty Baker said "he's ready for the task." We think so too. Baseball's consensus No. 1 prospect has pitched to a steady 3.17 ERA over 14 starts for Double-A Harrisburg this year while mixing in 100 mph heat and a devastating power curve. The 21-year-old will take Stephen Strasburg's spot in the starting rotation. If he's as good as advertised, Giolito could be in the majors for good. Make sure to scoop Giolito up in your league if he's still available.
Jun 27 - 3:38 PM

Nationals prospect right-hander Lucas Giolito was named the Eastern League Player of the Week.

Gilito struck out a career-high 12 batters while allowing just four hits and one walk over seven scoreless innings in his most recent start with Double-A Harrisburg. After a shaky start to the season, the 21-year-old has turned things around in a big way of late and now owns a 2.64 ERA and 62/29 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings across 12 starts. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven straight starts and has issued just one walk in three out of his last four starts.
Jun 13 - 6:37 PM

Lucas Giolito threw four scoreless innings Tuesday in his 2016 debut with Double-A Harrisburg.

Giolito walked three, but he gave up only one hit and struck out four, tossing 37 of his 59 pitches for strikes. The 21-year-old top prospect is probably going to make his major league debut this summer and is worth a stash in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. He had a 3.15 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 131/37 K/BB ratio in 117 innings last season between High-A and Double-A.
Apr 12 - 8:02 PM

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