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Lucas Giolito | Starting Pitcher | #27

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/14/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 257
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

White Sox pitching prospect Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter for Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday.

It was the first game of a doubleheader against Syracuse. Giolito issued three walks on the day and also recorded three strikeouts. It was a much-needed gem from the big righty, as Giolito entered the day with a 6.41 ERA and 22 walks over 39 1/3 innings.
May 26 - 9:22 AM

White Sox pitching prospect Lucas Giolito gave up five runs in just over four innings on Wednesday for Triple-a Charlotte.

The one positive was that Giolito did strike out 5 in his 4 1/3 innings, but he also gave up seven hits and five earned runs, with three walks for "good" measure. The former top pitching prospect in baseball has gotten off to an atrocious start. It's not panic time or anything of the sort, but you won't see him in Chicago anytime soon.
May 4 - 1:03 PM

White Sox pitching prospect Lucas Giolito gave up four runs in five innings on Monday for Triple-A Charlotte.

Giolito also gave up five hits and two walks, but did strike out seven in the outing. This is not the first time that Giolito has gotten off to a slow start, but it's still slightly concerning. You should still expect Reynaldo Lopez to get the call to the show first, even if Giolito has more upside.
Apr 27 - 1:01 PM

White Sox pitching prospect Lucas Giolito gave up three runs and struck out eight in just under six innings for Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.

Giolito gave up three runs in his 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday on four hits with three walks along with the eight punch outs. This marks the second straight year that the talented right-hander has struggled to start the season, which is frustrating, but also a good reminder not to panic. He still has upper-echelon stuff, and he should be a part of the White Sox rotation before the end of the year.
Apr 20 - 1:09 PM

White Sox optioned RHP Lucas Giolito to Triple-A Charlotte.

Giolito put up a 5.59 ERA with six strikeouts over 9 2/3 frames for the White Sox this spring. The top prospect has some things to work on before getting another shot in the majors, but the upside remains sky-high and he should be in the White Sox' rotation at some point in 2017.
Mar 21 - 4:47 PM

Lucas Giolito failed to make it out of the first inning in his Cactus League start Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Giolito allowed three straight singles to open the game and walked in a run with a base-on-balls to free-swinging Mariners catcher Mike Zunino. It didn't get any prettier from there. The young right-hander ranks as one of the top overall prospects in baseball, but he is ticketed for Triple-A Charlotte to open the 2017 season.
Mar 14 - 6:13 PM

Lucas Giolito gave up one run on three hits over four innings of work in a 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

He now has a 2.00 ERA in nine spring innings. He notched only one strikeout today after garnering five in his first five innings. Right now he is on the outside looking in at the White Sox starting rotation. The elite prospect will likely begin the season at Triple-A waiting for a veteran starter to falter or get hurt.
Mar 9 - 7:18 PM

Lucas Giolito was sharp in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Angels, striking out three over three scoreless innings of work.

Giolito has now allowed one run in five innings this spring. The talented youngster came over to the White Sox from the Nationals as part of Chicago's trade of Adam Eaton this winter. While he technically has a shot at spot in the rotation, the more likely scenario is that the White Sox keep him down at Triple-A to start the season in order to allow a bit more seasoning and development. He posted a 6.75 ERA in a 21 1/3-inning cup of coffee with the Nats last season.
Mar 4 - 6:31 PM

Lucas Giolito gave up one run on three hits in a two-inning start versus the Cubs on Monday in Arizona.

The run came on a homer by Cubs shortstop Addison Russell. Giolito was making his first start with the White Sox after being acquired in the Adam Eaton trade with the Nationals in December. Giolito is an elite prospect despite the 6.75 ERA in 21 1/3 innings in his cup of coffee with Washington last year. He will compete for a rotation slot this spring but is more likely to begin the season at Triple-A in preparation for a mid-season call to the majors.
Feb 27 - 11:28 PM

White Sox acquired RHP Lucas Giolito, RHP Reynaldo Lopez, and RHP Dane Dunning from the Nationals for OF Adam Eaton.

Giolito's prospect stock has somewhat cratered over the last year, but he's still very much the centerpiece of this deal and represents a big-time upgrade to the White Sox farm system -- what might suddenly be considered the top farm system in baseball. Giolito struggled in his first taste of the majors in 2016 and figures to open the 2017 season in the minors, but we'll see him on the south side of Chicago soon enough. And the tremendous upside isn't gone yet. Lopez and Dunning are also top-flight young right-handers. It's another huge haul for White Sox GM Rick Hahn.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Lucas Giolito "is a name in the mix" in trade talks between the Nationals and White Sox involving Chris Sale.

It appears that the Nationals might be shifting their attention more to Sale than Andrew McCutchen, although they seem to still be in active discussions for both. Giolito entered last season as arguably the top pitching prospect in baseball, but he disappointed in his first go-round in the majors and wasn't as dominant as hoped in the minors, either. Still, he's only 22 and his ceiling remains sky-high. In addition to Giolito, the Nats would figure to have to part with at least one additional high-end prospect in order to land Sale.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 04:35:00 PM

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2B1Yoan Moncada
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LF1Leury Garcia
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