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Lucas Giolito
Birthdate: 7/14/1994 (22 y, 8 m, 15 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-6/255     Position: P
Drafted: 2012 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 16, Overall: 16, Team: Washington Nationals
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
Reported: 1/16/2015  Risk: 3  ETA: 2017  Team Rank: NA  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballCurveballChangeupCommandFuture Value
65 / 7060 / 7045 / 5545 / 50+65
RotoWire News: Giolito was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday. (3/21/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Giolito is one of those cases where the scouting reports outstrip the on-field performance. Scouts have long raved about Giolito's fastball-curveball combination, and he parlayed it into dominance at the lower rungs of the minor leagues in 2014 and 2015. He was a consensus top-five prospect in baseball heading into 2016, but he had a rough go of it over the last calendar year. Giolito got off to a very slow start in Washington's Double-A rotation, largely because his strikeout rate was hovering below 20% - well below his 27% clip from 2015. He ultimately got back on track in the minors, but got rocked in 21 innings with Washington. Giolito's fastball sat in the mid-to-high 90s for much of 2015, but averaged just 93 mph in his big league cameo, despite half of his appearances coming in relief. Giolito's still an exciting prospect, but his recent performance arguably makes him less than elite. With the White Sox in full-on rebuild mode, Giolito could easily throw close to a full season of innings next year. But given his recent performance, along with Chicago's hitter-friendly park, mediocrity is more likely than dominance. His upside makes him worth considering in keeper leagues, but in single-year formats, it's probably best to let someone else pay for the "Top Prospect" label. (Chris Mitchell)

The Quick Opinion: Giolito is a consensus top prospect, but his 2016 performance suggests he's less than elite. He might be a stud someday, but it probably won't be in 2017.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2012Nationals (R)000112.04.500.000.00.33350.0 %  4.502.43  
2013Nationals (R)1108822.29.933.970.00.32272.4 %  2.782.58  
2013Nationals (A-)1003314.09.002.570.64.250100.0 %  0.643.31  
2014Nationals (A)1020202098.010.102.570.64.26379.6 %  2.203.16  
2015Nationals (A+)350131169.211.112.580.13.35273.9 %  2.711.96  
2015Nationals (AA)4208847.18.563.230.38.34172.1 %  3.803.18  
2016Nationals (A)000117.05.140.002.57.20062.5 %  5.145.97  
2016Nationals (AA)530141471.09.134.310.25.32366.5 %  3.173.30  
2016Nationals (AAA)1207737.19.642.410.72.29582.0 %  2.172.96  
2016Nationals0106421.14.645.062.95.27171.9 %40.5 %29.2 %6.758.215.82-0.6
2017Depth Charts340111164.08.273.951.36.31472.0 %  4.714.72 0.5
2017Steamer350111163.07.704.301.36.29970.5 %42.9 % 4.994.954.860.4
2017ZiPS6602524131.78.823.621.37.32073.6 %  4.444.51 1.4
Total- - -0106421.14.645.062.95.27171.9 %40.5 %29.2 %6.758.215.82-0.6

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2012Nationals (R)004.5011000  2.072110000001
2013Nationals (R)112.7888000  22.2941987010004025
2013Nationals (A-)100.6433000  14.05391114021014
2014Nationals (A)1022.202020000  98.03867028247280110110
2015Nationals (A+)352.711311000  69.2292652421120037186
2015Nationals (AA)423.8088000  47.1202482120217032045
2016Nationals (A)005.1411000  7.0266442000004
2016Nationals (AA)533.171414000  71.0313673725234042072
2016Nationals (AAA)122.1777000  37.114931119310011040
2016Nationals016.75640000021.1101261816712011111
2017Depth Charts344.711111  00 64.0 6636341028 3  59
2017Steamer354.9911110000 63.0280653735930 3  54
2017ZiPS664.442524  0  131.7 134706520530631129
Total- - -016.75640000021.1101261816712011111

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2012Nationals (R)4.500.001.000.0014.3 %0.0 %14.3 %.2861.00.33350.0 %  2.43
2013Nationals (R)9.933.972.500.0026.6 %10.6 %16.0 %.2261.28.32272.4 %  2.58
2013Nationals (A-)9.002.573.500.6426.4 %7.6 %18.9 %.1920.93.250100.0 %  3.31
2014Nationals (A)10.102.573.930.6428.5 %7.3 %21.2 %.1961.00.26379.6 %  3.16
2015Nationals (A+)11.112.584.300.1329.5 %6.9 %22.6 %.2421.22.35273.9 %  1.96
2015Nationals (AA)8.563.232.650.3822.3 %8.4 %13.9 %.2641.37.34172.1 %  3.18
2016Nationals (A)5.140.004.002.5715.4 %0.0 %15.4 %.2310.86.20062.5 %  5.97
2016Nationals (AA)9.134.312.120.2523.0 %10.9 %12.1 %.2441.42.32366.5 %  3.30
2016Nationals (AAA)9.642.414.000.7226.9 %6.7 %20.1 %.2251.10.29582.0 %  2.96
2016Nationals4.645.060.922.9510.9 %11.9 %-1.0 %.2951.78.27171.9 %1611998.21
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts8.273.952.091.36   .2661.46.31472.0 %  4.72
2017Steamer7.704.301.791.3619.2 %10.7 %8.5 %.2611.51.29970.5 %  4.95
2017ZiPS8.823.622.431.37   .2651.42.32073.6 %  4.51
Total- - -4.645.060.922.9510.9 %11.9 %-1.0 %.2951.78.27171.9 %1611998.21

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2016Nationals1.2527.0 %40.5 %32.4 %8.3 %29.2 %10.0 %0.0 %41.6 %31.2 %27.3 %14.3 %49.4 %36.4 %5.971405.82
Total- - -1.2527.0 %40.5 %32.4 %8.3 %29.2 %10.0 %0.0 %41.6 %31.2 %27.3 %14.3 %49.4 %36.4 %5.971405.82

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2016Nationals302420233011152246398
Total- - -302420233011152246398

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2016Nationals-0.84-2.361.51-8.81-0.921.061.060.771.515-1.180.3801
Total- - --0.84-2.361.51-8.81-0.921.061.060.771.515-1.180.3801

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2016Nationals71.1% (93.4)  17.8% (80.2)11.1% (83.6)   
Total- - -71.1% (93.4)  17.8% (80.2)11.1% (83.6)   

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2016Nationals70.9 %0.5 %    0.3 %18.1 %  10.3 %   
Total- - -70.9 %0.5 %    0.3 %18.1 %  10.3 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Nationals93.394.8    84.880.1  83.5  
Total- - -93.394.8    84.880.1  83.5  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2016Nationals-8.0  0.6-0.4  -2.81  0.77-0.84  
Total- - --8.0  0.6-0.4  -2.81  0.77-0.84  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Nationals-7.8-0.1    0.10.6  -0.4  
Total- - --7.8-0.1    0.10.6  -0.4  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2016Nationals-2.75-6.76    6.770.80  -0.86  
Total- - --2.75-6.76    6.770.80  -0.86  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2016Nationals24.8 %70.1 %45.7 %75.5 %90.7 %86.3 %46.2 %55.5 %6.3 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -24.8 %70.1 %45.7 %75.5 %90.7 %86.3 %46.2 %55.5 %6.3 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Nationals24.4 %67.5 %45.7 %71.4 %91.7 %86.3 %49.5 %21.8
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -24.4 %67.5 %45.7 %71.4 %91.7 %86.3 %49.5 %21.8

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2016NationalsP6421.1130000000 0   1.000 
Total- - -P6421.1130000000 0   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016NationalsP21.10  000              
Total- - -P21.10  000              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016NationalsP21.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)
Total- - -P21.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Nationals-0.40.10.10.2-6.7-0.6($4.9) 
Total- - --0.40.10.10.2-6.7-0.6($4.9) 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Washington Nationals (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2012 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 16, Overall: 16
    • Team: Washington Nationals
    • School: Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)