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Nationals | Lucas Giolito promoted in minors

Tue, 05 May 2015 10:04:49 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito was promoted to high-A Potomac this week, according to a high-ranking team source. Giolito ranks No. 7 on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list for 2015. He went 10-2 with a 2.20 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 98 innings in 2014 with Single-A Hagerstown.

Fantasy Tip: Giolito already has Tommy John surgery out of the way and pitched his first full season in professional ball last year. He possesses three above-average offerings and has a fastball that sits in the upper-90s. He has ace potential and could rise quickly through the minor leagues. He must be on your radar in NL-only and keeper leagues.

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Nationals | Will not rush Lucas Giolito

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:22:42 -0800

Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito will not be a rotation candidate even if SP Jordan Zimmermann or SP Doug Fister is traded. The plan is to have Giolito open at Double-A and possibly bring him up in September.

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito shut down

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:53:44 -0700

The Washington Nationals have shut down SP Lucas Giolito for the rest of the season after he pitched 98 innings for Single-A Hagerstown, according to a source. The team is holding him out because he is coming off Tommy John surgery. Giolito went 10-2 with a 2.20 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 20 starts.

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Nationals | Have a plan for Lucas Giolito

Wed, 28 May 2014 15:45:14 -0700

The Washington Nationals have held SP Lucas Giolito (elbow) from throwing since May 11 at Single-A Hagerstown on purpose. Giolito is in the final stages of his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and the team wants to put him on a throwing program to keep his arm fresh. "He's doing fine," general manager Mike Rizzo said. "It's part of his developmental program. He's doing what pitches do in between starts. He's on an innings limit, but because of his young age, we want him to get through an entire season, to feel what it's like to pitch at the end of a season."

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito stronger

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:07:04 -0800

Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito (elbow), who is just 19 years old and can hit triple digits with his fastball, believes he's a stronger pitcher following Tommy John surgery in 2012. Giolito also checked into camp weighing 255 pounds after ending last season at 240 pounds. He's likely to start 2014 at Low Single-A Hagerstown, and there is a good chance he'll be shut down late in the season to preserve his innings.

Fantasy Tip: Giolito has a promising future for the Nationals. He's likely a few years away from making an impact in the majors, however. Keep him on your radar in keeper leagues.

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito making first professional start

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:56:26 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito (elbow), the club's top selection in the 2012 MLB Entry Draft, will make his first professional start Wednesday, July 3, for the Gulf Coast League squad. He had Tommy John surgery in August but has recovered fully. He's lined up to throw one or two innings.

Fantasy Tip: Be cautious with expecting too much from him too soon, but he could make a dent in the MLB rotation sometime in 2015 if he progresses. It's more likely he'd debut in the bigs later than that, though that doesn't remove keeper-league allure from the youngster.

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito in good spirits

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:01:36 -0800

Washington Nationals P Lucas Giolito (elbow), the team's first-round pick last year, is encouraged with his rehab from Tommy John surgery and has thrown from short distances a few times this week. His fastball has been clocked at 100 mph.

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito throws

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:30:53 -0800

Washington Nationals P Lucas Giolito (elbow), recovering from Tommy John surgery, posted on his official Twitter account that he was able to throw from 30 feet and that he "feels so good."

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito to have surgery

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:41:08 -0700

Washington Nationals P Lucas Giolito (elbow), the team's first-round draft pick this year, will have Tommy John surgery after receiving a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum. The Nats selected him with the 16th overall selection knowing this was a possibility.

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito re-injures elbow

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:45:30 -0700

Washington Nationals P Lucas Giolito (elbow), the team's first pick in this year's draft, re-injured his elbow and will be evaluated later this week by Dr. Lewis Yocum. Giolito signed for $2.925 million rather than attending UCLA.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Keith Law