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|Nationals | Lucas Giolito will be treated carefully|
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:01:50 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito has yet to reach a full workload as a professional pitcher after coming back from Tommy John surgery he had in 2012. It's highly unlikely the Nats will let him reach the 200-inning mark this year given his age and inexperience. "He is on the same protocol every other Tommy John recipient is on," general manager Mike Rizzo said. "He'll be treated like we've treated every other Tommy John recipient." Washington could choose to skip Giolito's turns in order to keep him fresh late in the year.
Fantasy Tip: The 21-year-old is one of the top overall prospects in all of baseball entering this year, and he's likely already owned in deep mixed and NL-only setups. He's expected to make an impact at the major league level in 2016, but you may want to temper your expectations since he threw a career-high 117 frames last year.
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|Nationals | Lucas Giolito sent down|
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:07:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is unlikely to be the last time you hear his name this season. He's worth drafting in NL-only leagues and keeping a close eye on in mixed leagues.
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|Nationals | Lucas Giolito to debut in June?|
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 20:52:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Giolito is widely considered the top pitching prospect in baseball, and he should make an immediate fantasy impact because of his strikeout potential. If you play in a competitive league, you will probably want to draft him in the later rounds and stash him.
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|Nationals | Lucas Giolito has tidy outing vs. Mets|
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:11:28 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito faced a mostly in tact New York Mets lineup during his Grapefruit League start Friday, March 18, and he pitched two scoreless innings with a walk and a hit allowed and one strikeout.
Fantasy Tip: Giolito is a highly regarded prospect and should make his way to the Nationals rotation at some point this season. However, he is all but certain to start the campaign in the minors. Depending on your bench size and league format, he could be a stash candidate. In the majority of redraft formats, though, Giolito is just a player to monitor at this point. Stay tuned for updates.
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|Nationals | Washington's rotation outlook|
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:59:11 -0800
Washington Nationals SPs Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Tanner Roark and Joe Ross are expected to be locked into the starting rotation this year. SPs Bronson Arroyo and Lucas Giolito could make decisions difficult, though, if they impress in spring training.
Fantasy Tip: Scherzer and Strasburg are fantasy aces without a doubt. Gonzalez provides veteran depth to a pitching staff. Ross has strikeout stuff like his brother Tyson and is a nice sleeper target in deep mixed leagues. Roark should be left for owners in NL-only universes. Giolito is one of the top overall prospects this year and could work his way into the rotation later in the year.
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|Nationals | Lucas Giolito to start in minors|
Sun, 21 Feb 2016 07:08:21 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito is expected to start the 2016 season with Class AA Harrisburg but he was invited to big-league spring training camp in order to gain experience and receive plenty of coaching.
Fantasy Tip: The 21-year-old right-hander went 7-7 with a 3.15 ERA in 21 combined appearances for Class A Potomac and Class AA Harrisburg last season, with 131 strikeouts over 117 innings. According to club executives, he could be promoted to the majors at some point this year, so he should be on the radar of owners in NL-only, dynasty and keeper leagues.
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|Nationals | Lucas Giolito invited to camp|
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 16:38:31 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito is one of 20 non-roster players for the Nationals that was invited to spring training. Giolito is Washington's top prospect after going 7-7 with a 3.15 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 117 innings for Class A Potomac and Class AA Harrisburg last year.
Fantasy Tip: Giolito can hit triple digits with his fastball and is projected as a top-of-the-rotation starter in the majors. We could see him at some point later this year. He should definitely be drafted in keeper and dynasty formats, but he could also warrant stashing in NL-only leagues, as well.
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|Nationals | Lucas Giolito generating buzz|
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:57:59 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito is expected to be announced as the No. 1 right-handed pitching prospect by MLBPipeline.com Friday, Jan. 29. "At age 21, Giolito arguably has the best fastball, curveball and control of any prospect in baseball. He pounds the zone with an elite, 80-grade fastball (on the 20-80 scouting scale, where 50 represents average) that sits mid-to-upper-90s, and opposing hitters have difficulty lifting the pitch due to its consistent downhill plane. The curveball projects to be plus-plus, thrown with 12-to-6 shape and a ton of depth and bite, and it gives Giolito a legitimate swing-and-miss offering to pair with his heater," according to MLB.com's Mike Rosenbaum.
Fantasy Tip: Giolito will likely grab some seasoning in the minors before being called up when the Nationals need a starter. Expect him to carve out a full-time role in the rotation at some point mid-season. He checks out as an excellent draft-and-stash candidate in the final rounds of mixed leagues and could be a top-end arm for your fantasy rotation down the stretch.
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|Nationals | No limits for Lucas Giolito|
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:57:36 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito (elbow), who had Tommy John surgery in 2012, will pitch in 2016 without any restraints. He has also been invited to spring training for the first time in his career.
Fantasy Tip: There's no question that Giolito -- the club's No. 1 prospect -- has immense potential and will more likely than not carve out a very nice Major League career. The question is, when will it all begin? He's probably going to begin the year in the minors but fantasy owners should closely monitor when he's on track to the big league roster.
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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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