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Nationals | Lucas Giolito hit hard, sent down

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:54:26 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito, who was making his third career start, gave up four runs and four hits in 3 1/3 innings Sunday, July 24, in a 10-6 loss to the San Diego Padres. Giolito was optioned to the minors after the game.

Fantasy Tip: You may want to hold off on Giolito until he shows more signs of stability. It's clear the team is taking advantage of his options status to shuttle him back and forth, and he hasn't impressed in any appearances.

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito to start Sunday

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:09:29 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito will be called up to start Sunday, July 24, against the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Despite struggling in his first two big-league starts, it's a tasty matchup to use a low-end flyer on him in DFS.

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Nationals | Nats still pursuing Aroldis Chapman

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:32:06 -0700

New York Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman is believed to be the Washington Nationals' primary target prior to the non-waiver trade deadline Aug. 1. However, the club does not appear willing to part with INF Trea Turner or SPs Lucas Giolito or Reynaldo Lopez in a potential deal, according to a baseball source. The Yankees are reportedly looking for players that can contribute immediately at the MLB level, although they have had scouts attending games for affiliates ranging from Class A Hagerstown to Class AAA Syracuse. OF Michael Taylor is believed to be available, according to the source, but the Yankees' level of interest in him is unknown.

Fantasy Tip: The 28-year-old Chapman is 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 19 saves in 29 appearances this season, with eight walks and 40 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings and should be viewed as a high-end reliever regardless of the team he is playing for. However, his fantasy value should receive a slight boost if he is moved to a contender.

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Nationals | Joe Ross to rehab Sunday

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:52:55 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross (shoulder) will make a minor league rehab start Sunday, July 24. That means SP Lucas Giolito could return and start against the San Diego Padres Sunday. He's coming off 6 2/3 shutout innings for Class AAA Syracuse July 19.

Fantasy Tip: Ross has held his own in a rotation spot this year with a 3.49 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.5 K/9, so he should be stashed in all formats. There's a good chance he returns after just one or two rehab starts. Giolito has much more upside, though, as a frontline starting pitcher and is certainly attractive in all leagues if he faces the Padres Sunday.

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Nationals | Joe Ross throws sim game Tuesday

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:33:21 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross (shoulder) threw a 35-pitch simulated game Tuesday, July 19, and he should be ready for a minor league rehab start next. Ross reported no setbacks after his session Tuesday. He's likely to need multiple rehab starts since he's had a long layoff. The Nats will see how SP Reynaldo Lopez fares Tuesday before deciding who will take Ross' turn in the rotation at least two more times. SP Lucas Giolito is another option. General manager Mike Rizzo suggested that Ross will get his rotation spot back when he's healthy, but he didn't rule out either Lopez or Giolito remaining in the rotation based on performance.

Fantasy Tip: Because Ross is guaranteed a rotation spot when he's healthy, he deserves to be stashed in all but the shallowest of mixed leagues. He has a 3.49 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.5 K/9, but keep in mind the Nats could look to limit his innings later this season. Giolito and Lopez are both top pitching prospects, with Giolito having the higher ceiling.

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Nationals | Reynaldo Lopez coming up

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:34:39 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Reynaldo Lopez will be called up from the minors to make his major league debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, July 19. RP Sammy Solis (knee) will be put on the 15-day disabled list with right knee soreness to make room for Lopez. Lopez will be taking SP Joe Ross' (shoulder) turn in the rotation. The Nats think SP Lucas Giolito needs to work on his breaking pitches and command back in the minors. Lopez was 4-5 with a 3.19 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 109 strikeouts and 31 walks in 87 1/3 innings in two minor league stops this year. He has impressed with a fastball that can reach triple digits.

Fantasy Tip: Lopez is another impressing top pitching prospect for Washington, and aside from his triple-digits heater, he has out pitches in a curveball and improving changeup. His delivery can be inconsistent and lead to shaky command, but he has the tools to be successful in the bigs. Don't invest heavily in deep mixed and AL-only leagues because he might return to the minors in quick order, but he's certainly intriguing for those in keeper/dynasty formats.

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito sent down

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:50:22 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito was optioned to Class AAA Syracuse Friday, July 8.

Fantasy Tip: This is likely just a procedural move with the All-Star break on the horizon. Look for the Nats to call Giolito back up to return to the rotation on regular rest to start the second half. The promising young righty has electric stuff but allowed four earned runs and two homers Thursday against the Mets. He'll have ups and downs in his first taste of the bigs, but his long-term potential can't be denied. He deserves to stay owned in all formats.

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Nationals | Lucas Giolito knocked around

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:17:59 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito allowed four runs on seven hits while walking four and striking out four in 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the New York Mets Thursday, July 7.

Fantasy Tip: His second start didn't go well, but the 21-year-old has too much upside not to own in all formats.

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Nationals | Nats still undecided on Sunday starter

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:21:45 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) still has not been confirmed or ruled out of starting against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, July 3. SP Lucas Giolito is expected to make the start Sunday, if Strasburg is unable to pitch.

Fantasy Tip: Washington isn't going to rush Strasburg back into action, so it would appear unlikely he'll make the start Sunday. However, it is certainly worth checking into before locking your lineups Sunday, and if the Nationals are confident sending Strasburg to the hill, you should be confident in starting him, too. Giolito's also a worthy start, if he receives the nod.

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Nationals | Rain delays spoil Lucas Giolito's debut

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:23:28 -0700

Washington Nationals rookie SP Lucas Giolito looked every bit like the top prospect in baseball in his major-league debut Tuesday, June 28, against the New York Mets, allowing a bloop single and two walks over four scoreless frames before he was pulled following an 83-minute rain delay. Giolito's start was also delayed 55 minutes by another rainstorm.

Fantasy Tip: Giolito wasn't promised a long stay on the big-league roster following his promotion, but he probably earned himself another start against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. It worth noting he threw only 45 pitches and struck out just one, although he was in command throughout and flashed a mid-90s fastball to go along with a power curve.

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