Lucas Giolito

Lucas Giolito

SP - CWS
Age: 25Bats: RThrows: R

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TEX @ CWS
Fri, 8/23 8:10pm
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Rank P #40
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Giolito has finally arrived. After posting a 6.13 ERA last season, the former elite prospect now wields a 3.42 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through 23 starts. His strikeout rate has skyrocketed to 31.0% with help from a dominant changeup and slider. Having bounced back from recent hiccups to record 46 punchouts in his last five outings, the 24-year-old righty is poised to end 2019 as one of season's premier waiver-wire finds.

Giolito was the worst pitcher in baseball last year but saw a spike in velocity and returned to the ace we once thought he may become. The breakout is legitimate with 200+ Ks a virtual lock to go with 15+ wins and excellent ratios.

It took Giolito a few years to deliver on his prospect pedigree, but the breakout we're seeing is absolutely legit. Giolito struggles with walks at times and has been a bit fortunate when it comes to avoiding home runs, but he can afford some regression and still be a well-above average fantasy starter.