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27 Lucas Giolito SP

Chicago White Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%86%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
15.21105.17188
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019CHW1493.412923200176.2131696724457228
2020CHW016.522000009.210772059

Player Updates

August 5, 2020 05:32 AM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Fans nine in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito (1-1) picked up the win in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Brewers, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out nine.

After a rough first outing of 2020, Giolito has righted the ship quickly, posting consecutive quality starts with a 15:5 K:BB over 12 innings in his next two trips to the mound. The right-hander will look to keep rolling Sunday in a home start against Cleveland.

July 29, 2020 09:24 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Rebounds in second start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito allowed four hits and two walks while striking out six across six scoreless innings Wednesday against Cleveland. He did not factor into the decision.

After getting hit hard in his first start of the season, Giolito bounced back in this outing. All four of the hits he surrendered were singles, and he kept Cleveland's hitters off balance while generating 14 swinging strikes and 12 called strikes on 85 total pitches. He'll look to maintain this form in his third start of the campaign, currently projected for Tuesday at Milwaukee.

July 25, 2020 12:48 AM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Shelled in Opening Day start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito (0-1) took the loss against Minnesota on Friday after being lit up for seven runs on six hits and three walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out three.

Giolito's first start following his breakout 2019 campaign was a struggle from the get-go as he gave up a solo home run to Max Kepler leading off the game and found himself down 4-0 after the first inning. Kepler torched him for another homer in the following frame, and Giolito was charged with two more runs after loading the bases in the fourth and watching a pair of those baserunners cross the plate following his departure. The right-hander got off to a slow start last season and eventually found his way, but he won't have the same leeway in the abbreviated 2020 campaign. Giolito will try to right the ship when he heads to Cleveland to take on the Indians on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.

July 19, 2020 05:48 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Confirmed as Opening Day starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Rick Renteria confirmed Sunday that Giolito will be the team's Opening Day starter, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Giolito made his final appearance of camp Saturday, and Renteria made the unsurprising announcement Sunday that the 26-year-old will take the mound in the season opener. Giolito pitched in a career-high 176.2 innings last year, finishing with a 3.41 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.

July 19, 2020 06:16 AM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Makes final tuneup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in Saturday's intrasquad game, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

This was Giolito's final appearance in summer camp before he's expected to start Opening Day, July 24, against the Twins. White Sox manager Rick Renteria has not made it official that Giolito will start the opener, but it would be a shock if he doesn't.

July 14, 2020 09:44 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Finishes strong Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito allowed one run on two hits and a walk over four innings during an intrasquad game Monday, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.

Giolito overcame first-inning issues to finish strong in what his first intrasquad game of camp. He allowed all the damage during a 27-pitch first inning before retiring the final nine batters in a row. The right-hander said he focused on his curveball during the session. White Sox acting manager Joe McEwing said Giolito could have pitched a fifth inning, which speaks to his ability to give them length right out of the box.

July 8, 2020 10:28 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Throws three innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito threw three innings in a simulated game Wednesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

This marked Giolito's first game action since he pitched one lone inning during a spring training game Mar. 6. The right-hander continued the work on his slider, a pitch he admitted was largely absent during his breakout 2019 campaign. Giolito will make his next camp appearance Monday, when he believes he'll be able to go six innings.

July 5, 2020 09:28 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Sim game pushed to Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito will pitch a simulated game Wednesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

The White Sox clarified an earlier statement that said Giolito, their projected Opening Day starter, would throw Sunday.

July 5, 2020 07:08 AM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Camp debut comes Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito will throw a simulated game Sunday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Giolito will get up and down at least three times in what will be his first session of summer camp. The right-hander reported pitching regularly during the shutdown, including facing hitters of all levels in his home area of Sacramento (Calif.). The White Sox plan to gradually stretch out their starters, beginning Thursday when the club plans its first intra-squad game.

June 27, 2020 10:08 AM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: On throwing program during break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito was on a regimented throwing program while the baseball season was on pause, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Giolito spent the delay at home in Sacramento, where he threw regularly to high-school, junior-college and minor-league hitters in simulated games. ''I'm trying to get my innings in at a 15- to 20-pitch range, going through my entire warmup routine,'' Giolito said. ''That's where I'm at. Communicating with Coop and Has [pitching coaches Don Cooper and Curt Hasler], and we're going to have a program going forward.'' The right-hander added that he's been in regular communication with the rest of the starting rotation, all of whom were on similar paths. It is presumed Giolito will pitch the new Opening Day for the White Sox.

April 20, 2020 08:48 AM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Developing curve, slider
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito was working on his curveball and slider prior to MLB pausing the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Steve Greenberg of Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Giolito's breakthrough 2019 campaign was fueled mostly by his fastball and changeup. He recalled a complete-game gem against the Astros, in the midst of an eight-start stretch, during which he went 8-0 with a 0.94 ERA, 65 strikeouts and 14 walks over 57.1 innings. He had it all working against Houston, including the slider, but he lost a feel for the pitch in ensuing starts when he tried too hard to throw it. "I want to put guys away with the curve and fool guys with sliders," the right-hander said. "What sucks is that I was working on those things [this] spring, and it was going really well. I was feeling like, 'I'm going to be better than I was last year.' That's annoying." Giolito has been working to keep his arm strength up while at home in Davis (Calif.) and is looking to build off a season in which he was named an All-Star and finished sixth in AL Cy Young Award voting.

March 7, 2020 09:20 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Makes spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito tossed one inning in Friday's spring game against the Cubs, Doug Padilla of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Giolito, who has been brought along slowly this spring due to a strained chest muscle, threw 20 pitches in his Cactus League debut, then added another 10 in the bullpen. "I felt great physically," Giolito said. "I wasn't going to go out there and step on the gas 100 percent as far as body-intensity-wise. I was pitching with intensity, but the big thing was kind of feeling things out and making sure I was controlling myself as the game sped up, which I thought I did a pretty good job of." He should get another three starts and is still lined up as Chicago's Opening Day starter March 26, at home against Kansas City.

March 6, 2020 10:56 AM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Confirmed for spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito (chest) is starting Friday's Cactus League game versus the Cubs, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The 25-year-old was listed as Friday's expected starter, and he's now confirmed for his spring debut after battling a strained chest muscle over the past few weeks. Giolito should have plenty of time to get stretched out over a few more starts in his preparations for Opening Day.

March 3, 2020 03:12 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Spring debut set for Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito (chest) will make his spring debut Friday against the Cubs, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Giolito has been dealing with a strained chest muscle since early in camp. He's been brought along gradually, but his readiness for Opening Day never appeared to be seriously threatened. Assuming Friday's outing goes smoothly, he'll still have time to make a few more starts before the regular season begins.

March 1, 2020 10:56 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Throws live BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito (chest) threw a 30-pitch live batting practice session Sunday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

The White Sox have brought Giolito along at a measured pace but never expressed doubt he'd be ready for Opening Day. Manager Rick Renteria didn't offer a date for when Giolito will face batters in game action, but he acknowledged that it won't be too much longer, perhaps as early as this week.

March 1, 2020 01:32 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Nearing spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito (chest) could make his Cactus League debut later this week, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Giolito has been recovering from a strained muscle in his rib cage area in the early parts of spring training, but his return to game action appears to be on the horizon. The 25-year-old has thrown live batting practice and multiple bullpen sessions, so he appears clear of any significant hurdles for his spring training debut.

February 27, 2020 12:56 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Live batting practice on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito (chest) completed his third bullpen session of the spring Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Giolito came out of the workout feeling positive about his health and said he expects his next throwing session to be a live batting practice session. If Giolito experiences no issues while facing hitters, he could advance to pitching in a simulated game or Cactus League game, likely at some point during the upcoming week. Coming off a breakout 2019 campaign, Giolito still looks like he'll have enough time to prove his health this spring and keep himself in line for the White Sox's Opening Day starting assignment.

February 26, 2020 07:36 AM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Does more in second bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito (chest) threw his second bullpen session of the spring Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Giolito was able to incorporate sliders and curveballs during this session, a sign that the team's ace is moving in the right direction. The right-hander has another session scheduled for Friday. The White Sox are more focused on having a full healthy Giolito than allotting him a set amount of spring starts, but manager Rick Renteria stressed the importance of having him face batters in the Cactus League before the regular season commences.

February 23, 2020 01:40 PM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: On track after bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito (chest) said he felt "100 percent" after completing a bullpen session Saturday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

The right-hander is off to a late start in spring training due to a strained chest muscle, but he was able to mix in his off-speed pitches with no issues Saturday. Giolito never expressed any concern about his potential availability for Opening Day, and live batting practice could be up next this week following the successful bullpen.

February 19, 2020 11:32 AM
White Sox's Lucas Giolito: Gearing up for bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito (chest) said he felt good while throwing off flat ground from 150 feet Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He expects to progress to mound work by the end of the week.

Giolito will be behind his fellow rotation mates after he reported to camp last week with a strained chest muscle, but the right-hander has no doubts about his availability for the March 26 season opener. The fact that he's still able to do some throwing supports that sentiment, and his progression to a bullpen session will represent another step forward in the recovery process. Assuming Giolito's chest provides no further complications as he advances through his rehab, he should be ready to make his Cactus League debut by the end of the month or in the first week of March.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Detroit 6.010 4.50028
vs LHB 89.000 2.93026106
vs RHB 87.200 3.90031122
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/24MIN0103.26733
7/29@CLE0006.04026
8/4@MIL1006.04239
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020CHW115.1733000015.7149930818
2019CHW1493.4129293200176.7131696724457228
2018CHW10136.1332320000173.3166123118271590125
2017CHW332.3877000045.3311412831234
2016WAS016.7564000021.3261816711211
Total28274.620753200432.03682332226923179416
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020CHW014111.3000001.2501.4046512.64
2019CHW11231620.8000006.2051.0647059.78
2018CHW22021771.10001013.2501.47777514.07
2017CHW053461.2000002.1900.9491799.13
2016WAS027241.1000011.2951.78110116.45
Total34194201.0031111123.2281.266182511.88
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2012R-Gcl Nationals 2.01100001024.501.000
2013ASX-Auburn Doubledays 14.033010014490.640.929
2013R-Gcl Nationals 22.28801102510192.841.306
2014AFX-Hagerstown Suns 98.020200102011028702.201.000
2015AFA-Potomac Nationals 69.2131103508620652.731.228
2015AA-Harrisburg Senators 47.18804204517483.821.380
2016AFX-Hagerstown Suns 7.01100004065.140.857
2016AAA-Syracuse Chiefs 37.17701204010312.181.105
2016AA-Harrisburg Senators 71.0141405307234673.171.423
2017AAA-Charlotte Knights128.2242426100134591224.491.412
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/245
Birthdate:
7/14/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Santa Monica, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
5