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Lucas Giolito

P, Chicago White Sox

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'6" Weight 255
DOB 1994-07-14 Age 27.8
Hometown Santa Monica, CA

2022 Fantasy Rankings

5X5 $25
NFBC ADP (15-team): 3.06, 36th

Season Projections

Source 5X5 G IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
ATC $21 30 179.0 12 8 0 0 0 207 57 147 27 0 0 74 3.72 1.14
Steamer $18 31 184.0 12 10 0 0 0 208 60 163 30 0 0 82 4.01 1.21
THE BAT $18 30 180.0 13 10 0 0 0 203 62 154 29 0 0 81 4.05 1.20
Zeile $22 31 180.6 13 9 0 0 0 210 57 149 26 0 0 75 3.71 1.13
Draft Buddy $25 - 180.0 13 8 0 0 0 215 56 138 24 4 76 70 3.50 1.08

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

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Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • White Sox Transfer Lance Lynn To 60-Day IL, Activate Lucas Giolito

    The White Sox announced Wednesday that they’ve reinstated righty Lucas Giolito from the Covid-related injured list and opened a spot on the 40-man by transferring righty Lance Lynn to the 60-day injured list. It’s a procedural move that doesn’t impact Lynn’s timetable; he’s eligible to be activated on June 6, as the “60-day” minimum window…

    May 18 · MLB Trade Rumors White Sox Lucas Giolito Lance Lynn
  • Lucas Giolito To Start On Wednesday

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has rejoined the team and will start on Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals after he's activated from the COVID-19 injured list. Giolito went on the injured list last Friday and shouldn't have any restrictions on his pitch count in his first start back in a good matchup against KC. The 27-year-old right-hander has been solid in his first five starts, allowing eight earned runs on 21 hits (five home runs allowed) while walking nine and striking out 37 in 26 2/3 innings. The strikeouts have been nice, but his 3.77 FIP points a bit of good luck in the early going. Regardless, most fantasy managers will want to get Giolito back in their starting lineups on Wednesday.

    May 17 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Lucas Giolito Could Start Tuesday Or Wednesday

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito was sent to the COVID-19 injured list on Friday. Luckily for Giolito, it appears as if his time on the COVID-19 injured list will be short. White Sox manager Tony La Russa spoke to reporters on Monday and stated that there is hope that Giolito will return soon and that he will start either Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader or Wednesday's game. La Russa also said that he didn't want to go with a bullpen game in Game 2 Tuesday. Dylan Cease is slated to start Game 1 on Tuesday and Vince Velasquez is projected as Wednesday's starter. If Giolito isn't ready on Tuesday, Velasquez will likely be bumped up a day.

    May 16 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Andrew Vaughn Reinstated, Lucas Giolito To COVID Injured List

    The Chicago White Sox activated outfielder Andrew Vaughn (hand) from the 10-day injured list on Friday. In a corresponding move, starting pitcher Lucas Giolito was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. Giolito reportedly began experiencing symptoms earlier this week and the expectation is that he will be able to return to the team at some point next week. Vaughn, meanwhile, had been out since late April due to a bruised right hand. He played in two rehab games at Triple-A and homered twice in the second of the two games. We expect him to be in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees.

    May 13 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito Andrew Vaughn
  • Lucas Giolito Activated From Injured List

    The Chicago White Sox activated starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (abdomen) from the 10-day injured list on Sunday in advance of his scheduled start against the Minnesota Twins in the series finale. In corresponding moves, outfielder Eloy Jimenez (hamstring) was placed on the injured list and right-hander Ryan Burr (shoulder) was sent on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. Giolito has been on the injured list since April 12 after he suffered an abdominal strain in his Opening Day start against the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander allowed just a hit with six strikeouts and four scoreless innings in his season debut, but he'll be a bit more risky in his first start back from the IL on Sunday.

    Apr 24 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Lucas Giolito Expects To Start Sunday

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (abdomen) said he expects to return on Sunday and start against the Minnesota Twins. Giolito threw a simulated game in Arizona on Tuesday and could be activated from the 10-day injured list in time to start on Sunday in the series finale. The 27-year-old went on the injured list on April 12 with a left abdominal strain, but he looks to be in good health now. Giolito only threw four innings in his season debut on April 8, so he's likely to have his pitch count limited on Sunday if he indeed returns from the injured list. Giolito can be an ace for fantasy managers when healthy, but he'll be extra risky without much upside in his return from injury this weekend.

    Apr 20 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Lucas Giolito Could Return On Sunday

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (abdomen) is slated to throw a simulated game on Tuesday. According to White Sox manager Tony La Russa, if Giolito makes it through the simulated game okay, he could return to the mound for the White Sox "as soon as five days from now." That means Giolito could be on the mound for the White Sox on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. The 27-year-old suffered an abdominal strain during his first start of the year and was placed on the injured list shortly after. Once he's back, Jimmy Lambert will be bumped out of the rotation.

    Apr 19 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Lucas Giolito, AJ Pollock Land On Injured List

    The Chicago White Sox placed starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (abdomen) and outfielder AJ Pollock (hamstring) on the injured list on Tuesday. Giolito was expected to land on the injured list after suffering an abdominal strain in his season debut against the Detroit Tigers last Friday, but he at least struck out six in four scoreless innings for his fantasy managers. The 27-year-old will miss at least two starts, but he could return later this month. Jimmy Lambert could step into Giolito's rotation spot until he returns. Pollock strained his right hamstring in Saturday's game and will miss at least 10 days. Adam Engel, Gavin Sheets and Leury Garcia are all candidate to see more work in the corner outfield while Pollock is on the shelf.

    Apr 12 · Source via White Sox A.J. Pollock Lucas Giolito
  • Lucas Giolito To Miss At Least Two Starts

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (abdomen) will go on the injured list and miss two starts at the very least, according to Vinnie Duber. The right-hander started Friday's Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers, pitching four innings and allowing no runs before feeling pain in his abdomen. This is bad news for fantasy managers and the White Sox, who are already down starter Lance Lynn for a month of the season. With two starters on the shelf, expect Vince Velasquez and possibly Reynaldo Lopez to step into the rotation. The former has struggled mightily the past few seasons, including a 6.30 ERA in 2021, while the latter showed flashes, pitching to a 3.43 ERA over nine starts and 11 relief appearances.

    Apr 9 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Lucas Giolito Leaves Friday's Start With Abdominal Tightness

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (abdomen) was removed from his start on Opening Day against the Detroit Tigers after four innings. According to the club, he was dealing with abdominal tightness on his left side. He is currently being evaluated by the training staff. The 27-year-old was cruising through his outing before the removal. Over his four innings, he allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out six. We should know more about the injury and whether or not he's in jeopardy of missing a start soon. As of now, he lines up to make his next start against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.

    Apr 8 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Lucas Giolito To Start On Opening Day

    With Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn (knee) on the shelf, right-hander Lucas Giolito will get the nod on Opening Day for the team on the road against the Detroit Tigers on Friday, April 8. He'll be followed in the rotation by Dillon Cease and Michael Kopech in the opening series of the season. Giolito wasn't as good last year as he was when he broke out in 2019, but he was still solid for fantasy managers with a 3.53 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 201 strikeouts and 52 walks in 178 2/3 innings over 31 starts for the Pale Hose. Fantasy managers with upcoming drafts this week should consider Giolito a low-end fantasy ace or a high-end SP2.

    Apr 4 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • White Sox Avoid Arbitration With Lucas Giolito

    The Chicago White Sox avoided salary arbitration with starting pitcher Lucas Giolito on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $7.45 million deal. Giolito broke out as a first-time All-Star in 2019 and has become the team's ace. In the last three seasons, he has a 3.47 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, an elite 30.7% strikeout rate and an 8.0% walk rate in 427 2/3 innings covering 72 starts. The 27-year-old right-hander's strikeout rate dipped a bit in 2021, but he also had a 7.2% walk rate, the second-lowest of his career. He should be targeted as a low-end fantasy ace. RotoBaller currently has Giolito ranked as the No. 12 fantasy starter, just behind the Phillies' Zack Wheeler.

    Apr 1 · Source via White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • White Sox Offered Lucas Giolito Four-Year/$50MM Extension Prior To 2021 Season

    The White Sox were known to be discussing a contract extension with Lucas Giolito last spring, and The Athletic’s James Fegan shares some details about the talks between the two sides.  The Sox offered Giolito a four-year, $50MM deal covering the 2021-24 seasons (Giolito’s three remaining arbitration-eligible years and his first free agent year), and…

    Mar 24 · MLB Trade Rumors White Sox Lucas Giolito
  • Tony La Russa Expects Starters To Get Three Spring Starts

    Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa believes that his starting pitchers will make at least three starts each while the team is in Arizona for Spring Training, according to MLB.com's Scott Merkin. The White Sox's rotation currently consists of Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, Dylan Cease, Dallas Keuchel and Michael Kopech. There have been rumors that the team is looking to add another starter this offseason. They had been linked to Chris Bassitt before he signed with the New York Mets and the franchise has also been linked to Athletics pitchers Sean Manaea and Frankie Montas. Kopech is the most intriguing Sox pitcher to watch in spring. If he performs well, he could continue to rise up fantasy draft boards prior to the season's start.

    Mar 17 · Source via White Sox Dylan Cease Lucas Giolito Dallas Keuchel Michael Kopech Lance Lynn
  • Pitching

    Season Team 5X5 G IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    2016 WAS -$10 6 21.1 0 1 0 0 0 11 12 26 7 1 18 16 6.75 1.78
    2017 CWS $4 7 45.1 3 3 0 0 0 34 12 31 8 3 14 12 2.38 0.95
    2018 CWS -$33 32 173.1 10 13 0 0 0 125 90 166 27 15 123 118 6.13 1.48
    2019 CWS $16 29 176.2 14 9 0 0 0 228 57 131 24 4 69 67 3.41 1.06
    2020 CWS $18 12 72.1 4 3 0 0 0 97 28 47 8 2 31 28 3.48 1.04
    2021 CWS $15 31 178.2 11 9 0 0 0 201 52 145 27 2 74 70 3.53 1.10
    2022 CWS - 6 31.2 2 1 0 0 0 44 11 28 6 0 10 10 2.84 1.23
    2022 ATC $21 30 179.0 12 8 0 0 0 207 57 147 27 0 0 74 3.72 1.14
    2022 Steamer $18 31 184.0 12 10 0 0 0 208 60 163 30 0 0 82 4.01 1.21
    2022 THE BAT $18 30 180.0 13 10 0 0 0 203 62 154 29 0 0 81 4.05 1.20
    2022 Zeile $22 31 180.6 13 9 0 0 0 210 57 149 26 0 0 75 3.71 1.13
    2022 Draft Buddy $25 - 180.0 13 8 0 0 0 215 56 138 24 4 76 70 3.50 1.08

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

    Date Opp Result IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    Apr 8 at DET L 4-5 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
    Apr 24 at MIN L 4-6 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 4 0 0 1 1 2.25 1.75
    Apr 29 vs LAA L 1-5 6.0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 7 2 0 3 3 4.50 1.33
    May 4 at CHC W 4-3 5.2 1 0 0 0 0 10 2 3 2 0 3 3 4.76 0.88
    May 10 vs CLE W 4-1 7.0 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 6 1 0 1 1 1.29 1.00
    May 18 at KC L 2-6 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 7 1 0 2 2 3.60 1.80

    2021

    Date Opp Result IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    Apr 1 at LAA L 3-4 5.1 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 2 1 0 2 2 3.38 0.75
    Apr 6 at SEA W 10-4 5.1 1 0 0 0 0 10 1 4 0 0 3 3 5.06 0.94
    Apr 13 vs CLE L 0-2 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.71
    Apr 19 at BOS L 4-11 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 2 0 8 7 63.00 10.00
    Apr 27 vs DET L 2-5 6.2 0 1 0 0 0 7 3 5 2 0 4 4 5.40 1.20
    May 2 vs CLE L 0-5 5.1 0 1 0 0 0 8 3 5 1 0 2 1 1.69 1.50
    May 9 at KC W 9-3 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 1 1.80 1.20
    May 14 vs KC L 2-6 6.0 0 1 0 0 0 7 3 5 2 0 5 5 7.50 1.33
    May 19 at MIN W 2-1 8.0 1 0 0 0 0 11 3 2 1 0 1 1 1.13 0.63
    May 25 vs STL W 8-3 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 6 0 0 2 1 1.50 1.00
    May 30 vs BAL W 3-1 7.0 1 0 0 0 0 12 3 3 1 0 1 1 1.29 0.86
    Jun 5 vs DET L 3-4 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 7 3 1 4 4 5.14 1.00
    Jun 11 at DET W 5-4 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 5 2 0 2 2 3.00 1.00
    Jun 16 vs TB W 8-7 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 4 1 0 3 3 4.50 1.00
    Jun 22 at PIT L 3-6 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 4 1 0 2 2 3.00 1.00
    Jun 29 vs MIN W 7-6 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 0 3 3 4.50 1.17
    Jul 4 at DET L 5-6 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 10 0 0 6 6 10.80 2.20
    Jul 10 at BAL W 8-3 5.1 1 0 0 0 0 9 2 6 0 0 2 2 3.38 1.50
    Jul 17 vs HOU W 10-1 9.0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 1 0 1 1 1.00 0.33
    Jul 23 at MIL L 1-7 6.0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 6 0 0 1 1 1.50 1.83
    Jul 28 at KC L 2-3 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 4 0 0 1 1 1.50 0.83
    Aug 4 vs KC L 1-9 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 8 3 0 6 6 13.50 2.00
    Aug 9 at MIN W 11-1 8.0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 1 1 1 1 1.13 0.25
    Aug 15 vs NYY L 3-5 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 8 3 6 1 0 3 2 4.50 2.25
    Aug 20 at TB W 7-5 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 1 0 2 2 2.57 0.43
    Aug 25 at TOR L 1-3 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 5 0 0 1 1 1.50 1.00
    Aug 31 vs PIT W 4-2 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 3 0 0 2 2 4.15 1.62
    Sep 14 vs LAA W 9-3 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 3 2 0 3 3 6.75 1.25
    Sep 19 at TEX W 7-2 5.1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 6 0 0 1 1 1.69 1.31
    Sep 26 at CLE W 5-2 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 5 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Oct 2 vs DET W 5-4 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1.80 0.60