Lucas Giolito Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/14/1994 (27)
Lucas Giolito Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Lucas Giolito News
The Chicago White Sox reinstated starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. He is set to start Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. The 27-year-old was sidelined for about two weeks due to a left hamstring strain. He's had a few ups and downs throughout the year, but he should be considered a must-start pitcher the rest of the way, especially with the multitude of other injuries at the position. Over 27 games on the year, Giolito is 9-9 with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. His 32.8% whiff rate ranks in the 89th percentile of the league.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (hamstring) threw at full strength on Tuesday and, according to James Fegan of The Athletic, he said that his hamstring felt fine afterwards. Giolito landed on the injured list on September 3 after straining his left hamstring but could be just a couple of bullpens away from returning. It's good news for fantasy managers, as Giolito continues to be one of the better starters in the league. He's amassed a 3.69 ERA with a 28.2 K% and 1.11 WHIP. Once he returns, it will likely be Jimmy Lambert who gets the boot from the rotation.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito (hamstring) was removed from Tuesday's game with left hamstring tightness. He appeared to tweak his hamstring after awkwardly fielding a grounder in front of home plate during the fifth inning. The White Sox right-hander tried to stretch his leg and was removed from the game shortly after. Giolito allowed two earned runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five before exiting. The severity of Giolito's injury is unknown at this time, and he's considered day-to-day. Overall, Giolito owns a (9-9) record along with a 3.69 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 180 strikeouts over 158 1/3 innings in 2021. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor the situation, and the White Sox will provide an update after the game.
How long will Chicago White Sox starting pitcherLucas Giolito's ugly past linger in our memories? He is only three seasons removed from a 16% strikeout rate, a 6.13 ERA and a 5.56 FIP. Recent data is always more reliable, and the 249 innings he has thrown since that disastrous season have been nothing less than sparkling. He has posted strikeout rates of 32.3% and 33.7% while keeping the walks to a league-average level. The result of that has been a 3.43 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP overall, earning Giolito Cy Young votes in the last two seasons. One knock you could attempt to put on Giolito is that he has a limited arsenal, throwing just three pitches at significant rates and owing more than 80% of his pitch distribution to his fastball-changeup combination. He is also not a ground-ball pitcher by any stretch of the imagination, with 41.3% and 36% ground-balls rates the last two seasons, respectively. The silver lining is very silver -- he has shown an ability to avoid contact that is nearly untouched, posting contact rates of 65.8% and 69.6% and in-zone contact rates of 74.6% and 77.3% since he turned his career around in 2019. The swinging-strike rates really end the doubts for this analyst, as Giolito has drawn ridiculous 17.3% and 15.0% swinging-strike rates in these last two campaigns, respectively. It is time to forgive the past. Giolito is a fantasy ace that you can draft with confidence.