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Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Topic Start: June 04, 2012, 09:18:19 PM »


Lucas Giolito

Height:  6'6"
Weight:  235
DOB:  July 14, 1994 (age 17)
Hometown:  North Hollywood, CA
School(s):  Harvard-Westlake School
Position:  Starting Pitcher
Drafted: 1st Round (#16 overall)
Agent: CAA -- Same agency as Ryan Zimmerman, Drew Storen and John Lannan.


Latest news:

Quote from: MLBTR
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said that the club was‬ "dangerously close" to the 4pm CDT deadline before signing Lucas Giolito.  The 16th overall pick received a $2.925MM bonus from Washington.


MarkZuckerman: Plan for Giolito: Go to Viera to work with rehab coordinator, will decide eventually if he's ready to pitch in minor-league games this year.


Latest scouting report:

Quote from: BA
Giolito established himself as the nation's premier prep prospect long ago, and by the fall and winter of his senior year many scouts were clamoring that he could be the best high school righthander in draft history. He came out of the chute in December and January throwing 95-99 mph and showing off a long-toss regimen that "makes Trevor Bauer's long toss look like kid stuff," in the words of one scout. He pitched between 92-99 through February, sitting comfortably at 94-96.

Then he sprained his ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow in early March, ending his season and turning him into something of a wild card for the draft. Doctors worked with him on strengthening target areas during his rehabilitation, and he started throwing on flat ground by early May, with a plan to start throwing from 90 and 120 feet in the weeks leading up to the draft.

The son of Hollywood actor/producer Rick Giolito, Lucas is expected to require a hefty bonus to sign him away from a commitment to UCLA, and a team will likely have to take him in the top 10 picks to have a chance to sign him under the new draft rules.

His talent certainly merits that kind of investment; he has true No. 1 starter upside, with a premium fastball, a plus-plus curveball in the 82-86 range with depth and bite, and even a plus changeup at 82-84 that gives him a third swing-and-miss offering. Scouts are in love with his 6-foot-6 frame and easy delivery. He a tireless worker with a tenacious approach on the mound and a similar approach to his between-starts work. His injury may create a bit of risk, but the potential reward he offers is unparalleled in this draft.


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #1: June 04, 2012, 09:20:14 PM »
I love it.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #2: June 04, 2012, 09:25:16 PM »
Stoked!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #3: June 04, 2012, 09:26:56 PM »
 :koolaid: :w: :az: :metal: :cheers: :woop: :minigunz:
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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #4: June 04, 2012, 09:30:05 PM »
giolito doesn't even turn 18 til july so he has age on his side too

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #5: June 04, 2012, 09:39:53 PM »
Maybe someone from the Giolito clan will stop in and share insights of what their guy is about.    ;)    :cheers:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #6: June 04, 2012, 09:40:52 PM »
Sign him now.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #7: June 04, 2012, 09:41:39 PM »
Maybe his Dad will post here.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #8: June 04, 2012, 09:42:24 PM »
Maybe his Dad will post here.

Or brother, like Rendon's.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #9: June 04, 2012, 09:44:28 PM »
Rendon's brother posted?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #10: June 04, 2012, 09:44:39 PM »
Love the pick!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #11: June 04, 2012, 09:44:57 PM »
Or brother, like Rendon's.

he did?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #12: June 04, 2012, 09:45:04 PM »
Rendon's brother posted?

Like twice before somebody put the clamps on him.    :roll:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #13: June 04, 2012, 09:45:48 PM »
Like twice before somebody put the clamps on him.    :roll:

bummer he couldn't hang around.  did he seem like a cool guy?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #14: June 04, 2012, 09:48:33 PM »
Byron Kerr ‏@bkerr32

@JimCallisBA on Lucas Giolito pick to #Nats: "Washington got the highest-upside arm in this draft at 16." more soon @masnnationals

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #15: June 04, 2012, 09:52:05 PM »
Like twice before somebody put the clamps on him.    :roll:

Nuh-uh, he posted 8 times!  Also on topics other than Anthony Rendon.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #16: June 04, 2012, 10:00:30 PM »
so what are the odds we sign him?  Is he a Boras client?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #17: June 04, 2012, 10:02:10 PM »
Holy crap, he's 17 years old and already 6'6", 235? Wow, that's impressive. Really love this pick.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #18: June 04, 2012, 10:03:32 PM »
Nuh-uh, he posted 8 times!  Also on topics other than Anthony Rendon.

True, but I had a private discussion and did some research on him too, it was his brother.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #19: June 04, 2012, 10:04:45 PM »
Needs the ", SP" added to the thread title. ;) :lol:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #20: June 04, 2012, 10:06:04 PM »
True, but I had a private discussion and did some research on him too, it was his brother.

Oh I know, I was merely pointing out that he wasn't just here to talk about his bro, he also was commenting on other things, such as Harper's tattoo and Bourn vs Bernadina.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #21: June 04, 2012, 10:08:45 PM »
True, but I had a private discussion and did some research on him too, it was his brother.

What did you do Spelling Nazi? Scare him off??

 :nono:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucas Giolito, RHP
« Reply #22: June 04, 2012, 10:12:31 PM »
What did you do Spelling Nazi? Scare him off??

 :nono:

I have that effect on people.

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Needs the ", SP" added to the thread title. ;) :lol:

Added, although none of the other FtP threads have this. Or am I missing an inside joke again?

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Added, although none of the other FtP threads have this. Or am I missing an inside joke again?

All the other threads are usually "Player Name, POS."  I already edited the thread to add the "RHP" part.  I feel that RHP/LHP is better than just "SP" personally.  I don't see why we need "SP" too.