Lucas Giolito Tracker

RHP, Harvard-Westlake HS
Age: 17
Born: July 14, 1994
Height: 6′ 6″
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Class: Senior
Level: Prep

Advisor: N/A


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Giolito entered the year as the top prep pitcher in the draft, and a good bet to go in the first two picks. He went down for the year with an elbow sprain, which has also caused his draft stock to fall. He has a huge frame, and the stuff to be a top of the rotation pitcher, so he could be a good value pick for someone who is willing to take the chance that his injury isn’t serious.

The 6′ 6″, 230 pound right hander throws his fastball in the low-to-mid 90s, and tops out at 96, although he touched 100 early in the 2012 season before his injury. His fastball is heavy, and is thrown on a downward plane with good movement. He has a power curve with sharp break, and a changeup which features good movement. He throws all three pitches for strikes, and has an easy delivery which only improves his prospect status.

Prior to his injury, there was no chance Giolito would have fallen to the Pirates. Now there’s a chance he could end up falling to eighth overall on draft day. If the Pirates took the gamble, and if he turned out to be healthy for the long term, they’d be adding one more potential ace pitcher to their already loaded system.

2013: UCLA
Baseball America: #6 (4/11/2012)
Jonathan Mayo: #8 (5/1/2012)
Keith Law: #11 (4/10/2012)

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