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Monday, June 27, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL WELCOME TO THE SHOW: LUCAS GIOLITO SP WASHINGTON NATIONALS

The consensus number 1 pitching prospect in all of baseball is set to debut on Tuesday after the Washington Nationals confirmed the promotion of Lucas Giolito.  The 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft enters into his Major League debut with a 3.17 ERA and 9.13 K/9 rates at Double-A on the strength of a fastball that routinely touches 100-mph.  Compared to a Noah Syndegaard due to the extreme heat, Giolito also keeps the baseball in the park as evidenced by his tiny 0.25 HR/9 rate.  Control is about the only issue as Giolito's 4.31 BB/9 is a very ugly number but everything else screams out "fantasy baseball ace!"  The Nationals are reportedly planning on having Giolito stay in the rotation and not have this be a one-start deal and so if he is available on any waiver wire, run and pick him up immediately.  The ceiling is incredibly high here and Giolito can surely be a very impactful arm the rest of the season. 

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