Five Minor League Prospects Who Will Be Fantasy Baseball Stars In 2016 And Beyond
1. Lucas Giolito (RHP; 21 Years Old; Washington Nationals): Giolito is commonly known as the top pitching prospect in the minor leagues. After recovering from Tommy John surgery in 2012, he has done nothing but impress every baseball scout, fan, and especially the Washington Nationals organization.
Since his surgery, he has thrown 261 innings, with a 2.58 ERA, 83 walks (2.9 per nine innings), and 288 strikeouts (9.9 per nine innings). While his numbers are great, his physical projection is what makes him an elite prospect.
Giolotu stands 6’6 and weighs 255 pounds. His body-type projects for a hard fastball, a nasty slider, and an exciting future. He throws his fastball in the mid to high 90’s and compliments that with one of the most elite breaking balls in the minor leagues.
Assuming he can stay healthy, he has the ability to be a top 10 pitcher at his prime. He should get a promotion to the big leagues in 2016, but the Nationals will limit his innings this year as his career high (in 2015) is only 117 innings.
Before you know it, Giolito will be the household name in Washington, not Max Scherzer.
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Posted on April 20, 2016, in BBBA Featured Writers, On the Verge: MLB Prospects, Players: Fantasy Baseball Articles, The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged @dynasty_digest on twitter, dynastydigest.sportsblog.com, fantasy baseball, Jose Berrios, Julio Urias, lewis brinson, lucas giolito, Major League Baseball, minor-league, mlb, MLB Fantasy, prospect, star, Tommy John Surgery, Trey Rose, Tyler Glasnow, washington nationals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.