Nationals To Sign Lucas Giolito

The Nationals have agreed to sign first round selection Lucas Giolito, ESPN.com's Keith Law reports (on Twitter). MLB recommends a $2.1MM bonus for the 16th overall selection, but Giolito obtained a $2.925MM bonus, according to Law.

The high school right-hander entered the year as one of the most talented draft eligible players, but suffered an elbow injury in March. “I’m confident that this issue is behind me,” he said the day after the Nationals selected him.“I’m looking forward to getting on the mound soon.” Giolito's fastball can reach 99 mph and he sits at 94-96 mph, according to Baseball America. He also throw s a plus-plus curveball and a plus change-up.


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30 Comments on "Nationals To Sign Lucas Giolito"


Guest
2 years 11 months ago

…. that’s all it took to get him…. I hate my team now for passing.

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FacelessGeneralManager
2 years 11 months ago

AWESOME!!! Great job Nats!! Yet another excellent first round pick

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2 years 11 months ago

The genius of Mike Rizzo continues.

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A_Shoe
2 years 11 months ago

That’s what’s up! Way to go and get this guy, Mike!

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gwhempel
2 years 11 months ago

Wow….Washington is just hoarding potential superstars in the draft. Good for them, I wish my team could string together drafts like this.

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Guest
2 years 11 months ago

outta curiosity, whose your team?

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gwhempel
2 years 11 months ago

Brewers.

It’s been pretty bare bones since Jack Z left for Seattle, although the farm is in better shape now than it has been the past few years.

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Guest
2 years 11 months ago

 oh okay gotcha. yeah i know they made a lot of trades, but they should get a good return for greinke. and if they hold onto him could have a lot of picks in the draft