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Lucas Giolito
Popularity: ↓ 39%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 6" 245LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 1, #16, Washington Nationals | Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 4 3 3.48 12 12 0 72.1 97 1.04
5 Seasons 31 29 4.44 86 84 0 489.0 495 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 4-3 3.48 72.1 97 1.04
5 Seasons 86 31-29 4.44 489.0 495 1.23

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2016 398 77 7 9.1 91.4 12.5 39.0 .343 .588 .415 .437 .456 42.9 10.9 11.9 6.75 8.75
2017 704 130 5 3.8 86.8 13.7 28.5 .246 .400 .277 .312 .349 34.1 19.0 6.7 2.38 3.98
2018 3007 545 38 7.0 88.7 13.3 30.5 .260 .441 .345 .355 .373 37.1 16.1 11.6 6.13 5.28
2019 2814 416 39 9.4 88.1 17.7 37.3 .218 .373 .275 .287 .387 34.6 32.3 8.1 3.41 3.44
2020 1214 161 9 5.6 87 15.2 33.5 .196 .323 .253 .260 .337 35.4 33.7 9.7 3.48 3.04
ALL 8137 1329 98 7.4 88.3 14.9 33.3 .239 .404 .306 .319 .375 36.2 24.2 9.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Giolito relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50.6%) ,
Changeup
(33.7%) ,
Slider
(14.7%) ,
Curveball
(1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 614 249 365 50.6 94.0 152 134 27 21 2 0 4 48 89 .201 .222 .306 .362 .256 .280 90.3 17 2349 29.1 22.5
2020 Changeup 409 132 277 33.7 80.9 104 89 14 8 4 0 2 34 55 .157 .161 .270 .241 .251 .243 80.4 11 1414 41.4 24.8
2020 Slider 179 129 50 14.7 84.9 30 30 6 2 2 0 2 15 15 .200 .174 .467 .373 .268 .215 87.2 17 2095 52.6 19.2
2020 Curveball 12 2 10 1.0 77.3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .307 .000 .555 .000 .323 95.1 21 2493 0.0 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1548 765 783 55.0 94.2 374 335 68 39 16 1 12 116 221 .203 .214 .364 .373 .278 .292 90.5 20 2333 26.0 25.0
2019 Changeup 736 288 448 26.2 81.7 211 189 36 19 8 3 6 72 119 .190 .195 .360 .319 .267 .264 84.1 16 1563 41.3 29.4
2019 Slider 414 363 51 14.7 84.6 96 94 20 14 2 0 4 37 57 .213 .236 .362 .398 .247 .274 86.1 13 2036 42.0 26.8
2019 Curveball 116 47 69 4.1 79.4 23 22 7 3 2 0 2 3 19 .318 .412 .682 .728 .419 .483 92.6 10 2512 17.6 7.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Curveball CWS R 12 77.3 61.1 2.9 5 5 -2.6 -34
2020 Slider CWS R 178 84.9 34.2 -2.5 -7 3.5 -1.1 -24
2020 4-Seamer CWS R 614 94 12.5 1.4 10 7.1 0.6 9
2020 Changeup CWS R 409 80.9 28.9 -2.2 -7 8.8 -2.5 -22
2019 Slider CWS R 414 84.6 32.3 -4.3 -12 2.6 -1.4 -35
2019 4-Seamer CWS R 1548 94.2 12.3 1.9 13 7.6 1.3 20
2019 Changeup CWS R 736 81.7 27.9 -2.1 -7 10.2 -1.4 -12
2019 Curveball CWS R 116 79.4 59.6 5.1 9 6.8 0.2 3
2018 Slider CWS R 444 83.9 36.9 -1.1 -3 2.8 -2.1 -43
2018 Sinker CWS R 615 92.4 20.7 -0.4 -2 14.7 0.7 5
2018 Changeup CWS R 469 81.7 32 -0.3 -1 10.9 -1.3 -11
2018 Curveball CWS R 303 78.6 59.2 2.9 5 8.3 0.6 8
2018 4-Seamer CWS R 1172 92.4 16.5 -0.8 -5 8.1 1.8 28
2017 4-Seamer CWS R 347 92.4 13.9 0 0 8.4 1.9 29
2017 Sinker CWS R 72 91.7 18.4 -0.9 -5 15.9 1.9 14
2017 Changeup CWS R 115 81.6 28.6 -1 -4 9.5 -3.1 -24
2017 Slider CWS R 86 83.9 38.1 2.4 7 0 -4.2 -100
2017 Curveball CWS R 79 78.3 61.7 7.4 14 1.8 -5.9 -76
2016 4-Seamer WSH R 276 93.9 13 -0.2 -2 9.3 1.6 21
2016 Changeup WSH R 44 84.1 25.9 -0.8 -3 9.2 -3.3 -26
2016 Curveball WSH R 71 80.6 57.1 5.9 12 4.4 -1.5 -26
2016 Sinker WSH R 7 94.3 17 0.1 1 14.6 0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Curveball -1.7 0 12 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .307 .555 .323 50.0
2020 Slider 0.3 1 179 14.7 30 .200 .467 .277 52.6 50.0 19.2 .174 .373 .215 26.7
2020 Changeup -0.6 -3 409 33.7 104 .157 .270 .277 41.4 32.7 24.8 .161 .241 .244 20.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 -7 614 50.6 152 .201 .306 .263 29.1 31.6 22.5 .222 .362 .281 46.1
2019 Curveball 4.0 5 116 4.1 23 .318 .682 .430 17.6 13.0 7.9 .412 .728 .483 42.1
2019 Slider 0.0 0 414 14.7 96 .213 .362 .255 42.0 38.5 26.8 .236 .398 .274 33.3
2019 Changeup -1.4 -10 736 26.2 211 .190 .360 .274 41.3 34.1 29.4 .195 .319 .265 24.4
2019 4-Seamer -1.0 -16 1548 55.0 374 .203 .364 .287 26.0 31.0 25.0 .214 .373 .293 39.8
2018 Curveball 2.8 9 303 10.1 52 .300 .500 .373 21.0 15.4 7.2 .224 .339 .262 33.3
2018 Slider 0.0 0 444 14.8 116 .179 .330 .234 36.3 26.7 20.7 .212 .336 .254 35.8
2018 Changeup 0.8 4 471 15.7 121 .215 .355 .287 34.8 22.3 21.6 .238 .378 .311 36.6
2018 Sinker 0.3 2 615 20.5 160 .274 .445 .346 12.0 11.3 12.7 .284 .476 .359 31.8
2018 4-Seamer 1.7 20 1172 39.0 323 .274 .524 .422 14.3 12.7 13.7 .284 .516 .423 41.9
2017 Curveball 2.2 2 79 11.2 19 .333 .500 .376 7.1 10.5 5.9 .323 .434 .349 43.8
2017 Slider -1.8 -2 86 12.2 21 .095 .143 .145 26.3 38.1 24.2 .242 .278 .228 38.5
2017 Sinker -1.8 -1 72 10.2 22 .200 .200 .227 17.5 13.6 16.7 .220 .283 .266 23.5
2017 Changeup -3.2 -4 115 16.3 30 .172 .310 .222 31.4 23.3 22.6 .212 .354 .258 27.3
2017 4-Seamer -1.3 -4 347 49.3 86 .189 .514 .374 21.9 16.3 14.1 .252 .480 .358 36.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Curveball 12 77.3 90 18.8 6:30 6:30 0
2020 Changeup 403 80.9 99 15.1 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Slider 176 84.9 29 5.0 10:00 11:15 75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 601 94.0 99 19.6 12:45 12:45 0
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 100 397 1 0 4 2 7
2017 175 694 -4 -11 3 2 -9
2018 757 2982 -7 2 22 17 34
2019 699 2806 -24 -26 19 9 -22
2020 310 1311 -8 -16 6 7 -11
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 398 49.7 67.7 90.3 24.0 75.0 42.5 55.4 45.7 13.7 7.8 90.3
2017 704 47.4 67.2 86.5 33.1 60.7 41.7 62.0 49.1 22.5 6.6 78.3
2018 3007 48.7 62.9 85.4 24.5 61.4 42.3 55.4 43.2 21.6 7.7 66.5
2019 2814 54.3 68.0 73.7 27.4 49.1 43.6 62.1 49.4 32.5 9.1 81.6
2020 1214 50.0 73.1 71.6 28.0 41.8 40.5 59.4 50.6 36.6 8.4 87.3
ALL 8137 50.8 66.8 79.1 26.7 54.8 42.4 58.8 47.1 27.7 8.2 77.4
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 41.6 22.1 27.3 9.1 36.4 37.7 26.0 2.6 27.3 19.5 33.8 6.5 9.1
2017 46.9 17.7 23.8 11.5 44.6 33.1 22.3 4.6 33.1 27.7 23.8 6.2 3.8
2018 45.1 24.8 22.4 7.7 37.4 37.1 25.5 2.2 35.2 26.2 23.7 4.8 7.0
2019 36.3 23.8 28.1 11.8 39.2 33.7 27.2 3.6 27.4 30.0 25.5 3.4 9.4
2020 44.1 23.0 25.5 7.5 41.6 31.7 26.7 7.5 24.8 29.8 25.5 6.2 5.6
ALL 42.2 23.4 25.0 9.4 39.1 35.0 25.9 3.5 30.9 27.6 25.1 4.7 7.4
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 69 12 65
2017 44 23 63
2018 10 25 23 22 5 7 38 37 34 10 10 27 10 46 13 36
2019 81 81 77 66 84 7 14 65 67 90 50 88 81 70 66 51
2020 85 86 81 75 82 28 66 73 59 92 38 94 85 65 65 47
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.7 24 21.8 2.2 5 15 12 50.0
2020 22.3 8 8.5 -0.5 4 5 5 62.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 24 27 24 24 26 20 21 24 22 22 24 21 16 19 19 23 18 23 20 23 18 19 19 24 22 25 20 22 22 20 27
2020 8 9 8 10 10 9 9 9 9 7 10 8 5 7 7 9 7 9 8 9 6 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94 92.3 -1.7 92.4 0.1 94.2 1.8 94 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 81.6 -2.5 81.7 0.1 81.7 0 80.9 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 80.6 81.2 0.6 81.7 0.5 83.4 1.7 84.4 1
Exit Velocity 91.4 86.8 -4.6 88.7 1.9 88.1 -0.6 87 -1.1
Launch Angle 12.5 13.7 1.2 13.3 -0.4 17.7 4.4 15.2 -2.5
Barrel % 9.1 3.8 -5.3 7 3.2 9.4 2.4 5.6 -3.8
Hard Hit % 42.9 34.1 -8.8 37.1 3 34.6 -2.5 35.4 0.8
Sweet Spot % 39 28.5 -10.5 30.5 2 37.3 6.8 33.5 -3.8
xBA .343 .246 -0.097 .26 0.014 .218 -0.042 .196 -0.022
BA .295 .19 -0.105 .25 0.06 .205 -0.045 .184 -0.021
xwOBA .437 .312 -0.125 .355 0.043 .287 -0.068 .26 -0.027
wOBA .415 .277 -0.138 .345 0.068 .275 -0.07 .253 -0.022
xSLG .588 .4 -0.188 .441 0.041 .373 -0.068 .323 -0.05
SLG .602 .387 -0.215 .444 0.057 .373 -0.071 .31 -0.063
K% 10.9 19 8.1 16.1 -2.9 32.3 16.2 33.7 1.4
BB% 11.9 6.7 -5.2 11.6 4.9 8.1 -3.5 9.7 1.6
Swing % 45.7 49.1 3.4 43.2 -5.9 49.4 6.2 50.6 1.2
Whiff% 13.7 22.5 8.8 21.6 -0.9 32.5 10.9 36.6 4.1
In Zone Swing % 49.7 47.4 -2.3 48.7 1.3 54.3 5.6 50 -4.3
Out of Zone Swing % 50.3 52.6 2.3 51.3 -1.3 45.7 -5.6 50 4.3
First Pitch Swing % 28.7 34.6 5.9 25 -9.6 32.1 7.1 32.3 0.2
First Pitch Strike % 55.4 62 6.6 55.4 -6.6 62.1 6.7 59.4 -2.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 101 .415 47 1 2.1 54 10 18.5
2017 179 .277 94 2 2.1 85 27 31.8
2018 772 .345 372 43 11.6 400 182 45.5
2019 704 .275 368 41 11.1 336 139 41.4
2020 288 .253 118 10 8.5 170 75 44.1

Pitch Distribution