Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TRENDY: 2015 Carolina Prospects #23 Lucas Giolito

The Nationals have put Star pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the DL. To replace the 2010 Prospect Washington has called up 2016 Prospect Lucas Giolito.

2015 Carolina Prospects #23 Lucas Giolito

I like to occasionally joke about Strasburg's injury history, but it is a shame to see the potential ace go down in the middle of what may be his best season to date. 

While Stephen Strasburg may not have had a standout season yet, I think the Nats would be happy if their latest top prospect Lucas Giolito someday puts up numbers similar to Strasburg has in 2016.

2015 Carolina Prospects
I picked up this set of 2015 Carolina Prospects at a recent Wilmington Blue Rocks game.  It is a nice looking set based on the hockey stick element from 1982 Topps. Other notables in the set include Adam Plutko, Bradley Zimmer, and Lucas Sims. 

2015 Carolina Prospects #23 Lucas Giolito (b-side)

Pretty decent flip side for a minor league card, the Text takes us up to the point where Giolito had Tommy John Surgery. The 21 year old Right-Hander is recovering well, posting a 3.17 ERA through 71 Innings at AA Harrisburg this year.

If Giolito's debut goes well, it still may be a while until Phillies fans get to see the him, the two clubs don't face each other until late August.
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