Engaged to Ariana … Twitter: @LGio27...Is a 2012 graduate of Harvard Westlake High School in Los Angeles … went 9-1 with a 1.00 ERA and 78 strikeouts in his senior season, tossing four complete games and three shutouts...Parents Rick Giolito and Lindsay Frost are Hollywood actors.
Made 24 starts with Class AAA Charlotte and seven with the White Sox in his first season in the organization...Allowed three earned runs or less six times, two or less five times and one or less four with the Sox ...Recorded a 0.95 WHIP, .190 (31-163) opponents average, .645 opponents OPS and .190 BABIP...Limited right-handers to a .181 (15-83) mark … opponents were 3-26 (.115) with RISP and 1-15 (.067) with RISP/two outs...Was recalled on 8/23 and made his White Sox debut that night vs. Minnesota (4 ER/6.0 IP; 3 HR)...Went 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA (8 ER/39.1 IP), 30 strikeouts, a .177 (25-141) opponents average and 0.94 WHIP over his final six starts … five of the outings were quality...Earned his first win with the Sox on 8/27 vs. Detroit, allowing just three hits over 7.0 scoreless IP...Allowed one run and struck out a career-high 10 over 7.0 scoreless IP on 9/3 vs. Tampa Bay … became the first White Sox pitcher to strike out 10-plus batters within his first three starts with the club since Chris Sale in 2012... Received a ND on 9/13 at Kansas City, allowing one run on four hits in 6.1 IP … became the 15th Sox pitcher to make four-plus straight starts of 5.0-plus IP and four hits or less allowed...Earned the win in his final start of the season on 9/24 vs. Kansas City … allowed just one run on five hits over 7.0 IP...Began the season with Charlotte … at the time of his promotion, ranked among the IL leaders in shutouts (2nd), starts (T2nd), strikeouts (3rd), SO/9.0 (4th, 9.37) and IP (7th)... Made 10 quality starts, allowed two runs or less eight times and worked 7.0-plus IP in five outings … recorded double-digit strikeouts on 6/5 vs. Durham (11) and 7/8 at Louisville (10)...Went 3-1 with a 1.71 ERA (6 ER/31.2 IP), 28 strikeouts and just two home runs allowed over his final five starts... Threw his first professional no-hitter on 5/25-1 vs. Syracuse (7.0 IP), marking the first no-hitter in BB&T Ballpark history … … was named IL Pitcher of the Week for 5/22-28...Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 12 Prospect in baseball and No. 2 Prospect in the Sox organization...Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 25 Prospect in baseball and No. 2 in the Sox organization … also tabbed as possessing the Best Curveball in the Sox system.
Appeared in six games (four starts) over four stints with Washington in his first major-league season … made a combined 21 starts between Class A Hagerstown, Class AA Harrisburg and Class AAA Syracuse. His contract was purchased from Harrisburg on 6/28 and made his major-league debut that day as the starter vs. New York-NL … tossed 4.0 scoreless IP, allowing one hit with his first career strikeout (Asdrubal Cabrera). At the time of his promotion, ranked second in the EL in strikeouts per 9.0 IP (9.1), seventh in strikeouts (72) and ninth in ERA (3.17). Recorded four strikeouts in his second career start on 7/7 at the Mets (4 ER/3.2 IP) … was optioned to Syracuse following the game … was recalled on 7/24 and made his third start that day vs. San Diego (2 ER/3.1 IP) … was optioned back to Syracuse following the game. Was recalled a third time on 8/28 … suffered his first career loss that day vs. Colorado (4 ER/5.0 IP) … was optioned back to Syracuse following the game … was recalled for the fourth and final time on 9/6, making two relief appearances. Went a combined 6-5 with a 2.97 ERA (38 ER/115.1 IP), 116 strikeouts and a .239 (104-435) opponents average over his three minor-league stops … averaged 9.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and led all Nationals minor-leaguers in ERA. Earned EL Pitcher of the Week honors for the period of 6/6- 12, going 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13.0 IP) and 20 strikeouts in two starts … struck out a minor-league, career-high 12 over 7.0 IP on 6/10 vs. Akron. Entered the season rated as the No. 1 Prospect in the Washington organization and the No. 5 Prospect in baseball by Baseball America … was ranked by MLB.com as the No. 3 Prospect in MLB in their preseason rankings. Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as the No. 5 Prospect and Best Pitcher in the Eastern League. Sox acquisition recommended by John Tumminia/Keith Staab.
Combined to go 7-7 with a 3.15 ERA (41 ER/117.0 IP), 131 strikeouts and a .253 (113-447) opponents average in 21 appearances (19 starts) between Class A Potomac and Harrisburg … averaged 10.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and posted a 3.54 strikeout-to-walk ratio (37 BB) ... Ranked second among Nationals farmhands in strikeouts and fourth in ERA … was named a MiLB.com organizational All-Star ... Went 6-7 with a 3.55 ERA (41 ER/104.0 IP) in 19 starts, and 1-0 with 0.00 ERA (0 ER/13.0 IP) over two relief appearances... Was named to Team USA in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Cincinnati … started the game, allowing two hits with one strikeout over 2.0 scoreless IP... Was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of 8/10-16 … earned the win in his only start during that span, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out 11 over 7.0 scoreless IP ... Went 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA (10 ER/37.1 IP) and 38 strikeouts over his last six starts with Harrisburg ... Entered the season ranked as the No. 1 Prospect in the Washington system by Baseball America and MLB.com … was also rated by Baseball America as the No. 7 Prospect in baseball and Possessing the Best Fastball and Best Curveball in the Nationals organization ... Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect in the EL and Carolina League.
Was named Nationals Minor League Pitcher of the Year after spending the entire season with Hagerstown ... Was named South Atlantic League Outstanding Major League Prospect and Outstanding Pitcher ... Held opponents to a .197 (70-356) average … right-handers batted .175 (32-182) while lefties hit .220 (38-173) ... Limited opponents to a .130 (9-69) average with RISP and a .138 (4-29) mark with RISP/two outs ... Averaged 10.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (110 SO/98.0 IP) and recorded a 3.93 strikeout-to-walk ratio (28 BB) ... Earned SAL Pitcher of the Week honors for the periods of 6/23-29 and 7/21-27 ... Was selected to Team USA for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Minnesota … suffered a blown save, allowing two runs on two hits over 0.2 IP in relief ... Went 8-0 with a 1.82 ERA (10 ER/49.1 IP) over his last nine starts of the season ... Following the season, was rated the No. 1 Prospect in the SAL and named an All-Star by Baseball America … was named an organizational All-Star by MiLB.com ... Entered the season rated as the No. 1 Prospect and Possessing the Best Fastball and Best Curveball in the Nationals system by Baseball America.
Combined to go 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA (8 ER/36.2 IP), 39 strikeouts and a .217 (28-129) opponents average over 11 starts between the Gulf Coast League Nationals and Class A Auburn ... Was rated by Baseball America following the season as the No. 2 Prospect in the GCL... Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect and Possessing the Best Fastball and Best Curveball in the Washington organization.
Made just one start with the GCL Nationals before undergoing Tommy John surgery on 9/13 … the surgery was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum... Was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 9 prospect in the draft … was signed by Mark Baca (Nationals).