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I’ve been waiting TWO years to debut this nickname, and finally the time has come: Lucas G-ELITE-O

Remember, he's gonna be facing these punchless AL Central offenses all year long...

I want nothing to do with Giolito either, but the kind of thinking above doesn't work out in the long run. If you wait until a guy has proven he's good over a "longer sustained period of time" you won

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16 minutes ago, jhsong916 said:

 

1 more good start and his price tag will change.

I think it began to shift after the HOU start and it's now pretty set. Any savvy owner can see with two minutes of research that he's now throwing 95-97 with a couple unhittable offspeed pitches. He's also getting two tons of buzz now from every fantasy outlet out there. 

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6 minutes ago, B&F said:

This is nuts.  Been playing fantasy a while.  Can't recall an ace ever being on the waiver wire.

 

Doubt it. Klubot, Morton, Bauer, Clevinger, Ceuto....were all waiver wire fodders once. You sound like a rookie.

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He's getting treated only as a solid SP2 because his name is 'Giolito', the man who had a 6.13 ERA last year.

If he was a rising prospect who just got up to the big leagues this year, his value would be close to that of Buehler, Syndergaard, etc.

 

IMO, one more good start will let people finally erase that memory of 2018. He's on the verge of becoming a bonafide fantasy ace in people's minds.

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36 minutes ago, B&F said:

This is nuts.  Been playing fantasy a while.  Can't recall an ace ever being on the waiver wire.

Bruh wat. This year alone saw guys like Paddack, Caleb Smith, Ryu, etc. begin the year on wires.

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1 minute ago, High&Inside said:

Apparently, he didn't realize today was a 6:40pm start, and as a result didn't get onto the field until 6:24pm. Didn't go through his complete warmup, hence the rough first inning.

100% guarantee this is the fault of the man who still bats Yonder Alonso cleanup and calls for bunts like it's 1907. 

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4 minutes ago, High&Inside said:

Apparently, he didn't realize today was a 6:40pm start, and as a result didn't get onto the field until 6:24pm. Didn't go through his complete warmup, hence the rough first inning.

 

If I’m not mistaken, there was no true set time for the start of the game. It was starting at a pre determined amount of time after the completion of yesterday’s postponement.

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I'm no expert, but do you guys see a some noticeable rise in his fastball in the 5th K and onward? Ok, maybe not literal rise, but most elevated fastballs I see don't seem to have that kind of jump

 

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/royals-vs-white-sox/2019/05/28/567289#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=567289

 

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Just read he hasn't given up a run after the 3rd inning in over 6 weeks. 2nd and 3rd time through the order has been no issue for him to date. The more I dig the more I want to start overpaying a little to grab him now in any league I don't already own him. 

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12 minutes ago, Macgregor said:

What kind of innings total do you guys expect to see from him, assuming he stays healthy?

He pitched 173 innings last year.

180-190?  Have to figure he wouldn't go any less as long as he stays healthy.  If he can continue efficient pitch counts, they seem to be fine with him going late into games thus far.

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