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How do you value guys like him and Urias in keeper leagues? What range of current MLB pitcher do you slot them in now. Trying to make this a general value discussion and not a BC question. If it belongs there let me know, thanks.

I think him and Urias are the consensus top 2 pitchers. How they are valued really depends on your league format.

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How do you value guys like him and Urias in keeper leagues? What range of current MLB pitcher do you slot them in now. Trying to make this a general value discussion and not a BC question. If it belongs there let me know, thanks.

Really apples to oranges. A guy like this is a volitle stock but I would have no intention of selling. The upside, specifically for Gio and Urias, is just too high for me to consdier moving either.

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How do you value guys like him and Urias in keeper leagues? What range of current MLB pitcher do you slot them in now. Trying to make this a general value discussion and not a BC question. If it belongs there let me know, thanks.

I own both in a 1st year Dynasty. Urias at $4/yr thru 2022, and Giolito for $4.50/yr thru 2020. This is a league where Kershaw went for $45/yr thru 2017 to give some context. My hope is these guys are producing like $25 SP's by 2018-2019. So, tier 3 - 2 area on most rankings.

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^Possibly when the rosters expand but he probably wouldn't pitch - just be around the team to see what the show is like so when he's called up in June next season there won't be as much "culture shock" aspect.

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Selfishly, I'd love for him to be called up and make 10 relief appearances. SP/RP eligibility for next season. ;)

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Selfishly, I'd love for him to be called up and make 10 relief appearances. SP/RP eligibility for next season. ;)

I'd bet against it, but not impossible

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^I totally agree with that doubt, but it would be nice.

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There's good and bad news.

Bad news:

5 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K in his second AA start today.

Good news:

Comment From David
Now that Giolito is at AA, how quickly will he move? Is ASB next year a reasonable ETA for his big league debut?

Kiley McDaniel: Nats told me last offseason that once a guy is at AA, he could be called up at any time and the reigns are off. That’s a decent guess.

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I think there's an excellent chance we see him in the league this year. Probably as soon as super 2s if the Nats have a hole in their rotation, which I think there's a decent chance someone is injured or sucking.

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I think there's an excellent chance we see him in the league this year. Probably as soon as super 2s if the Nats have a hole in their rotation, which I think there's a decent chance someone is injured or sucking.

Agree, I expect Nats to be a playoff team and want to season Lucas down the stretch as he could be a big help in postseason. Exactly when we see him just going to depend on a spot opening up most likely via Strasburg getting injured, or one of Ross/Roark being ineffective and needing to be sent down to AAA (Ross)/moved to pen (Roark).

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James Wagner Verified account @JamesWagnerWP

Lucas Giolito faced Werth, Harper, Chris Heisey, Tyler Moore & Trea Turner in live BP. Werth to teammates: "He's scary" & "nobody wants any"

Former Mets GM Steve Phillips saw Giolito the other day. He talked about him on the following podcast:

https://soundcloud.com/mlbnetworkradio/former-mets-gm-steve-phillips-talks-about-his-impressions-of-lucas-giolitto-and-dusty-baker

Needless to say, he was very impressed by what he saw.

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Nice performance today:

2IP - 1H - 0BB - 0 R - 3k's.

I think he's up by May/June

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Nice performance today:

2IP - 1H - 0BB - 0 R - 3k's.

I think he's up by May/June

I watched his last start.

I definitely think he's up this season.

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June according to an unnamed scout via Jayson Stark

I can definitely see that. He needs a little time in the minors to slightly fine tune his delivery and get his control down but he could post a 3.50ish era in the majors today with his stuff.

First injury or opportunity he'll be up.

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