Right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito
Former first round pick Lucas Giolito made his Major League debut in 2016. He pitched in six games and made four starts. Even though he struggled in these outings, he still has an extremely bright future.
Giolito throws a good fastball that sits in the mid-90s. His curve ball is a big, hard breaking ball. Additionally, his change up is a plus plus pitch as well.
The 6-foot-5 255 pound Giolito is a true power pitcher. He has the ability to absolutely blow opposing hitters away. And when he is on, he can be un-hittable. Much like Lopez, Giolito was a name that the Pirates were rumored to be interested in at the trade deadline.
Lucas Giolito has all the tools needed to be a front line starting pitcher. Pairing him with Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon long term would give the Pirates an excellent starting rotation. This could be one of the best starting pitching trios in the National League.