The Washington Nationals top prospect Lucas Giolito has been called up and is set to make his major league debut on Tuesday against the Mets, according to Chelsea Jones of the Washington Post. Giolito is the number one overall ranked prospect in the Fueled by Sports Top 100. He will replace injured Stephen Strasburg in the rotation.
Lucas Giolito will pitch tomorrow against the Mets, Dusty said.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) June 27, 2016
Giolito, 21, is having a solid season at Double-A Harrisburg, posting a 3.17 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP in 71 innings pitched. He was the 16th overall pick by the Nationals in the 2012 draft out of Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, California. Since being drafted, he has posted an ERA of 2.74 over 324 2/3 innings.
Giolito will square off against Matt Harvey in the second game of the Nats three game series against New York.