Lucas Giolito is an incredible starting pitcher. He was statistically the worst pitcher in the Majors in 2018 which was sort of sad to see. Well, in 2019 he showed why he was the number one pitching prospect when the White Sox acquired him and became one of the best pitchers in the world. He came in sixth place for the American League Cy Young for his efforts in 2019 so a lot of people are wondering what is next for him.
If he came in 6th place in 2019, what can he do if he gets better? He has been working on his breaking pitches in the offseason which would really solidify him as a terrifying starter for batters that are trying to get on base against him. If he somehow gets better than he was last year, a Cy Young could absolutely be in his future.
He is in the same league as guys like Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander amongst others so it is an uphill climb but he has the talent to do so. He is also hoping to be on a much better team here in 2020 so that could help inflate his recognition as well. If he is the ace of a division-winning staff with even better numbers than last year, the Cy Young might be in his future. It is going to be a lot of fun to watch all of these guys go for their awards with the hope of making the playoffs coming as a result.