2023 Player Outlook
Is this a rebound year for the veteran Lucas Giolito? After suffering an abdominal strain four innings into his 2022 Opening Day start and then missing the next couple of weeks he was never able to get on track. It really can’t be much worse than last season where he threw 161.2 innings (30 starts) for a 4.90 ERA/1.44 WHIP and 177 strikeouts/61 walks. His strikeouts decreased, his walks increased, and his ERA exploded. The White Sox need Giolito to be back at his best this season if their rotation is going to be playoff caliber, but he is no longer considered a top-of-the-rotation arm. That may be just fine as he dedicated his off-season to revamping his mechanics and quite possibly could end up as a solid late-room sleeper pick in fantasy drafts.