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2012 Draft: Lucas Giolito out for season with elbow injury

Well, that is certainly an interesting turn of events. Last night, during a game in which he reported touched triple digits, Harvard-Westlake star pitcher and possible 1-1 pick Lucas Giolito strained his UCL. Nathan Rode of Baseball America broke the story, and he reports that Giolito will not need Tommy John surgery to replace the ligament, but that the injury will force him out of the rest of the high school season.

This obviously is a huge hit to Giolito's draft stock. Kevin Goldstein predicts that Giolito will fall "way down" and that "UCLA beckons." Giolito had previously committed to UCLA. Aaron Fitt says that Giolito could potentially still go in the first round, but will that be enough to sign him, especially under the new CBA rules?

Full Baseball America article is here and the Fangraphs write-up is here.

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