Lucas was selected in the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by the Washington Nationals after attending Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, CA.
Lucas was acquired by the White Sox from the Washington Nationals on December 7, 2016 – along with RHPs Dane Dunning and Reynaldo López – in exchange for outfielder Adam Eaton and made his Sox debut on August 23, 2017 vs. the Minnesota Twins. For the Sox in ’17, he went 3-3 with a 2.38 ERA (12ER, 45.1IP) in seven starts. Over his final six starts, he went 3-2 with a 1.38ERA (8 ER/39.1 IP), 30 strikeouts and a .177 (25-141) opponents average. Lucas earned his first major-league win on August 27, 2017 vs. Detroit, allowing just three hits over 7.0 scoreless innings. On September 3, 2017 vs. Tampa Bay, he struck out a career-high 10 batters over 7.0 scoreless innings to become the first White Sox pitcher to strike out 10-plus batters within his first three starts with the club since Chris Sale in 2012.
Lucas’ parents, Rick Giolito and Lindsay Frost, are Hollywood actors and his grandfather, Warren Frost, played Susan Ross’ father on Seinfeld.