In a Nationals clubhouse full of 60 Major League Baseball players, it's the youngest of the group that stands tall.
Top prospect Lucas Giolito is simply hard to miss. He towers over his teammates at 6-foot-6 and 255 pounds, looking more suited for an NBA or NFL locker room. Many baseball players are big, but not this big.
Giolito's physical stature isn't the only thing turning heads at Nationals spring training. The right-hander is considered the top pitching prospect in all of baseball and according to many veterans on the team, he has come into camp as advertised.
"Lucas is a stud, man," starter Gio Gonzalez said. "He's a tall kid with a rocket arm. He's definitely going to be a superstar in the future. He's definitely a superstar in the making."
"He's a big boy, there's no doubt about that," second baseman Daniel Murphy said. "The ball comes out of his hand well. It looks electric."
This is Giolito's first MLB spring training after getting taken in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft. He has since recovered from Tommy John surgery to become a key piece of the Nationals future with the potential to be a franchise-changing ace.
Exactly when Giolito will make his MLB debut is hard to forecast, but he knows it isn't far off. For now, he's just trying to learn as much as he can from the coaches and veterans in the Nats' clubhouse.
One veteran in particular who has connected with Giolito is Stephen Strasburg, whom Giolito has admired for years. Giolito has studied Strasburg and considers him one of his favorite pitchers to watch go to work.
Now he gets to see him up close and ask him anything he wants.
"It's been awesome. He's been great to me so far," Giolito said. "Stephen's great. I've asked him a few questions here and there. I played a little golf with him. I'm looking forward to learning a lot from him and seeing how he does his stuff."
Strasburg, 27, has grown to like Giolito and the two have found they share plenty in common.
"It's been funny getting a chance to know him these last couple weeks," Strasburg said. "I never would have thought he was such a computer geek. He's doing all this online gaming and stuff. We kind of have that similarity because I am a fan of video games. I don't get a chance to play them as much. I ask him all the questions about what the latest game is and how good he is. He's got all the answers for me."
One of those new games is called Rocket League. It's a computer game that combines bumper cars with soccer. Strasburg finds it interesting, but hopes he can get Giolito into one of his all-time favorites, World of Warcraft.
Strasburg has also been impressed with how Giolito carries himself at just 21 years old.
"I think he's very humble. He's very mature for his age. He acts like he's a guy who came out of college and not high school. He's already been through a lot. He's already been through the ringer. I think he's ready to take that next step," Strasburg said.
Giolito may have to start the season in the minors with a crowded mix in the Nats' rotation. But it's clear it won't be long before he shows up in Washington this summer.
Formerly of the Mets, Murphy has seen some elite pitchers come up to the big leagues and make an instant impact at a young age. He thinks Giolito could follow a track similar to his ex-teammates Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard.
"As we all know, it takes more than a starting five to get through a full season and I have no doubt that at some point, in some form or fashion, he's probably going to help us win baseball games," Murphy. said.