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Tyler Glasnow | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/23/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 213
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Pirates RHP prospect Tyler Glasnow recorded a season-high 12 strikeouts Sunday in a loss for Double-A Altoona.
Glasnow gave up five hits, two runs and two walks over six innings. The right-hander has fanned 31 hitters over his last three starts and now has 88 punch-outs in 68 1/3 innings this year. Opponents have hit just .180 against Glasnow in 14 starts. He's's ninth-ranked prospect. Jul 27 - 1:10 PM

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Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow tied a season-high with seven strikeouts Monday in a start for Double-A Altoona.

He's still working his way back from an ankle injury. The 21-year-old looked sharp in Monday's abbreviated outing, allowing just two hits and two walks over 3 2/3 shutout innings. Glasnow owns a 2.58 ERA in nine starts this year with a 9.86 K/9. He should have a higher pitch count in his next outing.
Jun 30 - 4:47 PM

Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow (ankle) allowed one unearned run on one hit in four innings on Wednesday in a rehab start for Low-A West Virginia.

He issued one walk and fanned four in the outing, throwing 32 of 45 pitches for strikes. Glasnow’s second rehab start was much better than his first, when he yielded a pair of runs in 1 1/3 innings before reaching his pitch limit. Before suffering an ankle injury on May 17 while running the bases, the 21-year-old right-hander posted a 2.76 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, .194 opponents’ batting average, 3.1 BB/9 and 8.9 K/9 in 29 1/3 innings (six starts) for Double-A Altoona.
Jun 25 - 3:38 PM

Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow (ankle) is expected to make a rehab start Friday with Low-A West Virginia.

Glasnow has been shut down for about four weeks with an ankle injury. The talented 21-year-old right-hander had registered a 2.76 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 29/10 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings (six starts) this season with Double-A Altoona. He should be cleared to return to the rotation at Altoona within a few weeks.
Jun 18 - 11:14 AM

Pirates right-handed prospect Tyler Glasnow was placed on the minor league disabled list with an ankle injury.

Glasnow left his start on May 7 with right ankle discomfort, so this is an extension of that. The team surely wants to be cautious with the 21-year-old. He owns a 2.76 ERA through six starts at Double-A Altoona.
May 20 - 9:30 PM

Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow left his start on Wednesday for Double-A Altoona with "right ankle discomfort."

The Pirates' top prospect suffered the injury while sliding into second base in the third inning, though he did return to the mound to warm up in the fourth before leaving the game. The 21-year-old right-hander has dominated through his first five starts for Altoona, posting a 1.42 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 28/6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 25 2/3 innings. Revered as one of baseball's best pitching prospects, Glasnow has the stuff to contribute in the big leagues in 2015. However, a 2016 debut is probably a safer bet given Pittsburgh's track record of carefully handling young arms.
May 7 - 3:17 PM

Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow lost a perfect game in the fifth inning Friday in a win for Double-A Altoona.

He only gave up one hit, striking out seven in a six-inning effort. The 6'8, 225-pounder is an imposing figure on the mound. In four starts, opponents have scored just two runs off him while batting .158 with six walks. The 21-year-old and former fifth-round pick is widely considered Pittsburgh's top prospect.
May 3 - 5:34 PM

Pirates reassigned RHP Tyler Glasnow, RHP Wilfredo Boscan, OF Keon Broxton, RHP Adrian Sampson and RHP Angel Sanchez to minor league camp.

No real surprises in the first round of cuts for the Pirates. The 21-year-old Glasnow appeared in just one game with the Pirates, striking out a pair over a perfect inning of work. He's expected to open the season at Double-A Altoona.
Mar 14 - 9:15 AM

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow struck out eight over five innings, allowing three hits, two walks, one hit batsman, and four runs for High-A Bradenton on Saturday.

Glasnow was perfect through three innings, but the wheels came off when he opened the fourth inning by hitting a batter. He allowed two runs in the fourth and two in the fifth before being lifted for a relief pitcher. On the whole, Glasnow has been electric, putting up a 1.67 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 11.3 K/9 for the season. He has the potential to be a solid No. 2 pitcher, but his command and control woes could turn him into a bullpen option.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow fired another gem on Sunday, striking out eight batters over seven scoreless innings for High-A Bradenton.

He allowed two hits and one walk in the outing. To put it simply, Glasnow has been outstanding this season, with a 1.43 ERA, .167 BAA and 140-55 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 113 1/3 innings (21 starts) at Bradenton. The 20-year-old right-hander has been especially dominant over his last eight starts, with a 0.56 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. Meanwhile, opposing batters are hitting just .169/.249/.187 with two extra-base hits against him during that span.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 06:46:00 PM

Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 batters over 6 1/3 innings on Tuesday for High-A Bradenton, allowing one earned run on four hits and three walks.

Glasnow’s 10 punchouts marks the fifth time this season he’s posted double-digit strikeouts in a game, and he’s now achieved the feat in four of his last seven starts. As was the case in 2013, no pitcher has been more dominant than the 20-year-old Glasnow this season. The right-hander has posted a 1.52 ERA with 132 strikeouts (11.2 K/9) over 106 1/3 innings for Bradenton this season, allowing just 62 hits (.171 BAA) during that span. Furthermore, Glasnow has been almost untouchable as of late, with a 0.65 ERA and 60-15 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his last 41 1/3 innings (seven starts).
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow struck out 11 batters over six shutout frames on Thursday for High-A Bradenton, allowing only two hits and two walks.

No pitcher in the minor leagues has been as dominant as Glasnow over the last month, as he’s held opposing hitters to a .180 batting average (despite a .301 BABIP) and posted a 0.51 ERA and 50-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 35 innings (six starts). The 20-year-old right-hander also has struck out at least 10 batters in half of those starts. Glasnow would be at Double-A Altoona right now if it weren’t for his ongoing control issues (4.6 BB/9), though he’s also not getting any better carving up Florida State League hitters start after start. Therefore, it makes sense for the Pirates to at least give him a few starts in Double-A over the next three weeks, especially if the organization plans on assigning him there to begin the 2015 season.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow struck out five batters over six shutout innings, scattering two hits and four walks for High-A Bradenton on Friday.

Glasnow threw 55 of his 97 pitches for strikes (56.7 percent), which is the microcosm of his problems. He sports a solid 1.63 ERA, 1.117 WHIP, and 10.6 K/9, but he has averaged less than 5 1/3 innings despite not being on a tight pitch count all year. Glasnow's poor command has prevented him from completing seven innings more than once, and he is unlikely to be a starter in the major leagues if he can only go five innings.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow struck out 11 batters in six scoreless innings Tuesday for High-A Bradenton.

He scattered four hits and walked two in the outing. No pitcher in the minor leagues has been as dominant as Glasnow over the last two-plus months, as he owns a 7-1 record, 0.98 ERA, .169 opponents' batting average and 72-21 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his last 55 1/3 innings spanning 10 starts. The 20-year-old's season at Bradenton is shaping up to be a lot like his 2013 full-season debut, as he's been difficult to barrel (.178 BAA) while missing bats at a high rate (10.6 K/9). However, it's doubtful Glasnow receives a promotion to Double-A until his command improves and he's able to cut some of the free passes (4.5 BB/9) from his game.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow allowed two unearned runs on three hits in 5 2/3 innings Thursday, striking out four batters against one walk for High-A Bradenton.

The 20-year-old is having a remarkable season, highlighted by a 1.77 ERA and 86-39 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 76 1/3 innings. Glasnow also has held opposing hitters to a paltry .172/.277/.234 batting line, and he's surrendered more than two earned runs only twice in 15 starts for Bradenton. The right-hander's command remains a work in progress and currently limits his ability to work deep into games, but there's no question he has the size and pure stuff to one day be an impact starter at the highest level.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 03:50:00 PM

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