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Tyler Glasnow | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/23/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 213
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None

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Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Tyler Glasnow from Triple-A Indianapolis.
The club's top pitching prospect, Glasnow is now protected from the Rule 5 draft. The 22-year-old right-hander tore through three different levels of competition in 2015, posting a 2.39 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 136/43 K/BB ratio over 109 1/3 innings between Low-A West Virginia, Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. It would be very surprising if he didn't debut with the Pirates at some point during the 2016 season. Nov 20 - 8:43 PM

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Pirates RHP prospect Tyler Glasnow allowed just one run and six hits in 7 1/3 innings Sunday in a win for Triple-A Indianapolis.

It was the longest outing of Glasnow's professional career. 64 of his 90 pitches went for strikes. It was a much better outing than Glasnow's previous start when he got lit up for six runs in just a third of an inning against Columbus. Glasnow will remain with Indianapolis through the postseason and likely won't get a chance with the Pirates until 2016.
Sep 7 - 2:34 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that the club doesn't plan to call up pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow in September.

"He is not in our plans right now," Huntington said. Glasnow boasts a 1.95 ERA and 127/38 K/BB ratio over 101 2/3 innings this season across three levels, including a 0.81 ERA in six Triple-A outings. His workload isn't an issue, but the Pirates apparently want to hold off on adding him to the 40-man roster.
Aug 30 - 1:45 PM

Pirates RHP prospect Tyler Glasnow delivered nine strikeouts over 6 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday in a win for Triple-A Indianapolis.

It was his first win in five Triple-A starts. Glasnow now owns an impressive 11.48 K/9 across 95 2/3 minor league innings. Opponents have hit just .198 over that span. The 6'8" right-hander has only lost four times this season with his last defeat coming July 26 against Akron. That was Glasnow's last Double-A appearance before his promotion to Indianapolis.
Aug 23 - 3:49 PM

Pirates RHP prospect Tyler Glasnow recorded seven strikeouts over five shutout innings Sunday for Triple-A Indianapolis.

It was his best outing since joining the team on August 1. Glasnow is still erratic at times (13 walks in four starts) but for the most part, he's made a successful transition to Triple-A. The 21-year-old has posted an elite 11.38 K/9 across 89 1/3 minor league innings this year.
Aug 17 - 4:13 PM

Pirates promoted top prospect Tyler Glasnow to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.

The 21-year-old right-hander has dominated at every minor league stop and boasts a 2.50 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 88/21 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings between Low-A West Virginia and Double-A Altoona this season. At this rate, he could debut with the Pirates before seasons end.
Jul 29 - 8:13 PM

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

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

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