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Tyler Glasnow | Relief Pitcher | #24

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/23/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Glasnow allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings of a 7-5 Grapefruit League win over the Rays on Saturday.
Despite being informed he will begin the season in the bullpen, Glasnow threw 3 2/3 innings in today's game -- which is more than starter Ivan Nova worked. He struck out six and didn't issue a walk. The huge right-hander was one of the most elite pitching prospects in the minors for a few years but his luster wore off due to a total lack of control that led to unacceptably high walk rates. He's posted a poor 7.31 ERA this spring but has provided a big glimmer of hope by seemingly fixing his control issue -- he has 25 strikeouts and just five walks in 16 innings of action. If he can maintain anything close to that ratio he will find himself back in the starting rotation before too long. Mar 24 - 5:09 PM

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Tyler Glasnow and Stephen Brault were informed that they will start 2018 in the Pirates' bullpen.

That means that Trevor Williams will be Pittsburgh's fifth starter -- at least to begin the season. Glasnow has shown upper-echelon stuff in the minors, and unfortunately has shown that he has no idea where that stuff is going too often. There's still reason for optimism in the long-term, but he's essentially impossible to trust as a fantasy option for 2018.
Mar 23 - 5:23 PM

Tyler Glasnow (illness) is starting Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates.

Glasnow had flu-like symptoms that caused him to be scratched on March 12, and he hasn't been on the mound since March 7 for the Pirates. He'll look to improve on his ugly 11.74 ERA so far in Florida, but barring an injury he's likely ticketed for Triple-A Indianapolis to begin the season.
Mar 18 - 11:16 AM

Tyler Glasnow was scratched from Monday's Grapefruit League start due to flu-like symptoms.

Alex McRae will start in his place. Glasnow should be fine in the next couple of days.
Mar 12 - 9:57 AM

Tyler Glasnow was pounded for seven runs -- six earned -- in 2 2/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Glasnow, who was on the outside looking in going into the spring, probably doomed his rotation chances today. He's now given up 10 earned runs in 7 2/3 innings. At least it does come with a nice 13/3 K/BB ratio, but that's still just too many runs.
Mar 7 - 4:33 PM

Tyler Glasnow fanned six and walked none while allowing two runs in three innings Friday against the Orioles.

Stranding the baserunners would have been nice, but the Pirates still have to be pleased that Glasnow didn't walk any of the 13 batters he faced. He's currently sixth on the team's rotation depth chart, and he could start off in the bullpen if no one ahead of him gets hurt.
Mar 2 - 5:20 PM

Tyler Glasnow allowed two runs over two innings Sunday in his first spring start versus the Tigers.

Glasnow worked a 1-2-3 first inning before yielding a solo homer to Nicholas Castellanos to lead off the second. Jeimer Candelario then doubled, made it to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Derek Norris groundout. Glasnow is trying to make a case for an Opening Day rotation spot this spring after struggling to a 7.69 ERA over 13 starts and two relief appearances in 2017. His numbers in the minors were exceptional.
Feb 25 - 3:10 PM

Tyler Glasnow could open the 2018 season in the Pirates' bullpen.

"I don't want to single him out, but we are more open to one, maybe two young starters being in the bullpen to start the season, with the idea in the long term we believe they're starting pitchers," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Tuesday at the Winter Meetings. Glasnow posted excellent numbers as a starter this past season at Triple-A Indianapolis, but at the major league level he got hammered to the tune of a 7.69 ERA in 13 starts and two relief appearances.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 08:57:00 AM

Tyler Glasnow will not make another start this season.

The Pirates had planned to give the young righty another start, but with some extra off days in September they've decided to stick with their normal five and put Glasnow and Steven Brault in the bullpen the rest of the way. Glasnow holds an ugly 8.02 ERA over 14 appearances -- 13 starts -- this season.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 02:54:00 PM

Tyler Glasnow will pitch in relief in Wednesday's game versus the Brewers.

Glasnow will get another start sometime this month, but he'll make a relief appearance first. He allowed five runs and walked six over just 2 2/3 innings in a start last week. There's still definite long-term upside here, but Glasnow can't be trusted in fantasy leagues right now.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 04:26:00 PM

Tyler Glasnow couldn't throw strikes and ended up allowing five runs in just 2 2/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.

He issued a whopping six bases-on-balls and hit a batter in the brief outing. He was yanked during the Brewers' four-run third inning that featured a two-run homer by outfielder Eric Thames. Control has been a major problem for Glasnow throughout his young career in the majors and minors. He falls to 2-7 with an atrocious 7.89 ERA and even worse 2.00 WHIP after 13 starts. He has 53 strikeouts and 35 walks (and 13 homers) in 57 innings this year. He had a 1.93 ERA in 15 starts at Triple-A Indianapolis this year and has great potential if he can hone his control.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 12:26:00 AM

Tyler Glasnow will start for the Pirates on Wednesday against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

He's likely to make a few starts with the Pirates over the final few weeks of the regular season so the club can get a good look at him heading into 2018. He's worth a look as a streaming option in all mixed leagues.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 06:51:00 PM

Pirates recalled RHP Tyler Glasnow from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Glasnow simplified his delivery at Indy and was dominant with a 1.93 ERA and 140/32 K/BB ratio over 93 1/3 innings. He'll be given some starts down the stretch and is worth a gamble in mixed formats.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 01:12:00 PM

Brian Peloza of reports that the Pirates will recall Tyler Glasnow on Sunday.

Peloza also says that Jacob Stallings, Edgar Santana, Johnny Barbato, Jack Leathersich and Dan Runzler are coming up, but Glasnow is obviously the headliner here. The tall right-hander has been hit-or-miss during his time in the majors to this point, but Glasnow started pitching exclusively from the stretch at Triple-A Indianapolis and posted a dominant 1.93 ERA and 140/32 K/BB ratio over 93 1/3 innings. He should get some starts in the final weeks for the Pirates and is worth a shot in deeper leagues.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 10:28:00 AM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that the team will consider using a six-man rotation in September in order to get Tyler Glasnow and Steven Brault some work.

Brault has been moved to the bullpen at Triple-A Indianapolis for now, but apparently it's possible that he'll still see some starts next month. Glasnow has been rumored to be on the verge of a promotion for a while now, but with the Pirates' rotation mostly pitching well and staying healthy, he's remained in the minors. He boasts a 1.99 ERA and 122/29 K/BB ratio over 81 1/3 innings at Indy this season.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 01:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Starling Marte
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Jose Osuna
Starting Pitcher
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
R1Felipe Vázquez
2Kyle Crick
3Michael Feliz
4Edgar Santana
5Richard Rodriguez
6Enny Romero
7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
9Steven Brault
10Nick Burdi
11Nik Turley