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Tyler Glasnow | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (20) / 8/23/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 213
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Jul 23 - 2:47 PM

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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.
Jul 18 - 3:50 PM

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 batters over 5 2/3 shutout innings while allowing seven hits and one walk for High-A Bradenton on Friday.

Glasnow's ability to rack up strikeouts was on full display, but he allowed seven hits for the second consecutive start. The Pirates front office would like to see Glasnow throw more strikes and go deeper into games, though they should be happy with his holding opposing batters to a .175/.284/.242 while striking out 28.8 percent of the batters he has faced for the season.
Jul 12 - 10:14 AM

Pirates right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow allowed a single, a double, and four walks in 2 2/3 innings for High-A Bradenton on Monday.

Glasnow was pitching well in June, holding opposing batters to a .105/.204/.163 line with 31 strikeouts in 27 innings over five starts before this start. He is having a solid year, with a 1.70 ERA and a 10.2 K/9. His command woes have led to a 5.6 BB/9 ratio, which has inflated his WHIP to 1.114, despite an excellent 4.5 H/9 ratio. Glasnow could end the season in Double-A, but it would be unlikely to see him in the major leagues before 2016.
Jul 1 - 11:39 AM

Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow dominated on Thursday with seven strikeouts over six scoreless innings for High-A Bradenton.

He allowed just two hits and two walks in the outing. There hasn't been anyone better than Glasnow over the last month, as the 20-year-old has now fired 25 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings during which he's allowed just nine hits and registered a 37-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Overall, the hard-throwing right-hander has posted a 1.66 ERA and 55-30 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 48 2/3 innings this season (10 starts).
Jun 20 - 7:06 PM

Pirates prospect right-hander Tyler Glasnow was electric for High-A Bradenton on Thursday, striking out seven in five shutout innings.

Glasnow allowed three singles and walked two batters on the evening. He has been unhittable for most of the season, as opposing hitters have a .160/.289/.231 line against him. He needs to work on his command, as he threw 56 of his 89 pitches (62.9%) for strikes. If he can throw more strikes, he will be able to develop into the frontline starter that the Pirates saw when they drafted him in 2011.
Jun 13 - 8:31 AM

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow walked four and struck out four over five innings for High-A Bradenton on Monday.

Glasnow's 2014 season has been filled with strikeouts (41 in 37 2/3 innings) and walks (26). Opposing batters are hitting .167/.310/.230 against him. He needs to improve his command, or he will struggle against more selective hitters in Double-A and above. Glasnow has a upper-90s fastball that can touch triple digits to go with the potential to have above-average curve ball and change ups.
Jun 3 - 11:08 AM

Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow dominated on Wednesday, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out a season-high 12 batters in 5 2/3 shutout innings for High-A Bradenton.

The 20-year-old's control was a mess to begin the season, as he walked seven batters in his second start and 15 through his first 17 innings (four starts). However, he has since settled in nicely and shown improvement in each subsequent start, highlighted by his outstanding performance on Wednesday. Glasnow owns 2.48 ERA and 37/22 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 32 2/3 innings on the season, and he's held opposing hitters to a paltry .173 batting average. In his full-season debut last year at Low-A West Virginia, the right-hander led the South Atlantic League in ERA (2.18), opponents' batting average (.142), strikeouts (164) and K/9 (13.26).
May 28 - 3:27 PM

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow bounced back from a terrible outing to strike out six in five innings for High-A Bradenton on Monday.

He allowed two hits (one double) and one walk, permitting only three runs (two earned) in facing the same Fort Myers Miracle lineup he faced last time. Outings like this one are great for Glasnow's stock as a prospect, but he will have to be more consistent and minimize the outings in which he lacks command before he will receive a promotion to Double-A Altoona.
May 6 - 9:04 AM

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow walked seven and allowed on hit (a triple) in two innings on Wednesday for High-A Bradenton.

Despite the poor command, he only allowed two base runners. Glasnow has the pitches and talent to be a front line pitcher, but he will have to significantly improve his command before he has a chance to pitch in the high minor leagues, let alone the major leagues. He now has one good start and one complete dud. If he improves his command he could be in line for quick promotions.
May 1 - 9:11 AM

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow struck out six batters as part of five shutout innings on Friday for High-A Bradenton.

Glasnow allowed two hits (both singles) and walked three batters against a lineup that included Dilson Hererra and Brandon Nimmo. Glasnow began his 2014 the same way he finished 2013: lots of strikeouts, few hits, and too many walks. If Glasnow can improve his command to decrease his walks and go deeper in games, he has the potential to be a #2 who slots behind Gerrit Cole for the Pirates.
Apr 26 - 10:01 AM

Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to make his season debut Friday for High-A Bradenton.

Glasnow, 20, injured his back this spring and has been working his way back in Extended Spring Training, where he recently hit 100 mph in an outing numerous times. The right-hander was one of the top pitchers in the minor leagues last season, posting a 2.18 ERA, .142 opponents' batting average and 164/61 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 111 1/3 innings for Low-A West Virginia. Glasnow's start on Friday will be his first at the High-A level.
Apr 25 - 8:17 AM

Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow finished the 2013 season with a 9-3 record, 2.18 ERA, .142 BAA and 164/61 K/BB ratio in 111 1/3 innings for Low-A West Virginia.

To say that the 20-year-old had a good season is a gross understatement. Glasnow was absolutely dominant in his full-season debut, leading the South Atlantic League in ERA (2.18), opponent batting average (.142), strikeouts (164) and K/9 (13.26). Boasting a heavy fastball that works easily in the mid-90s with late life, a sharp curveball that flashes plus potential and a changeup that will need serious refinement moving forward, the 6-foot-7 right-hander has the ceiling of at least a mid-rotation starter. And if his arsenal continues to improve as he ascends Pittsburgh's system, we could be talking about him as a potential front-line starter by the end of the 2015 season.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 01:15:00 PM

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3B1Pedro Alvarez
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CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
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