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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 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. Aug 24 - 11:35 AM

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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.
Aug 18 - 6:46 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).
Aug 13 - 12:41 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.
Aug 8 - 12:16 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.
Aug 2 - 10:50 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.
Jul 23 - 2:47 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
3Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Casey Sadler
10Bobby LaFromboise
11John Holdzkom