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|Games Played By Position|
|04/19/2014||Aaron Hill, 2B ARI|
Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT
|Greg Holland, RP KC|
|04/19/2014||Zack Greinke, SP LAD||Joc Pederson, LF LAD|
Matthew Wisler, SP SD
Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT
Justin Upton, LF ATL
|04/18/2014||Wily Peralta, SP MIL|
Jarred Cosart, SP HOU
|Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT|
|Confidence in changeup fueling Tyler Glasnow's breakout |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/13) Pirates starting pitcher prospect Tyler Glasnow tossed a career-best six scoreless innings Tuesday for Class A West Virginia, improving to 5-2. He allowed three hits and one walk, while striking out seven.
"I felt good in my bullpen before [the game]," Glasnow said, per MLB.com. "I was trying to slow my tempo down. I feel like the first inning of a lot of my games have just been kind of fast-paced, just trying to get through it. Today, everything felt good and slow. I felt like I could work with my offspeed [stuff] more."
Glasnow has a 2.48 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 17 starts. He also has 110 strikeouts in 76 1/3 innings. Glasnow, who is considered the Pirates' 17th-best prospect by MLB.com, is 5-5 with a 2.28 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 29 career outings (28 starts). He is also striking out 12.1 batters per nine innings.
"It's like night and day from the beginning of the season or from last year," he said "These past seven or eight starts, I've been working with our pitching coach, Jeff Johnson, and he's changed my whole my mindset on changeups. I feel just as confident, if not more confident, in my changeup than my fastball some games."
|Tyler Glasnow's stuff is as raw as it is spectacular. Though he pitched at low Class A last year, his 4.4 hits per nine innings and 13.3 strikeouts per nine innings were nothing short of insane. He couldn't locate anything, which may have helped those particular rates, but with a mid-to-high-90s fastball and a sweeping curveball, it's safe to say he'll be a big-time bat-misser even when he gets things under control. Of course, he's still a long way from getting things under control. At 6-feet-7, he has trouble repeating his delivery. He's only 20, so he has plenty of time to fix that -- and pitching for an organization that has developed something of a reputation for taming wild stallions only helps his cause -- but understand that no matter how good his numbers may look, he's not a pitcher on the fast track. That doesn't mean you pass up Glasnow in a dynasty league -- he's about as affordable of an eventual ace as you'll find in those formats -- but he'll require some patience.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/20/14||MIL||1:35 pm||Marco Estrada|
|4/21/14||CIN||7:05 pm||Mike Leake|
|4/22/14||CIN||7:05 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|4/23/14||CIN||7:05 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|4/24/14||CIN||12:35 pm||Tony Cingrani|
|4/25/14||@ STL||8:15 pm||Shelby Miller|
|4/26/14||@ STL||4:05 pm||Joe Kelly|
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