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Birth Date8-23-1993
Height6' 8"
Weight230 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 28 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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2016 PIT MLB 7 4 23.3 0 2 0 22 13 24 2 92 8.5 5.0 0.8 9.3 49% .317 1.50 4.29 4.24 101 4.40 97.3 0.2
2017 PIT MLB 15 13 62.0 2 7 0 81 44 56 13 94 11.8 6.4 1.9 8.1 44% .358 2.02 6.32 7.69 122 8.17 173.8 -1.8
2018 PIT 0 34 0 56.0 1 2 0 47 34 72 5 96 7.6 5.5 0.8 11.6 57% .321 1.45 3.58 4.34 86 2.88 64.4 1.4
2018 TBA 0 11 11 55.7 1 5 0 42 19 64 10 105 6.8 3.1 1.6 10.3 44% .248 1.10 4.41 4.20 94 3.64 81.4 0.9
2019 TBA MLB 8 8 48.3 6 1 0 35 9 55 3 98 6.5 1.7 0.6 10.2 51% .276 0.91 2.29 1.86 77 3.13 63.8 1.4
2018 TOT MLB 45 11 111.7 2 7 0 89 53 136 15 100 7.2 4.3 1.2 11.0 51% .285 1.27 4.00 4.27 90 3.26 72.9 2.4

Statistics for All Levels

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2012 SCO A- NYP 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 96 9.0 2.3 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.25 2.08 0.00 91 4.92 102.5
2012 PIR Rk GCL 11 10 34.3 0 3 0 19 16 40 3 94 5.0 4.2 0.8 10.5 0% .203 1.02 3.81 2.10 98 2.62 54.7
2013 WVA A SAL 24 24 111.3 9 3 0 54 61 164 9 86 4.4 4.9 0.7 13.3 0% .215 1.03 3.46 2.18 90 2.50 54.4
2014 BRD A+ FSL 23 23 124.3 12 5 0 74 57 157 3 98 5.4 4.1 0.2 11.4 0% .260 1.05 2.62 1.74 77 2.31 48.8
2015 WEV A- NYP 2 2 5.3 0 1 0 3 2 6 0 96 5.1 3.4 0.0 10.1 0% .214 0.94 2.95 3.38 89 2.37 52.0
2015 ALT AA EAS 12 12 63.0 5 3 0 41 19 82 2 93 5.9 2.7 0.3 11.7 0% .269 0.95 1.98 2.43 65 2.84 62.2
2015 IND AAA INT 8 8 41.0 2 1 0 33 22 48 1 97 7.2 4.8 0.2 10.5 0% .314 1.34 2.81 2.20 90 4.14 90.7
2016 PIT MLB NL 7 4 23.3 0 2 0 22 13 24 2 92 8.5 5.0 0.8 9.3 49% .317 1.50 4.29 4.24 101 4.40 97.3
2016 ALT AA EAS 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 4 6 11 1 107 6.0 9.0 1.5 16.5 30% .333 1.67 4.85 3.00 91 3.67 81.0
2016 IND AAA INT 20 20 110.7 8 3 0 65 62 133 4 100 5.3 5.0 0.3 10.8 43% .255 1.15 2.91 1.87 87 2.87 63.3
2017 PIT MLB NL 15 13 62.0 2 7 0 81 44 56 13 94 11.8 6.4 1.9 8.1 44% .358 2.02 6.32 7.69 122 8.17 173.8
2017 IND AAA INT 15 15 93.3 9 2 0 57 32 140 6 90 5.5 3.1 0.6 13.5 50% .276 0.95 2.23 1.93 66 2.20 46.8
2018 PIT MLB NL 34 0 56.0 1 2 0 47 34 72 5 96 7.6 5.5 0.8 11.6 57% .321 1.45 3.58 4.34 86 2.88 64.4
2018 TBA MLB AL 11 11 55.7 1 5 0 42 19 64 10 105 6.8 3.1 1.6 10.3 44% .248 1.10 4.41 4.20 94 3.64 81.4
2019 TBA MLB AL 8 8 48.3 6 1 0 35 9 55 3 98 6.5 1.7 0.6 10.2 51% .276 0.91 2.29 1.86 77 3.13 63.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2016 435 0.4483 0.4299 0.7166 0.6103 0.2833 0.8319 0.5147 0.2834
2017 1221 0.4595 0.4136 0.7941 0.6275 0.2318 0.8750 0.6078 0.2059
2018 1854 0.4844 0.4412 0.7103 0.6370 0.2573 0.8269 0.4390 0.2897
2019 687 0.5386 0.4541 0.7244 0.6027 0.2808 0.8341 0.4494 0.2756

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-03 2014-04-24 Minors 21 0 - Not Disclosed - -


Year Team Salary
2019 TBA $566,700
2018 PIT $556,500
2017 PIT $541,000
2016 PIT $
2 yrPrevious$1,097,500
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,664,200
3 yrTotal$1,664,200


Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 158 d1 year/$566,700 (2019)

  • 1 year/$566,700 (2019). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.5565M (2018). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/15. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (5-152) (Hart HS, Santa Clarita, Calif.). $0.6M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 1.2 0.8 0 3 3 30.3 20 13 35 2 .250 1.09 2.56 2.87 4.6 0.5
80o 1.2 0.8 0 3 3 25.6 18 12 30 2 .263 1.17 2.90 3.25 3.9 0.4
70o 1.2 0.9 0 3 3 22.3 17 11 26 2 .272 1.23 3.15 3.52 3.4 0.4
60o 1.1 0.9 0 3 3 19.6 15 10 23 2 .280 1.28 3.36 3.76 3.0 0.3
50o 1.1 0.9 0 3 3 17.1 14 9 20 2 .288 1.33 3.57 3.99 2.6 0.3
40o 1.1 1 0 3 3 14.7 12 8 17 1 .295 1.38 3.78 4.22 2.2 0.2
30o 1.1 1 0 3 3 12.1 10 7 14 1 .303 1.43 4.00 4.47 1.7 0.2
20o 1 1 0 3 3 9.2 8 5 11 1 .312 1.49 4.27 4.76 1.2 0.1
10o 1 1.1 0 3 3 5.3 5 3 6 1 .325 1.59 4.65 5.18 0.4 0.0
Weighted Mean1.10.903316.7139191.2861.323.553.962.60.3

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2019-03-15 16:00:00 (link to chat)One opinion I've heard re: starting pitchers is that there is essentially a class of 12-15 guys at the top and then nothing appealing until you start looking at late round flyers. Are there any boring ol' tier two pitchers that you like? (e.g. the David Prices of the world).
(nschaef from NYC)
I'll always be a sucker for Masahiro Tanaka, who seems to go around that range as well. And I'll be interested to see what Chris Archer does with a full season in Pittsburgh. Looking at ADP though, it does look pretty rough for that middle, though. I'll also take Rick Porcello for volume and Tyler Glasnow for Tyler Glasnow-y reasons. (Mark Barry)
2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)Which young SP's take big steps forward this year?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
Feels like there are a bunch...I think the secret's out on Taillon after the slider-fueled dominance in the 2H last year. Lotta hype on Bieber and Pivetta as well. I'm into a bunch of later-round arms: Josh James, Joey Lucchesi, Tyler Glasnow, Tyler Skaggs, Matt Boyd, and, as always, Jon Gray. (Jon Hegglund)
2018-02-28 20:00:00 (link to chat)Would you tell me which current prospect most resembles Tyler Glasnow so I can make sure to avoid drafting them? Thanks!
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
In July I would have said Kopech but he rectified things. I got nothin'. Glasnow is so unique. I don't think he breaks camp (unless Musgrove is seriously hurt) but man, his stuff is so tantalizing. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tyler Glasnow ultimately a bullpen arm, or do you think he can settle into the starting rotation this year?
(Ron from texarkana)
I think he'll get an earnest shot at the rotation, 100-150 innings at least. The raw stuff is rotation worthy, I have no idea if he'll ever manage to stay consistent enough or be durable enough. (Mike Gianella)
2017-10-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Amir Garrett a lost cause or is there any tidbit of hope? He's 25 now and that was a bad season he just had. Sigh.
(Cole Whittier from Pasadena, CA)
Man, starting pitchers huh? I dunno, it's very hard for me to figure out how to value or predict pitchers (I know, real original). That said, 25 is that weird cusp age: I'd say there's of course hope, if he can get his walk rate to what it is in the minors at least.

Put it this way: I'm not ultra excited about Garrett in 2018, but I'm more excited about him than Tyler Glasnow. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Time for serious panic with Tyler Glasnow? I mean you just watch the post game videos and hes in tears almost.
(Panic filled Pirates fan from Pittsburg )
I am writing about our top five pitching prospects from last years list soon (Spoiler alert: It was not my finest work), but I think they just need to let Glasnow loose in the pen and see if they have an effective fireman/late inning arm here. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do we know Forrest Whitley isn't just Tyler Glasnow 2.0?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
I mean, we don't, but I also wouldn't call Glasnow a bust yet. Way too soon. (Nicolas Stellini)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)As I look at all the Kopech love around me, I ask myself "Did we not learn anything from Tyler Glasnow?"
(Porter from Chicago)
It's not a great comp in so much as it's very different body types, but I do think there is reason to be cautious with #thegreatstuff guys that are just a control/command jump away from putting it all together. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would you do with Tyler Glasnow?
(Teb Dos from Iowa)
Let him get his confidence and, more importantly, his command back in Indianapolis. ALl the stuff in the world doesn't help if you're walking five guys per nine. I don't know why he stayed up so long; it's not like he did something to make you think he turned a corner. Watching him perform has been painful. There's a theory that it takes really tall guys (he's 6'8") longer to get their body to move all in sync. I don't know whether that's borne out by anything, but it's an explanation. (And before you say "Aaron Judge," Judge is a year older) (Rob Mains)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Tyler Glasnow is not learning anything in Triple A. I think they need to bring him up and let him start and figure it out at the major league level instead of Chad Kuhl.
(Hector from Denver)
I don't mind giving him a few weeks to catch his breath -- he was really getting crushed and looking awful doing it. I might be more inclined to give him a month of middle-leverage relief work and see how that looks than to throw him back in the rotation, but when top prospects go that far south there aren't easy answers. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-05-15 17:00:00 (link to chat)How worried should we be about Tyler Glasnow. Will he get it together and become an effective major league starter?
(Buff from CO)
Moderately worried. He hasn't displayed any kind of command since Double-A so while I'd like to say yes to your question my answer right now is there's a 40 percent chance he does and a 60 percent chance he doesn't. (Mike Gianella)
2017-05-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Will Tyler Glasnow ever figure out the 6 inches between his ears and be the ace starter hes capable of being if he stops walking people?
(Dalton James Leslie from EMC insurance ( Downtown Des Moines))
Honestly, I don't think it's mental. He's just a huge dude, so it's really tough to keep everything moving in the right direction mechanically. I saw him a couple of times in Indianapolis last year and it was the same deal. Tons of strikeouts, tons of walks, and very few hits. He's getting hit around a little more because big league hitters are, um, big league hitters, but I think he'll be fine. (Mark Barry)
2017-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Tyler Glasnow? Will he improve his control enough to become a successful starter?
(Buff from Colorado)
Will he improve his control enough to become a top end starter? I have my doubts about that. However, I do still think he can figure things out enough to be a successful starter in Pittsburgh's rotation. His most recent start was a positive step (especially the number of ground balls he racked up). I'll never put it past the Pirates coaching staff to round a pitcher into form. (Eric Roseberry)
2017-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yes or No answer on this one... I know its not going to happen but would Dylan Cease and Candelario be enough to get Tyler Glasnow?
(BC from Urbandale)
No. But this isn't a crazy idea. I say no for two reasons.

1. The Pirates love Glasnow's stuff and have confidence that he'll eventually figure out how to command it. I'm not as sure, but he's a tantalizing guy.
2. The problem with the package you're proposing is that Cease isn't ready for the majors, and if the Pirates see a window for contention, they'll need a higher-minors pitching prospect for Glasnow. Candelario is not a great fit for a team that's got both Will Craig and Ke'Bryan Hayes on the farm (both third basemen, though Craig may not stay there). (Rob Mains)
2016-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tyler Glasnow's stock down right now? Mainly referring to continued problems issuing free passes and the late season shoulder discomfort.
(John from PA)
I think so. At a certain point your command/control is what it is. I think Glasnow will be better than what he has shown, but he might always be frustrating. Of course, I am also the last believer in Sean Newcomb, so... (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Josh Bell, James Taillon, Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows, and Mitch Keller? Seems as though the Pirates have a lot of young talent in that farm system year after year.
(Jeb from Iowa)
It's a very strong system. Bell could start at first next season, Taillon has locked up a rotation spot, and I'm fascinated to see what they do with their outfield this offseason. There's a legitimate case for trading Andrew McCutchen. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)What are the ceilings for Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow? Any comps for either of them? Thanks!
(Hidalgo from San Juan)
I'll skip the comps; they're generally bad.

Taillon could be a #2 if EVERYTHING went his way, but I suspect a #3 is more realistic. Glasnow has a better chance to get to that #2 overall. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Pirates had a brilliant last offseason; Kang, Liriano, Burnett, Cervelli. This offseason? Very meh, don't you think? As a Cubs fan, I still respect the Pirates, but don't fear them as much. Are they just relying on help from the farm now?
(Zonk from Chi Town)
I really like adding John Jason (as I wrote in his TA), but yeah, the pitching rotation is very sketchy beyond the top two. Tyler Glasnow could be a difference-maker, but this is one of those teams that can and will compete, and never count out that lineup. However, Cubs fans should only fear goats and injuries. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the most real deal Holyfield: Alex Reyes, Tyler Glasnow, or Blake Snell?
(nubber from tx)
Before seeing him this fall, I would have put Reyes behind Glasnow. I kinda/sorta fell in love in the AFL though. I go Reyes, Glasnow, Snell. Man oh man are all three good, though. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)In general, (there's obvious exceptions below the line), but where in the list would you draw the line at players who you feel comfortable can be perennial all-stars? My uneducated guess would be around 11 (Tyler Glasnow). If it clicks, he could be borderline 1/2. Orlando Arcia at #12 seems to be more very good than great (not meant to be a knock).
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I think that's about right. I'd draw a line either around 11/12 or around 9/10. But that gets into picking nits. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)Which breakout specs are you ... selling?
(majortom from space)
Do they have to be breakout specs? Guys I'd be testing the waters on, who are generally regarded as high-end fantasy prospects, are Julio Urias, Tyler Glasnow, and Hunter Harvey (if you can get anything for him at this point). I'd sell almost any breakout spec if people are too amped up on them (like Robles). (Bret Sayre)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Urias and Giolito getting a lot of attention, which other NL minor pitchers do you see as promising for potential #1/2/ace?
(steelydanu from L.A)
Well Tyler Glasnow for sure. Alex Reyes. Maybe Jose DeLeon? (Christopher Crawford)
2015-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)In your opinion, who has the best chance to become a fantasy ace of these pitchers: Taijuan Walker, Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard, Tyler Glasnow, or Kevin Gausman? Maybe rank them please! Thank you
(James from Kansas City)
Well, since you said please.

Syndergaard, Glasnow, Walker, Matz, Gausman. I only list Gausman last because I hate what the Orioles have done with his development. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)What is Gerrit Cole's peak upside? And how good could Tyler Glasnow be?
(Jeb from Iowa)
Cole is a legit ace who could be that ace for years. He's there this year. Glasnow could be a James Shields type...not quite an ace but that 1B type guy who is a 4 win pitcher for years. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Have you had a chance to see Tyler Glasnow lately? In March 2014, you put a 35 grade on his repetition and gave his overall mechanics a B grade. Any changes since then?
(bobbygrace from D.C.)
I haven't had a chance to see Glasnow yet this year, but yeah there was a massive gap between who he was and who he could be. Between the new baby (I'm the proud father of a 1-month old) and the chaos of in-season ball at the highest level, it might be a little while before I have the chance to catch up with the minors. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Other than maybe some different names at the back end, would there be any significant ranking differences between the BP 101 and your personal 101?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I can't really speak to that since the BP 101 isn't officially released yet. But, in general, some guys I'm higher on than other lists are: Tyler Glasnow, Reese McGuire, Aaron Judge, Manuel Margot, Brandon Drury, Nomar Mazara, ad Jorge Mateo. Guys I'm a bit lower on: Aaron Sanchez, Nick Williams, Josh Bell, Matt Olson, Hunter Harvey, Tyrone Taylor, Luis Severino, Brandon Nimmo. Hope that helps. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Robert Stephenson, Tyler Glasnow, Jose Berrios...rank them by upside and by likelihood of reaching potential (please!). Thanks.
(David from The Middle of Here)
Upside: Stephenson, Glasnow, Berrios. Likelihood: Glasnow, Stephenson, Berrios. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these 3 guys would rather have dynasty wise and why. Hunter Harvey, Tyler Glasnow, or Carlos Rodon? I pick at #1 and those guys are available. Or if Moncada gets added to espn database take him? What order would you take those guys? thanks
(Marlins88 from Anoka MN)
Harvey and Glasnow are a toss up; I'd lean Glasnow because of the NL/PNC Park/Ray Searage advantage. Rodon is solid but doesn't match up with those two in my mind. Moncada I'd probably throw in at third before Rodon, but as I said in an earlier question we're just making silly guesses on him. (Mike Gianella)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many of your NL Central Top 25 do you expect to make it on the top 100 list when BP publishes it? Average would be around 16 or 17 assuming talent is evenly distributed, right?
(Mike from Texas)
I did say I'd throw a top 25 NL Central Prospects list out there during this chat. With the understanding this is a work in progress (Mellen and I are starting to dig in on the framework for the Top 101), this is my own personal ranking of the prospects covered in our NL Central rankings:

1. SS Addison Russell
2. 3B Kris Bryant
3. RHP Robert Stephenson
4. OF Jorge Soler
5. OF Albert Almora
6. OF Stephen Piscotty
7. LHP Marco Gonzales
8. RHP Tyler Glasnow
9. RHP Jameson Taillon
10. OF Jesse Winker
11. OF/1B Josh Bell
12. RHP Alex Reyes
13. C Kyle Schwarber
14. RHP Michael Lorenzen
15. SS Orlando Arcia
16. OF Tyrone Taylor
17. OF Billy McKinney
18. RHP Pierce Johnson
19. SS Gleyber Torres
20. RHP Jack Flaherty
21. OF Yorman Rodriguez
22. C Reese McGuire
23. RHP Nick Howard
24. RHP Devin Williams
25. LHP Rob Kaminsky

I think all of those guys will be in the discussion for the 101, and expect there to be some shuffling in order of course. Definitely more than the average of 16 or 17. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Tyler Glasnow's command will "improve" when he gets to the show and throws to one of the games top framers? Obviously strong relationship between MiLB numbers and MLB numbers but seems like some pitchers make an inexplicable improvement (e.g. Harvey) in the jump.
(tberg from Pennsylvania)
I would look more for legitimate improvement in his skills than some significant benefit from pitch framing. Glasnow is never going to have ideal command for a starter of his caliber, and while throwing to a good framer may pick up a few pitches for him here or there, its not as though he's walking a fine line between good and bad command; there's a pretty big gap there right now, not one I'm comfortable projecting framing to compensate for. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug thanks for the chat. What are your thoughts on two of the Pirates best pitching prospects Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham?
(jsdspud from My Desk)
Glasnow has great momentum and a very deep release point that allows his stuff to play up. UIt can be difficult for young players to corral such impressive energy, so it could take a bit longer for him to reach ceiling, but he should be very deceptive along the way. I haven't watched as much of Kingham yet, but from what I have seen he has good stability and a strong baseline of mechanics, though his repetition still needs work.

On the jukebox: Iron Maiden, "Can I Play with Madness" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-10-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jose Berrios, Tyler Glasnow, Robert Stephenson: three pitchers with different levels of success this year (stat-wise). After what you saw this year, who has the highest/lowest ceiling? Highest/lowest risk of reaching their ceiling?
(ORWahoo from Tigard)
I might change my answer in another month or so, after having more opportunity to dive into each player's minor-league progression and physical development, but off-cuff I would say: Stephenson has the highest floor, Berrios has the highest ceiling, and Glasnow is the guy who will continue to out-produce expectations (Doug Thorburn)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Soooo, Tyler Glasnow....
(Justin from KC)
is legit. He has a huge fastball with good secondaries. Dealing with a young prospect, I think fastball command is the most important tool they can have. The Pirates organization puts emphasis on this and that's why the K numbers can look a little skewed. For example, Gerritt Cole did not strike out a ton of hitters but had the fastball command to let his secondaries play up or be effective at the highest level. Glasnow is striking out hitters while putting up video game numbers. AA is the big test. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some good up and coming prospects that might blossom into fantasy superstars?
(xVitality from Toronto, Canada)
Tyler Glasnow is going to strike out the world.
Joey Gallo and Kris Bryant are going to hit home runs.

I am bad at fantasy, but I am pretty sure this is how it works. (Tucker Blair)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has better pure stuff, Tyler Glasnow or Giolito?. Or other
(Andre 3000 from Compton)
Of the two, Giolito from what I've heard. It's rare to see anyone get ballsy and throw a 7 on a curve. That said, Glasnow has some nasty stuff. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like more over next few years Kyle Zimmer or Tyler Glasnow?
(Matt from MN)
Glasnow (Sam Miller)
2014-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like more over next few years Kyle Zimmer or Tyler Glasnow?
(scifi451 from MN)
Zimmer. Wait, no. Glasnow. Glasnow. (Sam Miller)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Tyler Glasnow be? He has been unreal the last couple of weeks.
(Jeb from Iowa)
#2 starter. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Tyler Glasnow be? He has been unreal the last couple of weeks.
(Jeb from Iowa)
Oh he can be very good, Chris King put eyes on him and gave him a 7/6/5 on FB/CB/CH potential. If he's solved the command issues he's going to be really good. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeff, Some bloggers are suggesting that Tyler Glasnow should be promoted soon. I say my rush things. Let him finish the year in High A, then move to AA next year. What do you think?
(jsdspud from My Desk)
I'd want to see strikes thrown more consistently before I promoted him. It's not about the ERA or the strike outs. I want to see fastball command. He's young enough that he can spend a full year at each level. There's no hurry. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Tyler Glasnow be? He has been unreal the last couple of weeks.
(Jeb from Iowa)
The sky is the limit for Glasnow. His height helps him attack hitters with a potent combination of velocity, downward plane, and a release point that is about halfway to the plate. As I mentioned in today's MLU, he simply doesn't get hit hard. His potential plus curveball is no slouch of a pitch either. He needs to throw more strikes, but being tall is a legitimate excuse for those struggles and we've seen tall pitchers struggle longer to correct fastball command than other guys. He'll never be a control artist, but even if he's not, he avoids good contact enough to be a mid-rotation starter. If he throws more strikes, he'll slot right behind Gerrit Cole and ahead of Jameson Taillon in future Pittsburgh rotations. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Tyler Glasnow be? He has been unreal the last couple of weeks.
(Jeb from Iowa)
Glasnow has an exceptionally deep release point. His pitches will jump on opposing hitters, and he can be very deceptive when he repeats the other elements of the delivery. Like so many young pitchers, his ultimate ceiling will be determined by fastball command and the evolution of his secondaries, and right now the former is still a work in progress.

On the jukebox: Iron Maiden, "The Trooper" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Tyler Glasnow be? He has been unreal the last couple of weeks.
(Jeb from Iowa)
He's obviously legit and could be a #2 starter if everything comes together with the command. As the BP scouting report read over the winter, his stuff is too overwhelming for hitters in High-A. It will be a big test to see if his control/command is good enough to handle the higher levels. He has the chance to be really, really good, though. (J.P. Breen)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)As a Reno-ite, I'd like to know your take on Archie's flexor muscle strain. Indicator of TJ coming up? Or, just a normal strain that will go away with rest/therapy? Also, what do you make of Tyler Glasnow's disappointing start?
(tsweber from Reno)
The TJ epidemic is certainly fueling the paranoia that any arm-related injury will put a player under the knife, and while that tendency has been more prevailing this season, we really don't know until we see how the player responds to rest and therapy.

Glasnow is a very intriguing case, with one of the deepest release points in the minor leagues, but he is still developing his delivery and speed bumps in the road to the show should be expected. His delivery was inconsistent last season, and the pieces require a lot of coordination in order to line up the gears, so I expect him to deal with bouts of poor command. All in all, it's just 7 innings and mostly the result of one really bad day at the office (7 BB in 2 IP) - merely a blip on his prospect radar.

On the jukebox: Aerosmith, "Dream On" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Pitchers like Kyle Crick and Tyler Glasnow have big fastballs but shaky command. Do you prefer to see swing and miss stuff or good control for young pitchers? Which is easier to develop?
(D-Mo from Houston)
Command is easier to build and hone, but velocity and break are tougher to teach, which is why they carry the discussion on draft day and in prospect land. I also prefer the pitcher with present stuff but little control, because that is a pitcher with a much higher ceiling even if they have a greater distance to reach it. You need some good-command pitchers in your rotation and fastball command is the top priority for most minor-league pitchers - the quality of their stuff will likely determine whether their future is at the front or the back of a big-league rotation (or in the bullpen). So command-now guys are the high floor yet low ceiling types, and the stuff-now guys have the huge gap between present and future potential. The coach and scout in me both say to take the stuff guy first and mold their command over time.

On the jukebox: Drist, "Stripped" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kolten Wong, ready to live up to expectations, recieves 500 at bats in St. Louis Gregory Polanco up in the Burgh by mid April? Tyler Glasnow up late this season? Thanks for the chat, regardless if you get to this question, always enjoy the knowledge as you answer any question in general
(Dragonbreath from Gurnee, IL)
Just to break these up a little:

Wong should be fine, but the playing time estimate might be on the optimistic side. It wouldn't shock me if they platoon him with Mark Ellis, at least early on.

I doubt Polanco is up before mid-June. The Pirates have every financial reason to play the Super Two game with him. As with Glasnow, I'd lean toward not this year. You figure Jameson Taillon is in line ahead of him, and likely Nick Kingham as well. Add in some of the other bit arms the Pirates have, and I just don't see a clear path to the majors for him this season. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Where do Tyler Glasnow and Andrew Heaney fall in your projections for Starting Pitchers? Potential 1/2s? How far out?
(Chris from Wilmington, North Carolina)
No. 3 types with No. 2 seasons in their primes. They're both right around 40-50 on my top-100. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat, Craig! I play in a dynasty league where we are allowed to draft amateurs. Tyler Glasnow and Lucas Sims for Jacob Gatewood. Which side wins out?
(dbrosene from San Mateo, CA)
Take the pitchers. I like Gatewood a bunch, but they're that much closer to the majors and they are valuable properties in and of themselves. Gatewood isn't perfect as a prospect so go with the guys who are closer to providing value. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, could you rank these pitchers by upside? Aaron Sanchez, Tyler Glasnow, and Julio Urias. Thanks.
(cracker73 from Florida)
Sanchez, Urias, Glasnow (Jason Parks)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tyler Glasnow or Jesse Biddle? Is it close?
(Nick from My Couch)
Glasnow. Nope. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've got a minor league draft for a keeper league coming up, and I know I'll be choosing between Jonathan Gray, Kohl Stewart, Eddie Butler, Garin Cecchini, Clint Frazier, Tyler Glasnow. My team is in a win over the next 2-3 years type mode, which of the 6 do you prefer, or if it is close between a few guys, why? Thanks!
(TommyC from Illinois)
Frazier. Love me some Clint Frazier. (Bret Sayre)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tyler Glasnow or Julio Urias?
(Brett from St. Louis)
Urias. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)How legit is Tyler Glasnow? Seems like he has little idea where it's going but no one at his level can hit him.
(Liam from Dallas)
Very legit. The stuff is very good. The feel is improving. I don't think he belongs in the upper-tier, but the production has been great. Hard to argue with his results. I think he falls back down to earth a bit as he climbs the ranks, but he's still a top 50 prospect in the game and a very legit arm. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where in 100 ranking for Archie Bradley? Tyler Glasnow? Hunter Harvey? CJ Edwards? Thanks!
(Joe Bob from TX)
Ask Parks, that's his area. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your favorite starting pitcher prospect out of the group? (Most likely to stick at SP taken into account) Mike Foltynewicz, Tyler Glasnow, Eddie Butler, Aaron Sanchez, and Lucas Giolito?
(Fish72292 from New Hampshire)
That's a tough list, especially since we're comparing upper-level pitchers (Folty and Butler) with complex-league pitchers (Giolito). I like all of those guys. I'd probably go Butler though, because we're talking ceiling + probability of big leagues with the Double-A guy. Highest ceiling of the group? Probably Giolito. Which makes it a tough one to answer. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, I know they are extremely young & far away from the show but any thoughts on Tyler Glasnow, Luiz Gohara & Julio Urias? Are all 3 possibly role 7 pitchers as there ceilings?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Like you said, they're all a long way away with serious risk (especially Gohara), but very good ceilings. Urias has been really exciting this year. Flirting mid-90s in every start from the left side with a feel for pitching and a very advanced changeup. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Eddie Butler, Tyler Glasnow or Miguel Almonte. Who's the future star?
(Sam from St. Louis)
Hi Sam.

Do I have to pick just one?

As i said in the Correa/Russell question, it's always tough with guys below AA to guess a trajectory. With pitchers it's especially tough; Double-A is really where we get a good look at whether or not a guy is going to be good enough or if he'll flame out. If I had to pick one, it would be Glasnow. I like guys in the minors with over a strikeout an inning. The walk rate concerns me, but that's something that he could ultimately fix. If you're not striking out over a batter an inning in the low minors, are you going to do that in the Majors. A few guys have done it, but it's the exception and not the rule. It's Glasnow for me. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat! Who are some fast-rising/surprise prospects that might show up on the BP101 next year?
(boneil33 from Boston)
Tyler Glasnow has shot up prospect lists this season, and look for Arismendy Alcantara to get a serious look for the top101. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of Severino, have you seen or heard anything regarding Phillies' pitcher Severino Gonzalez? He's at Clearwater.
(smitty99 from Federal Way WA)
I saw him oppose Tyler Glasnow, Severino Gonzalez is an interesting type pitcher with a very small frame. The cutter he throws is intriguing, but overall it was more solid minor league pitcher than major prospect. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! The transcripts are always fun to read. Pick two to stash on a dynasty minors roster: Tyler Glasnow, Yordano Ventura and Adalberto Mondesi.
(Alex from Tacoma)
Ventura and Mondesi. Not a knock on Glasnow, but I would want a pitcher who is closer to producing in the majors. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Tyler Glasnow and Lucas Simms? It seems both have quality stuff for their age, any chance they become role 6 pitchers in the distant future?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
nothing other than "I want to see these guys" (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Professor Parks, who would you rather have in your system, Tyler Glasnow or Luiz Gohara?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Glasnow. Safer. Good ceiling. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)I read recently that Tyler Glasnow's been throwing 'unprotected sex'. Does this report jive with what you've seen/heard?
(Steve from Brooklyn)
That's a good way of putting it. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Harry. Any thoughts on rising Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow. How high is his ceiling, and what does he need to do to become a 1 or 2 starter eventually?
(Keith from Manchester, CT)
he's not rated that highly, he's a prospect but not a front line starter. We'll see how that long frame fills out and if he gets better consistency out of it, but I wouldn't pin that hope on him. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospects have really broken out so far this year? Tyler Glasnow has to be one of them right?
(Shawn from Office)
Yep. And Archie Bradley is one of the bigger ones. After showing good stuff but walking a ton of hitters last year, he has really refined everything and looks like the best pitching prospect in the minors right now. He's the big breakout guy for me. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a Pirates fan, I am thrilled but not surprised at the emergence of Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham. With the two of them along with Cole/Taillon and Luis Heredia, is there any other team that can match the Pirates impact pitching in the minors?
(James from Morgantown)
A ton of Pirates questions on here already from both Pittsburgh and West Virginia, and I think it's a good time to say I was probably too low on Pittsburgh in terms of their future. I wrote in the beginning that they were in danger of wasting McCutchen's prime, and while that's still true, I'm encouraged by their start and the performance of some of the young players. The key will be whether they'll need to pay full price to fill holes in the rotation after Wandy/Burnett leave since they got them on discounts in trades.

If those guys can form a rotation, then the Pirates are in terrific shape going forward. That's probably more a question for our prospects guys - I'd think the Cardinals are up there too.

But the Pirates have done a really good job taking care of business in a stretch of schedule with lots of Brewers, Cubs and Astros in it. The next stretch is critical with the Tigers, Reds and Braves, but they could emerge from that in position to give Pittsburgh a fun summer. (Zachary Levine)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug, Do you think control can be taught to extremely wild pitchers such as Kyle Crick or Tyler Glasnow to can get their BB/9 down to under 3 per 9 or do you just hope they keeps it under 5 per 9 and remain very unhittable ? I don't see much success for them as they climb the ladder with high BB/9 stats.
(Corky from Denver)
Pitch command can be taught to anyone, but the question is whether the pitcher can make the physical adjustments necessary for the lessons to sink in. I'm not just talking about mechanics, but also the conditioning necessary to get into ideal baseball shape. A pitcher who is imbalanced, mechanically or strength-wise, will constantly struggle with pitch repetition. A pitcher needs to have elite raw stuff in order to survive with a walk rate over 4 per 9. (Doug Thorburn)

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