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Birth Date8-23-1993
Height6' 7"
Weight195 lbs
Age20 years, 11 months, 2 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 SCO A- 1 1 4.0 2.91 132 .281 .210 .268 .283 .219 .333 96 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 PIR Rk 11 10 34.3 5.01 96 .202 .249 .320 .354 .257 .203 95 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2013 WVA A 24 24 111.3 3.99 102 .215 .248 .323 .364 .268 .215 90 15.2 1.6 15.2 1.6
2014 BRD A+ 16 16 82.3 3.16 130 .208 .255 .321 .368 .254 .258 97 19.7 2.0 19.7 2.0

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2012 PIR Rk 0 3 0 11 10 34.3 19 16 40 3 46% .203 5.0 4.2 0.8 10.5 1.02 2.10 0.3 0.0
2012 SCO A- 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 4 1 4 0 67% .333 9.0 2.2 0.0 9.0 1.25 0.00 1.1 0.1
2013 WVA A 9 3 0 24 24 111.3 54 61 164 9 50% .215 4.4 4.9 0.7 13.3 1.03 2.18 15.2 1.6
2014 BRD A+ 7 4 0 16 16 82.3 50 41 97 1 46% .258 5.5 4.5 0.1 10.6 1.11 1.64 19.7 2.0

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Injury History

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 - -

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 22Jeff Moore2014-07-23
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The 2011 Redraft: Redoing a Deep First RoundBaseball Prospectus2014-07-02
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Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBaseball Prospectus2014-06-27
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BP Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsRon Shah2014-04-03
Raising Aces: Bush League: Eddie Butler, Tyler Glasnow, and Alex MeyerDoug Thorburn2014-03-21
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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