Tyler Glasnow
Tyler Glasnow
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Tampa Bay Rays
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The sky is the limit for Glasnow, though there are a couple of obstacles. At 6-foot-10, he must focus to repeat his mechanics. If 2019 is an indication, Glasnow is on his way after registering a 6.1 BB%, the lowest of his career at any level, albeit in just 60.2 innings. This segues to durability. After a May 10 start, Glasnow was sporting a tidy 1.86 ERA and 0.91 WHIP with 55 punchouts and only nine walks in 48.1 innings. He left that game early with forearm tightness and didn't return until Sept. 8. The club was cautious the rest of the way, with Glasnow totaling just 12.1 frames in four starts plus two more for seven frames in the ALDS. Glasnow should be fine heading into 2020, but even if he remains healthy, his workload is likely to be monitored. Glasnow's velocity and spin rate are elite, and he's open-minded about analytics. This adds up to an ace; just don't pay for innings he likely won't deliver. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.05 million contract with the Rays in January of 2020.
Fails to finish third inning
PTampa Bay Rays
August 8, 2020
Glasnow (0-1) took the loss in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees, allowing four runs on five hits in just 2.2 innings of work, striking out five while walking three.
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Glasnow has failed to pitch long enough to earn a win in any of his three outings this season, though this time that was due to poor performance rather than by design. He matched Gerrit Cole with a pair of scoreless innings to start the game, getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the second, but he allowed a two-run homer to Mike Ford and a two-run double to Gio Urshela in the third, forcing him out of the game. He now owns a 5.56 ERA through his first three starts, with his 37.3 percent strikeout rate being offset by 15.7 percent walk rate and a 30.0 percent HR/FB rate.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
77
Last 10 Games
77
Last 5 Games
77
How many pitches does Tyler Glasnow generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Tyler Glasnow generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-30%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .194 368 107 41 63 11 2 8
Since 2018vs Right .218 381 124 34 75 13 0 14
2020vs Left .167 22 7 4 3 0 0 1
2020vs Right .240 29 12 4 6 1 0 2
2019vs Left .155 104 37 6 15 1 1 1
2019vs Right .212 126 39 8 25 4 0 3
2018vs Left .215 242 63 31 45 10 1 6
2018vs Right .219 226 73 22 44 8 0 9
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-4%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-43%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-83%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.45 1.32 94.0 2 4 0 12.1 4.0 1.4
Since 2018Away 3.61 0.99 89.2 6 5 0 10.5 3.3 0.7
2020Home 6.75 1.65 6.2 0 1 0 18.9 6.8 2.7
2020Away 3.86 1.29 4.2 0 0 0 9.6 5.8 1.9
2019Home 3.25 1.16 27.2 2 1 0 10.7 2.6 1.0
2019Away 0.55 0.67 33.0 4 0 0 11.7 1.6 0.3
2018Home 3.17 1.36 59.2 0 2 0 11.9 4.4 1.5
2018Away 5.54 1.17 52.0 2 5 0 9.9 4.2 0.9
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Stat Review
How does Tyler Glasnow compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.38
 
K/9
15.1
 
BB/9
6.4
 
HR/9
2.4
 
Fastball
97.2 mph
 
ERA
5.56
 
WHIP
1.50
 
BABIP
.316
 
GB/FB
1.29
 
Left On Base
78.1%
 
Exit Velocity
82.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2538 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.4%
 
Swinging Strike
15.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Last year was, in effect, two separate seasons for the hard-throwing righty. Pittsburgh is a big believer in establishing the fastball low in the zone to generate groundballs. That approach requires good command of the strike zone, which Glasnow simply does not have yet. This led to a 56% groundball rate and a 14% walk rate with the Pirates. Tampa Bay wants pitchers to use the fastball up in the zone to change eye levels for the secondary stuff. Batters have a tougher time laying off high heat, especially heat with Glasnow's ride to it. That explains how he was able to cut his walk rate nearly in half, but he also saw his home-run rate double after the move, partly because of the move to the AL East. Further complicating matters is the fact 96.4% of his pitches for the Rays were either fastballs or curveballs. Few pitchers can consistently go deep relying on just two pitches, no matter how good those pitches are. Indeed, he averaged just five innings per start.
During his ascent through Pittsburgh's farm system, Glasnow made a name for himself as a premier prospect. With a fastball that hovers around the 95 mph, a changeup and a curveball, Glasnow consistently fooled batters and turned in K/9s above 9.0 at each level. That dominance has yet to translate to the majors, as he posted a 7.45 ERA and 1.91 WHIP over his first 12 starts last season. His control was seemingly gone, as threw for a 50:29 K:BB over that span, and those struggles resulted in a demotion to Triple-A Indianapolis in mid-June. Glasnow found his groove with Indy, posting a 1.93 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 140:32 K:BB over 15 starts. However, he wasn't any better after returning to the big leagues in September (9.39 ERA, 2.74 WHIP). Until he shows something at the highest level, Glasnow will remain merely a lottery ticket -- an arm with upside but without the track record to warrant a substantial investment in single-season drafts.
Glasnow's success in the minors didn't translate to Pittsburgh during his initial run in the big leagues. He gave up 11 earned runs in 23.1 innings split between four starts and three relief outings. His biggest weapon -- fastball velocity -- varied greatly. After coming to the Bucs with a mid-to-upper 90s heater, Glasnow averaged 93.5 mph and occasionally dipped into the high 80s. He spent time on the DL with both shoulder and triceps discomfort, factors which likely contributed to inconsistent velocity. His walk rate (5.0 BB/9) remained high and the Pirates tried to teach him a slide step on the fly to help contain the running game. A reluctance to throw a recently-adopted changeup basically made him to a two-pitch pitcher. If he can stay healthy and remain confident through the inevitable struggles young pitchers face, then the 6-foot-8 righty could move into the top half of Pittsburgh's rotation in 2017.
Glasnow added to his reputation as a strikeout phenom in 2015, even though his 11.2 K/9 rate was actually the lowest in three minor league campaigns. He missed six weeks with an ankle injury but pitched well enough to earn a promotion to Triple-A Indianapolis, where he registered a 2.20 ERA in 41 innings. A 4.8 BB/9 mark forced general manager Neal Huntington to tap the brakes on talks of a big league debut, but a good start to 2016 will likely punch his ticket to PNC Park after the Super 2 arbitration date passes in early June, if not sooner.
Along with the injured Jameson Taillon, Glasnow ranks atop Pittsburgh's impressive list of pitching prospects. The 6-foot-7 righty built upon an impressive 2013 at Low-A with a standout season for High-A Bradenton last year. Working primarily worked off a high-90s fastball and sharp-breaking curve, Glasnow recorded 157 strikeouts in just 124.1 innings. He gave up only 74 hits but walked 57. Fortunately, the control improved year over year, from 4.9 BB/9 to 4.1 BB/9. Although the 21-year-old struggled in his lone playoff appearance and wasn't particularly dominant in the Arizona Fall League, he'll get a bump up to Double-A in 2015. While it's unlikely the organization promotes him to the big leagues before 2016, he could see time with Triple-A Indy this summer. His ceiling remains as high as anyone in Pittsburgh's farm system.
Glasnow exploded onto the scene in 2013, striking out 164 batters in 111.1 innings for Low-A West Virginia. The 20-year-old righty throws a 95 mph plus fastball and sharp curveball from a 6-8, 215 frame. His numbers include a 2.18 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. A 4.9 BB/9 could hold Glasnow back against more advanced hitters, but he's athletic enough for his size and has time on his side to project improvement. He'll make the jump to High-A in 2014, and if he finds a way to harness his control, he could advance quickly through a typically-conservative Pittsburgh farm system.
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Among toughest matchups in majors
PTampa Bay Rays
August 2, 2020
Glasnow, who allowed two earned runs on three hits and three walks while recording five strikeouts over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday, is developing into one of the most uncomfortable pitchers for hitters to face, Matt Kelly of MLB.com reports.
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Dominant in short outing
PTampa Bay Rays
July 27, 2020
Glasnow didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 14-5 romp over Atlanta, allowing one run on one hit and two walks over four innings while striking out nine.
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Ready for Monday's start
PTampa Bay Rays
July 26, 2020
Glasnow will take it one inning at a time in Monday's home start against the Braves, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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So-so in final camp start
PTampa Bay Rays
July 21, 2020
Glasnow allowed two hits and four walks over three innings while recording five strikeouts during Monday's intrasquad start, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "The feel for things just wasn't there today. I just couldn't get my curveball over, and it let guys sit on the heater," Glasnow said. "But I'm pleased with where I'm at."
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Reveals past positive test
PTampa Bay Rays
July 14, 2020
Glasnow clarified Tuesday that his late arrival to camp was in fact due to COVID-19, which he tested positive for during intake testing, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
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