Tyler Glasnow
Tyler Glasnow
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Tampa Bay Rays
60-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 8/24/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
At 6-foot-8, Glasnow has struggled at times with his mechanics and command. He's been inconsistent during his time in the majors between Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay (career 4.43 ERA, 1.34 WHIP) and has also battled a few injuries, most notably shoulder trouble in 2016 and forearm tightness in 2019. What's not in question is his physical ability. When things are going right, Glasnow is among the most dominant pitchers in the game with a 97-mph fastball and a curveball that ranks in the 92nd percentile in terms of spin rate. His stuff is so naturally filthy that he can get hitters out even when he isn't hitting his spots. The right-hander's 2020 ended on a sour note as he gave up a whopping nine homers in 28.2 postseason innings, and those struggles will be fresh in the minds of drafters this spring. It's understandable to be hesitant given his history, but a bet on the talent here could pay big dividends. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#53
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$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Rays in January of 2021.
Continues to feel good
PTampa Bay Rays
Elbow
July 19, 2021
Glasnow (elbow) continues to feel good after playing light catch, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Glasnow was able to resume playing light catch last week after he was shut down for approximately four weeks, but he still doesn't have a timetable to return to mound work. The right-hander is optimistic that he'll be able to return in 2021, and his return timetable could come into focus when he resumes throwing off a mound.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
96
Last 10 Games
96
Last 5 Games
92
How many pitches does Tyler Glasnow generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
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 2019
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-32%
BAA vs LHP
2020
Even Split
2019
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .162 363 135 23 55 11 3 8
Since 2019vs Right .205 445 155 40 83 13 1 17
2021vs Left .139 145 54 8 19 8 0 4
2021vs Right .205 195 69 19 36 5 1 6
2020vs Left .200 114 44 9 21 2 2 3
2020vs Right .200 124 47 13 22 4 0 8
2019vs Left .155 104 37 6 15 1 1 1
2019vs Right .212 126 39 8 25 4 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-55%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-29%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-83%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 2.96 1.01 97.1 7 3 0 13.1 2.5 1.1
Since 2019Away 2.65 0.95 108.2 9 1 0 12.3 3.0 1.1
2021Home 1.65 0.80 43.2 3 1 0 13.6 1.9 0.6
2021Away 3.65 1.06 44.1 2 1 0 11.6 3.7 1.4
2020Home 4.85 1.19 26.0 2 1 0 14.9 3.5 2.1
2020Away 3.45 1.09 31.1 3 0 0 13.8 3.4 1.4
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
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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
4.56
 
K/9
12.6
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
97.0 mph
 
ERA
2.66
 
WHIP
0.93
 
BABIP
.264
 
GB/FB
1.48
 
Left On Base
82.4%
 
Exit Velocity
83.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.6%
 
Spin Rate
2535 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.7%
 
Swinging Strike
16.3%
 
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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.
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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Playing light catch
PTampa Bay Rays
Elbow
July 15, 2021
Glasnow (elbow) has resumed playing light catch, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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Expresses optimism about '21 return
PTampa Bay Rays
Elbow
June 26, 2021
On an appearance on Chris Rose's Rotation podcast Friday, Glasnow (elbow) expressed that he was "pretty optimistic about being able to come back sooner than later" based on how his arm is currently feeling, the team's official site reports.
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Receives encouraging timeline
PTampa Bay Rays
Elbow
June 18, 2021
Glasnow (elbow) will be shut down for four weeks while he receives treatment, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
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Transferred to 60-day IL
PTampa Bay Rays
Elbow
June 17, 2021
Glasnow (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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MRI reveals partial UCL tear
PTampa Bay Rays
Elbow
June 15, 2021
Glasnow was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday after an MRI revealed a partial UCL tear as well as a flexor strain in his right elbow, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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