Sunday, December 13, 2015

Fantasy Focus: 2016 Impact Rookies- Tyler Glasnow

Tyler Glasnow, RHP.  6'7", 200 lbs.  DOB:  8/23/1993.

Tyler Glasnow was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in round 5 of the 2011 draft out of HS.  He did not play pro ball that year and started out in rookie ball in 2012 with a line of 0-3, 2.10, 34.1 IP, 10.49 K/9, 4.19 BB/9.  He was able to overcome a high walk rate with double digit K/9 and a low BABIP of .203.

He moved up to low A ball for 2013 and increased both his K and BB rates:  9-3, 2.18, 111.1 IP, 13.25  K/9, 4.93 BB/9.

He regressed both his K and BB's to near his rookie ball numbers in High A in 2014 while putting up a sub 2.00 ERA:  12-5, 1.74, 124.1 IP, 11.36 K/9, 4.13 BB/9.  He was starting to get noticed big time in the national prospect-watching press.

His rather spectacular success continued at AA with a lower walk rate in 2015:  5-3, 2.43, 63 IP, 11.71 K/9, 2.71 BB/9.  He got a midseason callup to AAA where his walk rate regressed to baseline but the rest of his numbers looked good:  2-1, 2.20, 41 IP, 10.54 K/9, 4.83 BB/9.

He'll probably start out 2016 back in AAA working on his command.  A midseason callup is likely.  He'll be worth rostering immediately in all fantasy leagues.

1 comment:

  1. I decided to look at him on the prospect list at MLB.COM. Then I went totally ADD and decided to look for Giants in the Top-100. No Giants, but Keury Mella was #94! When he was a Giant, he didn't make the Top-100. He was, if I remember right, the third ranked pitching prospect behind Beede & Bickford at the time and #5 over-all.

    And, the thing is, he's #5 for the Reds and, after he left San Jose, he pitched WORSE for the Reds A+ team than he did for the SJ Giants A+ team, including 15 walks in 21.1 innings. Hardly the thing, I should think, to make him jump up in the rankings. Yet there he is, cracking the Top-100.

    It's amazing the magic that happens when a prospect leaves the Giants for another club.