Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fantasy Focus: Impact Rookies- Tyler Glasnow

Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pirates.  DOB:  8/23/1993.  6'7", 195 lbs.

2016 AAA:  8-3, 1.87, 110.2 IP, 5.04 BB/9, 10.92 K/9.
2016 MLB:  0-2, 4.24, 23.1 IP, 5.01 BB/9, 9.26 K/9.

Glasnow was on this list last year, but spent most of the season in AAA which left him still ROY eligible this year.  The big problem for Glasnow was command as measured by a BB/9 of 5 which is at least 1 BB/9 above what he'll need to find consistent success in the majors.  Glasnow has close to elite stuff.  His FB averaged 93.5 which is a bit pedestrian by today's standards but he also has a killer curveball.  According to Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs, Glasnow has yet to develop any semblance of a changeup.  That and the command thing would cause me to stay away from him in fantasy baseball drafts. He has a huge ceiling, but I would not spend a precious roster spot on him except in the deepest keeper leagues until he proves he can lower the walk rate and keep it down.

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