Tyler Allen Glasnow (born August 23, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Tyler Glasnow
Tyler Glasnow on April 15, 2017 (cropped).jpg
Glasnow with the Pirates in 2017
Tampa Bay Rays – No. 20
Born: (1993-08-23) August 23, 1993 (age 26)
Newhall, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 2016, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record10–17
Earned run average4.51

Early lifeEdit

Tyler Glasnow was born in Newhall, California, on August 23, 1993 to parents Greg and Donna. He has an older brother, Ted.[1]


Amateur careerEdit

Glasnow attended William S. Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California.[2] He committed to play college baseball for the University of Portland. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Glasnow in the fifth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.[3]

Pittsburgh PiratesEdit

Glasnow signed with the Pirates for a $600,000 signing bonus. He made his professional debut in 2012 for the Gulf Coast Pirates of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League in 2012 where he went 0–3 with a 2.10 ERA in 11 games (ten starts), and also started one game for the State College Spikes of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League. In 2013, he played for the West Virginia Power of the Class A South Atlantic League.[4] He started 24 games and finished the season with 9–3 record, a 2.18 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 111.1 innings.[5] His 164 strikeouts were the most strikeouts in a single season in Power franchise history, passing Will Inman's 134 in 2006.[6]

Glasnow played for the Bradenton Marauders of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2014.[7] In 23 starts for Bradenton, he compiled a 12–5 record and 1.74 ERA. After beginning the 2015 season with the Altoona Curve of the Class AA Eastern League, he sprained his ankle on May 6, and made his return on June 19 with the West Virginia Black Bears of the New York–Penn League.[8] After two starts with West Virginia, Glasnow returned to Altoona. In late July, the Pirates promoted Glasnow to the Indianapolis Indians of the Class AAA International League.[9] The Pirates considered promoting Glasnow to the major leagues in 2015, but decided against it.[10] In 22 starts between the three clubs, Glasnow was 7–5 with a 2.39 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 109.1 innings. After the 2015 season, the Pirates added Glasnow to their 40-man roster.[11]

Glasnow began the 2016 season with Indianapolis and had a 1.87 ERA and 133 strikeouts in ​110 23 innings pitched across 20 games started.[12] The Pirates promoted Glasnow to make his major league debut on July 7.[13] He pitched ​5 13 innings in his major league debut, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks. In his second start, he left the game after three innings with a shoulder injury. He returned to the active roster on July 23 as a relief pitcher. He did not start another game until September 25.[12] In 23.1 innings pitched for Pittsburgh, Glasnow was 0–2 with a 4.24 ERA.

Glasnow began 2017 in Pittsburgh's starting rotation. In his first start of 2017, he struggled with his command, giving up five runs on four hits and five walks in ​1 23 innings pitched.[14] Glasnow was optioned to Indianapolis in June after compiling a 7.45 ERA and 1.91 WHIP over 12 starts.[15] He spent the remainder of the season with Indianapolis, where he was 9–2 with a 1.93 ERA over 15 starts,[16] before he returned to Pittsburgh during September call-ups. In 15 games for the Pirates, he compiled a 2–7 record, a 7.69 ERA, and a 2.012 WHIP.[17]

During spring training in 2018, the Pirates decided that Glasnow would start the 2018 season as a relief pitcher.[18]

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

On July 31, 2018, Tyler was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays, along with Austin Meadows and a player to be named later, later revealed to be Shane Baz, for Chris Archer.[19] He was immediately inserted into their starting rotation.[20] In his 11 starts with Tampa Bay, Glasnow posted an earned run average of 4.20, recording 64 strikeouts in 55.2 innings.

After starting the 2019 season 5–0 with a 1.75 earned run average, Tyler was named American League Pitcher of The Month for April. After straining his arm against the Yankees on May 10, Tyler went to the 10 Day IL. He went to the 60 day IL on May 26.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Neumann, Thomas (July 7, 2016). "Towering Tyler Glasnow ready to fill a tall order for Pirates". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "CHATTER: Hart's Glasnow looks like an ace". presstelegram.com. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "LA North: Pirates pick Hart's Tyler Glasnow in fifth round of MLB draft". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Pirates minor league notebook: Former 5th-round pick Glasnow shining in rotation". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Pirates' big risk with pitch-heavy draft focus might soon pay off". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Mixed Emotions: A record and a loss: Power fall 7–1 as Glasnow sets strikeouts a new record". MiLB.com. August 7, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Prospect Glasnow makes scoreless season debut". Pittsburgh Pirates. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow struggles in rehab outing". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 20, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  9. ^ Brink, Bill (July 30, 2015). "Pirates notebook: Top prospect Tyler Glasnow promoted to Class AAA". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  10. ^ Biertempfel, Rob (February 20, 2016). "Major expectations for top Pirates prospect Glasnow". Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  11. ^ Brink, Bill (November 20, 2015). "Pirates add four to 40-man roster". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  12. ^ a b Berry, Adam (January 20, 2016). "Tyler Glasnow returns to rotation from bullpen | Pittsburgh Pirates". Mlb.com. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  13. ^ "Tyler Glasnow ready to fill a tall order for Pirates". Espn.go.com. July 7, 2016. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Tyler Glasnow: Commanding Attention for the Wrong Reasons – Yawkey Talk". www.yawkeytalk.com.
  15. ^ "Pirates' Tyler Glasnow: Optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis".
  16. ^ "Tyler Glasnow Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  17. ^ Berry, Adam (January 20, 2016). "Tyler Glasnow not discouraged after tough '18 | Pittsburgh Pirates". Mlb.com. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  18. ^ <<<=theobj.bylinetime>>>. "'Oh, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.' Ray Searage describes Tyler Glasnow's progress, other pitchers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  19. ^ "Archer excited to join surging Pirates after trade".
  20. ^ "Tyler Glasnow strikes out 5 in Rays debut". MLB.com.

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