Tyler Glasnow got off to a slow start this season, but that changed yesterday. The right hander who was the buzz of minor league baseball last season, didn’t get off to a great start in 2014 due to injury and also hasn’t started pitching until the second inning in most games. But yesterday…wow.
The top five pitching prospect for the Bucs, struck out two in the first inning. The first inning has caused him problems all season–two third of his runs allowed have come in the first frame along with ten walks. In all, Glasnow fanned 12 bad guys and that isn’t even his career high–that was set last yar when he punched out 13 batters.
At one point, Glasnow struck out nine of the 11 batters he faced. Sick.
The 20-year old credits pitching guru Jim Wagner–who worked with Trevor Bauer back in high school as well–with his increase in velocity. Back then, simply be exercising and resting for a three week period, Glasnow’s fastball jumped five to eight miles per hour, from 79-82 to 87.
The glaring thing that bothers people around the club are all those walks issued this season. It’s over six walks per nine innings, but let’s trust that is behind him after such a dominating performance. And in case you missed it yesterday, you can listen to Glasnow striking out those 12 batters for the Bradenton Marauders in the Florida State League. The next time a starter struggles for the Bucs just hit play on this and dream about oh,,,June 17, 2016?
The Beast is back.
Here is the link to the site with the audio of all 12 Tyler Glasnow strikeouts.