Glasnow, who has compiled a 7-0 record with a 1.57 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 103:26 K:BB in 68.2 Triple-A innings since a demotion to the minors, has pitched exclusively out of the stretch for Indianapolis, Pirates Prospects reports.
The 6-foot-8 righty believes the simplistic approach has helped with his success. "In the windup I always felt like it was extra movements for no reason," Glasnow said. "I think that was my problem even in the minor leagues, switching from windup to the stretch, I felt like I had two different deliveries. I think being more athletic in the stretch has been way easier for me." He said the physical change has allowed him to relax mentally and his fastball velocity has spiked back to the high 90s. Glasnow is expected to serve as a September recall, if not sooner.
Since Pittsburgh demoted Glasnow to Triple-A Indianapolis in mid-June, the righty has compiled a 6-0 record, 1.46 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 85:24 K:BB in 55.2 innings.
With Pittsburgh falling out of the playoff hunt, it wouldn't be surprising to see the team recall the 6-foot-8 rookie in the near future. Glasnow has enjoyed plenty of success at the Triple-A level, but his first two shots in the big leagues have proven to be busts. He put up a 7.45 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 54.1 innings with the Pirates earlier in 2017. General manager Neal Huntington recently spoke of Glasnow's ceiling as a top-of-the-rotation starter, making the pitcher a potential "show-me" fantasy option down the stretch.
Glasnow hurled seven scoreless innings for Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out six.
Since the Pirates demoted him to Triple-A on June 10, Glasnow has compiled a 1.49 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 55:15 K:BB in 36.1 innings. Pittsburgh's current rotation is probably the strongest it's been all season long, so the 6-foot-8 righty will likely have to wait for injuries to strike before he returns to PNC Park. In the meantime, he'll continue to regroup at Triple-A after posting a 7.45 ERA in 12 early-season starts for the Bucs.
Glasnow was sent down to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.
Just a day after allowing six earned runs on 10 hits over four innings of work to Miami, Glasnow finds himself headed to Indianapolis. The 23-year-old has had a rough go in 2017, posting a 7.45 ERA with a 1.91 WHIP and a 2-6 record over 12 starts. The Pirates will push Chad Kuhl to Glasnow's scheduled start on Wednesday while welcoming back Jameson Taillon from his rehab Monday.
Glasnow (2-6) surrendered seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits over four innings while striking out only one in Friday's 12-7 loss to the Marlins.
He served up multiple homers for the second straight start, and there have been few signs of progress from the 23-year-old through his 12 outings this season. With Jameson Taillon (groin) set to return next week, the Pirates could use that as an excuse to send Glasnow back to Triple-A Indianapolis to try and get himself straightened out, but if he remains in the rotation his next start will likely come Friday at home against the Cubs.
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