Glasnow signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Rays on Friday to avoid arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The 27-year-old is now officially under contract for 2021 after posting a 4.08 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 91:22 K:BB over 57.1 innings last season. Glasnow is Tampa Bay's clear ace entering spring training following the departure of Blake Snell.
Glasnow was the pitcher of record Sunday in the Rays' 4-2 loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series after giving up four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings.
As per usual, the hard-throwing righty was able to miss bats at a decent clip with 16 swinging strikes among his 102 pitches, but command was once again an issue. That has been a recurring theme for Glasnow this postseason, as he's given up a home run in all but one of his six outings during the Rays' playoff run. Joc Pederson and Max Muncy took Glasnow deep Sunday, with the later long ball providing Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles bullpen all the cushion they would need. Should the Rays extend the series to a Game 7 on Wednesday, Glasnow could be available to pitch an inning or two out of the bullpen.
Glasnow took to the loss to the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. He allowed six runs on three hits and six walks while striking out eight over 4.1 innings.
Glasnow fanned eight, yet he was unable to escape the fifth inning. His first mistake came on a two-run homer to Cody Bellinger and then he began to lose command in the fifth inning, allowing four more earned runs. The 27-year-old threw 58 of his 112 pitches for strikes and recorded a first-pitch strike to just 13 of the 23 batters he faced. The right-hander struggled in his World Series debut but will likely get a chance to redeem himself so long as the Rays aren't swept.
Glasnow took the loss in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros on Wednesday, allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out five and walking two over six innings.
Glasnow wasn't terrible, though he was clearly below his usual standard. Half of the damage was done by Jose Altuve, who hit a solo homer in the first inning and an RBI double in the third. George Springer followed with a two-run shot in the fourth. Glasnow was called upon to throw 2.1 innings on just two days' rest in Game 5 of the ALDS and could theoretically be asked to do something similar in Game 7 of this series should the Rays fail to win either of the next two games.
Glasnow will start Game 5 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Glasnow recorded 10 strikeouts in his start during the second game of the series against New York on Tuesday. Blake Snell was in line to start Game 5, but manager Kevin Cash instead elected to go with Glasnow on just two days' rest. However, Snell should be available along with the rest of the bullpen in this win-or-go-home game.
Glasnow allowed four runs across five innings of work in a win over the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS on Tuesday. He gave up four hits and three walks while striking out 10.
Glasnow looked sharp as he struck out 10 Yankees in Tuesday's victory. The 27-year-old was made to pay for his two mistakes by Giancarlo Stanton as Stanton hit a solo shot in the second inning and a towering three-run homer in the fourth inning. The right-hander threw 58 of his 93 pitches for strikes and his next chance at taking the mound would be if the Rays can advance to the ALCS.
Glasnow earned the win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series. He allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight over six innings.
Danny Jansen got to Glasnow for a pair of solo homers, accounting for all of Toronto's scoring in the loss. It's easy to forgive Glasnow for easing up a bit against the No. 9 hitter, especially considering the Rays got out to a 7-0 lead after two innings. Glasnow will get an extra day of rest before likely starting Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
Glasnow will start Game 2 of the Rays' Wild Card Series on Wednesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander is likeliest to face the Blue Jays, which he did not pitch against during the regular season. Glasnow will come into the postseason in good recent form, considering he posted a 2-0 record, 2.45 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 18:3 K:BB across 11 innings over his last two regular-season starts against the Orioles and Mets.
Glasnow (5-1) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out eight over six innings in a win over the Mets on Wednesday.
Glasnow allowed solo shots to Andres Gimenez and Dominic Smith, but he was otherwise dominant against the Mets. The right-handed Glasnow has won three straight starts and five of his last six outings. He now has a respectable 4.08 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 91:22 K:BB across 57.1 innings this season. Glasnow will look to keep up the solid work as a key member of the Rays' rotation in the playoffs.
Glasnow (4-1) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 across five innings to earn his fourth win of the season Friday against the Orioles.
Glasnow came into Friday's contest averaging 14.2 K/9 and raised it to 14.6 by the time his night was over. He struck out the side in the first and the fourth en route to his second double-digit strikeout effort of the season. The hard-throwing righty's only mistake of the night was allowing an Austin Hays solo home run to begin the bottom half of the fourth. Glasnow seems to struggle a bit with keeping the baseball in the park -- he's let up a homer in eight of his 10 starts -- but he still sports a 4.21 ERA and an impressive 83:21 K:BB across 51.1 innings this season.
Glasnow (3-1) picked up the win in Saturday's 5-4 victory over the Red Sox, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out seven.
It wasn't the sharpest outing of the year for the 27-year-old, but Glasnow got just enough offensive support to get the win. Part of the problem was his inability to control the running game -- the Red Sox went 6-for-6 on steal attempts against the battery of Glasnow and Michael Perez, a weakness other teams are sure to exploit down the stretch if they get the chance. The right-hander will take a 4.47 ERA and 73:19 K:BB through 46.1 innings into his next start Friday in Baltimore.
Glasnow allowed three runs on four hits and three walks across 5.1 innings in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Marlins. He struck out nine and did not factor in the decision.
Despite throwing 105 pitches, Glasnow fell two outs short of tallying his third consecutive quality start. Although he certainly would have preferred to work deeper into the game, the right-hander was able to punch out nine Marlins. He has now fanned at least eight in each of his last five outings and will take a 4.35 ERA into his start against Boston on Friday. Per Joey Johnston of the Tampa Bay Times, Glasnow's decent start against the Marlins came despite a migraine, though that seems unlikely to still be an issue during his next outing.
Glasnow (2-1) picked up the win Monday, allowing two hits and a walk over six scoreless innings in a 5-3 victory over the Yankees. He struck out nine.
The right-hander didn't give up a hit until his final inning of work, and even then Willy Adames nearly made a spectacular play in the hole to throw out DJ LeMahieu and keep the no-no alive. Glasnow tossed 55 of 87 pitches for strikes, and over his last three starts he's posted a stellar 1.93 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 30:5 K:BB through 18.2 innings. He'll look to keep rolling in his next outing at home against the Marlins.
Glasnow (1-1) picked up the win Tuesday, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings in a 4-2 victory over the Orioles. He struck out a season-high 13.
The right-hander settled down quickly after serving up a solo shot to Renato Nunez in the first inning, and Glasnow recorded his first quality start of the season in addition to his first win and first double-digit strikeout performance. He threw a whopping 72 of his 96 pitches for strikes in the dominant outing, and the 27-year-old seems to be righting the ship after a shaky beginning to 2020. Glasnow will carry a 5.14 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 48:14 K:BB through 28 innings into his next start Sunday in Miami.
Glasnow allowed two earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out eight across 5.2 innings Wednesday against the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.
Glasnow turned in his longest start of the season, needing 88 pitches to retire 17 hitters. The major damage against him came on a solo home run by Luke Voit in the third inning, though Glasnow largely stymied the Yankees' lineup on the strength of 23 called strikes and nine swinging strikes. Walks were still a problem for Glasnow, and he now owns a 5.6 BB/9 for the season. Still, he'll look to build on this relatively positive outing in his next start, currently projected to come Monday against Toronto.
Glasnow allowed five earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight across four innings Thursday against the Red Sox. He did not factor into the decision.
Glasnow was given 10 runs to support his endeavor to earn his first win, but he failed to pitch efficiently enough to qualify. Positively, he kept the ball in the yard and racked up strikeouts. However, he surrendered five extra-base hits and regularly worked deep into counts while running up his pitch count. Glasnow has an incredible 15.9 K/9 through 15.1 innings this season, but that has been offset by a 5.9 BB/9 and 1.8 HR/9. He has also yet to complete five innings of work in any of his four outings, but he'll look to change that his next time through the rotation Tuesday at the Yankees.
Glasnow (0-1) took the loss in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees, allowing four runs on five hits in just 2.2 innings of work, striking out five while walking three.
Glasnow has failed to pitch long enough to earn a win in any of his three outings this season, though this time that was due to poor performance rather than by design. He matched Gerrit Cole with a pair of scoreless innings to start the game, getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the second, but he allowed a two-run homer to Mike Ford and a two-run double to Gio Urshela in the third, forcing him out of the game. He now owns a 5.56 ERA through his first three starts, with his 37.3 percent strikeout rate being offset by 15.7 percent walk rate and a 30.0 percent HR/FB rate.
Glasnow, who allowed two earned runs on three hits and three walks while recording five strikeouts over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday, is developing into one of the most uncomfortable pitchers for hitters to face, Matt Kelly of MLB.com reports.
As Saturday's line indicates, Glasnow still has some work to do on his control, which has often been an albatross during his first four seasons coming into 2020. However, Kelly points out the combination of Glasnow's 97 mph fastball with his towering 6-foot-8 frame and expansive wingspan make him quite the intimidating sight from a batter's box view. The right-hander's 7.6 feet of average extension from the pitching rubber to the plate before uncorking a pitch ranked tops in the majors last season by a comfortable margin, and his four-pitch arsenal, which includes a fastball that can either ride high in the zone or cut to his glove side, makes life all that more difficult on hitters. Glasnow's struggles Saturday largely stemmed from poor location, but he offered a glimpse of how dominant he can be by racking up nine strikeouts and allowing just an earned run on a solo home run over four innings to the Braves in his first start of the season Monday.
Glasnow didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 14-5 romp over Atlanta, allowing one run on one hit and two walks over four innings while striking out nine.
The Rays gave him plenty of run support, but Glasnow was on a restricted pitch count and got pulled after 72 pitches (45 strikes), denying him the win despite his dominance. The right-hander had similar issues last season when he was healthy, averaging barely five innings over his 12 starts, but the 1.78 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 11.3 K/9 he posted in 2019 highlight his sky-high upside.
Glasnow will take it one inning at a time in Monday's home start against the Braves, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He threw three innings in his final exhibition start in camp and was just so-so, as he struck out five but walked four. It sounds like Glasnow could theoretically go five-plus innings if he's on, but it also wouldn't be surprising if he didn't go deep enough to qualify for a win in his first start of the season. He lines up for a two-step, with his second start of the week coming in Baltimore over the weekend.
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|10/06||vs NYY||W 7-5||1||5.0||3||4||3||10|
|09/30||vs TOR||W 8-2||1||6.0||6||2||1||8|
|09/23||@ NYM||W 8-5||1||6.0||3||2||1||8|
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|09/12||vs BOS||W 5-4||1||7.0||6||4||1||7|
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|2013||AFX-West Virginia Power||111.1||24||24||0||9||3||0||164||61||54||2.19||1.035|
|2015||ASX-West Virginia Black||5.1||2||2||0||0||1||0||6||2||3||3.53||0.980|