The Pittsburgh Pirates have already seen Jameson Taillon, Chad Kuhl and Steven Brault make their MLB debuts, and will now give Tyler Glasnow his shot. Glasnow is the #2 RHP prospect in baseball, behind Lucas Giolito, who also recently made his MLB debut.
The Pirates pitching staff is a mess right now with Taillon & Gerrit Cole on the DL and Francisco Liriano, Jon Niese and Jeff Locke struggling.
With 113 strikeouts in just 96 innings pitched at AAA-Indianapolis, we all know what Glasnow brings to the mound. However, command has always been a problem, as he has issued 52 walks,
Despite his issues, Glasnow is difficult to hit, which has kept his ERA down at 1.72 and his WHIP at jus 1.14, despite nearly five walks per nine.
At 6'8, 225lbs, the 22 year old has all the potential in the world and if you own him in dynasty/keeper leagues, this is great for you. However, redraft leagues might want to stash talent like this, but with innings limits and the potential for a quick demotion, that spot might be better used by a MLB ready player.