By Jason Shetler
MLB Pipeline announced their end of the season awards on Thursday, and for the second time in three years, Tyler Glasnow has been named their Pitcher of the Year. He was also given the honor in 2014.
Glasnow entered 2016 as MLB Pipeline’s tenth ranked overall prospect in the minors. The 23-year-old righty flashed his dominance again this season with AAA Indianapolis, as he put up an outstanding 1.87 ERA along with a 10.8 K/9 and held opponents to a batting average of .175 in 20 starts.
On July 7th, the Pirates called up Glasnow to make his big league debut against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. He then made his PNC Park debut versus the Philadelphia Phillies on July 23rd. Glasnow had a 5.40 ERA in the two starts combined, and was mainly contributed by command issues. Following his outing against the Phillies, he was placed on the disabled list with shoulder discomfort. Glasnow was on a rehab assignment with AA Altoona in August. He then rejoined Indianapolis once he was activated off the DL. The Pirates recalled Glasnow on Tuesday.