Once a heralded prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, Tyler Glasnow was shipped to Tampa, along with Austin Meadows , in a deal that netted Pittsburgh right-hander Chris Archer . The change of scenery was needed for Glasnow as his career wasn’t appearing to pan out as hoped in the Steel City. The expectation was that he could be the headliner of the team’s rotation for the foreseeable future, but by the end of his time in Pittsburgh, he was serving as a reliever. Despite being the first overall pick in the fifth round by the Pirates back in 2011, no one would argue that from a statistical standpoint, the move to the southeast greatly benefitted the 6-foot-8-inch righty.

Before delving deeper into things, we’ll scratch the surface by quickly looking at his numbers in 2018, both as a member of the Pirates and his current Tampa squad.


The big knock on Glasnow, and perhaps the biggest inhibitor to becoming a dominate ace, was the fact that he was erratic on the...