Battling his height and shifting between the bullpen and the rotation in Pittsburgh, Tyler Glasnow could be reaching his potential in Tampa Bay. It starts with a pitching coach who understands the mechanics of height as a pitcher, Kyle Snyder, who stands at 6’7” with Glasnow one inch taller. Last year, Glasnow finished with one win of his six decisions as a starting pitcher in 11 games. Entering this season, he owned a WHIP of 1.44 due to his lack of control at times and lack of faith in his four-seam fastball.

This year, Glasnow will start May with five wins against zero losses, a 1.75 ERA, 3.15 FIP and 0.94 WHIP through six starts spanning 36 innings. He’s also surging in regards to strikeouts with 38 against seven walks for a robust 27.7 strikeouts minus walks percentage, which presently ranks 13th among qualified starters. Yes, Glasnow’s ERA accompanies a 90.6 strand rate, which will regress, hence his xFIP. But, even if using Glasnow’s xFIP in the ERA rankings, he’d be...