Tyler Glasnow did not have a good first outing in the Arizona Fall League last week. You could say that the start looked horrible on paper, but a pitching line, especially an abbreviated one that lasted just 29 pitches, can only tell so much of the story. People that were at the game tell a much different story of Glasnow's outing.
Keith Law wrote that Glasnow was one of the top two pitchers he saw during the first week of the AFL. He mentions his fastball, which sat 93-97 MPH, had great downhill plane and his curve(79-80 MPH) was a plus pitch, with tight rotation and depth.
Baseball America also had a positive scouting report on Glasnow, saying that batters were powerless against his curve. They had his fastball topping out at 97 MPH as well, though they call his curve a low-70's pi...
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