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Tyler Glasnow’s Changeup Could Be the Best Swing and Miss Pitch in the Pirates’ Rotation

Tyler Glasnow's changeup was extremely effective yesterday. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Tyler Glasnow’s Changeup Could Be the Best Swing and Miss Pitch in the Pirates’ Rotation

Watching Tyler Glasnow's start yesterday and seeing a lot of the reactions to his outing gave me a familiar feeling. My takeaway with Glasnow's outing was similar to everyone else who made their thoughts public on Twitter during the game: it was a very encouraging start, and Glasnow looked good throughout the outing. That familiar feeling though? It reminded me of a minor league write-up.

If Glasnow was making that start in Indianapolis, my evaluation would be along the lines of: "Ignore the runs allowed, because Glasnow pitched much better than that. Some of the runs were due to defense, although three of them were legitimately his fault. He did rebound well, and showed a lot of promise with his changeup, which has been a big focus for his development. He continued to work on the mecha...

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