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Barnett: Despite Results, Tyler Glasnow Showed Some Positive Signs in the Majors

Tyler Glasnow showed some positive signs with his changeup and sinker this year. Photo Credit: David Hague
Barnett: Despite Results, Tyler Glasnow Showed Some Positive Signs in the Majors

It wasn’t so long ago that Tyler Glasnow and Drew Hutchison were battling it out for the Pirates fifth rotation spot, and the Pirates' brass were expressing, “I wish one of them would just step up and grab it.”

Ultimately, Drew Hutchison more squandered the opportunity than Tyler grabbed the reigns, but nevertheless, Glasnow’s tantalizing presence in the rotation was clearly seen as a boon by many Pittsburgh fans at the time.

Yet, twelve starts and a 7.45 ERA later, it can be a little more difficult remain optimistic as Glasnow was sent back to AAA Indianapolis.

For those who ardently felt Glasnow shouldn’t have joined the rotation to begin with, it had nothing to do with his ability to succeed against minor league hitters as he had clearly dominated them.  But on the contrary, it...

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