On MLB Pipeline, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis had a discussion about what pitcher they thought could lead all of the minor leagues in strikeouts this year. Callis picked Jonathan Gray, the third overall pick from last year's draft. Mayo picked the Pittsburgh Pirates Tyler Glasnow and put some lofty expectations on him, predicting he could be the first minor league pitcher since 2011 to break the 200 strikeout mark.
Tyler Glasnow struck out 36% of the batters he faced in 2013. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)
So the question is, could Glasnow lead the minors in strikeouts this year and is 200 a realistic goal? He did strikeout 13.3 batters per nine innings, so if he kept up that pace, he would only need to throw 135 innings this season. Expecting that to happen again though is unrealistic.
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