INDIANAPOLIS – According to multiple reports, Indianapolis Indians starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow is expected to be promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates and make his major league debut in St. Louis on Thursday.
Glasnow was a fifth-round draft pick by the Pirates in the 2011 MLB Draft and has made his way up through Pittsburgh’s minor league system since. He made his Triple-A debut with Indianapolis on August 1 of 2015 and was able to pick up two wins in eight starts, notching a 2.20 ERA.
Ranked as Pittsburgh’s top prospect entering this season, the right-hander has been spectacular for the Tribe, posting a 7-2 record with a 1.78 ERA in 17 starts. He leads the International League in strikeouts with 113 and opponent’s batting average at .176. The only real knock on Glasnow’s game is his command, as he has walked 52 batters in 96 innings of work (4.9 BB/9 innings pitched).
Glasnow will join a handful of pitchers to have made their debut in the majors this year after starting with the Indians. Jameson Taillon, Chad Kuhl and Steven Brault all have spent time during the 2016 season at the Triple-A level in Indy and have since made starts with the Pirates up in the big leagues.