The Pirates say that Tyler Glasnow has to work on his control and consistency with his third pitch, a changeup. Glasnow seems to have taken note of their wishes and it showed on the field.
Glasnow was named the International League Pitcher of the Week for April 25 to May 1. During that time, Glasnow whiffed 18 batters over 11 innings, while leading his team to two victories. On the season, Glasnow has 37 strikeouts, which leads Triple-A.
Another week, another award! Tyler Glasnow is the IL Pitcher of the Week!
— Indianapolis Indians (@indyindians) May 2, 2016
Glasnow leads the International League in strikeouts per nine innings at 12.81 and is third in the league in opponent’s batting average against at .187, according to MILB.com.
The Pirates top prospect is expected to be called up sometime in June or July, along with fellow pitching prospect, Jameson Taillon.