Tyler Glasnow’s final start of the season gave the Pirates a little bit of everything.

It highlighted areas that remain concerning for Glasnow — Location –.

Glasnow walked four batters through five innings and in the third inning left a 95 mph fastball smack down the middle in Jedd Gyorko’s wheelhouse.

However, most encouraging, Glasnow showed many signs of why the Pirates and others around baseball have felt Glasnow has untapped potential that has made him one of MLB’s top-10 prospects.

Last night’s outing saw Glasnow’s four seam fastball touch 96 mph and the swing and miss stuff was excellent.

Of the 42 strikes Glasnow threw, he had 12 [hide] swing and miss strikes, including four swing and misses in the fifth inning.


Glasnow’s average velocity on his fastball in the fifth inning was around 93 mph and he touched 94.3 mph on his final pitch of the night, a groundout.

“He pitched with conviction,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “Fastball had some downhill angle. The curveball played fairly well and he threw some changeups. Good to see.”

Glasnow threw his curveball 28 times, throwing 16 strikes, including 5-outs on his curve. [/hide]