Glenn David Otto…married to the former Gabrielle Stanton, who played basketball at Rice U…the Houston-area native was born in Spring, Texas…was raised as an Astros fan.
Acquired by Texas in a deal at the trade deadline, Otto made his ML debut with six games/starts for the Rangers after an impressive minor league showing…rated as the Rangers’ 12th-best prospect in Baseball America’s midseason update.
TEXAS: Added to roster on 8/27 as a replacement player from Round Rock (AAA), replacing the spot of Spencer Howard (COVID-19 IL), and went 0-3, 9.26 with 1.714 WHIP in 6 G/ GS…went 0-0, 1.86 (2 ER/9.2 IP) over his first 2 starts with a .171/.194/.200/.394 opp. slash, but had a 0-3 record and 14.19 ERA (22 ER/13.2 IP) in final 4 starts…had 28 SO against just 8 BB, but opponents hit to a .320 BA (32-100), including .452 BA (14-31) for LH batters…made start in ML debut on 8/27 vs. HOU (ND, 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 SO)…according to Stathead, became the 4th pitcher since 1913 (when ER became official) with 5.0+ IP, 2-or-fewer H, 0 R, 0 BB, and 7+ SO in his ML debut…the only other ML debut in Rangers history to feature 7+ SO in 5.0-or-fewer innings before Otto’s effort: David Clyde on 6/27/73 vs. MIN.
MINORS: Combined to go 9-4 with a 3.20 ERA (34 ER/95.2 IP), 12.6 SO/9, 2.3 BB/9, 0.6 HR/9, and 1.014 WHIP figure over 17 G/16 GS for Somerset (AA), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA), and Round Rock (AAA) before joining Texas…at the time of his MLB promotion, ranked among overall minor league leaders (min. 95 IP) in SO/9 (3rd, 12.61), WHIP (5th, 1.01), HR/9 (6th, 0.56), opp. BA (9th, .210), ERA (10th, 3.20)…did not allow a HR in
Did not pitch due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Combined with Single-A Tampa and the Yankees GCL East and West clubs to go 3-3 with a 3.23 ERA (61.1IP, 22ER) in 17 games (14 starts)…following the season, played for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, going 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA (24.0IP, 10H, 5ER, 13BB, 26K, 2HR) in six starts…tied for the AFL lead in wins and ranked fourth in ERA (min. 20.0IP.
Made two starts for Charleston (A) before going on IL 4/26 and eventually having surgery to remove a blood clot in his right shoulder…would miss the remainder of the year.
After signing, went 3-0, 1.35 (3 ER/20.0 IP) in his pro debut with GCL Yankees East/West and Staten Island in the NY Penn League…whiffed 30 of 77 BF.