Tyler Allen Glasnow (pronounced GLASS-now)...Is a 2011 graduate of Hart High School in Newhall, CA, where he earned Foothill League Pitcher-of-the-Year honors as a senior after going 8-2 with a 1.25 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 67.0 innings pitched...Wears a size 16 shoe...His older brother Ted was a decathlete at Notre Dame in 2014 and is currently training for the Olympics...His mother Donna is a gymnastics coach at Cal State-Northridge...Is a product of the same High School that produced James Shields, along with 2011 third overall selection Trevor Bauer and former Bucco pitcher and current broadcaster Bob Walk...Signed by Pirates scout Rick Allen.
Was a member of Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster for the first time in his career...Made his first start in team's sixth game on 4/10 and suffered a loss to the Reds at PNC Park; walked five batters and gave up five runs in 1.2ip...Allowed six runs (four earned) and struck out a career-high seven batters in 5.0ip on 4/15 at Chicago (NL)...Trailed 3-0 after facing three batters, but rebounded to record his first Major League win (6.0ip/3er) on 5/2 at Cincinnati; also singled, walked twice and had three RBI at the plate...Became the first Pittsburgh pitcher since Al McBean in 1967 to record two walks and three RBI in the same game...Pitched a career-high 6.1 innings and gave up four runs (three earned) in a 6-2 loss vs. Milwaukee on 5/7...Won his second big league game on 5/18 vs. Washington (5.0ip/4r/2er)... Went 3-for-3 at the plate while giving up two runs in 6.0ip in a no-decision on 5/23 at Atlanta...Served as a pinch-runner on 5/29 vs. Arizona and again on 5/31 vs. Arizona...Surrendered three home runs and lost a 4-2 decision on 6/2 at New York (NL)... Was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on 6/10...Picked up the win in his first start with Indy on 6/15 at Norfolk (game 1); gave up two hits and one run, while walking four batters and striking out eight in 6.0ip...Whiffed 11 batters in 5.0ip of a no-decision on 6/20 vs. Toledo (5.0ip/2er)...Struck out 12 batters and gave up just two hits and no runs in 7.0ip on 6/26 vs. Durham (nodecision)...Won his second game while striking out 11 batters and giving up two runs in 5.2ip on 7/1 vs. Louisville...Went 2-0 with a 1.90 ERA (23.2ip/5er) and 42 strikeouts in his first four starts with Indy thru 7/1...Pitched 7.0 scoreless innings and did not walk a batter while winning a 6-0 decision vs. Louisville on 7/14; he also led off the bottom of the third inning with a triple...Was named International League Pitcher-of-the Week for the week of 7/24-30 after going 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA (13.1ip/2er) and 19 strikeouts in two starts...Tied career high with 12 K's on 7/30 vs. Pawtucket... His 140 strikeouts with Indy ranked third in the International League and were the most by a Tribe pitcher since 1989 when Mark Gardner struck out 175 batters...Racked up 140 whiffs in 93.1 innings pitched since joining the Tribe on 6/15, the highest number of Ks since that date in Minor League Baseball...His strikeout total -- despite missing the first two months of the Triple-A season due to being in Pittsburgh's rotation -- ranked third in the IL behind Durham's Ryan Yarbrough (159) and Brent Honeywell (152)...Suffered 2-0 loss (6.0ip/2h/1r/2bb/9so) in Game Two of playoffs on 9/7 at Durham...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 9/10... Suffered loss in his start on 9/13 at Milwaukee...Made two relief appearances to finish the season (5.0ip/2h/3er/9bb/3so).
Was named the Top Pitching Prospect in the International League by MLBPipeline.com at the completion of the season (second time in three years)...Tied for fifth in the league in strikeouts (133) and ranked fourth in walks (62)...Ranked first among Pittsburgh farmhands in ERA (1.93) and strikeouts (144)...Began season with Triple-A Indianapolis...Gave up three hits and one run in first start on 4/10 at Columbus; suffered a 1-0 loss...Struck out 11 batters and gave up just two hits in 6.0ip while winning first decision on 4/26 at Durham...Was named the International League Pitcher-of-the-Week for the period of April 25-May 1 after tossing 11.0 scoreless innings and striking out 18 batters while winning his two starts...Struck out a season high-tying 11 batters and tossed 7.0 scoreless innings in a no-decision on 5/7 vs. Louisville...Did not allow a run in three consecutive starts (18.0ip) between 4/26 and 5/7...Won three straight starts and posted a 1.65 ERA (16.1ip/3er) between 5/27 and 6/6...Struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits and no runs, but walked five batters and threw 95 pitches in 4.2 innings on 6/11 vs. Syracuse...Pitched 6.0 no-hit innings on 6/17 at Charlotte (six walks) and 7.0 no-hit innings on 6/22 at Gwinnett (five walks), but received no-decisions in both starts...Was selected to the International mid-season All-Star team...Was leading the International League in strikeouts (113) and was third in ERA (1.78) at the time of his first recall to Pittsburgh on 7/7...Made his Major League debut on 7/7 at St. Louis; opposed Adam Wainwright and lost a 5-1 decision (5.1ip/3h/4r/4er/2bb/5so) ...Also singled off Wainwright in his second at bat for first big league hit...Was optioned back to Indianapolis on 7/8 during the All-Star break...Gave up just two hits in 6.0ip, but allowed three runs and suffered a loss on 7/18 vs. Lehigh Valley...Was recalled by Pittsburgh a second time on 7/23 and made his second big league start that afternoon vs. Philadelphia; left the game in the fourth inning with right shoulder discomfort...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/24...Threw a 50-pitch simulated game at PNC Park on 8/9...Made rehab start with Double-A Altoona on 8/14 (3.0ip/2h/2r/2er/3bb/5so - 55 pitches)...Made his second rehab start with Altoona on 8/22 at Harrisburg (3.0ip/0r - 57 pitches)...Had his rehab transferred to Indianapolis on 8/26; made rehab start on 8/27 at Toledo (3.0ip/3h/0r/3bb/3so - 58 pitches)...Was recalled from his rehab assignment, reinstated from the D.L. and optioned to Indianapolis on 8/28 ...Was victorious in his final Triple-A start on 9/1 vs. Louisville (5.2ip/1er)...Was recalled by Pittsburgh a third and final time on 9/6...Made three straight relief appearances (7.0ip/2er) between 9/11-18...Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief on 9/18 at Cincinnati...Received a no-decision in his start on 9/25 vs. Washington (3.0ip/4r/3er) ...Made his final start with the Pirates on 9/30 at St. Louis; surrendered just one hit (a solo homer to Jedd Gyorko in the third inning) in 5.0ip and suffered the loss.