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.
Went 7-10 with a 4.64 ERA (70 ER/135.2 IP) over a career-high 27 starts...marked the most starts by a Texas rookie since Yu Darvish in 2012 (29) and the most innings pitched by a Rangers rookie since Nick Martinez in 2014 (140.1)...just the eighth rookie in club history to make 27+ starts in a season... ranked among A.L. rookie leaders in starts (T1st), IP (2nd), wins (T3rd), and strikeouts (5th, 107)...led team in losses (10) and HR allowed (21)...went 3-3 with a 3.68 ERA (26 ER/63.2 IP) over 12 starts after the beg. of Aug., dropping his season ERA from 5.72 to 4.64...opponents batted .218/.297/.406/.703 (52-239) with 11 HR (1.55 HR/9) over that season-closing span, this after allowing a .252/.361/.398/.759 (67-266) slash line in his first 15 starts...his eight quality starts were T3rd-most on club (23-Pérez, 10-Dunning, 8-Gray/Otto), third-most among A.L. rookies (11-SEA’s G. Kirby/MIN’s J. Ryan, 8-Otto), and the most by a Texas rookie since Nick Martinez in 2014 (also 8)...earned first MLB win in season debut on 4/22 at OAK (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R-ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 75 pitches/46 strikes)…held LHB to a much lower BA/ OPS (.201/.629) than RHB (.267/.827)…opponents batted .282 (35-124) w/ RISP and .339 (20-59) w/ RISP and two outs…opp. BA by PA: 1st (.216), 2nd (.259), 3rd (.229)...endured brief stint on the COVID-19 Related Injured List from 6/10-25, which included a minor league rehab outing with Round Rock (AAA)...opened the campaign with Round Rock and posted no record over two scoreless starts (7.0 SHO IP) before he was recalled by Texas on 4/22...in total, Otto was 0-1 with a 2.79 ERA (3 ER/9.2 IP) and 12 SO/3 BB across three starts with the Express, his only Minor League action of the 2022 campaign.
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.