Pittsburgh Pirate Tyler Glasnow shares a key mechanical trait with the first pitcher in the "Special Delivery" series, Jose Berrios. When at their best, both young right-handers have excellent momentum and long strides that support a deep release point. However, since those traits aren't necessarily desired by all organizations, both pitchers have had to battle with coaching philosophies that told them to slow down and "not rush," and in both cases the results were predictably disastrous. Left to their own devices, both Berrios and Glasnow have the potential to reap the mechanical and functional advantages of an extended release point, though of the two pitchers, Glasnow has much further to go before cementing a timing pattern that works.
Glasnow won the competition for the fifth starter's role in Pittsburgh, paving the way for his 2017 debut. Glasnow had been a hero of true outcomes in the minors, with a K-rate of 11.6 K/9 and a ... You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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