Glasnow Changing Delivery Angle for More Consistency

The righty believes he’s gained more control.

Jeff Hathhorn
March 25, 2018 - 9:30 am
Tyler Glasnow

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Don’t feel sorry for Tyler Glasnow after moving to the bullpen.  He doesn’t feel sorry for himself, rather he’s just glad to start the season in the majors.

“Kind of just the same as starting, I like the quick warm-up,” Glasnow said of relieving.  “I think it’s cool.  I think once you get out there you’re not thinking about relieving or starting, you’re just attacking hitters and getting out of innings.  I don’t think it will be too crazy of an adjustment for me.  I’m excited to be with the team.”

Glasnow believes another year of work with pitching coach Ray Searage and assistant Justin Meccage is paying off.  He feels more comfortable and understands what they are saying.

“We would bounce ideas off each other and he has always been supportive,” Glasnow said of Searage.  “Trying to keep it the same from the end of the year and taking it into here.  I think he’s seen more of a consistent side of me.”

Glasnow has always had a natural cut to his fastball due to the way he followed through.  Now the 6’8” righty is trying to come straight over the top, and less from the side, to gain more control.  He’s used this time in Grapefruit League games to work on it.

“You don’t attack hitters the same in season when you are working on stuff,” Glasnow said.  “I think as stuff goes, it’s back to what I usually am.  I think last year around this time I was not so confident.  So its baby steps to get back to where I am and I’m encouraged by that for sure.”

If there is a stat that jumps out about Glasnow’s spring, its in 16 innings he struck out 25 and walked only 5.

“It’s Spring Training, those are good numbers,” manager Clint Hurdle said.  “In another three days we will wipe them all out and start for real and see where he can take it.  It’s going to help his confidence because there are sequences where these are big league hitters.  It’s not a back field.  It’s not a Triple A game.  We believe in him.”