The International League has named Tyler Glasnow its Pitcher of the Week.
Glasnow started against Durham on Tuesday and Norfolk yesterday. The start at Durham was particularly dominant -- he whiffed 11 batters and allowed just two hits and one walk over six innings. He also pitched five shutout innings against Norfolk while striking out seven, although he walked five. That was enough to get him past his potential Pitcher of the Week competition, which probably included at least a couple of his teammates -- Glasnow is one of several Indianapolis pitchers who have dominated recently, and Steven Brault in particular probably deserved consideration.
From a statistical perspective, Glasnow has been as good as advertised this season, striking out 37 batters and walking 12 while posting a 2.08 ERA in 26 innings. The Bucs could decide to keep him at Triple-A for awhile, though, not only because of service time considerations but because they want him to continue to develop his changeup. There's also his walk rate, which is probably still a bit too high. Overall, though, Glasnow has done nothing this season to diminish his status as one of baseball's best pitching prospects.