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Eight young stars leading the MLB youth movement

8. Tyler Glasnow, starting pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates

Tyler Glasnow didn’t exactly have the best outing when he came onto the major league scene.

The 23-year-old pitcher debuted in July but sat out quite a bit with some shoulder issues. He did have a 9.26 K/9 ratio with a 4.23 ERA in 27 innings, with some of those innings coming out of the bullpen.

This season, however, he is showing a lot of promise and made his 2017 debut April 10. So far in 27 innings, he has a 6.33 ERA with 28 strikeouts and a 20.4-percent strikeout rating.

Glasnow’s velocity has stayed the same since last season, which is promising for a pitcher who is throwing hard. He is well on his way to improving after a rough few bad outings at the beginning, and he knows the adjustments he needs to make to stay strong.

Other notables: Tyler O’Neill (Seattle Mariners), Manuel Margot (San Diego Padres), Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Clint Frazier (New York Yankees)

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Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica is a sports writer with an obsession for baseball. You can catch her in the stands or in the media booth. She's the one with the big hair. In addition to Sportsnaut, Jessica has been featured on Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, and MLB Nation.