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)