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Tyler Glasnow Has Been Everything Dodgers Wanted With Cy-Young Worthy Season So Far

The Los Angeles Dodgers went big fish hunting this offseason and succeeded. They signed two Japanese sensations: unknown commodity Yoshinobu Yamamoto and three-time All-Star and two-time American League MVP Shohei Ohtani. While these two attracted all the attention during the offseason, and deservedly so, one move the Dodgers made flew under the radar compared to Yamamoto and Ohtani.

That player happens to be L.A.’s right-handed ace, Tyler Glasnow. L.A.’s trade for Glasnow in Dec. 2023 was significant, but there were worries about his health and availability. Those worries are no more as of mid-May and through nine starts in 2024.

Glasnow looks like the ace for the Dodgers and in the big leagues thus far. His latest outing against the San Diego Padres was more of the same for the 30-year-old. Glasnow was dealing, and it’s become the new norm for him. Although he didn’t pick up the win, and the Dodgers dropped Friday’s contest, it wasn’t because of Glasnow’s play.

Dodgers Nations’ Doug McKain shared a tweet to display Glasnow’s dominance in 2024.

Outside his dud against the Washington Nationals in mid-April, Glasnow has been CYler Glasnow for the Dodgers. So far this season, he’s recorded a 6-1 record, 2.53 ERA, 73 strikeouts, 0.86 WHIP, and has held batters to a .169 average in 57.0 innings.

The California native has been everything to the Dodgers’ rotation, and it looks like he’s on pace for his first-ever All-Star appearance. Glasnow’s xERA is ranked in the 92 percentile, his xBA is ranked in the 88 percentile, his fastball velo is ranked in the 86 percentile at 96.3, and his strikeout percentile is at the 95 percentile.

The former fifth-round pick is having himself one hell of a season. This could be the start of something new for Glasnow in Dodger Blue.

Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

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