Saturday, April 14, 2018

Hello… Glenn Otto



Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday the 14th to all you lucky and fortunate souls that made it through the evil, bad Friday the 13th. Man, starting the weekend off with some sarcasm. Who would have thought?

Anyway, I wanted to touch on a young Yankees pitching prospect quickly that I think could be the next Chance Adams. The next college arm that the Yankees drafted as a relief pitcher and successfully transitioned into a starting pitcher because they saw something in the young man. His name is Glenn Otto and he was drafted by the New York Yankees out of Rice University. Otto was the Yankees fifth round pick, 152nd overall, in the 2017 MLB First Year Players Draft.

The thought of Otto being a starter isn’t really a new idea, he was a starter for the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Collegiate League in the summer after his freshman year and he also made two spot starts during his junior year at Rice, but it is a new idea for Otto as a professional. Otto has a starting pitcher’s build standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 225 lbs. while possessing a mid-90s fastball that can touch 98-99 MPH. Otto also employs a hard knucklecurve that he throws in the low-80s as well as a developing changeup that New York sees as a viable third pitch.

Keep an eye out for Otto going forward as I truly believe he could be on the fast track to the Major Leagues as a starting pitcher. He could be the next Chance Adams, or he could be the next Jonathan Holder as well. Stay tuned.

Oh, and good morning my beautiful Kari Ann. I love you, enjoy your last Saturday of tax season and your much-deserved break when it is all over.

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