The Island to the Show: Koda Glover

Will Bentzel/MiLB.com

Will Bentzel/MiLB.com

MLB Debut: July 20

Harrisburg stats (2016)
2-0, 3.22 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, .238 BAA
22.1 IP, 7 BB, 29 K

Glover’s meteoric rise through the Washington system culminated in his debut with the Nationals on July 20 when he recorded three outs on four pitches to secure an 8-1 victory over the Dodgers.

Glover was the Nationals’ eighth round selection in the 2015 draft and spent little over a year in the minor leagues across five teams. The 6’5″right-hander was used as a closer with the Doubledays, Suns, P-Nats, Senators, and Chiefs to the tune of a 2.09 ERA in 59 games. Glover struck out 104 batters while walking only 16 over 86 innings.

The Oklahoma native impressed in 19 appearances with the Nationals while pitching through a labrum tear in his hip. Glover has been mentioned as an internal option to close games in 2017 or the future.

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