How Tall Is Glenn Otto?
Glenn Otto stands at a height of 1.9 m.
Glenn Otto debuted in the Major Leagues against the Houston Astros, the team he grew up rooting for.
Rangers manager Chris Woodward joked, “He’s not [a fan] anymore.”
Otto made his maiden big league start for the Texas Rangers, and it went off without a hitch. Although the Astros won the game 5-4, Otto shut them down for the opening five innings.
Otto not only pitched with the ease and comfort of a seasoned pro, exhibiting no symptoms of being a scared rookie, but he also struck out seven batters while only allowing two hits and no walks to the Astros’ formidable offense.
With his parents and wife in the grandstand, Otto was glad for the chance to make his major league debut.
He thanked them for their support throughout his baseball career, and the fact that they were present to see such a significant milestone in his career may have been a distraction.
Otto, on the other hand, was zeroed in on the mound, mowing away the Astros’ lineup. Only a low pitch count (he hasn’t thrown more than 80 pitches all season) might stop him.
Otto threw a one-two punch of his four-seam fastball and slider, mixing all of his offerings nicely. Eight of Otto’s nine whiffs came from this source.
Otto had never thrown a slider before this season, but the Yankees made him add it to his arsenal in spring training.
The Rangers have worked with Otto to help differentiate between his slider and curveball since acquiring him in the trade that sent Joey Gallo to the Bronx.
Since late July, everything they’ve done appears to be working. Otto went 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 20 innings with 19 strikeouts and seven walks in four starts at Triple-A Round Rock.
And on Friday night, Otto made a number of Astros hitters, notably Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman, look foolish.