Minor League Schedule: Tyler Glasnow Gets the Start Tonight

Seven teams on the schedule today, with West Virginia taking the day off. Tyler Glasnow goes for Bradenton tonight. As you can see below with his recent results, he has been giving up more hits than usual, but his control is much improved. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information.     

Glasnow has shown excellent control recently
Glasnow has shown excellent control recently


AAA: Indianapolis (56-48) vs Charlotte (44-59) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Brandon Cumpton (5-1, 1.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Charlotte 8, Indianapolis 3

Brandon Cumpton will make his ninth start of the season for Indianapolis. He has also made ten starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his last start, Cumpton threw eight shutout innings, giving up two hits and four walks. He has pitched much better on the road this year, posting a 4.00 ERA at home in three starts. He has given up just one earned run over 36 innings on the road.

AA: Altoona (39-64) @ New Britain (50-50) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Joan Montero (3-4, 5.09)
Yesterday’s Result: New Britain 4, Altoona 3

Joan Montero will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has also pitched 21 times in relief. Montero has thrown 58.1 innings, allowing 71 hits, no homers and 32 walks. He has 27 strikeouts, a 1.34 GO/AO ratio and a .320 BAA. In his last start, Montero lasted just two innings, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks. No pitcher in the Pirates minor league system has thrown more innings without allowing a homer

High-A: Bradenton (53-45, 18-11 2nd half) vs Dunedin (61-39) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (6-4, 1.77)
Yesterday’s Result: Dunedin 3, Bradenton 0

Tyler Glasnow will make his 16th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 76.1 innings, allowing 46 hits, one homer and 39 walks. He has 86 strikeouts, an 0.79 GO/AO ratio and a .177 BAA. In his last start, Glasnow went 5.2 innings, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and one walk, with four strikeouts. In each of his two previous starts, he allowed seven base hits, setting and then tying his career high for hits allowed. After averaging three walks per start in his first 12 games, he has given up one walk in each of his last three starts. Glasnow has a 2.13 ERA on the road and 1.41 at home.

Low-A: West Virginia (35-65, 15-17 2nd half) @ Hickory (58-43) 7:05pm 7/23
Probable starter: Luis Heredia (1-3, 4.72)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 9, Rome 8 in 10 innings

West Virginia is off today.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (15-21) vs Auburn (16-19) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Marek Minarik (1-2, 4.76)
Yesterday’s Result: Staten Island 2, Jamestown 1

Marek Minarik will make his eighth start of the season tonight. He has thrown 28.1 innings, giving up 27 hits, no homers and 19 walks. He has 13 strikeouts, a 1.68 GO/AO ratio and a .255 BAA. In his last start, Minarik gave up five runs in 1.2 innings, his shortest outing this season. In his two home starts, he has allowed just one run on three hits in nine innings.

RK: Bristol (9-19) vs Pulaski (16-14) 7:00pm
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Johnson City 8, Bristol 4

Check out the Bristol season preview.

GCL: Pirates (10-17) vs Braves (12-15) 12:00pm
Probable Starter:  TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Braves 12, Pirates 5

Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.

DSL: Pirates (19-24) vs Phillies (16-27) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Pirates 4, Phillies 3

Check out the DSL Pirates seventh week recap.

Recent Transactions

7/21: Tyler Sample assigned to Bradenton.

7/18: Pirates release Jason Townsend.

7/17: Josh Bell promoted to Altoona. Ralph Henriquez placed on DL.

7/17: Andrew Lambo activated from DL. Matt Curry placed on DL. Jhonathan Ramos assigned to Altoona.

7/14: Pirates release Duke Welker.

7/12: Pirates sign Rafael Perez. Perez assigned to Indianapolis.

7/11: Pirates release Jorge Mendoza.

7/11: Pat Ludwig assigned to Bradenton. Zack Dodson assigned to Altoona.

7/11: Austin Meadows assigned to West Virginia. Elvis Escobar assigned to Jamestown.

7/11: Barrett Barnes promoted to Bradenton.

7/11: Orlando Castro promoted to Altoona. Pirates release Yao-Hsun Yang.

7/11: Jarek Cunningham activated from disabled list. Quinton Miller placed on disabled list.

7/10: Shane Carle and Yhonathan Barrios promoted to Bradenton. Robby Rowland and Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.

7/10: Matt Curry promoted to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez activated from Altoona disabled list.

7/9: Andrew Lambo assigned to Jamestown on rehab assignment.

7/8: Thomas Harlan promoted to Altoona

7/7: Francisco Liriano assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. Brent Morel activated from disabled list.

7/7: Chris Dickerson traded to Cleveland Indians.

7/7: Justin Howard placed on disabled list. Dan Gamache and Nate Baker assigned to Altoona.

7/7: Mike Fransoso assigned to West Virginia Power. Harold Ramirez placed on disabled list.

7/7: Collin Balester has his rehab assignment transferred from GCL Pirates to Bristol.

7/7: Cristian Mota promoted from DSL Pirates to GCL Pirates. Jhoan Herrera reassigned to DSL Pirates.

7/7: Jake Burnette sent to GCL Pirates on rehab.

7/7: Edgardo Munoz promoted from GCL Pirates to Bristol.

7/5: Tyler Waldron placed on disabled list. John Holdzkom assigned to Indianapolis.

7/5: Dean Anna assigned to Indianapolis.

7/4: Jarek Cunningham placed on DL. Jeff Inman sent to Altoona.

7/3: Justin Maffei and Ashley Ponce promoted to Bradenton.

7/3: Bradenton placed Jonathan Schwind and Taylor Lewis on the disabled list.

7/3: Danny Collins and Francisco Diaz activated from disabled list.

7/3: Clario Perez promoted to West Virginia. Andy Otamendi assigned to Jamestown.

7/3: Austin Meadows assigned to Bristol.

7/1: Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.

7/1: Connor Joe placed on temporary inactive list.

6/30: Austin Meadows, Barrett Barnes and Collin Balester assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.

6/28: Stetson Allie activated from disabled list.

6/28: Omir Santos activated from disabled list. Brent Morel placed on disabled list.

6/28: JaCoby Jones activated from disabled list. Wyatt Mathisen placed on disabled list.

6/28: Nate Baker and Dan Gamache assigned to Jamestown on rehab.

6/28: Pirates release Alexander Gutierrez.

6/27: Jandy Vasquez played on 60-day disabled list.

6/26: Dan Gamache assigned to GCL Pirates on rehab.

6/26: Adalberto Santos traded to San Francisco Giants.

6/26: Danny Collins placed on disabled list. Justin Topa activated from West Virginia disabled list.

6/25: John Holdzkom assigned to Altoona roster.

6/25: Walker Gourley activated from Bradenton disabled list.

6/25: A.J. Morris placed on disabled list. Jhonathan Ramos promoted to Indianapolis.

6/24: Nate Baker added to GCL roster on rehab assignment.

6/23: JaCoby Jones and Justin Topa placed on West Virginia disabled list. Zack Von Rosenberg activated from disabled list.

6/23: Jeff Roy and Ashley Ponce sent to West Virginia. Candon Myles sent to Jamestown.

6/23: Ulises Montilla added to 60-day disabled list.

  • I think it is time to move Glasnow to Altoona – 11 more Ks tonight, 1-0 shutout win, 1.64 ERA to date. He’s making it look pretty easy in the FSL – lets see what he can do in AA for the next 45 days. Move Sampson to Indy, and fill in his spot with Glasnow.

  • CalipariFan506
    July 21, 2014 11:46 pm

    John, do you think it’s time to move Dodson to the bullpen yet? Maybe call up creasy or Kuchno to finish the season in Altoona.

    • John Dreker
      July 22, 2014 9:35 am

      Altoona seems to have a lot of room in their starting rotation for pitchers doing well in Bradenton. I think Glasnow moves soon due to his improved control recently. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is his last High-A start because there is only about 6-7 starts left after today

      • I was wondering that. He’s been keeping his walks down which should be enough to call him up right? I mean, they don’t expect him to completely cure any control issues before a call up I would hope.

        • I think they just wanted to see better results from his change-up, along with some improvements with his fastball command. He has shown both, so I expect to see him at Altoona soon

          • So at this point does he have a plus fastball, plus curve and average/passable change?

            • The fastball and curve are plus pitches, but Keith Law just recently said his change-up is above average too. I’ve heard it’s improving, but that’s the first someone has said it’s above average and it’s probably on behalf of a scout(or scouts), not Law himself