Tyler Glasnow has won his second straight Florida State League Pitcher of the Week award, this one for the week of August 11-17. Glasnow made two starts during the week, throwing a total of 13.1 innings, with 18 strikeouts and just one run allowed. On the season, he has a 1.43 ERA in 113.1 innings, with 140 strikeouts and a .167 BAA.
Glasnow won the previous week’s award with 11 strikeouts over six shutout innings. Earlier in the day, Glasnow commented on remaining with Bradenton all season, as the make a playoff run. We also had live coverage of his outing from Sunday night and then commented on him possibly being the top prospect in the Pirates system now. Basically, there is a lot of current Glasnow coverage and deservedly so with the season he is having.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.
For me, Tyler Glasnow this season has gone from having top of the rotation potential, to top of the League potential. After leading all of the western hemisphere in strikeout ratio last season, now he’s doing this. I mean he’s likely to finish with an ERA under 1.5, with lots of wins and an extremely high strikeout rate. That’s insane dominance….
I can’t remember a more exciting young pitcher coming up through the minors in my 35 years as a fan. I remember hearing about Deleon the year before he came up to have that magical start to a horrifying career. Closest thing I got. Thoughts?