Bradenton Marauders starter Tyler Glasnow has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on August 10th. He made just one start, but it was a great one. On Thursday, he threw six shutout innings, giving up two hits, two walks and he recorded 11 strikeouts.
On the season, Glasnow has a 1.53 ERA over 100 innings, with 122 strikeouts, a .171 BAA and a 1.09 WHIP. He leads the FSL in ERA, ranks second in strikeouts and fourth in WHIP. Glasnow has thrown shutout ball in nine of his 19 outings this season.
Earlier in the day, two other Pittsburgh Pirates players took home weekly awards. Austin Meadows was the SAL Player of the Week and Buddy Borden was named the Pitcher of the Week.
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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.