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Pirates Name Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell Pitcher and Player of the Year

The Pittsburgh Pirates have named their annual award winners for the minor league pitcher and player of the year. For the second season in a row, Tyler Glasnow walked away with the pitcher’s award. Josh Bell won the Player of the Year award for the first time. Andrew Lambo won the player award last year.

Glasnow finished the season with a 1.74 ERA in 124.1 innings. He had 157 strikeouts, a 1.05 WHIP and a .174 BAA. Glasnow finished the season leading the Florida State League in both ERA and WHIP.  He led all Pirates pitchers in both strikeouts and ERA. Glasnow was named the FSL Pitcher of the Year(Bell was the winner among hitters) and Baseball America’s 2014 Minor League All-Star team. Two weeks ago, we named him the Pitcher of the Year for the second season in a row. That last link has more information on his terrific season.

Bell already took home the FSL Player of the Year award(see link above) and he was named the Pirates Prospects Minor League Player of the Year. He won the FSL award despite being promoted to Altoona at the All-Star break. He finished with a .325/.375/.459 slash line in 108 games. Bell won the FSL batting title and slugging title.

Both Bell and Glasnow are in the Fall Instructional League right now and they will continue on to the Arizona Fall League in early October.

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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.


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In his interview, Bell’s nasal speaking quality reminded me very much of Tony Gwynn. So that’s got to be a positive, right?


John, your best guess for arrival in Pittsburgh for these two?

The Grey Ghost

The projection for Glasnow is mid-June of 2018. He is set to start next year at AA Altoona. He is scheduled for a dip in velocity in July followed by an announcement that he has soreness in his elbow, followed by denials that he has any ligament damage, followed by a report that he has ligament damage but it does not require surgery, followed by an announcement that he will undergo Tommy John surgery. He is scheduled to miss the 2016 season. In 2017 he will ease into starting around May in Altoona and then make it to AAA Indianapolis by August. The Bucs will keep him in Indianapolis until mid June of 2018 to ensure his “art clock” does not start and he will not become a “super 2”. But he should be a core part of the Pirates 2019 rotation despite the loss of velocity.


Go away with this garbage!!!

The Grey Ghost

No. I like it here.


Unfortunately, no one wants your comedy here as it is as funny as the opening act for Dane Cook

The Grey Ghost

I know. But you are big boys, so presumably your little feelings won’t get too ouchy because you dislike my comments.

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