Tyler Glasnow Named Fifth Best Prospect In AFL

Baseball America released their list of the top ten prospects that took part in the Arizona Fall League this year. Tyler Glasnow was the only Pittsburgh Pirates representative on the list, coming in fifth. Glasnow is the highest ranked pitcher on the list. BA also listed 12 players that fell just short of the list with no mention of Josh Bell, who may have fallen slightly out of favor due to a poor performance in the league.

Glasnow didn’t put up the best stats in the league and showed signs of fatigue near the end of the season, but his fastball/curve combo really impressed scouts. He also drew some praise from one scout for the way he turned it up a notch with runners on base. At 21 years old, he still needs to show better fastball command and develop his change-up, but scouts obviously believe his upside is as good as it gets among AFL pitchers.