Tyler Glasnow News and Links

It’s been a quiet few days for baseball news since the holiday, but Tyler Glasnow is getting an unusual amount of press for this time of the year. Most consider the 6’7″ right-hander to be the top prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates system and he certainly picked up the awards and recognition this year to go along with that ranking. Here are three links from the last few days to keep you busy while we wait for some Pirates news.

An article from Mark Whicker at the Los Angeles Daily News with quotes from Glasnow. You’ll find out his weight is listed wrong and he has an unusual nickname.

Bernie Pleskoff, who has scouted in the past and is now a contributor for MLB.com, has a scouting report on Glasnow from the AFL season. The article is titled “Hard-throwing Glasnow has a bright future”, so you can basically tell he thinks highly of him.

Finally, Baseball America has a small piece on Glasnow and his curve. John Perrotto talks about Glasnow being able to throw his breaking ball for strikes and how it’s key for his progress.

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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am i the only one who noticed a sort of disconnect between the body of the article and the concluding sentence in the pleskoff piece? obviously glasnow has work to do, but assuming he progresses appropriately, do we really imagine his ‘ultimate’ future as a, ‘solid, innings-eating mid-rotation starter?’


Seems like the editor may have butchered that last paragraph a bit.

Regardless of whether or not some consider him to be the best pitching prospect in the minors, he absolutely COULD end up being a mid-rotation starter based on what he is right now. There’s nothing wrong with giving that opinion after clearly stating several issues that Glasnow is currently dealing with earlier in the paragraph.

However, saying that he ultimately “can” be a mid-rotation starter implies that is his ceiling, or at least that’s how I read it. If Glasnow improves all the stuff Pleskoff noted and maintains the stuff he currently has, then he most certainly can be more than that.


I have hopes of Glasnow continuing to pack on wait over the next few years and fill his frame out some..lol


wait can we have 2 baby giraffes?


???? WHHAT? ! ! ???


LOL ! That is beautiful. Two of my favorite ball players growing up… Two of the sweetest left handed swings you could ever ask for.

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