On MLB.com on Tuesday, MLB Pipeline began their lists of the top ten prospects at each position, starting with right-handed pitchers. Led by Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, they ranked Tyler Glasnow as the third best RHP prospect in the minors, trailing Lucas Giolito of the Nationals and Noah Syndergaard of the Mets. Glasnow was the only Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher to make the list. Jameson Taillon was left off, likely due to his missed season from Tommy John surgery. Taillon threw his first bullpen today down in Bradenton.
As for the scouting report on Glasnow, they ranked his fastball as a 75 on the 20-80 scouting scale. His curve came in at a 60 and his change-up got a 50, making it an average pitch. His control got a 45, putting it slightly below average. Glasnow’s overall rating on the scouting scale is a 60, which was the same overall rating that everyone else behind him in the top ten got. Both Syndergaard and Giolito were rated 65 overall. They predict that he will excel with the jump to AA and he has the stuff to eventually develop into a frontline starter in the Majors.