Found June 23, 2013 on Pirates Prospects:
The hype around Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow appears to grow with every start the young right-hander makes and after Saturday’s performance against visiting Lakewood that trend looks like it will continue. Tyler Glasnow had 10 stirkeouts and just one walk in West Virginia’s win on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg) Glasnow has been one of those 75 pitches/5 innings guys so far this season which makes what he has been able to accomplish that much more impressive. Saturday’s line? Five innings pitched, five hits allowed, zero runs, one walk and 10 strikeouts. In his last two starts he has tallied 14 strikeouts to just two walks in 10 innings. Let that sink in. On Saturday the 19-year old from California was on his game from the start with three first-inning punchouts (with his one walk of the contest coming in the first also) and despite scattering five hits during the next four innings was never in much trouble and seemed to be in command of the situation throughout his appearance. Glasnow’s fastball topped out in the 96-97 miles per hour range (depending on which gun — stadium or Pitchf/x — you trust) but he also had his offspeed and breaking pitches going and was not just throwing them for strikes but also making Lakewood batters swing and miss. Glasnow just went 96 on a fastball to 78 on a curveball for a K. Unanimous reaction from the press box: “that was nasty.” #Pirates #MiLB — Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) June 22, 2013 A question we hear a lot is, “When are the Pirates going to move Glasnow up to Bradenton or Altoona?” and honestly I do now know. It is much more likely when he does move up it will be to Bradenton, however with the inning restriction he has been under even that seems unlikely. Saturday’s win was just Glasnow’s fourth of the season (4-1, 2.60 ERA) and his first since May 12, but in the time since his last win all he has done is rack up 53 strikeouts with 18 walks and 12 earned runs allowed in 29 innings pitched. To quote one of my favorite series of commercials from a few years ago, “Dem’s numbers” ** Glasnow was not the only Pittsburgh prospect  to contribute to the Power’s 8-2 win. Josh Bell went 2-for-5 with two RBIs, Barrett Barnes continued his solid series with a double and an RBI, Walker Gourley had two hits and an RBI, Max Moroff went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Dilson Herrera had a double, an RBI and scored twice and Jordan Steranka had a three-hit game in just this third game with West Virginia. The Power close its four-game series with Lakewood on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. with pitcher Luis Heredia scheduled to make his first start for the club.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

First Pitch: The Reason Gerrit Cole Could Be Optioned When Starters Return

Gerrit Cole could go down to Triple-A when everyone in the rotation is healthy. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Two weeks ago we started talking about the upcoming decision involving Gerrit Cole. Eventually the Pirates could be in a situation where they have A.J. Burnett, Wandy Rodriguez, Francisco Liriano, and Jeff Locke healthy. The key word there is “could”, because Pirates starting...

P3 Episode 10: More Stanton Talk and Should Polanco Be Called Up This Year?

Episode ten of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) and James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) on the Pirates. Highlights of the show include: **We discuss the team needs as trade rumor season is about to kick off. The glaring need for the Pirates is in right field. **Giancarlo Stanton has been...

Prospect Watch: Heredia Throws Five Shutout in Debut; Hanson Homers

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...

Minor League Schedule: Heredia Makes Season Debut, Rodriguez On Rehab

Big day today, as 18-year-old Luis Heredia makes his debut in full-season ball. Also, Wandy Rodriguez pitches in Indianapolis, attempting to return from a forearm injury that sidelined him just over two weeks ago. The GCL Pirates and both DSL teams are off today. All three resume play on Monday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable...

Minor League Schedule: Taillon and Glasnow Get Starts Tonight

It’s a big day in the system today as two top prospects take the mound, along with four guys who haven’t allowed an earned run with their current club. Jameson Taillon gets the start for Altoona, while Tyler Glasnow goes for West Virginia. The Gulf Coast League kicks off their season yesterday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our...

Minor Moves: Vic Black Activated From the Indianapolis DL

Vic Black has been activated from the disabled list. About a month ago, Vic Black was placed on the Indianapolis Indians disabled list with a left-oblique injury. The right-hander was activated from the disabled list today. The Pirates probably won’t have any immediate need for Black. They’ve got Duke Welker and Ryan Reid in the majors right now, and one of those two will probably...

Budding Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole remains unbeaten

Budding star Gerrit Cole helped the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Angeles 5-2 on Friday night in Anaheim. Allowing only two runs and four hits over 6.1 innings, the 6-foot-4, 220 pound Cole (3-0, 3.44 ERA) has now won all three of his starts as a professional. An Orange County native, Cole snubbed the New York Yankees in 2008 to instead take classes at UCLA. “It was a lot of fun...

Jeanmar Gomez may make next start for Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jeanmar Gomez is on course to make his next start in the majors after a successful minor-league outing on Wednesday, the last stage in his rehab from a forearm injury. Jeremy Warnemuende of MLB.com reports that Gomez  pitched five innings for Triple-A Indianapolis, giving up just one walk and no hits and striking out four.  Pirates manager Clint...

So, Russell Martin Is Aware of My Russell Martin Super-Collection....

I recently posted about some of my favorite Russell Martin cards. It was a fun post to put together, what with it being about 90% visual. I posted an "In Case You Missed It" Tweet later that night on the post and found that the Tweet had been favorited by somebody. That somebody? Russell Martin.So awesome. I've had a couple of my Tweets favorited and Re-Tweeted by Russ...

Minor League Schedule: Nine Games On Tap Today

Altoona has a doubleheader today. The second game is a makeup of a game from 6/13 that was postponed by rain. The GCL Pirates and both DSL teams were all off yesterday. All three resume play today. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all...

Angels can't keep up vs. Cole, Pirates

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Gerrit Cole pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning in his native Orange County, earning his third straight victory to open his major league career in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. The Pirates' 22-year-old right-hander out of Orange Lutheran High School and UCLA dazzled the Angels in his first...

Pirates 10, Angels 9(10)

Pedro Alvarez homered for the fourth straight game, Starling Marte capped a three-run ninth inning with a tying single, and the Pittsburgh Pirates added four more in the 10th to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-9 on Sunday and complete their first interleague sweep on the road. Trailing 6-3 entering the ninth, the Pirates pulled even against closer Ernesto Frieri - his second blown...

A west coast swing

The Pirates are usually terrible on the west coast. I'm not going to look the numbers up, but you don't need me to. When the Pirates play games after the east coast has fallen asleep, they lose a lot. Now is the time to change that. Neither the Angels nor the Mariners are very good this year. The Pirates need to beat teams like this. Their first stop takes them to Los...

Game 74: Pirates 4 Angels 2

I think that Gerrit Cole broke the PitchFX pitch classification system tonight. I mean, seriously, what do you even do with this? According to the pitch classification, Cole threw 90% fastballs with maybe a handful or two of sliders mixed it. From what I could tell and from the best guesses of everyone watching the game and talking about it online, Cole threw a four-seam fastball...

Game 74 Preview: Pirates vs. Angels

Pirates (43-30) at Angels (33-40) 10:05 PM–Angel Stadium, Anaheim MLB.com Gameday TV: ROOT Tonight the Bucs begin a series in Anaheim, as they take on the Angels for the first time in over half a decade. Much like their crosstown counterparts, the Angels have flopped for most of the season after yet another big offseason. They’ve got the fearsome trio of Mike Trout, Albert Pujols...
Pirates News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.