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Glasnow revs up in drive for 5th starter spot

Tyler Glasnow had just walked Phillies leadoff man Cesar Hernandez in the first inning Saturday afternoon at Spectrum Field when he thought to himself, "I'm not doing this again."
4 days ago

Pirates A.M.: What’s up with Tyler Glasnow?

By Chris Adamski BRADENTON, Fla. — Repeat after me: Spring training statistics don’t matter. Everyone will tell you that.   OK, now that that’s out of the way… let’s start to panic about why Tyler Glasnow’s statistics are so bad.   He’s pitched in four games (one of them does not count in his “official” stats that you will see because it was not a Grapefruit League...
Via Bucco Blog
9 days ago

Early favorites to win MLB Rookie of the Year awards

Spring Training is officially upon us, which means the 2017 MLB regular season is right around the corner. And while it’s still relatively early, it’s never so early that we can’t look ahead to some potential award winners.Much will change between now and the end of the season. There will be surprises galore because there always are, but early expectations are already being...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Glasnow’s Considerable Stride and Crucial Small Steps

A humorous anecdote from the Pirates’ offseason CARE-a-van tour to share with you by way of Stephen Nesbitt from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Recently, the Pirates’ top pitching prospect, Tyler Glasnow, heard something pretty funny. He was at a bowling event for Pirates Charities, and one fan piped up with this wisecrack, something about how it would be cool if Glasnow could...
Via Fangraphs
January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Scouting Debutante Pirate, Tyler Glasnow

When I first lay eyes on a prospect, especially one who has a unique physical build, I search my mind’s eye for precedent. Making a “body comp” is a somewhat outdated way for scouts to communicate and describe a player’s physicality to a person who has never seen that player. The advent of the internet has made this kind of communication obsolete (why bother telling you...
Via Fangraphs
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

The Good Outweighs the Bad with Pittsburgh’s Tyler Glasnow

Less than a month ago, the Pirates called up top prospect Jameson Taillon from the minor leagues, and slotted him into their struggling rotation. With Taillon now sidelined by shoulder fatigue, the Pirates have once again dipped into their minor-league repository. Today, they’ve called up yet another top-tier pitching prospect in Tyler Glasnow. Glasnow’s spent the past three...
Via Fangraphs
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Tyler Glasnow Debut Event

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyler Glasnow and the difference between talented and ready

It rained all afternoon in Chapel Hill, and as the clocked ticked closer to seven o’ clock, I was sending text messages to my friends. You know that I don’t care how hard it’s raining, I’m going out to DBAP tonight unless they cancel the game early, right? I was worried that the weather would make my friends want to bail on tonight’s Durham/Indianapolis game and this was...
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Glasnow is going to Indianpolis

I think that most of us expected this news in one form or another, but Pirates Prospects is reporting this morning (subscription link) that Tyler Glasnow, the Pirates’ top prospect and one of the best pitching prospects in baseball, is heading to Indanapolis after dominating for much of this season in Double-A with Altoona. Glasnow’s numbers this year are video game numbers...
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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