Baseball Prospectus named Tyler Glasnow as one of ten prospects who exceeded expectations this year.  (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Minor League Schedule: Glasnow Takes The Hill Tonight

Tyler Glasnow gets the start for West Virginia on the road today. He comes into the game with the highest strikeout total in the organization. Altoona is now on their All-Star break. They will resume play on Thursday. West Virginia was off yesterday.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 Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be found here. The latest Dominican Summer League recap can be found here.

Tyler Glasnow has lost just two games all season (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Tyler Glasnow has lost just two games all season (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

AAA: Indianapolis (59-34) @ Columbus (41-51) 7:05pm
Probable starter:  Graham Godfrey (2-1, 6.29)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 8, Columbus 3 in 12 innings

Graham Godfrey will make his fourth start for Indianapolis tonight. He has also pitched four times in relief since coming over from Pawtucket mid-season. Between both AAA stops, he is 6-4, 4.83 in 66.2 innings, allowing 71 hits, 12 homers and 25 walks. Godfrey has 46 strikeouts, an 0.50 GO/AO ratio and a .267 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, giving up one run on three hits and four walks.

AA: Altoona (39-50) @ Akron (44-46) 7:05pm 7/11
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Erie 7, Altoona 6

Altoona is currently on their All-Star break. They resume play on Thursday. The Curve are in last place in their division, trailing first place Harrisburg by ten games.

High-A: Bradenton (32-53 overall, 6-11 2nd half) @ Palm Beach (45-39) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Orlando Castro (1-0, 6.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Charlotte 1, Bradenton 0

Orlando Castro will make his fourth start tonight for Bradenton. He has gone five innings in each of his outings, with his last game being his best. Six days ago at Ft Myers, he allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk. For West Virginia this year before being promoted, Castro was 7-4, 1.93 in 13 starts. He started the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. In 89.2 innings this year, he has issued 12 walks and struck out 74 hitters.

Low-A: West Virginia (45-41 overall, 8-8 2nd half) @ Kannapolis (34-51) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (4-2, 2.69)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was off yesterday

Tyler Glasnow will make his 17th start of the season tomorrow. He has pitched a total of 70.1 innings, allowing 37 hits, seven homers and 42 walks. Glasnow has 103 strikeouts, an 0.94 GO/AO ratio and .153 BAA. In his last start, he allowed three runs on three hits and three walks, picking up just his second loss of the season. At home this season, he is 2-1, 2.23 in eight starts. Glasnow is second in the South Atlantic League in strikeouts and he ranks first overall in the Pirates minor league system.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (13-8) vs Batavia (10-10) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Dovydas Neverauskas (1-2, 5.52)
Yesterday’s Result: Batavia 5, Jamestown 4 (game one) Batavia 2, Jamestown 1 (game two)

Dovydas Neverauskas will make his fifth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 14.2 innings, allowing 16 hits, two homers and five walks. He has six strikeouts, a 1.00 GO/AO ratio and a .281 BAA. In his last start, Neverauskas went five innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and a walk.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (7-8) vs GCL Yankees1 (6-6) 12:00pm
Probable Starter:  Wei-Chung Wang (0-2, 3.55)
Yesterday’s Result: Yankees1 7, Pirates 5 in 10 innings

Wei-Chung Wang will make his fourth start of the season today. In his first game, he went 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on five hits, while striking out eight batters. Since then, the overall results have been much better. In his second start, Wang went 4.1 innings, giving up one run on four hits. His last outing was four shutout innings, two hits and four strikeouts. He has yet to walk a batter,

DSL: Pirates1 (16-14) vs Phillies (16-16) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Rangers 8, Pirates1 1

DSL: Pirates2 (15-15) vs Cardinals (16-14) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Nationals 5, Pirates2  1

Recent Transactions

7/8 Chase d’Arnaud and Brett Carroll placed on Indianapolis DL. Jerry Sands activated from DL.

7/4 Released Eric Avila, Yhonathan Herrand, Chris Lashmet, Jesus Vasquez and Jodaneli Carvajal

7/4 DJ Crumlich, Ashley Ponce promoted to Bradenton. Jimmy Rider promoted to West Virginia.

7/4 Chris Diaz activated from West Virginia disabled list.

7/1 Casey Sadler placed on disabled list. Mel Rojas activated from Altoona disabled list.

7/1 John Kuchno added to West Virginia roster. Pat Ludwig promoted to Bradenton.

7/1 Colten Brewer placed on disabled list.

6/29 Bradenton places Zack Von Rosenberg and Alen Hanson on disabled list. Kirk Singer added to roster.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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