Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Tyler Glasnow Named a Breakthrough Prospect by Baseball America

Tyler Glasnow was named one of Baseball America's ten breakthrough prospects. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Tyler Glasnow was named one of Baseball America’s ten breakthrough prospects. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Baseball America has released their ten breakthrough prospects for the 2013 season. These are players who didn’t make the midseason top 50, but who should be good for the next top 100 prospect list Baseball America releases. To my knowledge, the midseason top 50 list hasn’t been announced yet.

Tyler Glasnow was one of the breakthrough prospects on the list. BA notes that he’s not close to a finished product, with a lot of command issues that come from learning how to repeat his delivery. He throws 93-97 MPH, and BA says his fastball seems livelier because of his long stride to the plate. They also pointed out that he’s showing signs of improved control, and give him front-line starter potential.

Last year Gregory Polanco was on the “ten breakthrough prospects” list, and one year later he is on a lot of top 25 prospect lists. That speaks well for Glasnow’s future, and if he continues putting up the dominant numbers we’ve seen from him so far, and improves the control issues, there’s no reason to think he won’t be ranked higher up this time next year.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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    BA’s mIdseason top 50 should be released Monday. It was brought up in their Hot Sheet chat on Friday. I’m looking forward to it as a fan of the Bucs!

  • PiratesFan1981

    It is a real good feeling to be a Pirates fan right now. The ball club has one of the best starts, the minors are really getting looked at, and depth in each position is very exciting. I can not ask for anything more from the organization besides a winning season. I spent half my life waiting for a winner, the organization is on the right path. Keep up the hard work bucs!

  • Cary

    Piratesfan81, couldnt have said it better! Great time to be a bucs fan

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