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Tyler Glasnow Exceeded Baseball Prospectus Expectations

Tyler Glasnow Exceeded Baseball Prospectus Expectations

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

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus put up a Monday Morning Ten Pack today with ten prospects who exceeded Baseball Prospectus expectations this year. The third prospect mentioned on the list was Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow, who has been getting a lot of national attention lately. Glasnow finished his first full season in West Virginia with a 2.18 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 111 innings of work.

Parks mentioned that BP had Glasnow ranked eighth coming into the year, which was considered extreme at the time. That's also where Glasnow ranked in the pre-season Pirates Prospects rankings, and it sounds like he was ranked that high by BP for a lot of the same reasons -- a velocity spike at the end of the 2012 season that saw him hitting 96, some promise with his curveball, and in our case the big frame and the steep downward plane ...

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