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Tyler Glasnow Named to Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team

Tyler Glasnow was named to Baseball America's minor league All-Star team.

Tyler Glasnow was named to Baseball America’s minor league All-Star team.

Baseball America released their 2013 minor league All-Stars today. Tyler Glasnow was the only Pirates prospect on the list, being named to the second team All-Stars. Glasnow is joined by top pitcher Taijuan Walker on the second team, with the first team having Archie Bradley and C.J. Edwards, among others.

The Pirates haven’t had a history of putting players on this list. J.R. House was on the catcher list in 2000. Steve Pearce made it as a first baseman in 2007. Pedro Alvarez made it as a third baseman in 2009. Sean Burnett made it as a pitcher in 2002. Glasnow’s inclusion is the first time since Alvarez in 2009 that a Pirates prospect has been recognized on this list.

The list isn’t a top prospect list as much as it is a top performers list. Glasnow is on the second team because he had one of the most impressive stat lines among prospects in minor league baseball this year. That’s still a good thing, and shows why Glasnow is starting to get some hype as a top 25 prospect in baseball.

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  • https://profiles.google.com/105668650510920614054 Brian Bernard

    Tim, based on your article where Glasnow was pictured as a god throwing lightening bolts and performing at All-Time type levels statistically, would you say that Glasnow was under-recognized in this piece, deserving of a 1st team spot?
    Clearly it’s a great thing for Glasnow anyway, just wondering.

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com/author/admin Tim Williams

      Honestly, I didn’t follow the other players. There were a few guys who I’ve recognized from checking the stat sheets and prospect reports (C.J. Edwards, for example). But I couldn’t say whether Glasnow’s season was better than the first team guys.

      Keep in mind that the article about his strikeout rate was only about the strikeout rate. It didn’t factor in the walks, which improved as the year went on, but could have worked against him. Also, Glasnow was on an innings limit, so it’s possible some of the first team guys could have been nearly as good over a longer period.

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