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.

Author: Tim Williams

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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