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Prospect Rewind: Looking at Tyler Glasnow’s Rapid Progression

Prospect Rewind: Looking at Tyler Glasnow’s Rapid Progression

Last week we started a new feature on the site called "Prospect Rewind". Each week the feature will look back at some of the prospect reports in previous editions of the Prospect Guide, all leading up to the release of the Pirates Prospects 2014 Prospect Guide. The 2014 book is currently available for pre-sales, and will be released shortly after the Winter Meetings in December. The cover this year features Tyler Glasnow, who was our 2014 Minor League Pitcher of the Year. So it's fitting that we take a look back at the rapid progression that saw Glasnow go from a total unknown to a potential ace.

The Pirates drafted Glasnow in the fifth round of the 2011 draft, giving him an over-slot $600,000 bonus. That was a bit of a surprise at the time, since Glasnow didn't show up on any of the pre-draft national rankings. I saw him pitch briefly during instructs that year, but most of our original report on him was based on the brief bit of information that was known at the time of the draft....

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