Minor League Schedule: Tyler Glasnow’s Still Looking For a Big Strikeout Game This Year

Thursday is a very interesting day on the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league schedule. You have two prospects in the top 20, including third-ranked Tyler Glasnow. You have Jeff Locke trying to work his way back to the majors and A.J. Morris out-pitching almost everyone in the Pirates farm system. Altoona has an early morning start time today. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. For a look at possible starters down the line, check out our Probable Starter Chart. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information.    

Glasnow looks to build off a strong start

Glasnow looks to build off a strong start

 

AAA: Indianapolis (26-19) @ Charlotte (15-29) 7:05pm
Probable starter:  Jeff Locke (1-1, 3.82)
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis  was off yesterday

Jeff Locke will make his seventh start for Indianapolis tonight. He has also started once for the Pirates and once for Bradenton. While with Indianapolis, Locke has thrown 33 innings, allowing 31 hits, five homers and ten walks. He has 27 strikeouts, a 1.76 GO/AO ratio and a .246 BAA. In his last start, he pitched seven shutout innings, giving up just one hit and three walks. Locke has a 9.00 road ERA in two starts.

AA: Altoona (17-27) vs Akron (30-15) 10:30am
Probable starter: A.J. Morris (4-0, 1.46)
Yesterday’s Result: Akron 6, Altoona 2

A.J. Morris will make his sixth start of the season this morning. He has also pitched five times in relief. As a starter, Morris has pitched 26.2 innings, posting a 1.36 ERA, a 2.56 GO/AO ratio and a .196 BAA. He is coming off his best start of the season, seven shutout innings at home against Richmond. Morris has faced Akron twice already this year, throwing five shutout innings the first time and giving up three runs over 5.2 innings the second time.

High-A: Bradenton (21-25) vs Daytona (16-26) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (0-3, 3.13)
Yesterday’s Result: Daytona 4, Bradenton 2

Tyler Glasnow will make his sixth start of the season tonight. He has thrown 23 innings this year, giving up 13 hits, no homers and 18 walks. Glasnow has 19 strikeouts, an 0.92 GO/AO ratio and a .167 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, giving up one run on five hits and three walks. Glasnow has a season-high of six strikeouts this year, a total he topped 12 times last season in 24 starts.

Low-A: West Virginia (15-30) vs Lakewood (17-26) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (2-5, 4.70)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was off yesterday

West Virginia was off yesterday.  Cody Dickson will be on the mound on today, making his ninth start of the season. He has thrown a total of 38.1 innings, giving up 44 hits, three homers and 16 walks. Dickson has 28 strikeouts, a 1.00 GO/AO ratio and a .295 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks. Dickson struck out six batters in that game, his highest total since picking up seven strikeouts in his season debut.

Recent Transactions

5/21: Andy Otamendi added to Bradenton roster. Orlando Castro assigned to Jamestown.

5/20: Omir Santos placed on disabled list. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Indianapolis.

5/19: Jared LaKind added to West Virginia roster. Will Kendall placed on disabled list.

5/19: Brandon Cumpton reassigned to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona

5/18: West Virginia sends Kawika Emsley-Pai to Altoona. Francisco Diaz added off Jamestown roster.

5/18: Ralph Henriquez sent from Altoona to Indianapolis.

5/16: Edwin Espinal placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker added to West Virginia roster.

5/16: Jaff Decker sent from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.

5/13: Activated Zack Dodson from disabled list. Ryan Beckman transferred to Jamestown roster.

5/12: Signed Nathan Sopena.

5/12: Released Christian Santiago, Arquimedes Lorenzo, Ramon Rodriguez and Marcus Beltrez.

5/9: Miguel Rosario added to West Virginia roster. Jerry Mulderig assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/9: Kenn Kasparek assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/8: Harold Ramirez activated from disabled list. Michael Fransoso assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/8: Matt Curry activated from disabled list and assigned to Altoona.

5/7: Andrew Lambo placed on disabled list.

5/6: Jeff Locke assigned to Indianapolis. Phil Irwin promoted to majors.

5/6: Vance Worley added to Indianapolis roster.

5/5: Duke Welker placed on disabled list. Adalberto Santos assigned to Indianapolis roster.

5/5: Jeff Locke promoted to Pirates. Casey Sadler assigned to Indianapolis.

5/4: Jose Osuna placed on disabled list. D.J. Crumlich added to Bradenton roster.

5/4: Kenn Kasparek promoted to Indianapolis.

5/3: Cody Eppley assigned in Indianapolis roster.

5/3: Reese McGuire activated from disabled list. Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/2: Benji Gonzalez traded to San Diego Padres.

5/2: Kenn Kasparek activated from Altoona disabled list. Carlos Paulino placed on disabled list.

5/2: Jordan Steranka placed on disabled list. Taylor Lewis added to Bradenton roster.

5/1: Robert Andino activated from Indianapolis disabled list. Adalberto Santos assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/1: Wandy Rodriguez assigned to Altoona roster on rehab.

4/30 Elvis Escobar added to West Virginia roster. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.

4/29: Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/29: Ralph Henriquez added to Altoona roster.

4/27: Reese McGuire placed on disabled list. Kawika Emsley-Pai added to West Virginia roster.

4/27: Casey Sadler promoted to majors. Jared Hughes sent to Indianapolis.

4/27: Tyler Waldron promoted to Indianapolis.

4/27 Omir Santos added to Indianapolis roster.

4/27: Josh Smith assigned to Bradenton roster. Oderman Rocha sent to Extended Spring Training.

4/26: Bryton Trepagnier assigned to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi sent to Extended Spring Training.

4/26: Brandon Mann added to Altoona roster. Kenn Kasparek placed on disabled list.

4/25: Tyler Glasnow added to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training.

4/24: Oderman Rocha and Andy Otamendi assigned to Bradenton. Bryton Trepagnier and Josh Smith assigned to Extended Spring Training

4/23: Tyler Waldron promoted to Altoona. Brandon Mann sent to Bradenton.

John Dreker

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • deacs

    The headline says Glasnow is still looking for a big strike out game. Is that because he’s throwing 90% fastballs, I guess because he’s told to, or did he manage to do that last year throwing all FB’s early in the year?