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Morning Report: A Trio of Struggling Projectable Righties

Morning Report: A Trio of Struggling Projectable Righties

All day Monday, we talked about Tyler Glasnow, who was once a highly projectable right-hander. He threw seven shutout innings Sunday night(see video below), talked about remaining at Bradenton for the rest of the year and was named the FSL Pitcher of the Week for the second week in a row. At one time, he was just a tall righty that the Pirates drafted high and gave a large bonus. The Pirates have drafted plenty of pitchers in the same mold and there are more misses than hits, but that's part of the business.

There are three projectable pitchers that are really struggling this year, all of them righties and all of them got six-figure bonuses. Jon Sandfort, Billy Roth and Neil Kozikowski are all putting up poor numbers this year, despite solid scouting reports for each of them. Kozikowski is pitching in the GCL for a second season, while Roth and Sandfort have moved from the Bristol rotation to the bullpen. Kozikowski was also a starter at the beginning of the year.

All three pitch...

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