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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...

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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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