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First Pitch: The Next Wave of Pirates Starters Making Their Way Through Altoona

First Pitch: The Next Wave of Pirates Starters Making Their Way Through Altoona

The starting pitching has been a highlight for the Pittsburgh Pirates early in the season. As the season goes on, their depth will only get stronger, with guys like Nick Kingham and Adrian Sampson becoming available, along with the possibility of Jameson Taillon by the end of the season.

Beyond that, there is more pitching on the way. The obvious guy to watch is Tyler Glasnow, who was fantastic tonight. You can read my report on his start in the Prospect Watch, and I'll have more on him tomorrow morning. But the rest of the Altoona rotation has been solid early in the season, with several guys who have a legit shot of making the majors.

Jason Creasy was the first guy I saw on this current trip. He didn't have his best control, which means he walked more than two batters -- something ...

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