Pirates Notebook: Thoughts on Tyler Glasnow, Angel Pagan, and More

Tyler Glasnow might need some work in Triple-A at the start of the year. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pirates Notebook: Thoughts on Tyler Glasnow, Angel Pagan, and More

BRADENTON, Fla. - This week saw Tyler Glasnow struggle with his command against the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team. That team is pretty much an All-Star team, but you'd still like to see Glasnow have better results in the command department.

I was very critical of Glasnow last year, saying that he wasn't ready for the big leagues due to his command issues and lack of a changeup. He is working on fixing the command with some delivery adjustments this spring, and is also working on a new grip for his changeup, which helps more to bail him out from the control issues.

I'm much more encouraged by Glasnow's progress and his chances to reach his upside at this point than I was last year. His development and approach this spring is a good thing to see. That said, I'm not sur...

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