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Morning Report: Thoughts on the September Call-Ups

Dan Runzler was one of six players called up by the Pirates on Sunday. Photo Credit: Wilbur Miller
Morning Report: Thoughts on the September Call-Ups
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates called up six players yesterday. As I mentioned in Sunday's Morning Report, there would be two moves in particular to discuss. I'm going to give thoughts on all of the players who were on the 40-man roster here, along with the addition of Dan Runzler. I'll start with the obvious ones first to get them out of the way.

Tyler Glasnow - We knew he was coming up, so nothing of note with this move. I do think he should have been up sooner, but not much sooner obviously because they kept his service time under a year by waiting until after August 26th to recall him. There was some value in seeing him pitch in the playoffs in the minors because he has not had success in that situation during the last four times. He pitched well in that one playoff game, so that's a career...

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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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