Top 20 Pirates Prospect List From John Sickels Has Some Interesting Rankings
Jan23

Top 20 Pirates Prospect List From John Sickels Has Some Interesting Rankings

John Sickels at Minor League Ball, has released his annual top 20 prospects list for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The full list, with his scouting reports can be found here. I’ll quickly go over some of the highlights from the list. Sickels ranks Tyler Glasnow at the top, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone reading this site. Glasnow had an outstanding season and has been picking up accolades all off-season, plus he has...

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Tyler Glasnow Named One of MLB.com’s Top Ten Right-Handed Pitching Prospects
Jan20

Tyler Glasnow Named One of MLB.com’s Top Ten Right-Handed Pitching Prospects

On MLB.com on Tuesday, MLB Pipeline began their lists of the top ten prospects at each position, starting with right-handed pitchers. Led by Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, they ranked Tyler Glasnow as the third best RHP prospect in the minors, trailing Lucas Giolito of the Nationals and Noah Syndergaard of the Mets. Glasnow was the only Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher to make the list. Jameson Taillon was left off, likely due to his missed...

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Baseball America Unveils 2015 Top Ten Pirates Prospects List
Jan12

Baseball America Unveils 2015 Top Ten Pirates Prospects List

Baseball America released their top ten prospects list for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday and not surprisingly, Tyler Glasnow has been ranked the top prospect in the system. Earlier this off-season, they named him the top prospect in the Florida State League and also he also made their minor league All-Star team. The complete list can be found below, along with links to the Pirates players that made the top 20 prospects list for...

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Pirates Invite Eight Players to Spring Training, Including Tyler Glasnow and Stetson Allie
Jan09

Pirates Invite Eight Players to Spring Training, Including Tyler Glasnow and Stetson Allie

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that eight players have been invited to Spring Training, with some big name prospects among the group. Two of the players invited were pitchers Charlie Leesman and Wilfredo Boscan, both of whom just signed minor league deals. The other six players invited today are pitchers Tyler Glasnow and Adrian Sampson, first baseman Stetson Allie, infielder Gift Ngoepe and outfielders Mel Rojas Jr. and Keon...

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First Pitch: The Importance of Having Plenty of Pitching Prospects
Jan06

First Pitch: The Importance of Having Plenty of Pitching Prospects

I’ve never really believed in the “TINSTAAPP” line of thinking. That’s an acronym for “There is no such thing as a pitching prospect,” and maybe I don’t believe in it because some people take it too literally to avoid pitchers entirely. I also don’t like it, because I feel that pitchers are unfairly classified here. The idea behind this is that pitchers are no sure thing, in large part...

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