First Pitch: Is Diaz the Number One Catcher? When Will Glasnow Be Promoted?
Aug08

First Pitch: Is Diaz the Number One Catcher? When Will Glasnow Be Promoted?

Tonight I’ve got some thoughts on two prospects in the system who have been performing very well this year. One of the prospects has been a bit of a breakout (Elias Diaz), while the other is just continuing to impress and move up the top prospect lists (Tyler Glasnow). The two topics are largely inspired by questions I’ve gotten on these two players, but we also wrote about both guys today, so I felt it was a good time to...

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Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Strikes Out 11 Over Six Shutout Innings
Aug07

Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Strikes Out 11 Over Six Shutout Innings

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ¬†Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Minor League Schedule:  Tyler Glasnow Headlines a Busy Thursday
Aug06

Minor League Schedule: Tyler Glasnow Headlines a Busy Thursday

Today’s Starters: Casey Sadler, Jhonathan Ramos, Pat Ludwig, Tyler Glasnow, Felipe Gonzalez, Frank Duncan

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Top 10 Pitchers: Walks or No Walks, Tyler Glasnow Continues to Dominate
Aug05

Top 10 Pitchers: Walks or No Walks, Tyler Glasnow Continues to Dominate

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really...

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Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For July
Aug02

Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For July

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. We also recap each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month.¬†Below are the average pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of July. The rankings include every pitcher who made at least four starts for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no...

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