Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects
Sep29

Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects

John Sickels released his top 75 prospects for the end of the season, and had six Pirates on the list. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow, Alen Hanson, and Reese McGuire all made the list, with several in the top 50. Jameson Taillon was the first prospect ranked, ending up 12th on the list. Taijuan Walker, Archie Bradley, and Noah Syndergaard ranked ahead of Taillon, making him the fourth pitcher on the...

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Pirates Notebook: Glasnow Reflects on 2013
Sep17

Pirates Notebook: Glasnow Reflects on 2013

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced right-handed starter Tyler Glasnow as the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year following his 9-3 season at Single-A West Virginia. Glasnow compiled a 2.18 ERA and struck out 164 batters in 111 and one-third innings. Glasnow’s award was correctly predicted here on Pirates Prospects, and Tim Williams posted a full breakdown of Glasnow’s stellar 2013 season.   ...

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Pirates Name Andrew Lambo and Tyler Glasnow Player and Pitcher of the Year
Sep16

Pirates Name Andrew Lambo and Tyler Glasnow Player and Pitcher of the Year

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year awards today. Andrew Lambo was named the Player of the Year, while Tyler Glasnow was named the Pitcher of the Year. We came to the same conclusions with the Pirates Prospects Player and Pitcher of the year awards last week. The difference is that Lambo and Glasnow get an actual award from the Pirates, plus their name on a plaque at Pirate City....

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Tyler Glasnow Exceeded Baseball Prospectus Expectations
Sep16

Tyler Glasnow Exceeded Baseball Prospectus Expectations

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus put up a Monday Morning Ten Pack today with ten prospects who exceeded Baseball Prospectus expectations this year. The third prospect mentioned on the list was Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow, who has been getting a lot of national attention lately. Glasnow finished his first full season in West Virginia with a 2.18 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 111 innings of work. Parks...

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The More Things Stay the Same, the More They Change
Sep10

The More Things Stay the Same, the More They Change

A little under a year ago, things weren’t exactly looking up for Neal Huntington and the Pirates’ front office. The team had improved significantly over the previous two years, but had just suffered its second straight late-season collapse. A lot of fans – including me – thought the team should find a new GM. More importantly, principal owner Robert Nutting had stated he was going to do a thorough review, one that was widely expected...

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