Top Performers: Gerrit Cole Finishes Strong Before His Promotion

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. 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...

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Prospect Notebook: Tyler Glasnow, a Playoff Race, Allie and Close Game Woes
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Prospect Notebook: Tyler Glasnow, a Playoff Race, Allie and Close Game Woes

West Virginia got another good start out of Tyler Glasnow with the 19-year old right-hander striking out eight while allow just three hits with three walks and no runs allowed in four and two-thirds innings of work on Sunday. The West Virginia bullpen, however, would let in four runs in the sixth inning as the Power lost to visiting Hagerstown 4-1. Glasnow has only factored in one decision (a loss) in his last five starts and has not...

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Prospect Watch: Glasnow Continues to Dominate; Lambo and Hanson Homer

Top Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, Top Hitter: Dan Gamache, HR: Andrew Lambo, Justin Howard, Alen Hanson, Dan Gamache

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Minor League Schedule: Glasnow Takes The Mound In West Virginia

6/9/13 Starters: Andy Oliver, Jameson Taillon, Nick Kingham, Tyler Glasnow

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First Pitch: Do the Pirates Have the Top Farm System?

The St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins get a lot of praise for their farm systems. However, Jeff Passan talked with one longtime scout who said that the Pittsburgh Pirates were the team with the top farm system, and that it’s not close. Passan went on to highlight all of the usual names. He didn’t mention Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, but did mention Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson. He focused a lot on Tyler...

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