Morning Report: A Sleeper Prospect in Bristol
Aug23

Morning Report: A Sleeper Prospect in Bristol

In Bristol tonight, Hector Garcia is the scheduled starter. The 18-year-old lefty could be a real sleeper prospect in the Pirates system, but we really haven’t talked much about him. He is the youngest player on the Bristol roster and possibly the best prospect on the team. Last year while doing the DSL season recap for pitchers, I got a decent report on Garcia, but honestly thought he would return to the DSL due to his age and...

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Top 10 Pitchers: Glasnow Leads Amazing Week; Heredia Might Be Turning Things Around
Aug19

Top 10 Pitchers: Glasnow Leads Amazing Week; Heredia Might Be Turning Things Around

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 Earns Second Straight FSL Pitcher of the Week Award
Aug18

Tyler Glasnow Earns Second Straight FSL Pitcher of the Week Award

Tyler Glasnow has won his second straight Florida State League Pitcher of the Week award, this one for the week of August 11-17. Glasnow made two starts during the week, throwing a total of 13.1 innings, with 18 strikeouts and just one run allowed. On the season, he has a 1.43 ERA in 113.1 innings, with 140 strikeouts and a .167 BAA. Glasnow won the previous week’s award with 11 strikeouts over six shutout innings. Earlier in...

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Tyler Glasnow Expects to Remain in Bradenton the Rest of the Season
Aug18

Tyler Glasnow Expects to Remain in Bradenton the Rest of the Season

Tyler Glasnow has been phenomenal this year. On the season he has a 1.43 ERA in 113.1 innings, with 140 strikeouts and 55 walks. The 140 strikeouts not only leads the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system, but is the best in the organization this year, with Francisco Liriano’s 123 (in 114.1 innings) ranking second. On May 28th, Glasnow really started picking up the pace. He struck out 12 batters in 5.2 shutout innings...

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First Pitch: Is Tyler Glasnow the Top Prospect in the Pirates’ System?
Aug18

First Pitch: Is Tyler Glasnow the Top Prospect in the Pirates’ System?

We rank prospects on this site twice a year. The biggest set of rankings comes in the off-season, which we release in the annual Prospect Guide. We also release a mid-season update. The mid-season version is usually pretty close to the pre-season rankings, since there usually aren’t too many changes to a player’s prospect status over two months. The key to the mid-season update is to see where the new draft picks fall in,...

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