2014 Recaps: The Fall and Rise of the 2014 Pirates Rotation
Oct23

2014 Recaps: The Fall and Rise of the 2014 Pirates Rotation

The results from the 2013 season gave some hope for the 2014 rotation. At the end of the year, the Pittsburgh Pirates looked like they had three top of the rotation guys in Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole, and A.J. Burnett. During the off-season, they didn’t bring back Burnett, and instead went for Edinson Volquez. As a result, there was a lot of fan backlash to the set of moves, with Pirates fans wanting Burnett back, and...

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Tyler Glasnow Named MiLB.com Starting Pitcher of the Year
Oct23

Tyler Glasnow Named MiLB.com Starting Pitcher of the Year

Tyler Glasnow has been getting a lot of recognition for his superb season at Bradenton this year and he picked up another honor Thursday morning. Glasnow was named the top starting pitcher in the minors by MiLB.com. The 21-year-old righty had a 1.74 ERA over 23 starts, throwing a total of 124.1 innings. Glasnow had 157 strikeouts and a .174 BAA, while allowing just three homers. He led the FSL in ERA and WHIP(1.05) and finished second...

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AFL: Three Pirates Pitchers Combine For Six Shutout Innings
Oct18

AFL: Three Pirates Pitchers Combine For Six Shutout Innings

The Scottsdale Scorpions sent Tyler Glasnow to the mound on Saturday afternoon, going up against Peoria, who was throwing Kyle Zimmer out there as his mound opponent. Recent scouting reports on the AFL, called Glasnow and Zimmer the two best looking pitchers in the league. Zimmer left the game after just one inning and pitch tracker had his fastball slower than normal, so the hyped match-up didn’t last long. Josh Bell and Dan...

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AFL: Tyler Glasnow Throws Three Scoreless Innings
Oct14

AFL: Tyler Glasnow Throws Three Scoreless Innings

Tyler Glasnow got his second start of the Arizona Fall League on Monday night. His results weren’t good in his first game, but the scouting reports from that game had a lot of great things to say about him. His second game obviously went much better with three scoreless innings. He allowed two hits, a walk and hit a batter, while striking out three. Scottsdale defeated Mesa 2-1 to move to 4-2 on the season. The game didn’t...

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More High Praise For Tyler Glasnow
Oct13

More High Praise For Tyler Glasnow

Tyler Glasnow did not have a good first outing in the Arizona Fall League last week. You could say that the start looked horrible on paper, but a pitching line, especially an abbreviated one that lasted just 29 pitches, can only tell so much of the story. People that were at the game tell a much different story of Glasnow’s outing. Keith Law wrote that Glasnow was one of the top two pitchers he saw during the first week of the...

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