For the second year in a row, Tyler Glasnow has been named the Pirates Prospects Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Glasnow won last year after dominating the South Atlantic League with a 2.18 ERA and a 164:61 K/BB ratio in 111.1 innings. His numbers didn't see much of a drop in his move up to High-A this year, with a 1.74 ERA in 124.1 innings, along with a 157:57 K/BB ratio.
Glasnow saw a slight decline in his strikeout rate, going from 36.3% last year to 31.9%. The latter number is still amazing, ranking sixth among 676 qualified pitchers in the minor leagues this season. It was also the best mark in the Pirates' system, excluding guys who didn't have many innings. The only player who exceeded that amount, and had a decent amount of innings, was 2014 draft pick John Sever, who had a 37...
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