Tyler Glasnow has already won the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year award for the 2014 season. Today, MLB.com announced that the tall right-hander has been named the Pitcher of the Year in all of minor league baseball. Glasnow won the award after finishing first in batting average against (.174), along with finishing third in ERA (1.74).
In winning the award, Glasnow beat out a lot of talented pitchers, including Milwaukee right-hander Jimmy Nelson, Red Sox lefty Henry Owens, and Blue Jays lefty Daniel Norris. He also beat out Lucas Giolito of the Nationals, who had an amazing year in Low-A.
Glasnow started getting recognition as one of the top pitchers in baseball around the middle of the season. After the finish that he had, it will be interesting to see where he ranks in the prospect lists at the end of the year. He will almost certainly be a top 20 prospect, and I don’t think it’s out of the question that he could sneak into some of the top 10 lists.