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 in strikeouts. He is currently pitching in the Arizona Fall League for the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Glasnow has also been named Baseball America’s top FSL prospect. He’s also been named MLB.com’s pitching prospect of the year and the Pirates named him the organization’s minor league pitcher of the year. Glasnow also won the MiLB award for FSL pitcher of the year, he made Baseball America’s minor league all-star team. Basically, he has received a lot of honors this year. Glasnow was also named Pirates Prospects’ pitcher of the year for the second straight season.
Sam Dykstra from MiLB has a terrific article on Glasnow from this morning that I highly recommend.