It’s been a quiet few days for baseball news since the holiday, but Tyler Glasnow is getting an unusual amount of press for this time of the year. Most consider the 6’7″ right-hander to be the top prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates system and he certainly picked up the awards and recognition this year to go along with that ranking. Here are three links from the last few days to keep you busy while we wait for some Pirates news.
An article from Mark Whicker at the Los Angeles Daily News with quotes from Glasnow. You’ll find out his weight is listed wrong and he has an unusual nickname.
Bernie Pleskoff, who has scouted in the past and is now a contributor for MLB.com, has a scouting report on Glasnow from the AFL season. The article is titled “Hard-throwing Glasnow has a bright future”, so you can basically tell he thinks highly of him.
Finally, Baseball America has a small piece on Glasnow and his curve. John Perrotto talks about Glasnow being able to throw his breaking ball for strikes and how it’s key for his progress.