As we noted in our Top Performers article earlier today, the Pirates are getting strong results early in the season from their top two pitching prospects -- Tyler Glasnow and Jameson Taillon. Last week, Taillon made his first official start since September 2013, giving up one run in six innings of work, with six strikeouts and no walks. Tyler Glasnow has made two starts, combining to give up two runs in ten innings, with a 15:3 K/BB ratio.
The Pirates haven't been getting bad results from their rotation this year, with a 3.45 ERA and a 4.10 xFIP in 70.1 innings over 13 games. However, it's hard to imagine that Taillon and Glasnow won't be needed at some point this season, whether that's due to injury, or just upgrading over the guys in the back of the rotation. Neal Huntington discussed...
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