Tag: Scott Mitchell

First Pitch: The Evolution of Tyler Glasnow’s Changeup

BRADENTON, Fla. – At some point, people were going to write about Tyler Glasnow’s changeup. It was a huge topic last year in terms of his development, and a big focus for him this year and going forward in his quest to reach his upside. So it was inevitable that he’d get some questions about […]
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Tyler Glasnow Has a New Changeup: “The Scott Mitchell Special”

BRADENTON, Fla. – When I talked to Tyler Glasnow during mini-camp last month, he mentioned he was throwing his changeup about 50% of the time in flat ground work, trying to improve the pitch. I was skeptical that this would help, since Glasnow has shown a history of working on the pitch, but not trusting […]
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Scott Mitchell and Justin Meccage Promoted to New Coordinator Roles

The Pirates released their list of minor league managers and coaches a few minutes ago, and you can check the rundown here. One of the first things I checked when I got the list was the assignment for pitching coach Justin Meccage, who has been with Altoona and Bradenton the last few years. Meccage didn’t show […]
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How Can the Pirates Replace Jim Benedict’s Impact When Developing Pitchers?

The year 2010 was a much darker time for Pittsburgh Pirates fans, and the organization as a whole. The team was coming off a 99 loss season, and heading into a 105 loss season. Andrew McCutchen was good, but no one expected him to be an MVP at that point. There were some top prospects […]
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The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second...

Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball career. After a slow start in Low-A West Virginia last season, Dickson saw massive improvements in the second half of the season, posting a 2.33 ERA from July […]
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Pirates Notebook: Robbie Grossman Finally Comes To Pittsburgh

Outfielder Robbie Grossman will make his PNC Park debut Friday night in the leadoff spot, five years after the Pirates drafted him in the sixth round. He won’t take the field in black and gold, but rather in blue and orange. Almost four years after he signed with the Pirates out of high school for […]
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