Tag: Tyler Glasnow

Williams: Can the Pirates Get it Right With Mitch Keller?

It’s difficult looking at a pitching leaderboard these days if you follow the Pirates. There are currently 149 pitchers in the majors who have thrown 30 or more innings this year. Here’s the list, sorted by fWAR. It won’t take long for you to notice a few familiar names. Number eight on the list: Tyler […]
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A Look at Recent Highly Anticipated Pitching Debuts for the Pirates

Sometime soon, the Pittsburgh Pirates will call up right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller. A lot of signs point to Monday’s doubleheader in Cincinnati being his possible debut, but nothing has been announced yet. Whether he starts that game or not, he’s on the verge of making his highly anticipated debut for the Pirates. With that in […]
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Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Morning Report: Tyler Glasnow’s Limited Time With the Rays and a...

I want to believe that Tyler Glasnow has figured it all out in Tampa. I’m not really worried about the impact of how the Chris Archer trade looks, or how that would look for the Pirates if one of their former top prospects figured it out elsewhere. I’ve covered Glasnow long enough that I’d want […]
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Williams: Comparing the Returns in the Gerrit Cole and Chris Archer...

In the last six months, the Pirates have traded one top of the rotation pitcher away and have traded for one top of the rotation pitcher. They sent Gerrit Cole to the Astros prior to the season, getting Colin Moran, Joe Musgrove, Michael Feliz, and Jason Martin in return. At the trade deadline, they acquired […]
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Morning Report: Is There a Slider Revolution Happening in Pittsburgh?

There was a time in the minors where Jameson Taillon was challenged to throw three changeups per inning. It’s not a productive strategy for results to throw a developing pitch that often. It is productive in terms of developing the pitch. This is a strategy you see often in the minors. It’s not a strategy […]
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Tyler Glasnow Has Been Settling in as a Relief Pitcher

PITTSBURGH – Pirates reliever Tyler Glasnow has put together quite an impressive string of appearances out of the bullpen over the last three weeks. Over his last seven appearances, he’s thrown 11.2 innings and allowed just one run (0.77 ERA). Opponents are hitting just .209 off him, and he’s walked three batters while striking out […]
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Pirates Have Pitching Personnel Conducive To Trying Something Revolutionary

PITTSBURGH — On Friday, Rays manager Kevin Cash announced that his club would do something not often tried in Major League Baseball: Deploy a relief pitcher as his starter. Cash told reporters that Sergio Romo, who had never started a game in his 11-year big-league career, would the mound for the first inning Saturday night […]
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Rise and Fall: Adjustments in Progress for Tyler Glasnow, Steven Brault

PITTSBURGH — After Nick Kingham’s stunning MLB debut Sunday afternoon, it seems the Pirates’ bullpen will once again feature two young pitchers who have trained as starters. Not that Tyler Glasnow and Steven Brault are in positions to get comfortable anyway. Both are still trying to prove themselves as viable pitchers at this level, with […]
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Tyler Glasnow Has Seen a Big Increase in His Spin Rate...

PITTSBURGH — Spin rate is the measure of how often a baseball rotates around its axis after a pitcher lets the ball go toward home plate. It’s something that’s always existed in baseball, and spinning the ball is how breaking pitches were invented. A curveball will have a very high spin rate, with pitches with […]
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