Tyler Glasnow is officially the Pirates 5th starter.
The Pirates released the news tonight following a 1-1 tie against the Blue Jays in Montreal tonight. With the demotions this week of Steven Brault and Drew Hutchison, the final decision came down to Glasnow and Trevor Williams but the writing was on the wall the last couple days that Glasnow was going to be the guy.
Glasnow who entered last season as one of the top-10 prospects in baseball, has lost some of that buzz surrounding him as doubts have emerged from evaluations and even the Pirates organization to some extent about him being a potential front-line starter that led to his name being floated in trade talks for Jose Quintana.
Glasnow now has an opportunity to quiet the critics in what was the right move to start him in Pittsburgh.
Trevor Williams will start the season in Pittsburgh as a reliever.
1. Gerrit Cole
2. Jameson Taillon
3. Chad Kuhl
4. Ivan Nova
5. Tyler Glasnow