Pirates going with Tyler Glasnow as 5th starter

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.

Pirates Rotation

1. Gerrit Cole
2. Jameson Taillon
3. Chad Kuhl
4. Ivan Nova
5. Tyler Glasnow


Bullpen

Tony Watson
Daniel Hudson
Felipe Rivero
Juan Nicasio
Antonio Bastardo
Wade LeBlanc
Trevor Williams

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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