Tyler Glasnow strikes out 7, allowed 1 earned run in Triple-A debut

 

Top pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow made his Triple-A debut tonight for the Indianapolis Indians. Glasnow’s line: 5.1 innings pitched, 9 hits, 4 runs, 1 earned run, 7 strike outs, 1 walk. Glasnow threw 89 pitches, 56 for strikes. The 21 year old was credited with 3 groundouts, 4 flyouts. 2015 Stats (Altoona-AA): 63.0 IP, 5-3, 2.43 ERA, 82 SO, 19 BB 2015 Stats (Indianapolis-AAA): 5.1 IP, 0-0, 1.69 ERA, 7 SO, 1 BB

Pirates promoting top prospect Tyler Glasnow to Triple-A

 

Big news in Pirates circles as the team is promoting top prospect Tyler Glasnow to Triple-A Indianapolis, according to Piratesprospects.com. Glasnow, 21, is one of baseball’s premier prospects in the game, ranked by Baseball America as the 7th best prospect in baseball. Glasnow is 5-3 in Altoona this season with a 2.43 ERA and 82/19 K/BB ratio. 2015 Stats (Altoona-AA): 63.0 IP, 5-3, 2.43 ERA, 82 SO, 19 BB

Tyler Glasnow ranked No. 7 on Baseball America’s Midseason Top-50 Prospects List

 

Top Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow is ranked No. 7 on Baseball America’s Midseason Top-50 Prospects list. The 21 year old is the 3rd highest rated pitcher on the list. The publication writes of Glasnow [Talk about unhittable. For his career, Glasnow has allowed just 176 hits in 312 innings] Glasnow has dealt with an injury filled 2015 season. He is 2-2 with a 2.84 ERA in eight starts for Double-A Altoona. Glasnow has a 44/13 K/BB ratio. In the 2014 season, Glasnow was one of the most dominant pitchers in the minors going 12-5 with a 1.74 ERA in Class-A. 2015 Stats (Altoona-AA): 38.0 IP, 2-2, 2.84 ERA, 44 SO, 13 BB

Another lost season for Jameson Taillon

 

2010 first round Jameson Taillon likely won’t pitch in an official minor league game for the second straight year. After missing all of last season from Tommy John Surgery, Taillon experienced lower abdominal discomfort after his last outing on June 18 in extended spring training and has been diagnosed with a hernia that will require surgery. Dr. George Eid of the Allegheny Health Network will perform the surgery and Taillon will be sidelined for approximately two months. At the earliest, Taillon would return to the mound in early September, but the minor league season will be over by then, meaning Taillon could only pitch in instructional league during the off-season. In 2013 Taillon went 1-3 with a 3.89 ERA in six starts for Triple-A Indianapolis in 2013 as he was moving towards an expected MLB arrival in 2014. Taillon is 16-21 with a 3.72 ERA in his minor league careerRead More »

Top prospect Tyler Glasnow needed just seven pitches to retire the side vs Yankees

 

Top prospect Tyler Glasnow needed just seven pitches to retire the side in his spring training debut today vs the New York Yankees. Glasnow entered the game in the sixth inning, throwing seven pitches, all strikes. He struck out two while allowing no hits. Glasnow struck out Jose Pirela on three pitches (all swing and misses) followed by striking out Kyle Roller on three pitches (all called strikes) and than got Rob Refsnyder to fly out to center on one pitch. Pirela hit .305 in the Triple-A last season and appeared in 16 games with the Yankees, hitting .375. Roller hit .283 with 17 home runs in Triple-A last season. Glasnow wasn’t pitching against Single-A talent by any means. 3/5 vs Yankees:1 IP – 0 H – 0 R – 2 SO – 0 BB – 7-7 2014 Stats (Bradenton-A, Regular Season): 124 IP – 12-5, 1.74 ERA, 157 SO,Read More »

Tyler Glasnow walks three in 0.2 IP in Fall League debut

 

The only knock on Tyler Glasnow is command issues and they were at the forefront of his issues again in his Arizona League Fall debut Tuesday night for Scottsdale Scorpions. Glasnow went 0.2 innings, walking 3 and and allowed 1 earned run. He threw 29 pitches, just 14 for strikes. 10/7 vs Salt River: 0.2 IP – 0 H – 1 R – 1 SO – 3 BB – 29-14 2014 Stats (Bradenton-A, Regular Season): 124 IP – 12-5, 1.74 ERA, 157 SO, 57 BB

Pirates name Josh Bell Minor League Player of the Year

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates today named Josh Bell their Minor League Player of the Year. Bell hit a combined .325 (138-for-425) with 22 doubles, four triples, nine home runs, 60 RBI and a .459 slugging percentage between Single-A Bradenton and Double-A Altoona this season. He was named to both the Florida State League’s mid- and post-season All-Star teams while also representing the Pirates organization at the All-Star Futures Game in Minnesota. Bell also took home Florida State League Player-of-the-Year honors after leading the league with a .335 batting average and .502 slugging percentage.. 2014 Stats (Minors) .325 – 9 HR – 60 RBI

Tyler Glasnow erratic in playoff start vs Fort Myers

 

The only knock on Tyler Glasnow is command issues and they were at the forefront of his issues in Tuesday’s start vs Fort Myers in Game 1 of the playoffs, an 8-7 loss for Bradenton. Glasnow allowed just 2 hits and struck out 8, but walked 6 batters and allowed 6 earned runs in 3 IP. Glasnow allowed 3 runs in the second inning than walked the first three batters he faced in the fourth inning to load the bases. He was pulled after walking the three batters. 9/2 vs Fort Myers: 3 IP – 2 H – 6 ER – 8 SO – 6 BB – 78-41 2014 Stats (Bradenton-A, Regular Season): 124 IP – 12-5, 1.74 ERA, 157 SO, 57 BB

Austin Meadows finishes season on 11 game hitting streak

 

Austin Meadows hit his 13th double of the season, extending his hitting streak to 11 games on Monday. Meadows went 1-4 with 2B and 3 strike outs in the Powers 5-0 loss to Asheville. Meadows finishes the season with a line of .322/.388/.486 with 3 home runs, 15 RBI for the Power. Meadows batted .333 over his last 11 games of the season. 2014 Stats (WV Power): .322 – 3 HR – 15 RBI