Tyler Glasnow Makes The Pirate Rotation


One of the top pitching prospects in baseball has made the Pirate rotation

Entering Spring Training, the biggest battle for the Pittsburgh Pirates was who would be the fifth starting pitcher. When Spring Training began the battle was between Drew Hutchison, Steven Brault, Trevor Williams, and Tyler Glasnow.

As the spring advanced, Hutchison and Brault would be optioned to Triple-A. This dropped them from competition for the final stater’s spot. This left Williams and Glasnow.

Well, according to Stephen J. Nesbitt, Tyler Glasnow has won the final spot in the Pirates’ rotation.

Additionally, Trevor Williams and Wade LeBlanc will fill out the Pirate pitching staff. This is due to Williams and LeBlanc winning the final two spots in the Pirate bullpen.

In a corresponding move, Rule 5 Draft selection Tyler Webb has been waived.

Tyler Glasnow is one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball. He has an extremely high ceiling and watching him grow in the Pirate rotation this season will be a lot of fun.

This spring Tyler Glasnow was up and down. However, his final two starts went very well. In these two outings he pitched eight innings allowing nine hits, three walks, one home run, and he struck out 14 batters.

If Tyler Glasnow can pitch anywhere near his ceiling in 2017, it completely transforms the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hopefully, Glasnow begins to put it all together this upcoming season.

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Now that the pitching staff is set, all that is left for the Pirates is the battle for the bench. Alen Hanson, Jose Osuna, and Philip Gosselin are battling for the final two spots on the Pirate bench. Odds are, Hanson and Gosselin remain the men to beat for these two bench spots.