Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Three Players Who Could Earn Promotions Soon

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Jackson Glenn

Jackson Glenn was a fifth-round pick by the Pirates in 2021. Hailing from Dallas Baptist University, Glenn was signed for just $12,500 as the Pirates had previously drafted expensive players like Henry Davis, Bubba Chandler, Anthony Solometo, and Lonnie White Jr. Although Glenn impressed in his first look against professional pitching in 2021, he struggled the following season at Greensboro after getting an extended look.

But Glenn is off to a fantastic start at Greensboro. Going into Tuesday's game, Glenn was slashing .296/.396/.543 with the same amount of walks as strikeouts, with a dozen each. He also had five home runs to match his five doubles. Even though he has a .418 wOBA at Greensboro, that's still nearly 50% better than the league average, coming in with a league/environment adjusted 148 wRC+.

Glenn has split his season between the hot corner and designated hitter this season. However, he's logged at least one inning at every infield position between college and with the Pirates. Going into 2023, he had more innings logged at the keystone than at third. There is some value in a guy who can basically play whatever infield position that's needed that day.

But do keep in mind that he's a 25-year-old who's repeating the same level he spent all of 2022 at and is hitting well in a hitter-friendly environment. Even though once you adjust his numbers for the rest of the league and his home ballpark, he's still been an elite-level batter, these are things to keep in mind when talking about Glenn. However, that doesn't mean he isn't deserving of a promotion to Altoona or even Indianapolis. There's not much left for him to do at Greensboro.

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