Pirates Prospect Interview: Tyler Glasnow

The Pirates selected Tyler Glasnow as their minor league pitcher of the year, and he was pitcher of the year in the Florida State League. Glasnow spent the entire season with Bradenton striking out 11.4 batters per nine innings. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Glasnow before he headed for the Arizona Fall League.

GVB – Once again Pirates' minor league pitcher of the year. Are you excited about winning the award again?

TG – I appreciate the award, it means a lot to me it really does.

GVB – You were injured at the beginning of the year and got off to a slow start. But you wound up putting up some great numbers. Were you pleased with the season you had?

TG – I was pleased, especially coming in and struggling a little bit. I knew I had to kind of turn things around and get in that routine and that really helped. Each start I just seemed to get more consistent, and it was more of a life style with the routine. It ended up being a really good year.

GVB – Is the consistency what pleases you the most?

TG – Yeah, there were a couple of bad starts in between, but obviously that's going to happen, but I'm just really glad I could end up doing well from kind of a shaky start in the beginning.

GVB – You were Florida State League pitcher of the year and were on the All Star team. Were you pleased with the recognition?

TG – You don't want to look to far into it, but I'm definitely really proud.

GVB – Were you pleased with your fastball command, and how are the secondary pitches coming along?

TG – That's something I worked on a lot this year. The whole year it was pretty change up heavy, the confidence with that pitch is a lot higher then it was last year. Now it's kind of incorporating the curveball in there and just really staying on that routine.

GVB – Are you looking forward to the Arizona Fall League?

TG – I definitely looking out there, I'm looking to have some fun and go out and just compete with my team and hopefully we can do pretty well.

GVB – Are you pleased with the progress that you've been making through the Pirates' minor league system?

TG – Yeah, definitely. I don't want to look too far into the future, just take it one year, one start at a time, but I'm pleased with what's going on.

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