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Pirates sign 5th rounder Tyler Glasnow

Published on August 3, 2011 by in Draft

Jim Callis of Baseball America reported today that the Pirates have signed their 5th round pick Tyler Glasnow. Glasnow’s signing bonus will be $600,000, which is the largest bonus given out to anyone in the draft after the top 65 picks.

Glasnow is a RHP from Hart High School in California and had a commitment to Portland. Here’s what Baseball America has to say on Glasnow:

Tyler Glasnow, a projectable 6-foot-7 righthander, comes from an athletic family. His mother was a gymnast at Cal State Fullerton and the gymnastics coach at Cal State Northridge, and his brother Ted is a decathlete at Notre Dame. Glasnow is still growing into his huge body, but he reportedly ran his fastball into the low 90s this spring, though scouts say his fastball ranged from 83-89 mph more often, sitting in the mid-80s. He flashes a curveball that has a chance to be average and the makings of a slider and a changeup, but he rarely uses the change. His command has a long way to go, and he is regarded as a high-risk prospect who could provide a high reward if he can harness his mechanics and command. He is committed to Portland.

 
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