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  1. I'm fairly certain its seven years to free agency, not until posting. I believe their team could post them whenever, however its very unlikely that happens. Its also their third year in the NPB, not their second. Due to that, I've always read that 2018 or 2019 were the most likely years that we would see them playing over here.
  2. Outside of an injury I am damn positive he will make it to the majors. This kind of dominance is rare. Still think he's on his way for a cup of coffee? lol It is the safe move. But he is MLB ready right now and The Pirates need some type of boost if they are going to make the playoffs let alone do anything there. Again, no, he isn't MLB ready in any way whatsoever. I've asked before, and I will again, have you ever seen him pitch before? He hasn't faced an AA hitter, or AAA hitter, and you continually say without a doubt that he's ready for prime time. Are you just looking at his stats to state your opinion? He needs to learn better control and face tougher competition before we know what he really is. I'm one of his biggest fans but he needs work before he's even in the conversation for the majors. And id be willing to bet that he won't see the bigs until at least 2016
  3. No, there is a ton of risk involved. Pittsburgh is in the playoff race (why you say they're pretty much out is beyond me) and Glasnow has never pitched to a MLB hitter, a AAA hitter, or even a AA hitter. Not one pitch. And since he's never been a reliever, we don't even know if he could get warmed up in time to be of any use out there. Their are way too many bad scenarios to try this out. He needs more time to see how he can adjust to advanced hitters. Sitting the bench with those guys may be a bit useful, but I would highly doubt he would be playing with this guys next year. That isn't how Pittsburgh does things. June of 2016 is my best guess as to when we will see him in the majors, if he keeps progressing. I highly doubt that he could be an average MLB pitcher right now. All of that said, he's going to the AFL this year, and that should be a great test for him. I can't wait to see how he does there, and it should give us a better idea of just how advanced he really is at this stage The Pirates aren't out of it. But they aren't exactly controlling their own destiny, either. They are going to give those few innings of relief to inadequate relievers anyway. Why not see if you have a stud in Glasnow, worst case he isn't going to be much worse than their bottom barrel. Not seeing a AA or AAA hitter is a cause for concern. But with the pure dominance I'd have to figure he is ready, again Jose Fernandez was more than ready after producing extremely similar numbers. Kershaw never saw AAA, Justin Verlander 32.33 AA innings and never saw AAA, Sale 10.33 minor league innings bumped to the pen straight out of college, Elite players are not cut from the same cloth as your average MLB player. Glasnow I will bet is in the bigs next year. I am extremely certain of that. I honestly think he gets there before September 2015 too. His body of work is that good. Also switching to an RP is generally a very low risk transition. Many guys have broken into the bigs this way and we are talking about a few innings in Sept (like Cingrani). If the guy is a gamer which I think he is, he will be fine and figure out a way to produce. Yeah the safe move is to not do it and that's probably what will happen. But when you look at all the other cases that were similar you can't say it's out of the question. His dominance this year has been epic. Sure it's only advanced A ball, but we just saw Jose Fernandez make the jump as well as many other elite pitchers breeze through the minors. If Pittsburg wants to do something in the playoffs if they even make it, they should be looking to take the risk. No, worst case he's much worse than what Pittsburgh otherwise throws out there. He could walk the entire ballpark or give up a homer each pitch. He could be worse than Rick Ankiel in the playoffs during his rookie year, and ruin him too. Again, have you ever watched him throw? He can beat advanced A hitters. They aren't MLBers or close to it. You continue to throw out the J-Fer comp, but you're cherry picking stats i believe. Maybe just the ERA/k rate? Their are huge differences that send up red flags about Glasnow, even if you look at him through rose colored glasses. Jose Fernandez 2012 (A and advanced A ball) 14-1 15gs 134ips 89hits 158ks 35walks Glasnow 2014 12-5 22gs 118.1ips 67hits 148ks 57walks That walk rate is a huge red flag and why there are many who still are unsure if he can stick in the rotation. Yes his stuff his damn near unhittable, again, for advanced A hitters, but how will AA hitters approach him? If they can lay off the curve, a pitch he tends to bury way out of the zone, forcing him to stay around the plate with the fastball, what makes you think they can't hit it? You don't send a kid like this to the majors right now. You say you are certain that he's up next year, but you don't say a word to back up your thoughts. You understand that the Pirates are notoriously cautious with pitching prospects correct? If you had any data to back your opinion, again, opinion, you would offer it. You have none. I don't actually disagree that if I ran a team the option would be there, but I don't, and I don't run the Pirates. I'll play devils advocate. He won't be up next year, I'm certain of it. And yes, I can say a promotion is out of the question. He isn't on the 40 man roster, the Pirates don't do things like this, they've been very cautious with him, shall I go on? He'll pitch in the fall, but in Arizona. Not in Pittsburgh, nor in a road game during the playoffs
  4. No, there is a ton of risk involved. Pittsburgh is in the playoff race (why you say they're pretty much out is beyond me) and Glasnow has never pitched to a MLB hitter, a AAA hitter, or even a AA hitter. Not one pitch. And since he's never been a reliever, we don't even know if he could get warmed up in time to be of any use out there. Their are way too many bad scenarios to try this out. He needs more time to see how he can adjust to advanced hitters. Sitting the bench with those guys may be a bit useful, but I would highly doubt he would be playing with this guys next year. That isn't how Pittsburgh does things. June of 2016 is my best guess as to when we will see him in the majors, if he keeps progressing. I highly doubt that he could be an average MLB pitcher right now. All of that said, he's going to the AFL this year, and that should be a great test for him. I can't wait to see how he does there, and it should give us a better idea of just how advanced he really is at this stage
  5. And this is why you post on rotoworld and don't run a MLB team. He's no where near ready to pitch against major league hitters. Have you watched an outing? An at bat? My guess is no, and that doesn't help your argument in any way shape or form. Yes, its out of the question. In what world has advanced A ball, the FSL, a notoriously pitcher friendly league, beat the jump to AA ball? Dude seriously, calm down and look into things more. If Pittsburgh even considered this an option, he'd be up in AA weeks ago. He isn't. He isn't coming up. Its not an option unless the MLB staff and AAA staff get into a car accident, which god forbid never happens LOL I knew this would be the first thing someone said. Haha, no point to even mention that. Honestly I have no doubt I would be highly successful in someone's scouting department. Let's discredit the FSL, cause the last guy to dominate it the way Glasnow has was Jose Fernandez. Now there are subtle differences between them. Glasnow dominated for a larger sample, but was a year older. Glasnow also struck out nearly 1.5 batters more per 9!! The reason it's dumb to not bring Glasnow up this year is risk reward. Risk is absolutely nothing. What Glasnow's 5 - 6 relief innings cost The Pirates their playoff spot when they are 5 games out already? No. If he is ready, maybe he even gets a start and absolutely lights it up. Or just crushes out of the pen. I don't know, but I'd be willing to bet he could at least match Crumpton and Stolmy Pimentel. Crumpton and Pimentel have combined for over 95 innings of 5+ ERA ball. What is the worst that could happen? Also as far as inning limits go. He already pitched 111.33 last year and at 113.33 right now, he will honestly need September innings in the bigs if they are going to continue to increase his innings at a solid rate. I mean you want the kid to be ready to horse out 200 innings at the age of 22 if he's productive right? It wasn't honestly meant as an attack, or a way to diminish what you said. Just saying, we both post here and are not in a MLB front office, for whatever reason. You say things so matter of fact, when in essence, you are only stating your opinion. Opinions are fine, great in a forum such as this, but saying that he'd be better than someone else is in fact an opinion. You don't know if he would be. I don't know that he wouldn't be either. I for one think he's going to be fantastic, if not dominant. But again, its my opinion, not a fact. We don't have a lot of data as of yet to point one way or another. Glasnow and J-Fer are very different pitchers. To compare them, while it has merit to a degree, discounts many other factors. From what I've personally seen of Glasnow, if he were to come up right now, his breaking ball wouldn't fool many hitters in my opinion, as he dips it far out of the zone, meaning its left for him to beat hitters with the fastball. That's a tough thing for any pitcher to do, let alone one who hasn't thrown one pitch to AA hitters as of yet. He needs to still learn how to pitch, not just throw. His stuff has carried him thus far. Let's see how he does against advanced hitters before at least I anoint him as even a serviceable major leaguer. As for an innings limit, I never mentioned one, but I'm sure Pittsburgh has a plan in place. I for one would NOT want him to throw 200 innings as a 22 year old. But if I were in charge of the Pirates, I would have moved him to AA last month, hoping he can continue his dominance. If he shows me enough, then yes, I would be hopeful he could be useful in September for the big league club. But I'm not in charge, and although I think id be successful as well (and hopefully so would you FoulLine) I wouldn't say without a doubt I would be, and I'm terribly arrogant. My entire point behind everything was that based on everything that we know as of today, there is no feasible way that Pittsburgh promotes him to the big leagues this season. Right or wrong in our opinion, its the way it looks today.
  6. And this is why you post on rotoworld and don't run a MLB team. He's no where near ready to pitch against major league hitters. Have you watched an outing? An at bat? My guess is no, and that doesn't help your argument in any way shape or form. Yes, its out of the question. In what world has advanced A ball, the FSL, a notoriously pitcher friendly league, beat the jump to AA ball? Dude seriously, calm down and look into things more. If Pittsburgh even considered this an option, he'd be up in AA weeks ago. He isn't. He isn't coming up. Its not an option unless the MLB staff and AAA staff get into a car accident, which god forbid never happens
  7. No way. That would be awesome, But I'm not sure if it's entirely out of the question. Yes, its entirely out of the question. He's still just in A ball and still has some control issues.