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On the Beat: Tyler Glasnow's stock rising fast

Posted: August 2, 2014 9:57 p.m.
Updated: August 2, 2014 9:57 p.m.

Tyler Glasnow survived the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline and is still in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

The Pirates were rumored to be in the hunt for some of the biggest names on the market and in order to land one of those players (ie: David Price or Jon Lester), they might have had to include the Hart High graduate in a deal.

No deal happened and you can be pretty sure that Pittsburgh didn’t want to part with the 20-year-old pitcher.

Last Sunday, revised its organizational Top Prospects list and Glasnow was rated as the No. 1 overall prospect in the Pirates organization.

He is rated as baseball’s No. 20 overall prospect.

He started the season as the Pirates’ No. 3 prospect and baseball’s No. 27.

Glasnow is now 7-5 with a 1.74 ERA in 17 starts with 106 strikeouts in 88 innings and a 1.13 WHIP.

Fellow Hart grad Mike Montgomery moved up from 19 in the Tampa Bay Rays system to No. 17 in the updated list.

Montgomery is 9-3 with a 3.77 ERA in 19 starts.


Switching gears to football, we launched “The Greatest SCV Football Player of All Time” poll this week where all of you are encouraged to vote at

There are bios for the 19 players who made the nominees list, but the public can also give us write-in votes.

Of the write-ins we’ve seen so far, there are some players who had tremendous high school careers (Remember: consider only what they did in high school).

Next time I do my “On the Beat,” I’ll reveal some.

Coupled with the fan voting, we have an experts panel who will also choose “The Greatest” based off a point system.

Points are collected from five categories:

Value (to their team. Were they significant contributors to their team’s overall success?)

Dominance (How dominant of a player were they? Numbers and awards will tell you that.)

Body of Work (Did this athlete have one superb season or multiple superb seasons?)

Prospect (How highly this player was recruited?)

Impact (Do they have a legacy based off their high school success?)

The trio of experts are: Los Angeles Times prep guru Eric Sondheimer, state preps guru and owner of the highly respected, Mark Tennis, and myself.

I’m pretty sure Eric has seen all of the nominees, with exception to the great Joe Kapp.

Mark writes the state preps record book and we’ve always admired his thorough work and vast knowledge.

And trust me, I’ve done my homework having covered football out here for a decade.

All of the results will be in The Signal’s 2014 Santa Clarita Valley Football Preview, which will be delivered to homes and will be on newsstands Aug. 29.


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