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On the beat: Glasnow, Greene and Winslow wow us

Hart grad stellar in minors; SCV resident makes Team USA, Saugus pitcher dominant

Posted: July 25, 2014 9:46 p.m.
Updated: July 25, 2014 9:46 p.m.
 

This summer edition of On the Beat is strictly on the summer’s sport — baseball.

Hart High graduate Tyler Glasnow has been absolutely dominant this season.

But of late, he’s taken it to another level.

The Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh Pirates High-A team) pitcher hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last three starts (17 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings).

In that same span he has 25 strikeouts, has walked four and surrendered 14 hits.

Last year’s Pirates Minor League Pitcher of the Year very well could win the award again this season.

He is 7-4 with a 1.64 ERA in 16 starts, having struck out 97 batters in 82 1/3 innings. His .177 opponents’ batting average is the best among all minor league starters.

Glasnow, 20, was rated as baseball’s top prospect for the week of July 11-17 by Baseball America.

Here’s another kid that’s already on a lot of radars.

Stevenson Ranch’s Hunter Greene has made the USA Baseball 15U Team that will compete in the WBSC 15U World Cup in Mazatlan, Mexico (July 31-August 10).

The announcement was made Friday night.

Greene will be a sophomore at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks in 2015.

“I was so happy to make it, and I hope San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys are doing well and they’re proud of me,” Greene said from Winston-Salem, N.C. where he was competing with 40 players for 20 spots in the USA Baseball 15U Team Trials.

Greene tossed four innings of shutout ball with five strikeouts in the trials and was 1-for-1 at the plate with a double.

Now to a guy who hasn’t been on the radar much.

Though he only pitched one inning in Thursday’s Valley Invitational Baseball League championship game, Saugus senior-to-be Robert Winslow was extremely impressive.

With the performances of Foothill League Pitcher of the Year Anthony Donatella and All-Foothill League first-teamer Eric Little, Winslow didn’t get that much attention from us this past year.

He only pitched 16 innings for the Centurions during the 2014 regular season and had four saves and a 3.50 ERA.

But he got our attention Thursday night.

Winslow struck out the first two batters he saw in the seventh inning, and both were starting their swings with the ball nearly at the plate.

Saugus beat El Camino Real of Woodland Hills 3-0 to win the VIBL title.

Saugus head coach John Maggiora said Winslow was topping out recently at 88 MPH.

He doesn’t figure to get a ton of innings next season with Saugus’ pitching depth, but he certainly is a major weapon for the Cents.

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