PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates named outfielder Andrew Lambo their Minor League Player of the Year and Tyler Glasnow their Minor League Pitcher of the Year on Monday.
Both were honored before the Pirates began their four-game series with the San Diego Padres at PNC Park.
Although former Pirate hurler James McDonald was designated for assignment Sept. 7, the 25-year-old Lambo made sure the trade that brought both of them from the Dodgers’ organization to the Pirates did not go in vain. In 120 games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis, he supplied steady left-handed power and finished tied for fifth in the minors with 32 home runs.
Those were the most by any Pirate prospect since Brad Eldred finished the 2004 minor league season with 38.
Lambo (pictured left) hit .282 and slugged .574 between those clubs, driving in 99 runs and doubling 24 times. He made his big-league debut in St. Louis Aug. 13 and has gone just 3-for-23 in limited duty in right field with the Bucs.
Glasnow, 20, a 2011 fifth-round draftee, finished his 2013 season a solid 9-3 with a 2.18 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 24 starts with the Single-A West Virginia Power. A South Atlantic League All-Star, he recorded 164 strikeouts, the most by a Pirate prospect since former Pirate and current Milwaukee Brewer Tom Gorzelanny fanned 167 in 2004.
Those 164 K’s, a new Power record, ranked fourth in Minor League Baseball.
The Bucs continue their series Tuesday night at 7:05 on SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan, your flagship home for Pirates baseball.