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Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow win top Florida State League awards

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates have announced that Josh Bell and Tyler Glasnow have won the Florida State League Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year awards, respectively.

Bell hit .335/.384/.502 for Bradenton, breaking out in a big way before being promoted to Altoona and struggling a bit there. That's nothing to be concerned about for a 21-year-old, and he'll likely continue at Altoona to start next season. There doesn't appear to be much space for him in the Pirates' outfield, but he could ultimately become their first baseman starting in June 2016 or so.

Glasnow continued putting up big numbers after his 2013 breakout season at West Virginia, striking out a ridiculous 148 batters in 118 1/3 innings for Bradenton this season. The Pirates didn't promote him to Altoona, but he'll surely pitch there to start the 2015 season. He reduced his BB/9 from 4.9 last year to 4.3 this year. He'll probably need to continue to improve his control to have success as a big-league starter, but that's not an uncommon problem for pitchers in the low minors with Glasnow's stuff.