Glasnow is the only teenage minor leaguer in the top 50 in strikeouts.
Josh Bell, like Glasnow one of the Pirates' prized prospects, is second in the Sally League in doubles with 35. He is flirting with the Power's team record there, just five behind Dan Gamache's 40 two-baggers from 2012.
The Power is second in batting average and fifth in earned-run average. The baby Bucs are 18-5 at home in the second half, and haven't lost at the East End ballpark - officially - since July 6.
West Virginia has 21 games left, starting with tonight's opener of a three-game series against Greensboro.
The Power will play seven at home, seven on the road, three more at home and then close with four at Lexington to conclude the regular season.
There are two scenarios in which the Power can qualify for the postseason: win the Northern Division outright in the second half - the lead is 2 1/2 games over Hagerstown - or by posting the best overall record other than Hagerstown if the Suns finish with the best record in both halves.
The Power also has a 2 1/2-game edge on Hickory for the second scenario, and finishes this homestand with a four-game series against the Crawdads.
Pennant race baseball can only enhance the development of minor leagues, Ryan said.
"When you're in games that mean a lot and you're in close games all the time, you have to do everything correct," he said. "It puts more pressure on them to be ready for every pitch, think ahead and anticipate. Before you know it, they're developing into better players.
"These kind of big games do that for players."
Ryan should know. He has walked in their cleats.
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