Comments on: Prospect Notebook: A Look at Nick Kingham’s Constantly Increasing Velocity http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-a-look-at-nick-kinghams-constantly-increasing-velocity.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-a-look-at-nick-kinghams-constantly-increasing-velocity.html#comment-25313 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:44:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48107#comment-25313 emjayinTN : In case you didn’t get to see many of the Orginization’s pitchers in ” the Littlefield days “,you only had to look at the numbers. I subjected myself to about 65 games @ AA at that time,and pitiful doesn’t even begin to describe the pitching during that period ! All it took was for a kid to come up from Lynchburg and throw a good game or two and he was either sent to Nashville or Indy and treated like a savior. Depressing….

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-a-look-at-nick-kinghams-constantly-increasing-velocity.html#comment-25308 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:36:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48107#comment-25308 A good indication of how pitiful it was can be seen in the minimal amount of time that Duke and Maholm spent in the minors – 3 yrs for Duke and 2 for Maholm, and then each ST we wondered if John Van Benschotten or Bryan Bullington would be ready.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-a-look-at-nick-kinghams-constantly-increasing-velocity.html#comment-25305 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:18:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48107#comment-25305 agree….you can never have too much pitching.

it is a welcome sign, totally opposite what we’ve had in previous regimes when all we seemed to have were some soft tossers.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/03/prospect-notebook-a-look-at-nick-kinghams-constantly-increasing-velocity.html#comment-25304 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 10:24:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=48107#comment-25304 Kingham is slowly developing as a guy with a future in the Rotation. He will pitch all of this year as a 22 year old with only about 200 innings on his arm, most of that happening last year with 127 innings at Lo A. I would not be surprised if he added another mph or two this year, with all of his games being at Hi A in Bradenton. He started 27 games in Lo A in 2012, and his K/W was 117/36, better than a 3 to 1 ratio, and almost averaging a K/IP. Cole and Taillon are ahead of him, as are Brandon Cumpton and Phil Irwin – a nice situation for the Pirates. Anything on Cumpton – he posts excellent numbers but is not a big thrower – just seems to know how to pitch with what he has – sort of a Correia-type?

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