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P3 Episode 1: The Bullpen, Snider, and a Nick Kingham Interview

Pirates Prospects PodcastAs I mentioned last night in First Pitch, we will be doing a weekly podcast this year, providing major league and minor league analysis each week. The podcasts will include analysis from several Pirates Prospects writers, plus an interview with a player in the system.

Before I get to the contents of the first episode, I want to thank several people for their help in setting this up. Charlie Wilmoth at Bucs Dugout, David Todd at ESPN 970 and Dave Bryan at Steelers Depot were a huge help with their advice on what software to use, where to host the show, how to record and edit the podcasts, and just general podcast strategies. Of course I also want to thank Tom Bragg, James Santelli, and Nick Kingham for their time in recording the first episode.

Episode one of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This week’s episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg and James Santelli on the Pirates, an interview with pitching prospect Nick Kingham, and more. Highlights of the show include:

**Minor League Recaps with a look at Gerrit Cole, Stolmy Pimentel, Andrew Lambo, Alen Hanson, Stetson Allie, and Josh Bell.

With James and Tom:

**Early season thoughts on the Pirates.

**The bullpen usage.

**How much will Francisco Liriano help.

**Looking behind the numbers with Travis Snider’s hot start.

**The impact of Brandon Inge and how he fits on the roster.

**John McDonald vs Jordy Mercer for the backup shortstop job.

**Thoughts on Stetson Allie from Tom, who wrote about Allie this week.

**Is Jeff Locke starting to figure out the majors?

Player Interview

**This week’s player interview is with Nick Kingham. Nick and I discuss his season so far in Bradenton, his progression to date in his career, how he feels about his pitches, and we play “Top Five”, with Nick listing his top five burgers.

Click here to download the show (right-click and “Save Link As”) or stream it below.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • leadoff

    Well done.
    Suggestion: What if you had a section on Wednesday or Thursday that people could submit questions for the Podcast. I asked a question about Irwin yesterday and a column appeared today on him, but a followup question might be, “Why do they have him in limbo” and and not DL or made any announcements.

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      That’s something I’ll consider.

      With Irwin, it just happened that I got the information late last night. I’ve been trying to figure out for most of this week why he hasn’t pitched. I never hold information back. When I find it, it goes on the site. So if there’s a question that can’t be found on the site, it’s only because I don’t have an answer for it yet.

      • leadoff

        Your efforts are most appreciated.

  • poolguyLV

    Enjoyed P3 very much Tim, almost felt like WE were having a conversation, which is always a good thing. Don’t know how you find the time for P3 with all you already do but thanks. The more notice on who your next P3 guest will be the better. Keep up the great work. I talk to other people who have kids on other clubs in the minors and they wish THEY had something/someone like you !!! Keep Dealin’

  • http://atung.net/ Steve Zielinski

    Loudness levels — keep them consistent! The Kingham interview is too low, too difficult to hear.

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