Kingham has struggled recently, while Glasnow has been dominating the competition

Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham and Tyler Glasnow Pitch Tonight

With Jameson Taillon out for the season, the two best pitching prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system this year are Nick Kingham and Tyler Glasnow. Kingham gets the start for Altoona against Akron, while Glasnow makes his first home start for Bradenton. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. For a look at possible starters down the line, check out our Probable Starter Chart. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page.

Kingham and Glasnow are the top two active pitching prospects in the Pirates system.

Kingham(top) and Glasnow are the top two active pitching prospects in the Pirates system.

AAA: Indianapolis (19-15) vs Norfolk (12-22) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Adam Wilk (3-2, 5.19)
Yesterday’s Result: Norfolk 10, Indianapolis 7

Adam Wilk will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has thrown 34.2 innings, allowing 35 hits, four homers and 11 walks. He has 26 strikeouts, an 0.83 GO/AO ratio and a .261 BAA. In his last start, Wilk had his worst outing, giving up seven runs on 11 hits and two walks. In each of his five prior starts, he allowed three runs or less. Wilk is holding lefty batters to a .120 average.

AA: Altoona (13-20) @ Akron (22-12) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (1-2, 3.38)
Yesterday’s Result: Akron 8, Altoona 4

Nick Kingham will make his seventh start of the season tonight. He has thrown 32 innings, allowing 32 hits, no homers and 14 walks. He has 25 strikeouts, an 0.86 GO/AO ratio and a .262 BAA. In his last start, which was against Akron, Kingham went six innings, giving up four runs(two earned) on six hits and two walks. Right-handed batters are hitting .203 against him, while lefties are batting .340 with 11 walks.

High-A: Bradenton (18-17) vs Charlotte (17-18) 6:30pm
Probable starter:  Tyler Glasnow (0-2, 3.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Charlotte 6, Bradenton 5

Tyler Glasnow will make his fourth start of the season tonight. In his first three starts combined, he allowed a total of five hits, but some control issues have led to 11 walks. In 12 innings, he has 12 strikeouts, a 1.18 GO/AO ratio and a .125 BAA. This will be his first start at home this year. Glasnow threw five shutout innings in his season debut.

Low-A: West Virginia (11-22) @ Greenville (17-14) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Buddy Borden (0-2, 2.10)
Yesterday’s Result: Savannah 5, West Virginia 1

Buddy Borden will get his seventh start of the season tonight. He has thrown 25.2 innings, allowing 19 hits, one homer and nine walks. Borden has 24 strikeouts, an 0.80 GO/AO ratio and a .196 BAA. In his last start, he went six innings, giving up three runs on six hits. In his four previous starts combined, Borden did not allow a single earned run. He has not walked a batter in his last two starts. He has reached his season high of five strikeouts on three different occasions.

Recent Transactions

5/9: Miguel Rosario added to West Virginia roster. Jerry Mulderig assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/9: Kenn Kasparek assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/8: Harold Ramirez activated from disabled list. Michael Fransoso assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/8: Matt Curry activated from disabled list and assigned to Altoona.

5/7: Andrew Lambo placed on disabled list.

5/6: Jeff Locke assigned to Indianapolis. Phil Irwin promoted to majors.

5/6: Vance Worley added to Indianapolis roster.

5/5: Duke Welker placed on disabled list. Adalberto Santos assigned to Indianapolis roster.

5/5: Jeff Locke promoted to Pirates. Casey Sadler assigned to Indianapolis.

5/4: Jose Osuna placed on disabled list. D.J. Crumlich added to Bradenton roster.

5/4: Kenn Kasparek promoted to Indianapolis.

5/3: Cody Eppley assigned in Indianapolis roster.

5/3: Reese McGuire activated from disabled list. Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/2: Benji Gonzalez traded to San Diego Padres.

5/2: Kenn Kasparek activated from Altoona disabled list. Carlos Paulino placed on disabled list.

5/2: Jordan Steranka placed on disabled list. Taylor Lewis added to Bradenton roster.

5/1: Robert Andino activated from Indianapolis disabled list. Adalberto Santos assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/1: Wandy Rodriguez assigned to Altoona roster on rehab.

4/30 Elvis Escobar added to West Virginia roster. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.

4/29: Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/29: Ralph Henriquez added to Altoona roster.

4/27: Reese McGuire placed on disabled list. Kawika Emsley-Pai added to West Virginia roster.

4/27: Casey Sadler promoted to majors. Jared Hughes sent to Indianapolis.

4/27: Tyler Waldron promoted to Indianapolis.

4/27 Omir Santos added to Indianapolis roster.

4/27: Josh Smith assigned to Bradenton roster. Oderman Rocha sent to Extended Spring Training.

4/26: Bryton Trepagnier assigned to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi sent to Extended Spring Training.

4/26: Brandon Mann added to Altoona roster. Kenn Kasparek placed on disabled list.

4/25: Tyler Glasnow added to Bradenton roster. Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training.

4/24: Oderman Rocha and Andy Otamendi assigned to Bradenton. Bryton Trepagnier and Josh Smith assigned to Extended Spring Training

4/23: Tyler Waldron promoted to Altoona. Brandon Mann sent to Bradenton.

4/22: Zack Dodson placed on DL. Kenn Kasparek added to Altoona roster.

4/22: Brent Morel placed on Bereavement List. Cody Eppley added to Indianapolis roster.

4/21: Jared Hughes recalled to majors. Jay Jackson added to Indianapolis roster.

4/20: Carlos Paulino assigned from Indianapolis to Altoona roster. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Jamestown roster.

4/19: Chris Stewart activated from disabled list. Tony Sanchez sent to Indianapolis.

4/18: Quinton Miller added to Altoona roster. Kelson Brown placed on disabled list.

4/17: Jovany Lopez loaned to Rojos del Aguila of the Veracruz League(Mexico)

4/17: Eric Wood activated from disabled list and added to Bradenton roster. D.J. Crumlich reassigned to minor league camp.

4/16: Collin Balester activated from disabled list and assigned to Bradenton.

4/16: Adalberto Santos assigned to Indianapolis. Jay Jackson transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/14: Luis Heredia placed on disabled list. Brett McKinney added to West Virginia roster.

4/13: Adalberto Santos transferred from Indianapolis to Jamestown roster.

4/12: Vin Mazzaro assigned to Indianapolis. Josh Kinney transferred to Jamestown roster.

4/11: Chris Stewart transferred from Bradenton to Indianapolis.

4/11: Jeff Locke activated from disabled list. Assigned to Indianapolis.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • Kim

    Eric Wood went 4 for 5, and just missed the cycle with a fly ball to the warning track. Great performance and showing development potential.

  • glassers

    Tim , if you have a minute . Do you know if there is a time frame that the Mets have to make a pick of the player to be named later in the Davis deal . Just wondering why they are taking so long ?

    • Tim Williams

      A team has up to six months to announce a PTBNL.

      It’s probably a 2013 draft pick, which means they can’t announce it until one year after the player signed.

      • glassers

        Thanks Tim I appreciate it , Glassers

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