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

Minor League Schedule: Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham Lead Big Friday Night

Today is the best night for prospects on the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league schedule this year, with three prospects ranked in the top 17 listed as probables. On top of that, Jeff Locke will make his second start since returning from his spot start with the Pirates. 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 and Glasnow are the top two active pitching prospects in the Pirates system.


AAA: Indianapolis (23-17) vs Pawtucket (24-18) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (1-1, 4.85)
Yesterday’s ResultPawtucket 4, Indianapolis 0

Jeff Locke will make his sixth start of the season for Indianapolis tonight. He has also started once for Bradenton and once for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his five Indianapolis starts, Locke has pitched 26 innings, giving up 30 hits, five homers and seven walks. He has 22 strikeouts, a 1.62 GO/AO ratio and a .283 BAA. Locke allowed two runs over seven innings in his last start. He faced Pawtucket on 5/1, giving up two runs over two innings, before being pulled due to his recall to the Pirates.

AA: Altoona (15-23) vs Richmond (20-18) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (1-3, 3.41)
Yesterday’s Result: Binghamton 3, Altoona 2

Nick Kingham will make his eighth start of the season tonight. He has thrown 37 innings, giving up 39 hits, no homers and 17 walks. Kingham has 31 strikeouts, an 0.86 GO/AO ratio and a .271 BAA. In his last start, he gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings. Kingham faced Richmond on 4/17 at home, giving up two runs(both unearned) over five innings.

High-A: Bradenton (19-21) vs Dunedin (28-11) 6:30pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (0-3, 3.71)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 7, Lakeland 6 in 10 innings (game one) Lakeland 4 Bradenton 3 in 8 innings(game two)

Tyler Glasnow will make his fifth start of the season. He has picked up the loss in each of his last three outings despite giving up a total of six hits. Glasnow has had control issues, leading to 15 walks in 17 innings this season. He has 15 strikeouts, an 0.89 GO/AO ratio and a .140 BAA. In his last outing, he allowed three runs over five innings. It was his first home start of the year.

Low-A: West Virginia (13-26) @ Augusta (17-22) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (2-4, 4.86)
Yesterday’s Result: Augusta 3, West Virginia 2

Cody Dickson will make his eighth start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 33.1 innings, allowing 39 hits, three homers and 13 walks. Dickson has 22 strikeouts, a 1.09 GO/AO ratio and a .298 BAA. In his last start, he went four innings, giving up four runs on four hits and four walks. After not walking a single batter in his first two starts, he has walked at least two batters in each of his last five outings. Since striking out seven batters in his first game, has hasn’t topped three strikeouts in any of his last six starts.

Recent Transactions

5/13: Activated Zack Dodson from disabled list. Ryan Beckman transferred to Jamestown roster.

5/12: Signed Nathan Sopena.

5/12: Released Christian Santiago, Arquimedes Lorenzo, Ramon Rodriguez and Marcus Beltrez.

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.

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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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  • deacs

    What’s the biggest thing going forward for Glasnow? Keeping the walks down? I still have extremely high hopes for this kid.

    • John Dreker

      He isn’t having a lot of success this year with his fastball command, so he really hasn’t made any progress. They need him throwing strikes with his fastball, so he has a chance to work in his curve and change-up more, especially the change, which is average at best. The games I’ve listened to, he was throwing about 90% fastball and wasn’t sharp, so he won’t be moving up any time soon. Most were giving him 12-14 starts at Bradenton before he moved up, but right now, that seems unlikely, which won’t give him much time at Altoona this year.

  • johndw28

    So far seems like a really lackluster year for the top prospects beside THE prospect GP. Kingham and Glasnow seem to be struggling a little bit. Hope they have good outings tonight.

  • Y2JGQ2

    Well Glasnow pitched well or okay, if not fantastic. Ditto for Kingham. Locke however giving up 1 hit in 7 innings and walking 2, it looks like he’s ready to rejoin the rotation…..soon. Can I mention how happy I would be if they Traded Wandy and Edison for a box of bananas and added cumpton and locke to the rotation?

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