Nick Kingham has pitched great in three starts with Indy

Prospect Highlights: Great Video of Nick Kingham, Terrific Catch From Chris Dickerson

With very little in the way of highlights from Saturday in the minors, we take a look at a video from mid-April in which Jeff Reese from ROTOscouting.com got nearly six minutes of footage from Nick Kingham’s April 17th start. In that game, Kingham allowed two unearned runs on five hits and three walks in five innings. He really hasn’t been sharp this whole season, throwing too many pitches to get through his day. Even in the games he got good results, he was walking batters. Last year, Kingham pitched 27 times and walked three batters or more in six of those games. He has already done that four times in seven starts this year.

Kingham has a decent 3.41 ERA this year and while he has never been a huge ground ball pitcher, he hasn’t allowed a home run this season in 37 innings. His strikeout rate is down, but still a respectable 7.5 SO/9 rate. Based on his track record, I’d expect Kingham to settle down and get himself in line for a mid-season promotion to Indianapolis.

Of note in the video below is the slow-motion footage of his delivery. Gives you a good perspective of his mechanics. It’s also a decent video of the defense for catcher Elias Diaz, who has been known for his work behind the plate while coming up through the system, but he has also shown something with the bat this season. He is hitting .341/.396/.459 in 85 at-bats.

One video from yesterday’s Indianapolis game and while it isn’t a prospect, it is a highlight reel play in the outfield. Chris Dickerson makes a great catch to keep the score 1-0 in the first inning.

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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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  • Dom DiDominic

    Excellent video of Kingham. Really like the video that combines warm up with game action. You can get a good idea of his pitches from the warm up because you can tell what he is going to throw.
    Great Catch!

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