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

Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham and Tyler Glasnow on the Mound Tonight

Five games on the schedule tonight, with all four full-season affiliates playing at night. Two top pitchers on the schedule with Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham going, plus Vance Worley takes on Brad Lincoln, the former first round pick of 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. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information.    

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 (35-26) @ Lehigh Valley (31-31) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Vance Worley (2-2, 4.74)
Yesterday’s Result:  Syracuse 5, Indianapolis 1

Vance Worley will make his seventh start of the season tonight. His last outing was the first time he didn’t go at least six innings in his start. He allowed six runs on ten hits and a walk in five innings. Worley has a 3/36 BB/K ratio in 38 innings and he has struck out 19 batters over his last two starts. He has a 5.00 ERA over 18 innings in his three road starts this season.

AA: Altoona (23-37) @ Trenton (32-30) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (1-6, 2.95)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona 11, Trenton 2

Nick Kingham will make his 12th start of the season tonight. He was pushed back a day as Stolmy Pimentel made a rehab start on Friday night. He has thrown 64 innings, allowing 63 hits, three homers and 25 walks. He has 48 strikeouts, a 1.03 GO/AO ratio and a .255 BAA. In the month of May, Kingham posted a 2.61 ERA over 38 innings. He has a 2.13 ERA in seven road starts this season. He went nine starts without allowing a homer this year, then gave up three in his last two games. Despite the home runs, he gave up just four runs over those two starts.

High-A: Bradenton (30-30) @ Brevard County (31-27) 6:35pm
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (2-3, 2.15)
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 5, Brevard County 4 in 12 innings

Tyler Glasnow will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He has thrown 37.2 innings, allowing 21 hits, no homers and 26 walks. He has 41 strikeouts, an 0.86 GO/AO ratio and a .167 BAA. In his last start, Glasnow threw five shutout innings. He had 5.2 shutout innings in his prior start. In his last four starts combined, he has given up just two runs over 20.2 innings. Glasnow has a 1.59 ERA away from home and a .108 BAA.

Low-A: West Virginia (20-40) @ Hickory (33-27) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (2-7, 5.19)
Yesterday’s Result: Hickory 10, West Virginia 3

Cody Dickson will make his 12th start of the season tonight. He has pitched 50.1 innings, allowing 62 hits, six homers and 22 walks. He has 39 strikeouts, a 1.02 GO/AO ratio and a .307 BAA. In his last start, he allowed four runs on six hits and three walks in 4.2 innings. In his last three starts combined, Dickson has given up 17 runs over 12 innings. On the road this season, he has a 3.63 ERA in seven starts.

DSL: Pirates (1-5) vs Tigers (4-1) 10:30am

Result: Rangers2 16, Pirates 1

Check out the DSL Pirates season preview.

Recent Transactions

6/6: Stolmy Pimentel assigned to Altoona on rehab.

6/6: A.J. Morris promoted to Indianapolis.

6/6: Chris Dickerson activated from disabled list. Jake Brigham placed on disabled list.

6/5: Vin Mazzaro assigned to Indianapolis.

6/5: Yao-Hsun Yang added to Altoona roster. Tyler Sample placed on disabled list.

6/5: Robby Rowland placed on disabled list. Jeff Inman assigned to Bradenton roster.

6/4: Luis Heredia activated from disabled list. Miguel Rosario assigned to Jamestown roster.

6/3: Jose Osuna and Jordan Steranka activated from Bradenton disabled list. D.J. Crumlich and Ashley Ponce placed on disabled list.

6/3: Wirfin Obispo assigned to Indianapolis.

6/2: Stolmy Pimentel assigned to Bradenton on rehab.

5/31: Brent Morel placed on disabled list.

5/31: Junior Sosa added to Altoona roster.

5/30: Eight players released from DSL roster.

5/30: Mel Rojas Jr. promoted to Indianapolis. Chris Dickerson placed on disabled list.

5/30: Brandon Mann released. Ryan Beckman added to Altoona roster.

5/30: Kenn Kasparek added to Indianapolis roster.

5/29: Francisco Diaz assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/28: Candon Myles activated from the disabled list. Adam Landecker assigned to Jamestown roster.

5/27: Kawika Emsley-Pai assigned from Altoona to West Virginia.

5/26: Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona. Cody Eppley assigned to Indianapolis.

5/24: Andy Otamendi assigned to Extended Spring Training. Orlando Castro assigned to Bradenton.

5/23 Tony Sanchez assigned to Indianapolis.

5/23: Josh Wall assigned to Indianapolis roster.

5/22: Edwin Espinal activated from disabled list. Candon Myles placed on disabled list.

5/21: Andy Otamendi added to Bradenton roster. Orlando Castro assigned to Jamestown.

5/20: Omir Santos placed on disabled list. Ralph Henriquez assigned to Indianapolis.

5/19: Jared LaKind added to West Virginia roster. Will Kendall placed on disabled list.

5/19: Brandon Cumpton reassigned to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez sent from Indianapolis to Altoona

5/18: West Virginia sends Kawika Emsley-Pai to Altoona. Francisco Diaz added off Jamestown roster.

5/18: Ralph Henriquez sent from Altoona to Indianapolis.

5/16: Edwin Espinal placed on disabled list. Adam Landecker added to West Virginia roster.

5/16: Jaff Decker sent from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis. Cody Eppley transferred to Jamestown roster.

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.

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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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