Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Set to Make AAA Debut Tonight

A new team on the schedule tonight, as Jamestown gets their season started at home. Bradenton is off until Monday due to the Florida State League All-Star game. Both Altoona and West Virginia were rained out last night. 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.   

Nick Kingham has moved up to AAA and will debut tonight (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Nick Kingham has moved up to AAA and will debut tonight (Photo Credit: David Hague)

 

AAA: Indianapolis (40-27) vs Durham (40-29) 7:15pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (NR)
Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis 4, Durham 0

Nick Kingham will make his first start for Indianapolis tonight. He made 12 starts for Altoona, throwing a total of 71 innings, allowing 71 hits, three homers and 25 walks. He had 54 strikeouts, a 1.04 GO/AO ratio and a .259 BAA. Kingham went seven innings in each of his last four starts.

AA: Altoona (24-39) vs Reading (31-32) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Zack Dodson (1-3, 4.00)
Yesterday’s Result: Altoona was rained out

Zack Dodson will make his ninth start of the season tonight. He has also pitched once in relief. He had thrown 36 innings, allowing 51 hits, two homers and 13 walks. Dodson has 24 strikeout, a 1.45 GO/AO ratio and a .342 BAA. In his last start, he went four innings, giving up four runs on nine hits. He had a 2.53 ERA in April and 2.65 in May, but he has allowed eight earned runs in 8.1 June innings.

High-A: Bradenton (35-31) @ Fort Myers (38-28) 7:05pm 6/16
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Bradenton 6, Palm Beach 5 (game one) Bradenton 2, Palm Beach 0 (game two)

Bradenton is on their All-Star break. The All-Star game will take place on Saturday at McKechnie Field. Josh Bell and Orlando Castro will represent the Marauders.

Low-A: West Virginia (20-45) vs  Delmarva (35-31) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Cody Dickson (2-7, 5.60)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia was rained out

Cody Dickson will make his 13th start of the season tonight. He has thrown 54.2 innings, allowing 66 hits, seven homers and 27 walks. He has 43 strikeouts, an 0.92 GO/AO ratio and a .303 BAA. In his last start, he allowed five runs and five walks in 4.1 innings.  Dickson gave up four runs over 4.2 innings in his previous outing. During home games, he has an 8.62 ERA and a .405 BAA.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (0-0) vs Mahoning Valley (0-0) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Miguel Rosario (NR)

Jamestown opens their 2014 season at home against Mahoning Valley today. Miguel Rosario will start the opener. He has pitched six times in relief for West Virginia this year, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks in 7.1 innings. Rosario made five starts and ten relief appearances in the GCL last season. He had a 3.61 ERA in 42.1 innings, putting up an impressive 2.46 GO/AO ratio.

DSL: Pirates (4-7) vs Astros Orange (3-8) 10:30am

Result: Pirates 16, Astros Orange 14

Check out the DSL Pirates season preview.

Recent Transactions

6/12: Nick Kingham promoted to Indianapolis. Kenn Kasparek added to Altoona roster.

6/12: Pat Ludwig promoted to Altoona. Robby Rowland activated from Bradenton disabled list.

6/10: Gregory Polanco promoted to Majors. Brent Morel activated from disabled list.

6/9: Pirates release Cameron Griffin, Mitch Slauter, Mike Spano and Beau Wallace.

6/8: Walker Gourley placed on disabled list. D.J. Crumlich activated from Bradenton disabled list.

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.

John Dreker

Author: 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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