Pirates sign Nick Kingham

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 4th round pick Nick Kingham, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Kingham is the 20th draft pick signed by the Pirates this year, and while the bonus is not known at this time, Kingham will likely receive an amount over his $254,700 slot price. Kingham was rated the #186 prospect in the draft by Baseball America, and has a commitment to Oregon.  Pirates Prospects interviewed Kingham last week, learning...

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WV Power Game Notes- 8/04/10

Delmarva Shorebirds (16-22, 48-60) at West Virginia Power (17-21, 48-60) Game 109 | August 4, 2010 | Appalachian Power Park | Charleston, WV Play-by-Play: Adam Marco Radio: Power Baseball Network and wvpower.com TODAY’S MATCHUP RH Pat Kantakevich (0-4, 3.98) vs. RH Phillip Irwin (5-1, 2.39) Kantakevich- Allowed 3 R on 7 H with 2 BB and 4 K over 5.2 IP in 7/29 Loss @ LEX (4-1 Legends) Irwin- Allowed 2 R (1 ER) on 2 H with 2 BB and 9 K...

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Five Steps to Building the 2011 Roster

Yesterday I took a look at the 2011 roster crunch, focusing on issues like players who were out of options, and potential Rule 5 additions.  If you haven’t read it, I’d start there before proceeding with this article.  Today I’m going to take a look at five steps that I would take to build the 2011 roster. 1. Make Room For the Rule 5 Guys This is the most important thing for the Pirates.  They will have a wave of...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Norfolk 5-3.  Jeremy Powell pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Joe Martinez made his debut in the Pirates’ organization, pitching three shutout innings, allowing three hits, a walk, and striking out two. John Bowker played his first game since the trade, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.  Pedro Ciriaco went...

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Spikes Go Toe-To-Toe With Jammers, But Fall, 10-6

SPIKES GO TOE-TO-TOE WITH JAMMERS, BUT FALL, 10-6 BOX SCORE GAME LOG JAMESTOWN, NY – The State College Spikes went back and forth with the Jamestown Jammers all game long, but Marcell Ozuna’s two home runs proved the difference as the Spikes fell, 10-6, to the Jammers on Tuesday night at Russell Diethrick Park. State College (22-23) took the early lead in the game with two first-inning runs, and led all the way until the sixth, when...

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