Interview with 4th Round Pick Nick Kingham

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Nick Kingham in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, continuing their trend of taking prep pitchers in the middle rounds.  Kingham was rated the #186 prospect in the draft by Baseball America, and has a commitment to Oregon, which means he will likely command an over-slot bonus.  Pirates Prospects recently had a chance to interview Nick on being drafted, his history of pitching, and how the negotiations...

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State College Spikes Game Notes – July 28 vs. Williamsport

Wednesday, July 28 – 7:05 p.m. Williamsport Crosscutters – Philadelphia Phillies (22-16) @ State College Spikes – Pittsburgh Pirates (20-18) Game #39 / Home Game #20 LHP Colton Cain (0-0, 3.00) vs. RHP David Buchanan (1-0, 3.05) Tonight’s Promotions: Half-Price Wednesday presented by Froggy 101, Golf Umbrella Giveaway presented by Boyles Insurance Agency (First 1,000 Fans, All Ages), Mystery at the Ballpark, Centre...

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WV Power Game Notes- 7/28/10

West Virginia Power (13-19, 44-58) at Lakewood BlueClaws (21-11, 63-39) Game 103 | July 28, 2010 | FirstEnergy Park | Lakewood, NJ Radio: Power Baseball Network and wvpower.com TODAY’S MATCHUP RH Melkin Laureano (2-3, 3.13) vs. RH Josh Zeid (5-4, 3.20) Laureano- Allowed 3 R on 7 H with 3 BB and 3 K over 6.0 IP in 7/23 ND vs. SAV (6-3 Gnats in 10) Zeid- Surrendered 0 R on 1 H with 0 BB and 2 K over 1.0 IP in 7/25 ND @ DEL (3-1 ‘Birds)...

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Trade Rumors: Garrett Jones, Javier Lopez, Zach Duke, Octavio Dotel

Three days away from the July 31st trade deadline and we’ve got some rumors… -The big rumor from Ed Price involves Garrett Jones and the Anaheim Angels.  Price mentions that the Angels inquired on Jones, but balked at the Pittsburgh asking price of Maicer Izturis.  Izturis wouldn’t be a horrible return for Jones.  Izturis is about a year older than Jones, has a career 4.1 UZR/150 at the shortstop position, and has...

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Aaron Pribanic is Coming Around

The start of the 2010 season wasn’t kind to Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Aaron Pribanic.  After spending the entire 2009 season in low-A, split between the Seattle and Pittsburgh farm systems, Pribanic made the jump to high-A for the 2010 season.  Pribanic’s 2009 numbers in low A (2.89 ERA, 5.20 K/9, 2.24 BB/9, 0.43 HR/9, .231 BAA in 124.2 IP) brought a lot of hope for his jump to the next level. Pribanic struggled...

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