Minor League Schedule: Taillon and Kingham Take the Mound Tonight

5/24/13 Starters: Kris Johnson, Jameson Taillon, Nick Kingham, Jake Burnette

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Top Performers: Nick Kingham Continues His Impressive Season With Bradenton

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s...

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Prospect Watch: Sanchez Has a Doubles Streak Going, Herrera Continues Hot May

Top Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, Top Hitter: Carlos Mesa, HR: Carlos Mesa

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Minor Moves: Jake Burnette Added to West Virginia, Clay Holmes to the DL

The West Virginia Power have added Jake Burnette to their roster, and will have the right-hander starting tonight. Clay Holmes has been added to the disabled list, retroactive May 9th. No word on the injury to Holmes, although hopefully it explains his 6.10 ERA and 17:25 K/BB ratio in 31 innings this year.¬†UPDATE: It’s a right ankle injury for Holmes, which doesn’t sound like it has anything to do with his pitching....

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Pirate City Results: Holmes, Kingham, Oliver, Escobar

Today was a camp day at Pirate City. They held intra-squad games, with Indianapolis taking on Bradenton and West Virginia taking on the extended Spring Training group. The matchups were more even than it seems. The pitchers from each level threw for the other team, taking on their level. For example, rather than having Andy Oliver throwing for Indianapolis against an A-ball team, Oliver pitched for Bradenton and threw against the...

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