Top Performers: Some New Faces at the Top of the Pitching Leaderboard
Jul01

Top Performers: Some New Faces at the Top of the Pitching Leaderboard

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 top five short season pitchers are also highlighted in a separate group, since most of those guys only go 4-5 innings max, and don’t have a good chance of being highlighted in the top ten. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a...

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Minor League Schedule: Kingham Starts In Binghamton Tonight
Jun30

Minor League Schedule: Kingham Starts In Binghamton Tonight

7/1/13 Starters: Brandon Cumpton, Nick Kingham, Joely Rodriguez, John Kuchno, Jackson Lodge

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First Pitch: Why Does the Pirates Farm System Seem Different This Year?
Jun27

First Pitch: Why Does the Pirates Farm System Seem Different This Year?

I was on ESPN 970 this afternoon with David Todd, discussing our top ten prospects, and a few other topics in the minor league system. You can listen to the segment here. Towards the end, David asked me if it seemed like something was different this year in the minor league system. The Pirates have started to get a lot of attention this year for the quality of their farm system. Nearly every outlet that grades prospects has the...

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Prospect Watch: Lambo Hits His 20th; Barnes Hits Third Homer in a Week
Jun26

Prospect Watch: Lambo Hits His 20th; Barnes Hits Third Homer in a Week

Top Pitcher: Nick Kingham, Top Hitter: Josh Harrison, HR: Andrew Lambo, Adalberto Santos, Barrett Barnes, Yhonathan Barrios

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Is Nick Kingham a Future Top of the Rotation Starter?
Jun26

Is Nick Kingham a Future Top of the Rotation Starter?

For years the Pirates have gone with a strategy of drafting projectable prep pitchers in the middle rounds, giving them above-slot bonuses, and hoping they develop into a great pitcher one day. There are plenty of examples of this happening. Go through the history of top college pitchers and you’ll find tons of guys who were either drafted low out of high school, or weren’t even drafted at all. Perhaps the biggest example...

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