All posts tagged "Nick Kingham"

  • Prospect Rankings
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #10 – Nick Kingham

    The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: A Few Cases of Increased Velocity, and the More Important Skill

    Today I wrapped up the West Virginia Power 2012 season recap. The three lowest levels in the farm system are now complete, which covers a lot of the young pitchers in the system. It also covers a lot of the guys who fall under the "projectable frame" category. You might see that...

  • Season Recaps
    West Virginia Power 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

    Complete West Virginia Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects 1t. Alen Hanson, SS 1t. Gregory Polanco, OF I had a tough time picking the top prospect from this pair. In a tiered ranking system, they'd both be in the same group. When it comes to picking between them, it's splitting hairs....

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/31/12

    Jameson Taillon gets the start for Altoona tonight. Barring an unlikely promotion to Indianapolis for the playoffs, this will be his last game of the season. The DSL Pirates1 won the second round of their playoffs yesterday and will now go on to play the winner of the Yankees/Angels series in a...

  • Analysis
    Kingham’s Recent Success a Result of Increased Confidence

    In order to succeed in baseball, confidence is key. Whether you go through a rough stretch or a hot streak, belief in yourself when on the mound is huge. Right-handed prospect Nick Kingham said that confidence is the result of what has allowed him to post just a 1.50 ERA over his...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/24/12

    Luis Heredia gets the start at home for State College tonight. Bradenton is 2.5 games back in their division, with 10 games left. They begin a three game series tonight against first place Jupiter. West Virginia is 2.5 games out in their division, with 10 games left on the season. Indianapolis won their...

  • Top Performers
    Top Pirates Minor League Pitching Performances: Week Ending 8/19

    Below are the top ten pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from the last week. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates' minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/19/12

    West Virginia is 1.5 games out in their division, with 15 games left on the season. Indianapolis has a ten game lead in their division with 16 games left to their schedule. Bradenton is a half game back in the standings with 14 games left. The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates...

  • Prospect Reports
    Hanson Returns, Kingham Leaves Early for West Virginia

    Alen Hanson returned from his injury sustain last Friday for West Virginia on Tuesday. Hanson was the Power’s designated hitter, going 0-for-2 with a walk in a 4-3 loss to Greensboro. Gregory Polanco was still missing from the lineup after also going down with injury last Friday. Manager Rick Sofield said he...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/14/12

    Indianapolis, Altoona and Bradenton all had off yesterday. All three teams resume their schedule tonight. State College is now on their All-Star break.  They resume play at home on Wednesday night. The GCL Pirates had their game suspended in the 9th inning yesterday. The game will be completed today prior to the...

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