All posts tagged "Nick Kingham"

  • Top Stories
    Stetson Allie vs Nick Kingham

    I had a conversation in the State College press box last week about who was the higher rated prospect: Stetson Allie or Nick Kingham.  We rated Allie as the higher prospect in our mid-August top 10 update, and in the State College wrap up, Allie was picked over Kingham in four of...

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    Three Stories of Stats and Fastball Command

    Fastball command has kind of taken on a life of its own in Pittsburgh.  The Pirates stress fastball command in the minors, especially at the lower levels when players are just getting in to the system.  The approach is aimed so that players get to the point where they can locate the...

  • Prospect Reports
    State College Spikes Player Reports 9/1/11

    The State College Spikes beat the Batavia Mud Dogs 7-5 tonight, thanks to a five run fifth inning by the Spikes, and a strong start from 2010 4th round pick Nick Kingham.  Kingham wasn’t the only one who had a strong outing, with Stetson Allie also throwing a dominant inning in relief....

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    After the Draft: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

    Last night the Pittsburgh Pirates made two big splashes, adding right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole and outfielder Josh Bell to the system before the draft signing deadline.  The addition of Cole was expected, although many felt that Bell was an impossible sign.  I already have talked about how the additions could possibly...

  • Analysis
    Daily Prospect Profile: Nick Kingham

    Kingham has a 2.65 ERA on the season. Nick Kingham signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates last year for an above-slot amount of $480 K, breaking a commitment to pitch at Oregon.  The right hander was the only prep pitcher to sign out of the top ten rounds, with guys like Jason Hursh,...

  • Prospect Reports
    State College Spikes 7/31 Report

    Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the first of three reports on the minor league teams. Sunday July 31 — State College Spikes The Spikes...

  • Analysis
    Spikes Shutout For Second Night in a Row

    Kingham struck out eight in five innings tonight. The State College Spikes were shutout tonight 5-0, making it the second night in a row the offense was held without a run.  Also for the second night in a row, the Spikes were limited to three hits.  The difference between last night and...

  • Analysis
    2011 State College Spikes Preview: Pitchers

    The State College Spikes begin their season tonight.  Below is a look at the pitchers who will start the year on the 2011 Spikes' roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the position players. Over-Slot Prep Arms Allie is the top prospect at the level to start the year....

  • Analysis
    Changes at the Top — Impact of the Pirates’ Draft

    The Pirates’ 2010 draft signings changed the profile of their farm system in a hurry.  Earlier in the season, the system had graduated several top prospects in Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, as well as Neil Walker, who’s suddenly re-emerged as one of the organization’s best young talents.  We’ve each...

  • Analysis
    Pirates sign Cumpton, Hafner

    The Pirates officially announced the signings of the following 2010 draft picks: Nick Kingham (4th round), Brandon Cumpton (9th round) and Ryan Hafner (17th round). The Kingham signing had previously been reported as a $480,000 signing bonus. Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets that Cumpton...

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