Nick Kingham Promoted to Altoona

Nick Kingham has been promoted to the Altoona Curve, Pirates Prospects has learned. The move is not yet official, and no corresponding moves have been announced. Kingham will leave for Altoona tomorrow. In 67 innings this year with Bradenton, Kingham posted a 3.09 ERA and a 71:14 K/BB ratio. That doesn’t include tonight’s start, which was suspended after three innings and saw him give up one run on two hits, with no walks...

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Top Performers: Gerrit Cole Finishes Strong Before His Promotion

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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Minor League Schedule: Kingham Looks to Continue All-Star Success In Lakeland

6/10/13 Starters: Brandon Cumpton, Nick Kingham, Joely Rodriguez

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Minor League Schedule: Glasnow Takes The Mound In West Virginia

6/9/13 Starters: Andy Oliver, Jameson Taillon, Nick Kingham, Tyler Glasnow

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First Pitch: Do the Pirates Have the Top Farm System?

The St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins get a lot of praise for their farm systems. However, Jeff Passan talked with one longtime scout who said that the Pittsburgh Pirates were the team with the top farm system, and that it’s not close. Passan went on to highlight all of the usual names. He didn’t mention Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, but did mention Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson. He focused a lot on Tyler...

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