Luis Heredia and Nick Kingham Videos From Instructs

There were a lot of top pitching prospects today in the two intersquad games at Pirate City.  Starting off the day Luis Heredia was on one field, and Nick Kingham was on the other.  Heredia pitched one inning, working in the 90-93 MPH range, and mostly sitting 91-92.  He threw 20 pitches, all fastballs.  Kingham pitched two innings, averaging around 92 MPH with his fastball.  I was able to get video of each player warming up, and I...

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Nick Kingham and Alex Dickerson are Top NYPL Prospects

Baseball America has released their top 20 prospects for the New York-Penn League today, with two Pirates Prospects making the list.  Nick Kingham and Alex Dickerson were both named to the top 20 list, with scouting reports found here for subscribers. Kingham ranked 9th, after putting up a 2.15 ERA in 71 innings, along with a 47:15 K/BB ratio.  Kingham was the third highest pitcher rated in the league.  2011 third round pick Alex...

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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 five lists. Nick Kingham is coming off a year where he put up a 2.15 ERA in 71 innings, along with a 6.0 K/9 and a 1.9 BB/9 ratio.  He displayed good...

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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 fastball anywhere they want to put it, allowing them to set up their secondary pitches as they get to the higher levels.  It’s not an approach...

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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.  Seeing two of my top ten prospects in the system pitch in one game is always nice, but seeing both pitchers reinforce why they’re in my...

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