Top Performers: Nick Kingham’s 13 Strikeouts is the Best Start of the Year

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: 4/29/13

Today’s Starters: Andy Oliver, Stolmy Pimentel, Matt Benedict, Tyler Glasnow

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P3 Episode 1: The Bullpen, Snider, and a Nick Kingham Interview

As I mentioned last night in First Pitch, we will be doing a weekly podcast this year, providing major league and minor league analysis each week. The podcasts will include analysis from several Pirates Prospects writers, plus an interview with a player in the system. Before I get to the contents of the first episode, I want to thank several people for their help in setting this up. Charlie Wilmoth at Bucs Dugout, David Todd at ESPN...

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Prospect Watch: Pimentel With Another Shutout Start, Bell Hits Third Homer

Top Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, Top Hitter: Josh Bell, HR: Josh Bell

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Stolmy Pimentel Dominating Double-A Hitters With His Stuff

Stolmy Pimentel is off to a great start with the Altoona Curve this season. After throwing six shutout innings today, the right-hander has a 0.39 ERA in 23.1 innings, with a 23:13 K/BB ratio and just 13 hits allowed for a .160 BAA. I saw Pimentel a lot during Spring Training, and talked about how there’s no reason he shouldn’t be dominating Double-A with his stuff. That hasn’t been the case in previous years. Last...

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