Earlier today I wrote about how Clay Holmes looks to be following the Nick Kingham path. Holmes didn't have the best numbers on the season in 2013 in West Virginia, and had some bad control numbers. But if you look closer, he improved in the second half, cutting down on the walks and posting strong results in his final two months. That's a similar story to Kingham, who started slow in West Virginia, quietly dominated down the stretch, then went on to post great numbers in Bradenton and Altoona in 2013.

If we're only focusing on the numbers not matching up with the talent, then there are a lot of pitchers in the Pirates' system we could talk about beyond Kingham and Holmes. A big reason for this is the focus that the Pirates take with pitchers at each level. Every individual pitcher is d...

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