Despite finally picking up some of the recognition he deserves, Nick Kingham isn’t letting anything outside of the field affect his game.

“I don’t put any pressure on myself," Kingham said. "I feel like the game puts enough pressure on you just to go out and do whatever you know how to do, and know your role. Just be yourself out there.”

The 22-year-old prospect started to creep into the national media’s eyesight over the offseason, gaining praise and rankings across the four major prospect publications. Kingham saw average rankings of 5.5 in the organization, and 79.75 overall this offseason. Of the 2 outlets that rank 25-year-old and younger organizational talent, Kingham came in at 7 and 8 from Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus respectively for the Pirates.

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