Following a fast start at Triple-A, Nick Kingham has come back down to Earth as of late.
However, this has not dashed one American League scout’s opinion on the right-hander. The scout referred to Kingham as having the possibility as a frontline starter in Pittsburgh.
“He has a hard change, but good fade,” the scout said. “There is late slider run and command with the fastball.”
These pitches allow the scout to compare him to rehabbing starter Gerrit Cole.
“He is a poor man’s Gerrit Cole for me,” the scout said. “He is a few ticks below Cole, so more of a three starter.”
Though Kingham does not have the fastball velocity that Cole does, the spreads on his three pitches are impressive. The fastball for Kingham is between 91 and 93, while the changeup is between 87 and 88. Kin...
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