Tag: Nick Kingham

Breaking Down the Pirates’ 2019 Year-End Payroll

With the season behind us, it’s finally time to look at where the payroll ended up for 2019. I’ve been tracking it since Day 1 of the season, and it’s always fun to analyze changes throughout the year. My favorite part of tracking payroll is to compare the official Competitive Balance Tax numbers released after […]
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Pirates’ Prospects and the Peter Principle

For anyone who has ever worked in any kind of professional setting, we all have seen it—an employee who is in way over their head. At one point or another, this employee was competent at their job, but that competence was rewarded with a new challenge that they ultimately just weren’t cut out for. This […]
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Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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Nick Kingham Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Cash Considerations

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that right-handed pitcher Nick Kingham has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations. Kingham was designated for assignment five days ago. The 27-year-old Kingham was drafted by the Pirates in the fourth round in 2010. He made his Major League debut last April 29th and ended up his […]
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Corey Dickerson and Jung Ho Kang Return; Tucker Optioned to Indianapolis...

The Pittsburgh Pirates made some changes prior to Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, including the returns of left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Jung Ho Kang. Nick Kingham has been designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Dickerson. The Pirates also brought back right-handed reliever Michael Feliz. Cole Tucker […]
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Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Indianapolis Top Ten: A Solid Group of Top Prospects for the...

We posted the season recap for the 2018 Indianapolis Indians yesterday. Today we look at the top ten prospects from the team. For each of the first seven top ten lists (see links below) we used the mid-season prospect guide for the rankings and we continue to do that with this list. Players who were prospects at the beginning of […]
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Pirates Recall Nick Kingham; Option Clay Holmes to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Nick Kingham prior to Saturday night’s game against the Brewers. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes has been optioned to Indianapolis. The Pirates needed 11 innings from their bullpen last night, so despite having off on Thursday and this upcoming Monday, they […]
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Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham Returns to Indianapolis; Dario Agrazal Returns to...

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time or loses his prospect eligibility (Colin Moran, Nick Kingham, Edgar Santana, Kyle Crick, Max Moroff and Dovydas Neverauskas), he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a […]
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Pirates Option Nick Kingham to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-handed pitcher Nick Kingham to Indianapolis on Thursday night. No other move was made today, but his spot will be taken by Keone Kela, who was acquired from the Texas Rangers on Tuesday and is expected to join the club tomorrow. Kingham allowed a total of eight earned runs over four […]
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