As a Mets fan, I’m excited about the young pitchers who are coming up through the minor league system. But sometimes, it’s good to remember that just about every team has its own highly-regarded pitching prospects.
Nick Kingham, who was just promoted to Triple-A a couple of weeks ago, could be part of the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation in 2015. In pre-season rankings, Kingham was regarded as the third-best pitching prospect in the Pirates’ system, behind Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow. Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus both counted him as one of the top 100 prospects in the game going into 2014.
Pittsburgh drafted Kingham out of Sierra Vista High School (Las Vegas, Nevada) in the fourth round in 2010. According to PiratesProspects.com, the 22-year-old right-hander has a mid-90s fastball that occasionally tops out at 97-98 mph, as well as an above-average curveball and changeup.
I received this card earlier this week as part of a Twitter contest prize from @seansa91.
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