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Nick Kingham | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 227
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Pirates righty prospect Nick Kingham struck out four batters over eight innings, scattering four hits and two walks while allowing two runs for Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday.
Kingham has been solid in the Triple-A International League, holding opposing batters to a .199/.254/.301 line with a 6.5 K/9 ratio over 77 1/3 innings over 12 starts. He profiles as a No. 3 pitcher and could see time in Pittsburgh down the stretch if a spot start is needed. Aug 19 - 11:07 AM

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Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Nick Kingham was hit hard in his fifth start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, allowing 10 hits and six runs.

Kingham also struck out six batters, and the hits were seven singles and three doubles. He allowed 15 hits and two runs (one earned) in his first four starts in the Triple-A International League, so this start can be chalked up to a bad day. Kingham threw 67 of his 69 pitches (69.0 percent) for strikes.
Jul 6 - 10:25 AM

Pirates prospect right-hander Nick Kingham went seven innings for Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, allowing four hits and one run while striking out two.

Kingham has allowed nine hits with only one walk and one hit batsman in his two starts in the Triple-A International League. He started the year behind Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow on Pirates prospect lists, but Kingham may have pushed ahead of them due to Taillon's elbow injury and Glasnow's high walk rate in High-A ball. Kingham could be in line to see some time in Pittsburgh later this year.
Jun 19 - 11:59 AM

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Nick Kingham struck out eight batters in seven shutout innings in his debut for Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.

Kingham allowed three singles, two doubles, and a walk in the game, while facing a Durham Bulls lineup that included prospects Hak-Ju Lee and Mikie Mahtook as well as veteran Jayson Nix. He threw 60 of his 95 pitches for strikes (63%) in his best outing of the season. Kingham could make his major league debut in September.
Jun 14 - 10:07 AM

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Nick Kingham has been promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis, and will make his debut there on Friday.

Kingham has a mid-90s fastball, a hard-breaking curve ball, and an average change-up. He projects as a solid No. 3 pitcher, but has the potential to be a No. 2 if everything comes together. Despite his 1-7 record, he put up a solid line for Double-A Altoona, sporting a 3.04 ERA, 1.352 WHIP, and 6.8 K/9. If he pitches well in Indianapolis, he could see time in Pittsburgh in September.
Jun 12 - 10:26 AM

Pirates prospect RHP Nick Kingham was shelled for seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and two walks in 3 2/3 on Tuesday for Double-A Altoona.

After allowing just one run through his first three starts, Kingham, 22, has now allowed nine in his last nine innings. Despite the rough outing, the right-hander has pitched well through the first month of the season, posting a 3.46 ERA and 20/12 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 26 innings. Kingham represents the Pirates’ pitching prospect closest to the major leagues with Jameson Taillon out for the season, but the organization’s recent track record with Gerrit Cole (and Taillon) suggests he’s likely to finish the season in Triple-A.
Apr 30 - 2:25 PM

Pirates prospect RHP Nick Kingham allowed three hits and three walks while striking out six batters in six scoreless innings on Sunday in his season debut at Double-A Altoona.

Kingham, 22, spent the second half of the 2013 season at the level, where he registered a 2.70 ERA and 69/30 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 73 1/2 innings. With Jameson Taillon now out of the season following Tommy John surgery, Kingham will move up the organizational depth chart and could be ready to debut late in the summer.
Apr 7 - 12:47 PM

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