There were a lot of top pitching prospects today in the two intersquad games at Pirate City. Starting off the day Luis Heredia was on one field, and Nick Kingham was on the other. Heredia pitched one inning, working in the 90-93 MPH range, and mostly sitting 91-92. He threw 20 pitches, all fastballs. Kingham pitched two innings, averaging around 92 MPH with his fastball. I was able to get video of each player warming up, and I also got some video of Heredia’s start. My camera apparently didn’t charge last night, and died after two at-bats.
Here is a video of Heredia (left) and Kingham (right) warming up before their starts.
Here is Heredia against his first two batters.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.