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Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Looks to Rebound From Tough Outing


Seven teams on the schedule today, with a scheduled off-day for West Virginia. Altoona has an early afternoon start time. Check out the Prospect Watch from last night. All minor league transactions over the last month can be found at the bottom of the page. Click the link on each pitcher’s name for more information.     

Nick Kingham had a tough outing last week
Nick Kingham had a tough outing last week


AAA: Indianapolis (57-55) @ Buffalo (56-53) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Nick Kingham (4-2, 3.04)
Yesterday’s Result: Buffalo 7, Indianapolis 1

Nick Kingham will get his 21st start of the season tonight, ninth for Indianapolis. He has identical 3.04 ERA’s with Indianapolis and Altoona this year. Kingham has thrown a total of 121.1 innings, allowing 108 hits, four homers and 36 walks. He has 91 strikeouts, a 1.07 GO/AO ratio and a .237 BAA. Kingham allowed six walks in his first seven AAA outing, then issued five free passes in his last game. He also gave up seven earned runs after allowing ten earned runs in his first seven outings combined.

AA: Altoona (45-66) vs Erie (54-56) 12:00pm
Probable starterThomas Harlan (1-1, 2.53)
Yesterday’s Result: Erie 3, Altoona 2

Thomas Harlan will make his fifth start for Altoona tonight. Prior to being promoted, Harlan made 21 relief appearances for Bradenton. In his last start, he went 6.1 innings, giving up one unearned run on five hits and a walk. Prior to that, Harlan went five innings in each of his first three starts. On the year, he has allowed just two homers and has a 14/49 BB/SO ratio in 72 innings.

High-A: Bradenton (57-48, 22-14 2nd half) @ Daytona (50-54) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Chad Kuhl (11-5, 3.36)
Yesterday’s Result: Daytona 6, Bradenton 4 in 10 innings

Chad Kuhl will make his 22nd start of the season tonight. He has thrown 115.1 innings, surrendering 104 hits, seven homers and 26 walks. He has 80 strikeouts, a 1.64 GO/AO ratio and a .245 BAA. In his last start, he went five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks. Kuhl has given up 17 walks over his last ten starts after giving up just nine in his first 11 games.

Low-A: West Virginia (39-68, 19-20 2nd half) vs Lexington (43-66) 7:05pm 7/31
Probable starter: Dovydas Neverauskas (5-9, 5.50)
Yesterday’s Result: West Virginia 4, Rome 3 in 10 innings

West Virginia is off today.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (19-26) vs Hudson Valley (32-13) 7:05pm
Probable Starter: Austin Coley (0-1, 13.50)
Yesterday’s Result: Jamestown 3, Auburn 2 (game one) Jamestown 3, Auburn 2 (game two)

Austin Coley is now listed as the starter for tonight. He made just two starts after being drafted in the eighth round this year, before being sidelined with a shoulder strain. Both starts were against Williamsport, with the last one coming on June 22nd, when he gave up one run over three innings.

RK: Bristol (10-27) vs Princeton (20-17) 7:00pm
Probable Starter: Billy Roth (0-5, 5.88)
Yesterday’s Result: Princeton 3, Bristol 2

Billy Roth will make his eighth start of the season. He has thrown 26 innings, allowing 24 hits, four homers and 19 walks. He has 23 strikeouts, a 1.60 GO/AO ratio and a .247 BAA. In his last start, Roth went 2.2 innings, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks. Check out the Bristol season preview.

GCL: Pirates (12-20) vs Astros (18-16) 12:00pm
Probable Starter:  TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Phillies 8, Pirates 0

Check out the GCL Pirates season preview.

DSL: Pirates (23-27) vs Mets2 (21-29) 10:30am

Yesterday’s Result: Yankees2 12, Pirates 4

Check out the DSL Pirates eighth week recap.

Recent Transactions

7/27: Wyatt Mathisen activated from the disabled list. Francisco Aponte sent to Jamestown.

7/27: Jake Brigham assigned to Jamestown on rehab.

7/26: Pirates sign Trace Tam Sing, assigned to Jamestown.

7/26: Adam Wilk placed on the temporary inactive list. Omir Santos activated from disabled list.

7/26: A.J. Morris assigned to the GCL Pirates on rehab.

7/25: Matt Curry activated from disabled list.

7/25: Pat Ludwig assigned to Altoona. Joan Montero assigned to Bradenton.

7/24: Orlando Castro placed on disabled list. Matt Benedict assigned to Altoona.

7/23: Barrett Barnes placed on disabled list. Justin Howard activated from disabled list and assigned to Bradenton.

7/23: West Virginia places Danny Collins, Chris Diaz and Justin Topa on disabled list. Maximo Rivera, Jared LaKind and Francisco Aponte assigned to West Virginia.

7/23: Nathan Sopena promoted to Jamestown. Jose Salazar promoted to Bristol.

7/21: Tyler Sample assigned to Bradenton.

7/18: Pirates release Jason Townsend.

7/17: Josh Bell promoted to Altoona. Ralph Henriquez placed on DL.

7/17: Andrew Lambo activated from DL. Matt Curry placed on DL. Jhonathan Ramos assigned to Altoona.

7/14: Pirates release Duke Welker.

7/12: Pirates sign Rafael Perez. Perez assigned to Indianapolis.

7/11: Pirates release Jorge Mendoza.

7/11: Pat Ludwig assigned to Bradenton. Zack Dodson assigned to Altoona.

7/11: Austin Meadows assigned to West Virginia. Elvis Escobar assigned to Jamestown.

7/11: Barrett Barnes promoted to Bradenton.

7/11: Orlando Castro promoted to Altoona. Pirates release Yao-Hsun Yang.

7/11: Jarek Cunningham activated from disabled list. Quinton Miller placed on disabled list.

7/10: Shane Carle and Yhonathan Barrios promoted to Bradenton. Robby Rowland and Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.

7/10: Matt Curry promoted to Indianapolis. Ralph Henriquez activated from Altoona disabled list.

7/9: Andrew Lambo assigned to Jamestown on rehab assignment.

7/8: Thomas Harlan promoted to Altoona

7/7: Francisco Liriano assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. Brent Morel activated from disabled list.

7/7: Chris Dickerson traded to Cleveland Indians.

7/7: Justin Howard placed on disabled list. Dan Gamache and Nate Baker assigned to Altoona.

7/7: Mike Fransoso assigned to West Virginia Power. Harold Ramirez placed on disabled list.

7/7: Collin Balester has his rehab assignment transferred from GCL Pirates to Bristol.

7/7: Cristian Mota promoted from DSL Pirates to GCL Pirates. Jhoan Herrera reassigned to DSL Pirates.

7/7: Jake Burnette sent to GCL Pirates on rehab.

7/7: Edgardo Munoz promoted from GCL Pirates to Bristol.

7/5: Tyler Waldron placed on disabled list. John Holdzkom assigned to Indianapolis.

7/5: Dean Anna assigned to Indianapolis.

7/4: Jarek Cunningham placed on DL. Jeff Inman sent to Altoona.

7/3: Justin Maffei and Ashley Ponce promoted to Bradenton.

7/3: Bradenton placed Jonathan Schwind and Taylor Lewis on the disabled list.

7/3: Danny Collins and Francisco Diaz activated from disabled list.

7/3: Clario Perez promoted to West Virginia. Andy Otamendi assigned to Jamestown.

7/3: Austin Meadows assigned to Bristol.

7/1: Andy Otamendi assigned to West Virginia.

7/1: Connor Joe placed on temporary inactive list.

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John Dreker
John Dreker
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball. When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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