Prospect Watch: Shaky Outing For Nick Kingham, Cody Dickson Bounces Back From Tough Opener


A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season, he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot. Removing these guys doesn’t mean they have lost prospect status. It is just an attempt to get 30 active prospects on the list. Rankings are from early season update, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player pages.

1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Altoona – DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Indianapolis – Disabled List

3. Austin Meadows, CF, Bradenton – DNP

4. Josh Bell, 1B, Altoona – DNP

5. Reese McGuire, C, Bradenton – 0-for-2, 2 BB, RBI

6. Nick Kingham, RHP, Indianapolis – 4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

7. Alen Hanson, 2B, Indianapolis – 0-for-4, BB

8. Cole Tucker, SS, West Virginia – DNP

9. Elias Diaz, C, Indianapolis – DNP

10. Mitch Keller, RHP, Extended Spring Training

11. Harold Ramirez, OF, Extended Spring Training

12. Stephen Tarpley, LHP, Extended Spring Training

13. JaCoby Jones, SS, Bradenton – 1-for-5, RBI

14. Adrian Sampson, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

15. Trey Supak, RHP, Extended Spring Training

16. Gage Hinsz, RHP, Extended Spring Training

17. Barrett Barnes, OF, Bradenton – DNP

18. Clay Holmes, RHP, Bradenton – Disabled List

19. Cody Dickson, LHP, Bradenton – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

20. Willy Garcia, OF, Altoona – DNP

21. John Holdzkom, RHP, Indianapolis – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR

22. Jordan Luplow, 3B – Extended Spring Training

23. Connor Joe, 1B/3B – Extended Spring Training

24. Wyatt Mathisen, 3B, Bradenton – 0-for-4, RBI

25. Casey Sadler, RHP, Indianapolis – DNP

26. Steven Brault, LHP, Bradenton – DNP

27. Tito Polo, OF, West Virginia – DNP

28. Tyler Eppler, RHP, Extended Spring Training

29Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training

30. Taylor Gushue, C, West Virginia– DNP


Top Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Steve Lombardozzi, 3B – 3-for-4, 2 2B, BB

Home Runs: None



Box Score

Result: Toledo 7, Indianapolis 6

Starting Pitcher: Nick Kingham, RHP – 4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Steve Lombardozzi, 3B – 3-for-4, 2 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Chris Stewart, C – 1-for-4, RBI, BB

Alen Hanson, 2B – 0-for-4, BB

Mel Rojas Jr., RF/LF- 1-for-4, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Through four innings on Tuesday afternoon, Nick Kingham was able to keep Toledo off the board, despite giving up six hits. He didn’t walk anyone until the fifth inning, but his pitch count was higher than you would like to see as well. Kingham gave up a lead-off double in the fifth, then walked the next two batters before being pulled. He threw 91 pitches on the day, with 54 going for strikes. After leaving with the bases loaded, Adam Miller gave up two solid hits that scored all three inherited runners.

On the offensive side, Chris Stewart caught the entire game and was tested often by Toledo on the bases. He was 2-for-6 in throwing out base runners. Stewart drove in a run with a single and drew a walk. Mel Rojas Jr. drove in two runs. He is 6-for-19 at the plate. Steve Lombardozzi reached base four times, hitting two doubles, a single and he walked once. Alen Hanson went 0-for-4, leaving him 3-for-19 through five games. Gorkys Hernandez is hitting .316 so far, but he struck out four times in this game.


Altoona was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 17th.


Box Score

Result: Bradenton 7, Dunedin 1

Starting Pitcher: Cody Dickson, LHP – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Erich Weiss, 2B – 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

JaCoby Jones, DH – 1-for-5, RBI

Reese McGuire, C – 0-for-2, RBI, 2 BB

Jose Osuna, RF – 2-for-5, 2B, RBI

Game Notes:  Cody Dickson needed a bounce back start after a rough Opening Day and he got it on Tuesday night. He threw five shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks. In his first start, he lasted three innings, giving up three runs on nine hits. Julio Vivas finished off the game with two shutout innings. He spent most of last season in the GCL, so Bradenton is a huge jump in competition. The Marauders collected 11 hits in the game and drew six walks, with lead-off hitter Justin Maffei walking three times. Erich Weiss had three hits, including a double and a triple. The three through eight hitters in the lineup each drove in one run apiece, with four of those runs coming in the first inning. Austin Meadows and Barrett Barnes had the night off.


West Virginia was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up Wednesday as part of a doubleheader.

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I think Lombo should be in the majors and Kang in the minors getting ABs.

jason d

you may be on to something there

Bruce Humbert

Dang can’t be sent down – contract and PR issues.


Complete balogna.

Remind me where Yasmany Tomas is playing right now?


Nice avatar, NMR!


Finally figured her out!


John: Good to see the outing for Cody Dickson. He needed to solidify his status and having he and LHSP Steven Brault also at Hi A Bradenton will provide some healthy competition. Both Brault and Dickson will celebrate birthday No. 23 a day apart – Apr 27 and Apr 29.

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