Friday, January 31, 2014

$5 Auto: Nick Kingham

At my local mall card show, I recently picked up a Nick Kingham Bowman Sterling Auto for a five spot.  Not a bad price, for the Pirates fourth best pitching prospect (Taillon, Glasnow, and Heredia are all ahead).  On most teams top 10 propects, Kingham has the stuff to be a top 3-5 prospect, but on a loaded farm system like what the Pirates have, he's currently ranked 9th.

Kingham posted a 2.89 ERA over two leagues last year (A and AA) with 144 strikeouts in 143 innings while allowing a low .233 batting average against.  The 21 year old will likely begin the season in AA with a quick callup to AAA when Jameson Taillon makes his MLB debut.

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