Portrait of Nick Kingham

Nick Kingham PPirates

Pirates Player Cards | Pirates Team Audit | Pirates Depth Chart

2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
Login or Subscribe today for access to projections!
Birth Date11-8-1991
Height6' 5"
Weight225 lbs
Age26 years, 3 months, 16 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
2010 PIR Rk 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 .239 104 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 78% .333 .219 1.00 2.17 0.00 96 3.81 98.1
2011 SCO A- 15 15 71.0 6 2 0 63 15 47 5 .266 104 8.0 1.9 0.6 6.0 45% .272 .218 1.10 3.67 2.15 89 2.98 92.7
2012 WVA A 27 27 127.0 6 8 0 115 36 117 15 .265 103 8.1 2.6 1.1 8.3 50% .286 .254 1.19 4.33 4.39 84 2.53 87.4
2013 BRD A+ 13 13 70.0 6 3 0 55 14 75 6 .259 98 7.1 1.8 0.8 9.6 46% .274 .224 0.99 3.19 3.09 72 1.72 82.3
2013 ALT AA 14 12 73.3 3 3 0 70 30 69 1 .266 94 8.6 3.7 0.1 8.5 45% .328 .259 1.36 2.96 2.70 86 2.57 84.8
2014 ALT AA 12 12 71.0 1 7 0 71 25 54 3 .258 100 9.0 3.2 0.4 6.8 46% .305 .271 1.35 3.52 3.04 101 4.82 106.0
2014 IND AAA 14 14 88.0 5 4 0 70 27 65 6 .248 105 7.2 2.8 0.6 6.6 45% .244 .215 1.10 3.71 3.58 98 5.06 109.1
2015 IND AAA 6 6 31.3 1 2 0 34 7 32 3 .252 103 9.8 2.0 0.9 9.2 44% .337 .258 1.31 3.21 4.31 79 2.28 87.0
2016 BRD A+ 2 2 11.0 2 0 0 8 1 10 0 .251 85 6.5 0.8 0.0 8.2 68% .286 .193 0.82 1.97 0.00 83 3.08 94.3
2016 ALT AA 2 2 11.0 1 1 0 6 4 10 1 .261 102 4.9 3.3 0.8 8.2 48% .179 .224 0.91 3.81 5.73 99 3.27 94.4
2016 PIR Rk 6 6 24.0 0 4 0 23 1 16 0 .252 94 8.6 0.4 0.0 6.0 46% .291 .234 1.00 2.09 3.00 88 3.34 98.5
2017 BRD A+ 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .251 100 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .062 .075 0.20 3.30 0.00 100 2.99 73.6
2017 IND AAA 20 19 113.3 9 6 0 119 29 93 8 .252 94 9.4 2.3 0.6 7.4 46% .324 .258 1.31 3.58 4.13 93 3.35 76.3

Plate Discipline


Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation


Year Team Salary
2017 PIT $
2016 PIT $
2015 PIT $


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2017)

  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/20/14. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2010 (4-117) (Sierra Vista HS, Las Vegas). $0.485M signing bonus.

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.



Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Nick Kingham

BP Chats

2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could Max Fried or Nick Kingham end up as #2s?
(Eric from (CA))
Fried certainly could. We didn't quite get him there this year, but those OFPs aren't carved into stone. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen Nick Kingham? If so, what is his upside?
(Tim from Iowa)
Saw him pre-TJS in Double-A once or twice. Liked him then, probably 3rd or 4th starter upside. Haven't seen him on his rehab and it's been a few years. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Congrats on your new house bruh. Now to real business, Taillon is gonna be a stud, and if Glasnow pans out, the Pirates are gonna have a three-headed monster at the top of their rotation for the next 3+ years
(Justin from Iowa)
Thanks, Justin. Real Talk: Central A/C is boss.

I'm not really sure there's a question here... but, yes, the Pirates could have a real formidable rotation in the coming years. Nick Kingham was also underrated prior to his injury. I'll be interested to see how his rehab goes over the next six months. (J.P. Breen)
2014-10-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug thanks for the chat. What are your thoughts on two of the Pirates best pitching prospects Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham?
(jsdspud from My Desk)
Glasnow has great momentum and a very deep release point that allows his stuff to play up. UIt can be difficult for young players to corral such impressive energy, so it could take a bit longer for him to reach ceiling, but he should be very deceptive along the way. I haven't watched as much of Kingham yet, but from what I have seen he has good stability and a strong baseline of mechanics, though his repetition still needs work.

On the jukebox: Iron Maiden, "Can I Play with Madness" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm contemplating a fantasy trade in a 20 team dynasty league. Would milb pick 16 + Nick Kingham be fair value for CJ Wilson or should I be asking for more?
(Alex from Toronto)
I think that's there. Don't think you can ask for too much more. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Nick Kingham? What's his ceiling in the majors?
(Jake from Minneapolis)
Mid-rotation starter. He'll spend the rest of the year in Triple-A then get a mid-season call up after the super two deadline. The Pirates blueprint down to a science at this point. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Who wins this trade in a dynasty: Jason Heyward & Tyson Ross OR Cole Hamels, Starling Marte, Nick Williams, and Nick Kingham?
(Dynasty Trade from Tradeville USA)
I think Ross is poop so give me the second side. Nick Williams might not know left from right field but he can hit. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Am I better off keeping Taillon for next year in this dynasty league (12 teams, 7 prospects max) or going after someone who might be available? Any potential sleeper fantasy prospects I should look at?
(Chris from SF)
I'd keep Taillon. He's still better than the sleeper options available in the long run. Nick Kingham is a name that keeps popping up but he has limited upside. The rest of the sleeper cast has limited upside, I think. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)% Chance of Nick Kingham being in the starting rotation next year ?
(Jim from Pittsburgh)
I think he'll be in the rotation at some point next year. I have my doubts that they'd run him out there on Opening Day. (Mark Anderson)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Brett, First off, thanks for all the Fantasy stuff over the last 3 months - loved all of it, and the 'Resources' page is utter genius. It's turned BP into my 'go to' source in prepping for all my drafts. Anyway got a Prospect question for you - what impact, if any, do you expect Nick Kingham, Chi Chi Gonzalez and Kevin Gausman to have in the Majors this year? Cheers, Daff
(Daff38 from Sheffield, UK)
I'd be surprised if Kingham or Gonzalez see much more than emergency duty in the majors, but Gausman should hold down a role for the O's and if they're doing it right, it'll be one in the starting rotation. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kolten Wong, ready to live up to expectations, recieves 500 at bats in St. Louis Gregory Polanco up in the Burgh by mid April? Tyler Glasnow up late this season? Thanks for the chat, regardless if you get to this question, always enjoy the knowledge as you answer any question in general
(Dragonbreath from Gurnee, IL)
Just to break these up a little:

Wong should be fine, but the playing time estimate might be on the optimistic side. It wouldn't shock me if they platoon him with Mark Ellis, at least early on.

I doubt Polanco is up before mid-June. The Pirates have every financial reason to play the Super Two game with him. As with Glasnow, I'd lean toward not this year. You figure Jameson Taillon is in line ahead of him, and likely Nick Kingham as well. Add in some of the other bit arms the Pirates have, and I just don't see a clear path to the majors for him this season. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Adalberto Mejia, Nick Kingham, Lewis Thorpe, and Vincent Velazquez?
(Victor from Dumfries)
- Kingham, Mejia, Thorpe and Velazquez. I like Kingham's profile. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you expect Nick Kingham to take his game to another level?
(sportznut from Clinton Township, MI)
It is much, much later than I expected to be returning to this chat, but as promised, I am back after some significant issues required my attention...I return with a glass of Four Roses Small Batch and just enough energy to knock out a few more questions.

I think Kingham is a fine prospect with impressive potential. He's already broken out for those that pay attention, but he could emerge as a more popular national name throughout the 2014 season. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Major league ETA for Nick Kingham and his ceiling?
(DS from LA)
I think Kingham will be in the majors in the middle of next year and he is going to be a workhorse number 3 starter. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nick Kingham has been pretty impressive in AA so far as a 21 year old, what's his ceiling and when does he make the Pirates rotation?
(redguy12588 from Pittsburgh)
our prospect guys like him as a back-end starter who could be more of a middle rotation workhorse if he progresses enough on his secondary pitches. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a Pirates fan, I am thrilled but not surprised at the emergence of Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham. With the two of them along with Cole/Taillon and Luis Heredia, is there any other team that can match the Pirates impact pitching in the minors?
(James from Morgantown)
A ton of Pirates questions on here already from both Pittsburgh and West Virginia, and I think it's a good time to say I was probably too low on Pittsburgh in terms of their future. I wrote in the beginning that they were in danger of wasting McCutchen's prime, and while that's still true, I'm encouraged by their start and the performance of some of the young players. The key will be whether they'll need to pay full price to fill holes in the rotation after Wandy/Burnett leave since they got them on discounts in trades.

If those guys can form a rotation, then the Pirates are in terrific shape going forward. That's probably more a question for our prospects guys - I'd think the Cardinals are up there too.

But the Pirates have done a really good job taking care of business in a stretch of schedule with lots of Brewers, Cubs and Astros in it. The next stretch is critical with the Tigers, Reds and Braves, but they could emerge from that in position to give Pittsburgh a fun summer. (Zachary Levine)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you prefer Nick Kingham or Tyler Galsnow?
(Parker from Texas )
Do I have to pick? Glasnow (Jason Parks)

BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.