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Nolan Kingham

#58 | RHP | BravesATL
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Nolan Kingham
Name: Nolan Ray Kingham
Born: Aug 18, 1996 in Las Vegas, NV
High School: Desert Oasis HS, Las Vegas
High School: Texas
College: Texas
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 12th round (352nd overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2018 (signed for $150,000)
The younger brother of Pirates righthander Nick Kingham, Nolan has been a fixture in the Texas rotation for two seasons, although his junior year has failed to match the dominance he showed at times as a sophomore. He was pushed to the bullpen one weekend for academic reasons, something that also happened in 2017, and he's been erratic otherwise. Kingham has plenty of arm speed, as he can touch 96-97 mph with his four-seam fastball and gets plenty of sink with his 90-92 mph two-seamer, but early on this season his two-seamer straightened out and he left it up in the zone too often. He also has an above-average 80-81 mph curveball that has earned a few plus grades and he has flashed a potentially average changeup at times. Kingham was a 39th-round pick of the Brewers out of high school. His brother was a late-bloomer, and Kingham has a little more stuff and athleticism than Nick had at the same age. At his best, he'll flash first-round stuff, but his best stuff this year has most often come in short relief stints. A team that liked him as a sophomore may be willing to bet on his stuff, but his poor junior season (6-2, 4.50 with 85 hits in 64 innings) makes it tougher to feel confident that he can put it all together.
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