Comments on: After a Rough Start, Alen Hanson Has Done a Complete 180 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/after-a-rough-start-alen-hanson-has-done-a-complete-180.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/after-a-rough-start-alen-hanson-has-done-a-complete-180.html#comment-27644 Tue, 21 May 2013 11:59:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54124#comment-27644 Tim….I used to laud your site all the time! I am starting to think that I need a stronger word than ‘laud’.

Do you know of any?

You are the AMac of bloggers. How’s that?

Fort Laudable Foo

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/after-a-rough-start-alen-hanson-has-done-a-complete-180.html#comment-27628 Mon, 20 May 2013 23:09:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54124#comment-27628 Tim: Thanks for the article about Alen Hanson. I had asked that question of you when he went 16 games without an error after making 13 in his first 16 games. I sure hope the Pirates do not let Green get too far away, because Hanson does have a tendency to act like a 20 year old every so often, which he will be until he turns 21 in October. He obviously has the physical tools to go 23 games without a position error and Shortstop is good for an average of 3 to 4 ground balls a game. I agree with the others – you manage to stir the pot and keep a level of interest alive with knowledgeable fans.

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By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/after-a-rough-start-alen-hanson-has-done-a-complete-180.html#comment-27627 Mon, 20 May 2013 22:28:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54124#comment-27627 I agree and will add that I spend considerably less time on the newspaper sites than in the past. why? The coverage here is better.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/after-a-rough-start-alen-hanson-has-done-a-complete-180.html#comment-27624 Mon, 20 May 2013 19:00:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54124#comment-27624 Thanks!

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/after-a-rough-start-alen-hanson-has-done-a-complete-180.html#comment-27623 Mon, 20 May 2013 18:53:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54124#comment-27623 Going one by one:

Cole – If he’s still in the minors, then he’ll be there.
Taillon – He’ll be on there
Hanson – Maybe, depending on how much people count his early season struggles against him
Polanco – Yes
1st Rounders – Depends on who they get, but a good possibility that at least one is on there
Heredia – Depends on how he does in WV. He was borderline coming into the year.
Bell – Definitely hitting this year, but was borderline coming into the year.
Glasnow – I could see him making the top 100.
Kingham – Probably won’t until he has success above A-ball.

So I think you’ve got five strong bets (Cole, Taillon, Polanco, one first rounder, Glasnow), and four borderline (Hanson, Heredia, Bell, other first rounder).

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By: David Lewis http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/after-a-rough-start-alen-hanson-has-done-a-complete-180.html#comment-27622 Mon, 20 May 2013 18:48:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54124#comment-27622 Good stuff, Tim.

All the people complaining about how “new media” killed journalism, and how bloggers are just sitting in their basements reacting to the stories that are written by the few remaining “real reporters”, needs to come and read coverage like this. This article provided both more “reporting” and more “analysis” than anything that’s been written anywhere in the “mainstream media”.

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By: Stefan Males http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/after-a-rough-start-alen-hanson-has-done-a-complete-180.html#comment-27621 Mon, 20 May 2013 18:46:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54124#comment-27621 Tim, after the draft would it be out of the question that the Pirates end up having up 11 top 100 prospects on most major prospect lists?

Im thinking Cole, Taillon, Hanson, Polanco, the two first round picks are definitely going to be on there and potentially Herdia, Bell, Glasnow and Kingham

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By: Brian Gahagen http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/after-a-rough-start-alen-hanson-has-done-a-complete-180.html#comment-27620 Mon, 20 May 2013 18:32:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54124#comment-27620 That is great news. The Pirates need a potential star SS.

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