Arizona Fall League

Alen Hanson Named to AFL Fall Stars Game

Alen Hanson Named to AFL Fall Stars Game

Alen Hanson was named to the AFL Fall Stars Game.

The Arizona Fall League announced their "Fall Star Game" rosters, which is the new term for the former Rising Stars Game. Alen Hanson was named to the roster for the East Division, and is the only Pirates prospect who will be in the event. The selection is usually reserved for the top prospects in the league. Last year Vic Black was the lone representative of the Pirates. Gerrit Cole started the 2011 game, and Robbie Grossman was also named to the team that year. Previous participants have also included Tony Sanchez, Jose Tabata, and Andrew McCutchen.

Hanson is 12-for-48 (.250) so far in the AFL, with a triple and a homer. He hasn't been tearing the cover off the ball yet, although he's still in the process of making adjustments to up...

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