Arizona Fall League

AFL: Alen Hanson Takes Part In AFL Fall Stars Game

AFL: Alen Hanson Takes Part In AFL Fall Stars Game

The Arizona Fall League had their Fall Stars All-Star game on Saturday night. Shortstop Alen Hanson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the game. He was on the bench to start the game, coming in on defense in the bottom of the sixth inning. The first batter after he came in was Eddie Rosario, who hit a slow hopper to Hanson and beat out to play with good hustle. Hanson made the play cleanly, but didn't release the ball quickly, though he made a strong, accurate throw. With one out and a man on first, Hanson started a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

Coming up in the seventh inning with one out and a man on first, Hanson fouled off a couple pitches before grounding out weakly to the pitcher on a 2-2 count. He was able to get the runner to second base though, and that runner sco...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail

Arizona Fall League

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in Arizona Fall League


AFL: Scoreless Outing for Alex McRae, Surprise Loses 3-2 to Salt River

John DrekerOctober 22, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

AFL: Eric Wood Plays First Base for the First Time, Has Busy Day on Offense and Defense

John DrekerOctober 20, 2016
Jin-De Jhang 21716

AFL: Jin-De Jhang Helps Out on Offense and Defense in 2-1 Victory

John DrekerOctober 20, 2016
Tanner Anderson 2 32216

AFL: Solid Performance From Tanner Anderson

John DrekerOctober 19, 2016

AFL: Edgar Santana Picks Up Save in Saguaros Victory

John DrekerOctober 17, 2016

AFL: Eric Wood Drives Home Three Runs in Saguaros Victory

John DrekerOctober 15, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects