Prospect Highlights: Polanco and Allie Homer, Triple From Alen Hanson

Three big name players from the Pirates farm system had big hits in yesterday’s games. As you will see, three was the common theme for all of them. Starting with the top prospect in the system, Gregory Polanco had three hits for Indianapolis yesterday, including his third homer of the season in the seventh inning. He also picked up his third stolen base.

The 7-0 shutout from Altoona on Tuesday had some great pitching from Adrian Sampson and the bullpen. The highlights of the game though, were big nights from two hitters that have started the season slow. Alen Hanson showed off his bat and speed, then two batters later, Stetson Allie did what he does best.

Stetson Allie shows off his tremendous power by hitting an opposite field homer. It doesn’t even look like he squared the ball up good, but he was able to muscle it over the right field fence for his third home run of the season. Allie finished Tuesday night’s game with three hits.

Alen Hanson also had three hits and scored three runs on Tuesday. After two singles in his first two at-bats, Hanson triples to the left-center field gap to lead off the fourth inning. He scored one batter later on a Gift Ngoepe sacrifice fly. The triple was his third of the season.

John Dreker

Author: John Dreker

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.

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  • wmcclurg

    The 2nd and 3rd videos are both the same video of Allie’s HR.

    • wmcclurg

      Nevermind. Now it’s fixed. Weird.

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com/ Tim Williams

      Just fixed it. Had an issue copying the embed code over.