Two highlights worth checking out from last night’s Altoona Curve game and another from Thursday’s contest. Three prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system show off their best tools.
Alen Hanson legs out a stand up triple on a drive down the right field line in the eighth inning. He ended up scoring on the next play, giving the Curve a 2-1 lead, which they held on to for the victory. Hanson had 13 triples in both 2012 and 2013.
Willy Garcia has the best arm in the Pirates minor league system and you get a good look at it here in a key spot. Altoona had a 1-0 lead going into the sixth inning and Richmond finally got on the board to tie the game and now they were looking to take the lead. This throw ended the threat and Altoona won 2-1. Garcia had 20 outfield assists last season.
From Thursday’s game, we have the second homer of the season from Stetson Allie. He has the most raw power in the system. This one isn’t as impressive as some of the homers Allie hit last year, but it still gets out rather easy.