Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia Shows Off Arm, Hanson Legs Out Triple, Allie Homer

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.

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

    Willy Garcia’s throw….WOW!

  • Kozy21

    Yeah, Garcia’s throw was impressive.

  • David Bodenschatz

    Saw Garcia’s throw live. It was a jaw dropper.

  • Monkshot

    As a former RF, that’s super impressive.

  • Y2JGQ2

    wow…..Garcia has a Clemente arm!