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Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco’s Triple, Alen Hanson’s Homer

Today’s version of the Prospect Highlights takes a look at video of Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson, two of the top hitting prospects in the system, along with Chris Dickerson, who continues his hot stretch in Triple-A. Also, some rare video from West Virginia.

The first video is of Polanco, who is a regular feature in this series of articles, legging out a triple.

Then there’s Chris Dickerson, who also tripled, continuing his impressive season. Dickerson has an .856 OPS this year, and could be a candidate for a call-up at some point during the season.

Alen Hanson has started off slow the first two weeks of the season for the past two years. Last year his bat woke up after that slow start. It looks like he could be doing the same this year, as he has a .286 average and a .785 OPS since around the second week of the season. Below is a video of him hitting his second homer of the year on Sunday afternoon.

There isn’t usually video from West Virginia, since those games aren’t usually televised. Today we have a clip of Reese McGuire getting a single. It’s not the biggest highlight, but it’s great to see something more than Indianapolis and Altoona in this spot.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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