Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Stays Hot, Matt Curry Goes Yard

Alen Hanson had two hits on Sunday against Reading to extend his hit streak to 12 games. He has 70 hits on the season, with 24 going for extra bases. After posting a .607 OPS in April, Hanson upped it to .803 in May and his June OPS now sits at .911 through 11 games.

Also on the highlights today, homers from the Matts. The first one is from Matt Curry, who hit his third homer of the season. He has a .783 OPS in 24 games.

Matt Hague hit his tenth homer of the year on Sunday, a three-run shot in the second inning. He has driven in 49 runs this season, tying Gregory Polanco for the International League lead. Hague had only 12 homers over his last two seasons combined.

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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  • lonleylibertarian

    interesting – if you go to Fangraphs and look at Matt H’s Oliver projcections they pretty much match what the Bucs are getting from Ike Davis.

    Wouldn’t one way of evaluating the trade the cost the Bucs Taylor be to try and estimate the “value added” by having Davis play 1st over Hague – and yes I know Hague is a Righty….