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Prospect Highlights: More Strong Defense By Gregory Polanco, RBI Hit From Alen Hanson

Prospect Highlights: More Strong Defense By Gregory Polanco, RBI Hit From Alen Hanson
John Dreker

In yesterday’s highlights, we saw Gregory Polanco make a nice shoestring catch. In last night’s Indianapolis game, he made this nice leaping grab going back towards the wall shown in the video below. We also showed his speed yesterday, with a clip of him stealing third base. This game may have been his last home game in Indianapolis. The team goes on the road now until June 11th and Polanco should be up with the Pittsburgh Pirates shortly before then.

Here is an RBI single from Gregory Polanco, proving he isn’t just all defense and speed the last two days. He’s hit well since moving to the lead-off spot, collecting two hits in each of the three games he’s been at the top. That has led to him scoring five runs in those games, giving him the International League lead with 42 runs scored.

Alen Hanson hits an RBI single, scoring the only run of the day for the Altoona Curve. Hard to believe it, but Hanson led all Pirates minor league players with 22 RBIs in the month of May and he didn’t waste any time picking up his first one in June.

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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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