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Top 10 Hitters: Alen Hanson Continues to Hit, But Defense Could Keep Him in Altoona

Top 10 Hitters: Alen Hanson Continues to Hit, But Defense Could Keep Him in Altoona

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates' minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Notes on the top ten players from the last week can be found below the chart.

*Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual contributes to his team. There are many formulas for runs created. For these purposes the basic formula is used. That formula is ((H + BB) * (1B + (2*2B) + (3*3B) + (4*HR))) / (AB + BB).

The Top Ten
1. Alen Hanson, SS - Alen Hanson has been on fire this month, with a .339/.388/.597 line in 62 at-bats, along with four homers. On the season he has a .281/.319/.453 line in 360 at-bats, with ten homers, seven triples, and 18 doubles. Despite the strong offense this year, Hanson might remain in Altoona for the remainder of the season. That's largely due to his def...

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