Prospect Highlights: Two Key Hits From Alen Hanson, Triple By Mel Rojas Jr.
Jun09

Prospect Highlights: Two Key Hits From Alen Hanson, Triple By Mel Rojas Jr.

In Trenton over the weekend, Alen Hanson had two hits that drove in two runs apiece. While he probably isn’t expected to drive in many runs at the top of the order, Hanson actually leads all Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players with 30 RBIs since May 1st. During that time span, he has 17 extra-base hits. The first big hit was from Friday night’s 11-2 win. Hanson had three RBIs in the game, two of them coming on this...

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Prospect Highlights: First Look at Four More New Pirates Draft Picks
Jun08

Prospect Highlights: First Look at Four More New Pirates Draft Picks

All three days of the draft are finally in the books and the Pittsburgh Pirates selected 42 players total. It’s highly unlikely they sign them all, even with the large amount of college seniors picked on Saturday. Until the signing deadline passes though, we will still keep tabs on all of them. After the first two rounds concluded, we took a look at highlights of the top four picks, giving you a chance to get to see them in...

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Prospect Highlights: First Look at Some Draft Picks From Day Two
Jun07

Prospect Highlights: First Look at Some Draft Picks From Day Two

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected eight players on Friday in the 2014 amateur draft. Yesterday, we posted highlight videos for all four of the picks from the first day of the draft. Today, we take a look at some of the second round picks. You can read about the summary of the second day, along with thoughts on the day here. Videos below courtesy of Big League Futures, Baseball Prospectus, Bearkat Sports Network and Skillshow. You can...

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Prospect Highlights: Lead-Off Homer From Gregory Polanco
Jun07

Prospect Highlights: Lead-Off Homer From Gregory Polanco

On Friday night in Syracuse, Gregory Polanco homered to lead-off the game, which turned out to be the only run of the game for the Indians. It was his seventh homer of the season. Polanco has been getting on base a ton in the lead-off spot, a total of 15 times in his seven games at the top. He’s also making amazing contact at the plate, striking out just once in his last 49 plate appearances. He also has 15 stolen bases this...

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Prospect Highlights: Getting to Know the New Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Picks
Jun06

Prospect Highlights: Getting to Know the New Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Picks

The first day of the 2014 amateur draft was yesterday and the Pittsburgh Pirates added four new players to the system. Below, you will find highlight videos of all four players. The Pirates Prospect player pages for all four players can be found in the link under their name. For a recap of the draft from day one, check this link here. Three of the videos were provided by Big League Futures, a site that does fantastic work getting...

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Prospect Highlights: Triple From Alen Hanson, Tony Sanchez’s Second Homer
Jun05

Prospect Highlights: Triple From Alen Hanson, Tony Sanchez’s Second Homer

Tony Sanchez had a huge game for Indianapolis yesterday and he has been an RBI machine in AAA this year. He hit two homers on Wednesday, including the opposite field shot shown in the video below, which was his second homer of the game. Sanchez has played 14 games now for Indianapolis and he has 17 RBIs to go along with a .966 OPS. The Pirates obviously want him catching everyday instead of getting two starts a week behind Russell...

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