Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Continues Hot Streak on Offense
May04

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Continues Hot Streak on Offense

Alen Hanson has been a regular on the highlights recently. His bat has come alive after a slow start and in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, he had three hits, including the RBI single shown below. In recent days, Hanson has been highlighted for his two-run double from Friday and his home run from Thursday. Last year in 35 games for Altoona, he posted a .679 OPS. Even with his slow start this year, Hanson’s...

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Prospect Highlights: Another Big Hit From Alen Hanson, Lambo’s Latest Homer
May03

Prospect Highlights: Another Big Hit From Alen Hanson, Lambo’s Latest Homer

Alen Hanson had two hits, drove in two runs and stole his seventh base in Altoona’s 5-4 loss on Friday night. In his last ten games, he has five multi-hit games and his overall numbers are looking much better than they did at the beginning of last week. He has extra-base hits in three of his last four games and leads the Eastern League with four triples. He is also tied for fourth in stolen bases. Today’s clip is his...

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Prospect Highlights: Homer From Alen Hanson, Ngoepe Continues to Hit
May02

Prospect Highlights: Homer From Alen Hanson, Ngoepe Continues to Hit

In game one of Altoona’s doubleheader yesterday, Alen Hanson led off the game with a home run, his first of the season. His bat is just starting to come around with a .282 average in his last nine games and he leads the Eastern League with four triples. Hanson homered eight times last year. Gift Ngoepe continues to hit well, lining an RBI single in game two of the doubleheader. He has a six game hitting streak and an .871 OPS on...

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Prospect Highlights: Andrew Lambo Breaks Homerless Drought
Apr30

Prospect Highlights: Andrew Lambo Breaks Homerless Drought

Back in late September, Andrew Lambo homered for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Cincinnati Reds. He then had a couple a-bats with the Pirates, went to Winter ball, took part in Spring Training and played 21 games with Indianapolis without hitting another homer. That all changed on Tuesday afternoon and as you will see in the video below, the highlight might be the relief on his face. He was still having a very good season without...

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Prospect Highlights: Getting to Know Some Potential Pirates First Round Draft Picks
Apr29

Prospect Highlights: Getting to Know Some Potential Pirates First Round Draft Picks

Usually we would be posting a prospect highlights video covering the previous night’s action in the minors, but the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliates got in just two games yesterday and the Bradenton Marauders were shutout on two hits in one of those games. Basically, there wasn’t video for anything of interest from last night so we are switching it up a little for one day. On Thursday, we will start our 2014 draft preview,...

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Prospect Highlights: Homer From Gift Ngoepe, Hits From Polanco and Lambo
Apr28

Prospect Highlights: Homer From Gift Ngoepe, Hits From Polanco and Lambo

In yesterday’s Prospect Highlights, the focus was the season that Gift Ngoepe is having at the plate. His defense is already Major League ready and his speed will be an asset, but coming into the 2014 season, it looked like his bat could keep him from reaching his big league dreams. He had a tough time in AA last year, then really struggled in the Arizona Fall League. The results are good early on, with Ngoepe drawing 17 walks...

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