Prospect Highlights:  Polanco and Allie Homer, Triple From Alen Hanson
Apr23

Prospect Highlights: Polanco and Allie Homer, Triple From Alen Hanson

Three big name players from the Pirates farm system had big hits in yesterday’s games. As you will see, three was the common theme for all of them. Starting with the top prospect in the system, Gregory Polanco had three hits for Indianapolis yesterday, including his third homer of the season in the seventh inning. He also picked up his third stolen base. The 7-0 shutout from Altoona on Tuesday had some great pitching from Adrian...

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Prospect Highlights: Fine Defensive Play By Alen Hanson, Big Night For Altoona Bats
Apr22

Prospect Highlights: Fine Defensive Play By Alen Hanson, Big Night For Altoona Bats

A few highlights from last night’s 10-1 Altoona win, plus the walk-off winner in extra innings for Indianapolis. First off, with some nice fielding from shortstop Alen Hanson. It looks like Jarek Cunningham was going to make the short hop pick and throw, but the ball gets by him and Hanson was there to make the play and a strong, accurate throw. When a team wins 10-1, there is going to be some highlights from the bats and below,...

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Prospect Highlights: Doubles From Polanco and Rojas
Apr20

Prospect Highlights: Doubles From Polanco and Rojas

A couple Pittsburgh Pirates prospect highlights from the last two days. The first one is from baseball’s version of the human highlight reel(sorry Dominique Wilkins). Gregory Polanco hits a ball that looks like an easy chopper to first base and he ends up on second base with a double. Watch the highlight for yourself to see him pull that off. Your browser does not support iframes. The second one is from Mel Rojas Jr., who...

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Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia Shows Off Arm, Hanson Legs Out Triple, Allie Homer
Apr19

Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia Shows Off Arm, Hanson Legs Out Triple, Allie Homer

Two highlights worth checking out from last night’s Altoona Curve game and another from Thursday’s contest. Three prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system show off their best tools. Alen Hanson legs out a stand up triple on a drive down the right field line in the eighth inning. He ended up scoring on the next play, giving the Curve a 2-1 lead, which they held on to for the victory. ┬áHanson had 13 triples in both 2012...

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Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia’s Third Homer
Apr15

Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia’s Third Homer

While Mother Nature decides to keep Gregory Polanco off the field on Monday and Tuesday with consecutive rainouts, we turn to someone else today for a prospect highlight. Altoona’s Willy Garcia hit his third homer of the season last night. We knew coming into this year that Garcia had power and his defense/arm are both strong, but the questions about his plate patience and ability to make contact haven’t been answered. He...

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Prospect Highlights: More Speed and Defense From Gregory Polanco
Apr14

Prospect Highlights: More Speed and Defense From Gregory Polanco

Yesterday I joked that this feature would soon have to be re-named “Polanco Highlights”. That’s close to becoming true. Part of the reason Polanco has dominated this highlight feature is because Indianapolis is the only club in the system that has TV and uploads media for each game. But you have to be productive to have a highlight, and Polanco has done just that. He’s got a ten game hitting streak, and...

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