Top Performers: JaCoby Jones Leads a Huge Week For West Virginia Hitters
May05

Top Performers: JaCoby Jones Leads a Huge Week For West Virginia Hitters

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. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the top ten players from the last...

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Pirates Have Had Success in International Market
May05

Pirates Have Had Success in International Market

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates rank third among all teams in baseball for international players signed since 2006. Baseball America ranked the Pirates farm system first overall at the beginning of the year and the team’s top 30 prospects list has 12 players that were signed as international free agents. That is tied for the fourth highest total among all 30 teams. As for the success of the Pirates since...

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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 Watch: Wyatt Mathisen Homers Again, Waldron Making Most of Opportunity
May03

Prospect Watch: Wyatt Mathisen Homers Again, Waldron Making Most of Opportunity

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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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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