Pirates Sending Five to the AFL, Including Alen Hanson
Aug27

Pirates Sending Five to the AFL, Including Alen Hanson

The Pittsburgh Pirates are sending five players to the Arizona Fall League, led by top infield prospect Alen Hanson. The players are: Zack Thornton, RHP – Thornton was acquired for Chris Resop, and has spent time with Indianapolis, Altoona, and Bradenton. In his time with Altoona he has a 2.32 ERA in 31 innings, with an 11.3 K/9 and a 2.0 BB/9 ratio. Those are some dominant numbers, and he has the chance to be a sleeper middle...

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Top Performers: Buckner Showing Off His Power; Hanson Heating Up in Altoona
Aug26

Top Performers: Buckner Showing Off His Power; Hanson Heating Up 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, not including DSL teams, and 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...

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Polanco, Hanson Single as Curve Net Just Four Hits
Aug25

Polanco, Hanson Single as Curve Net Just Four Hits

The Curve’s hot bats didn’t carry over from Saturday night’s double header, as Flying Squirrels starter Edwin Escobar scattered four hits over 6.1 innings, and two Squirrel relievers worked the final 2.2 frames to combine for the shutout. Alen Hanson led the game off with a single up the middle, but was left stranded as Escobar retired the next three hitters, including Gregory Polanco on what amounted to a swinging...

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Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Clinches Playoff Spot, Meadows and Herrera Homer
Aug24

Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Clinches Playoff Spot, Meadows and Herrera Homer

Top Starter: Casey Sadler, Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, Home Runs: Austin Meadows, Dilson Herrera, Francisco Diaz

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Gregory Polanco Doubles Twice, Drives in Two as Curve Sweep DH
Aug24

Gregory Polanco Doubles Twice, Drives in Two as Curve Sweep DH

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI as the Curve pounded out 16 hits while completing a sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader at Richmond, winning 13-1. (Game One Recap:┬áNick Kingham Labors As Curve Prevail) Andy Vasquez provided the big hit during a seven-run fourth inning, tripling to right field to score three. The Curve managed seven tallies on just three hits during the frame, thanks to the wildness of four...

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