All posts tagged "Alen Hanson"

  • Prospect Reports
    Matt Benedict Pitches Great but Gets No Run Support in Bradenton Loss

    Matt Benedict had his best start in a Bradenton Marauders uniform tonight. Unfortunately, he received zero run support. The sinkerball pitcher was a ground ball machine against the Jupiter Hammerheads. He had a 13:3 groundout to airout ratio on the night, and also had a ground ball that went for a single...

  • Prospect Reports
    Marauders Win Fourth in a Row Thanks to Big Nights From Osuna, Kingham

    The Bradenton Marauders didn’t get their fourth walk-off win in a row, but they did get their fourth win in a row. It wasn’t as dramatic as the last few games, with Bradenton taking an early lead and holding that lead through the end of the game. Nick Kingham got off to...

  • Top Performers
    Top Performers: Gregory Polanco Quietly Having a Strong Season

    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...

  • Prospect Reports
    Bradenton Marauders Riding a Wave of Walk Off Victories

    The Bradenton Marauders have now had three straight walk off victories. On Friday night, Alen Hanson came up in the bottom of the ninth inning with one runner on and the score tied at 5-5. Hanson had given up two errors in the top of the ninth inning, which cost Bradenton a...

  • Analysis
    Alen Hanson Returns to the Bradenton Lineup; Gary Green in Town

    Alen Hanson returns to the lineup tonight after taking three days to focus on his defense and clear his head. Alen Hanson was out of the lineup the last three days in Bradenton after committing three errors in Sunday's game. Hanson has ten errors on the year, and that number could easily...

  • Analysis
    Prospect Trends: Some Fast Starts for West Virginia Hitters

    Allie's fast start has stirred much talk The season’s first two weeks have produced some noteworthy performances in the Pirates’ farm system, both good and bad. It’s way too early to start drawing any conclusions from these performances, but it’s not too early to scope out some players who’ll be interesting to...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Zack Von Rosenberg Switches to a Two-Seam Fastball

    When Zack Von Rosenberg was drafted, the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t have any ace pitching prospects. Jameson Taillon was a year away from being drafted. Luis Heredia was a year and a few months away from being signed. Gerrit Cole was two years away from being drafted. And the last time the Pirates...

  • Prospect Reports
    Alen Hanson’s Defense Is Tough to Watch; Will It Ever Be Good?

    I’ve written a lot this week not only on Alen Hanson’s defense, but on the defense of the entire Bradenton Marauders team. Overall the defense has been horrible in the early part of the season. The frustrating thing is that a large majority of the errors have come on routine plays. These...

  • Prospect Reports
    Marauders Finally Win a Game, Sampson Looks Much Better This Time

    The Bradenton Marauders finally won their first game of the season, beating the St. Lucie Mets 4-3. Bradenton had several chances to win a game over the last week, but blew a lot of those chances. Yesterday they threw the game away with six errors. Today the play was much better all...

  • Prospect Reports
    The Marauders Defense Has Been Pretty Offensive So Far

    The Bradenton Marauders have a lot of offensive talent. They feature Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco, the two biggest breakout players from last season. They’ve got Jose Osuna and Willy Garcia, guys who have just as much talent as Hanson and Polanco, but didn’t put up the ridiculous numbers. Dan Gamache was...

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