All posts tagged "Alen Hanson"

  • 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...

  • Analysis
    An Early Look at Alen Hanson’s Defense

    Alen Hanson has five errors in six games so far this year. The biggest question surrounding Alen Hanson's future is whether he can stick at shortstop for the long-term. He has all of the tools to be a shortstop in the majors, but is still a little raw at the position. There...

  • Prospect Reports
    The Most Impressive Thing About Gregory Polanco

    Last year Scott Diamond made 27 starts for the Minnesota Twins. He posted a 3.54 ERA in 173 innings, with a 90:31 K/BB ratio. Today, Diamond was on a rehab assignment, pitching for Fort Myers against the Bradenton Marauders. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Gregory Polanco took him opposite field...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Taillon Throws Five Shutout Innings In Debut

    Top Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo HR: Andrew Lambo

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Can the Pirates Get Impact Talent to the Upper Levels?

    Gregory Polanco (left) and Alen Hanson (right) will try to repeat their 2012 seasons at the next level, and eventually try to make the successful jump to the upper levels. Today I previewed the 2013 Indianapolis Indians and Altoona Curve. Tomorrow I'll go over the Bradenton Marauders and the West Virginia Power....

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirate City Results: All The Home Runs

    This time of year the pitching rotations in the Spring Training games get kind of crazy. Minor league rotations aren't like big league rotations. There are no Opening Day starters or number two starters. You pitch when you pitch. Pitchers are currently on a schedule in Spring Training, and that schedule carries...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Seeing Two Pitchers For the First Time; Brewer Hits 95

    Today I got to see two pitchers for the first time. For the last year I've seen Wei-Chung Wang walking around in a red shirt as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. I also saw Hayden Hurst last year in the GCL after the 2012 draft pick signed. However, he didn't pitch...

  • Prospect Rankings
    Pirates Have Seven Prospects in John Sickels’ Top 150

    John Sickels released his top 150 prospects today, and has seven Pittsburgh Pirates prospects on the list. The list can be found here, as well as the thought process that goes into the list. Gerrit Cole came in at fifth overall on the list, finishing as the second best pitcher behind Dylan...

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