All posts tagged "Alen Hanson"

  • Season Recaps
    West Virginia Power 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

    Complete West Virginia Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects 1t. Alen Hanson, SS 1t. Gregory Polanco, OF I had a tough time picking the top prospect from this pair. In a tiered ranking system, they’d both be in the same group. When it comes to picking between them, it’s splitting hairs....

  • Analysis
    Pirates Have Six in’s Updated Top 100 Prospects has updated their top 100 prospects list, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have six players making the rankings. Gerrit Cole leads the group, coming in at number eight. That’s a three spot improvement for Cole, who was ranked 11th coming in to the year. Jameson Taillon was next on the list, coming...

  • Analysis
    Polanco and Hanson Selected as 2012 SAL All-Stars

    The South Atlantic League has announced the selection of the 2012 Annual All-Star Team. Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco were chosen from the West Virginia Power for the end of the year honors. Polanco was chosen as the Most Outstanding Major League Prospect, and as an All-Star outfielder. The center fielder hit...

  • Top Performers
    Top Pirates Minor League Hitting Performances: Week Ending 8/19

    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. Only players with a 3.0...

  • International News
    Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco Taken in First Round of Dominican League Draft

    The Dominican Winter League is currently holding a draft for the rights to the top international prospects in baseball for the 2012 season.  A total of 100 players will be drafted to the reserve teams for the 2012 season. The draft started at 4 PM, and at the time of this writing...

  • Prospect Reports
    Hanson Returns, Kingham Leaves Early for West Virginia

    Alen Hanson returned from his injury sustain last Friday for West Virginia on Tuesday. Hanson was the Power’s designated hitter, going 0-for-2 with a walk in a 4-3 loss to Greensboro. Gregory Polanco was still missing from the lineup after also going down with injury last Friday. Manager Rick Sofield said he...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Have Several Prospects on Baseball America’s Best Tools List

    Last week, Baseball America released their best tools list for players in full season leagues. The Pirates had a lot of players who ended up on the various lists, with top prospects Starling Marte, Jameson Taillon, Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson, and Gregory Polanco taking honors in their respective leagues. Indianapolis Starling Marte...

  • Injury Updates
    Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson Injury Updates

    Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson both left tonight’s West Virginia game with injuries. I’ve confirmed that Polanco’s injury was an ankle injury, while Hanson left with a hip flexor injury. Both players are considered day-to-day and were removed from the game for precautionary measures. They will each be reevaluated tomorrow.

  • Analysis
    Comparing Alen Hanson’s Age-19 Season

    Coming into the 2012 season, Alen Hanson was an under-the-radar prospect in the Pirates’ system.  To anyone reading this right now, you’re probably aware that Alen Hanson’s has had a huge breakout season to the tune of .315/.380/.550 (930 OPS) with a power-speed blend of 16 HR’s and 30 SB’s (out of...

  • Analysis
    After The Trade Deadline: Updated Top 20 Prospects

    A lot has changed since we last updated the top 20 prospects rankings after the draft. Mark Appel didn’t sign. Starling Marte was promoted, and will most likely lose his prospect eligibility by the end of the year. The Pirates traded Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens, and Colton Cain. The short-season leagues started,...

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