All posts tagged "Alen Hanson"

  • 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,...

  • Prospect Reports
    West Virginia Player Notes: Kingham, Hanson, Osuna, Polanco, Garcia, Montero

    On the last day of the West Virginia series with the Lakewood Blueclaws, the Power took the game and the series, with a 4-1 victory. It was a quiet day from three of the four big bats in the lineup, but the other one was hitting the ball hard. Nick Kingham was...

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    West Virginia Bats Get Shutdown; Von Rosenberg Not As Good As Stat Line

    The West Virginia Power lost game two of their three game series with the Lakewood Blueclaws by a 2-0 score, one day after throwing their own shutout. Zack Von Rosenberg pitched the first six innings, giving up one run and taking the tough loss. He was followed by Ryan Hafner and Porfirio...

  • Prospect Reports
    Hanson, Osuna, Polanco, and Garcia All Have Multi-Hit Games

    It was a good all around night for the West Virginia Power tonight as they defeated the Lakewood Blueclaws by a 6-0 score. They had the attack of the lefties on the mound, going five innings with starter Mike Jefferson, followed by three from Zac Fuesser with the final inning covered by...

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    Keith Law Has Three Pirates in His Mid-Season Top 50

    Keith Law has released his mid-season top 50 prospect list for ESPN Insider subscribers. The list features three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects: Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, and Alen Hanson. Cole is the top prospect for the Pirates, coming in at number seven overall. He's up three spots from his pre-season ranking at number...

  • Prospect Reports
    Hanson, Polanco Play Big Role in West Virginia Win

    Anytime you are dealing with 19 and 20-year olds, in anything, there are going to be some mental errors. That is especially true in baseball. In the cases of West Virginia prospects Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco, however, those brief lapses can be forgiven when they otherwise perform as well as they have...

  • Analysis
    Alen Hanson Leads Baseball America’s Hot Sheet With Sano Comparison

    Baseball America has released their weekly hot sheet, and Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop prospect Alen Hanson is number one this week. Hanson hit for a .324/.343/.735 line in 34 at-bats with four homers over the last week to get to the top spot. The writeup on Hanson made an interesting note on Miguel...

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    Four Pirates Prospects in Baseball America Mid-Season Top 50

    Baseball America has released their mid-season top 50 prospects rankings (scouting reports for subscribers here), and the Pittsburgh Pirates have four prospects on the list. That's an upgrade over their pre-season total of two prospects in the top 50. The highest ranked Pirate is Gerrit Cole, who comes in at number six....

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    Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 120

    John Sickels of Minor League Ball has released his mid-season top 120 prospect list today, and ranks six Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in the first 77 spots. The rankings don't include 2012 draft picks, so you won't find Mark Appel on there. They have also been adjusted to remove guys who have exceeded...

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