All posts tagged "Alen Hanson"

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Alderson Needs to Earn Rotation Spot

    On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson from Altoona to Indianapolis. The move was made due to a combination of promotions and injuries that left Indianapolis short on pitchers. The Pirates promoted Brad Lincoln to the majors, and Shairon Martis went on the disabled list in Triple-A, forcing the...

  • Analysis
    Correia Gets Nod on Monday Against Rockies

    Image Courtesy Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Kevin Correia, who was scratched from his outing on Saturday due to discomfort in his left side, will start Monday night's 7:05 game against the Colorado Rockies. Since being sidelined, Correia has progressively gotten better each day. Although he was unsure of when he...

  • Top Stories
    Prospect Roundtable: Alen Hanson

    Alen Hanson is off to a great start in West Virginia. The 19 year old shortstop is currently hitting for a .400/.450/.800 line in 55 at-bats on the young season, after making the aggressive jump from the Gulf Coast League in 2011 to full season A-ball in 2012. Heading in to Thursday’s...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: New Addition Rowland Dropped Arm Slot During Off-Season

    Robby Rowland was about to lay down for a nap a few hours before tip-off in the Final Four game between Kentucky and Louisville when he got the call. Arizona Diamondbacks farm director called to inform Rowland that he had been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates received Rowland in a...

  • Season Previews
    2012 West Virginia Power Season Preview

    The 2012 West Virginia Power will feature one of the most interesting teams to watch in the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league system this year, with a lot of high upside prospects at the level. The team will open with three top ten prospects in Josh Bell, Stetson Allie, and Nick Kingham. High...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Prospect Notebook: Situational Pitching

    After two weeks of watching bullpen sessions, live batting practice, fielding drills, and every other activity that wasn't a game, I was looking forward to the start of the schedule in minor league camp. That schedule started today, with the first three days listed as camp days. Usually that means intrasquad games...

  • Analysis
    Luis Heredia One of Three Pirates Prospects in GCL Top 20

    Baseball America released their top 20 prospects for the 2011 Gulf Coast League today (scouting reports for subscribers).  The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players on the list, including two in the top five. Luis Heredia led the trio, ranked as the number three prospect in the league.  That's quite an accomplishment for...

  • Prospect Reports
    State College Spikes Player Reports 9/1/11

    The State College Spikes beat the Batavia Mud Dogs 7-5 tonight, thanks to a five run fifth inning by the Spikes, and a strong start from 2010 4th round pick Nick Kingham.  Kingham wasn’t the only one who had a strong outing, with Stetson Allie also throwing a dominant inning in relief....

  • Transactions
    Cesar Lopez, Alen Hanson Promoted to State College

    Hanson has been promoted to State College. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitcher Cesar Lopez and infielder Alen Hanson to the State College Spikes from the GCL Pirates.  Earlier today we heard that Lopez and Hanson were two of eight players who have joined State College from the GCL level....

  • Analysis
    Daily Player Profile: Alen Hanson

    Hanson is off to a great start in the GCL. The International Signing Period starts on Saturday, July 2nd.  During the signing period, teams get their first shot at signing players who turned 16 since September 1st of the previous year, or who turn 16 during the current year's signing period.  A...

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