Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100
Jul30

Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100

Over the weekend, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released his mid-season top 100 prospects. The list, along with the updated Pirates top 20 prospects, can be found on the MLB Prospect Watch page. Five Pirates made the top 100 list: Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Austin Meadows, and Luis Heredia. Taillon was ranked 12th overall, which is right around where he has been ranked in a lot of these mid-season lists. The report...

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First Pitch: Using Hanson and Polanco Helps to Predict Future Promotions
Jul29

First Pitch: Using Hanson and Polanco Helps to Predict Future Promotions

Every year at the start of the year I get the same questions: When do you think (Insert Player) will be promoted to (Insert level that is one higher than his current level)? Of course then I get the same question over and over until that player is promoted. At which point I get the same question, only for the next level. I understand it. The only purpose of the minor leagues is developing prospects. People want to see progress, and...

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Alen Hanson Promoted To Altoona
Jul28

Alen Hanson Promoted To Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted shortstop Alen Hanson to Altoona. He left today’s Bradenton game in the fourth inning. With Bradenton, Hanson hit .281 in 92 games, with 23 doubles, eight triples, seven homers and 24 stolen bases. Alen Hanson came into this season as the Pirates fourth rated prospect, though some people had the 20-year-old switch-hitter rated ahead of Gregory Polanco. Hanson started the season off slowly,...

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Prospect Watch: Glasnow and Heredia Have Great Outings; Meadows Heating Up
Jul24

Prospect Watch: Glasnow and Heredia Have Great Outings; Meadows Heating Up

Top Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, Top Hitter: Harold Ramirez, HR: Alex Dickerson, Alen Hanson, Jonathan Schwind

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Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo, Alen Hanson, and Austin Meadows Homer
Jul22

Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo, Alen Hanson, and Austin Meadows Homer

Top Pitcher: Kris Johnson, Top Hitter: Brian Bocock, HR: Andrew Lambo, Brian Bocock, Alen Hanson, Austin Meadows

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