All posts tagged "Alen Hanson"

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson Combine For Eight Hits

    Top Pitcher: David Bromberg, Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, HR: Andrew Lambo, Jarek Cunningham, Charlie Cutler, Justin Howard, Gregory Polanco, Elias Diaz, Dan Grovatt

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Some Tough Questions to Answer in the Upcoming Prospect Rankings

    A question I get a lot these days is “why isn’t Stetson Allie in your top 20?” The answer is that we don’t update the top 20 until after the MLB draft. The rankings that we display on the Prospect Watch each night are the pre-season rankings. There have been a few...

  • Analysis
    After a Rough Start, Alen Hanson Has Done a Complete 180

    Alen Hanson has done a complete 180 both offensively and defensively since being benched for a few games in April. Ground balls are supposed to lead to easy outs. When you see a routine grounder hit to shortstop, you expect an out. There's usually no feeling that the play could go wrong....

  • Top Performers
    Top Performers: Do the Pirates Have Anything With Felix Pie?

    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. Players who spent time at...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Big Days From Pie and Carroll, Pimentel Struggles Again

    Top Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, Top Hitter: Felix Pie, HR: Brett Carroll (2), Ivan De Jesus

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Tony Sanchez Hitting For Power; Alen Hanson Hits First Homer

    Top Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, HR: Tony Sanchez, Alen Hanson

  • International News
    Early Preview of the 2013 International Signing Class, Pirates Not In On Top Names

    On Baseball America this afternoon, Ben Badler posted his list of Ten International Prospects To Watch. It is a subscribers only article, but don't worry if you don't subscribe, yet want to know who the Pittsburgh Pirates are linked to among that group, he doesn't mention them once. In most years, that...

  • Analysis
    Prospect Trends: Some Turnarounds and Some Struggling Altoona Hitters

    Nick Kingham fanned 26 in his last 17 innings. A month into the minor league season, things are starting to take shape with the Pirates' full-season affiliates.  With a deep roster and very talented pitching staff, Indianapolis is dominating the International League with a 20-7 record.  By contrast, Altoona is increasingly struggling...

  • Top Performers
    Top Performers: Jose Osuna’s Bat is Starting to Come Alive

    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. Players who spent time at...

  • Podcast
    P3 Episode 1: The Bullpen, Snider, and a Nick Kingham Interview

    As I mentioned last night in First Pitch, we will be doing a weekly podcast this year, providing major league and minor league analysis each week. The podcasts will include analysis from several Pirates Prospects writers, plus an interview with a player in the system. Before I get to the contents of...

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