All posts tagged "Alen Hanson"

  • Top Stories
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects

    Now that the 2012 Draft is over, it’s time to update the Pittsburgh Pirates top 20 prospect rankings. This update not only takes in to consideration where the new draft picks fall in to the system, but where the current players rank after two months in the 2012 season. I put a...

  • Analysis
    Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco, and Matt Benedict are SAL All-Stars

    The South Atlantic League All-Star team has been announced, and three Pirates prospects have been selected to the team. Breakout hitters Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco, along with 2011 30th round draft pick Matt Benedict, were selected as the representatives from the West Virginia Power. Hanson has not only been the biggest...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Four Promotion Candidates; Jeff Clement Finally Healthy

    You don’t usually see a lot of promotions in the first two months of the season. So far this year we’ve seen a few relief pitchers promoted up a level, but none of the top prospects moving up through the system. In the past, a lot of the promotions start in June,...

  • Analysis
    Alen Hanson and His Potential Promotion

    Not since "Mmmm...Bop" has there been this much excitement about a Hanson.  Alen Hanson, the 19 year old shortstop of the West Virginia Power, has been the breakout star for the Pirates' minor league system in 2012.  He is also garnering national attention from prospect pundits such as Keith Law, Jim Callis, John...

  • 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...

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