All posts tagged "Alen Hanson"

  • Analysis
    Alen Hanson Returns to the Bradenton Lineup; Gary Green in Town

    Alen Hanson returns to the lineup tonight after taking three days to focus on his defense and clear his head. Alen Hanson was out of the lineup the last three days in Bradenton after committing three errors in Sunday's game. Hanson has ten errors on the year, and that number could easily...

  • Analysis
    Prospect Trends: Some Fast Starts for West Virginia Hitters

    Allie's fast start has stirred much talk The season’s first two weeks have produced some noteworthy performances in the Pirates’ farm system, both good and bad. It’s way too early to start drawing any conclusions from these performances, but it’s not too early to scope out some players who’ll be interesting to...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Zack Von Rosenberg Switches to a Two-Seam Fastball

    When Zack Von Rosenberg was drafted, the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t have any ace pitching prospects. Jameson Taillon was a year away from being drafted. Luis Heredia was a year and a few months away from being signed. Gerrit Cole was two years away from being drafted. And the last time the Pirates...

  • Prospect Reports
    Alen Hanson’s Defense Is Tough to Watch; Will It Ever Be Good?

    I’ve written a lot this week not only on Alen Hanson’s defense, but on the defense of the entire Bradenton Marauders team. Overall the defense has been horrible in the early part of the season. The frustrating thing is that a large majority of the errors have come on routine plays. These...

  • Prospect Reports
    Marauders Finally Win a Game, Sampson Looks Much Better This Time

    The Bradenton Marauders finally won their first game of the season, beating the St. Lucie Mets 4-3. Bradenton had several chances to win a game over the last week, but blew a lot of those chances. Yesterday they threw the game away with six errors. Today the play was much better all...

  • Prospect Reports
    The Marauders Defense Has Been Pretty Offensive So Far

    The Bradenton Marauders have a lot of offensive talent. They feature Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco, the two biggest breakout players from last season. They’ve got Jose Osuna and Willy Garcia, guys who have just as much talent as Hanson and Polanco, but didn’t put up the ridiculous numbers. Dan Gamache was...

  • Analysis
    An Early Look at Alen Hanson’s Defense

    Alen Hanson has five errors in six games so far this year. The biggest question surrounding Alen Hanson's future is whether he can stick at shortstop for the long-term. He has all of the tools to be a shortstop in the majors, but is still a little raw at the position. There...

  • Prospect Reports
    The Most Impressive Thing About Gregory Polanco

    Last year Scott Diamond made 27 starts for the Minnesota Twins. He posted a 3.54 ERA in 173 innings, with a 90:31 K/BB ratio. Today, Diamond was on a rehab assignment, pitching for Fort Myers against the Bradenton Marauders. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Gregory Polanco took him opposite field...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Taillon Throws Five Shutout Innings In Debut

    Top Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo HR: Andrew Lambo

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Can the Pirates Get Impact Talent to the Upper Levels?

    Gregory Polanco (left) and Alen Hanson (right) will try to repeat their 2012 seasons at the next level, and eventually try to make the successful jump to the upper levels. Today I previewed the 2013 Indianapolis Indians and Altoona Curve. Tomorrow I'll go over the Bradenton Marauders and the West Virginia Power....

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