Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Stays Hot, Matt Curry Goes Yard
Jun16

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Stays Hot, Matt Curry Goes Yard

Alen Hanson had two hits on Sunday against Reading to extend his hit streak to 12 games. He has 70 hits on the season, with 24 going for extra bases. After posting a .607 OPS in April, Hanson upped it to .803 in May and his June OPS now sits at .911 through 11 games. Also on the highlights today, homers from the Matts. The first one is from Matt Curry, who hit his third homer of the season. He has a .783 OPS in 24 games. Matt Hague...

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Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Extends Hit Streak, Gift Ngoepe’s Defense
Jun15

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Extends Hit Streak, Gift Ngoepe’s Defense

Alen Hanson extended his hit streak to 11 games last night with this third inning single that scored Jarek Cunningham. Hanson is hitting .372 during the streak and is now tied for the Curve lead with 36 RBIs. He’s tied with Mel Rojas Jr, who has been promoted, so Hanson will soon have that top spot to himself. Considering the fact he is in the lead-off spot often, that is an impressive total. Hanson also leads the team in hits,...

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Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Strikeout By Nick Kingham in AAA Debut
Jun14

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Strikeout By Nick Kingham in AAA Debut

Alen Hanson hit his league-leading seventh triple on Friday night, driving in his 35th run of the season. He’s showing some power this year, with ten doubles and six homers, to go along with all those triples. Hanson has also been clutch with runners in scoring position, hitting .365 in 52 at-bats. He has hits in all nine June games Altoona has played, leading to a .342/.375/.500 slash line this month. Nick Kingham made his AAA...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco
Jun11

Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates have graduated their top prospect the week following the draft. This adds the ability to see what the system looks like with a new top prospect. Before we begin...

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Prospect Highlights: Two Key Hits From Alen Hanson, Triple By Mel Rojas Jr.
Jun09

Prospect Highlights: Two Key Hits From Alen Hanson, Triple By Mel Rojas Jr.

In Trenton over the weekend, Alen Hanson had two hits that drove in two runs apiece. While he probably isn’t expected to drive in many runs at the top of the order, Hanson actually leads all Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players with 30 RBIs since May 1st. During that time span, he has 17 extra-base hits. The first big hit was from Friday night’s 11-2 win. Hanson had three RBIs in the game, two of them coming on this...

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