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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Prospect Highlights: Triple From Alen Hanson, Tony Sanchez’s Second Homer
Jun05

Prospect Highlights: Triple From Alen Hanson, Tony Sanchez’s Second Homer

Tony Sanchez had a huge game for Indianapolis yesterday and he has been an RBI machine in AAA this year. He hit two homers on Wednesday, including the opposite field shot shown in the video below, which was his second homer of the game. Sanchez has played 14 games now for Indianapolis and he has 17 RBIs to go along with a .966 OPS. The Pirates obviously want him catching everyday instead of getting two starts a week behind Russell...

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Prospect Highlights: More Strong Defense By Gregory Polanco, RBI Hit From Alen Hanson
Jun03

Prospect Highlights: More Strong Defense By Gregory Polanco, RBI Hit From Alen Hanson

In yesterday’s highlights, we saw Gregory Polanco make a nice shoestring catch. In last night’s Indianapolis game, he made this nice leaping grab going back towards the wall shown in the video below. We also showed his speed yesterday, with a clip of him stealing third base. This game may have been his last home game in Indianapolis. The team goes on the road now until June 11th and Polanco should be up with the Pittsburgh...

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