Prospect Highlights: The Alen Hanson Show
May25

Prospect Highlights: The Alen Hanson Show

In the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Erie, Alen Hanson hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to tie the score. That wasn’t his biggest hit of the day though… In game one of the doubleheader, Hanson hit a two-run double that accounted for all the runs scored in the game. That gave Altoona the win in the first game, which allowed them to gain a split on the day. For the month of May, Hanson now has...

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Prospect Watch: Homer From Alen Hanson, Reese McGuire Keeps Hitting
May24

Prospect Watch: Homer From Alen Hanson, Reese McGuire Keeps Hitting

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Prospect Highlights: Double From Alen Hanson, Two Key Hits By Mel Rojas Jr.
May20

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

This one was a late addition from Sunday night’s Altoona game, so we didn’t have it in yesterday’s Prospect Highlights. Alen Hanson, batting from the left side, goes the opposite way for a double in the seventh inning. Hanson reached base twice on Monday, giving him a .319/.354/.583 slash line in 18 May games. On Monday, Mel Rojas Jr. had three hits and drove in three runs. The video below shows two of those hits and...

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Top 10 Hitters: Big Week For the Top Prospects, Led By Gregory Polanco, Of Course
May19

Top 10 Hitters: Big Week For the Top Prospects, Led By Gregory Polanco, Of Course

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, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the top ten players from the last...

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Prospect Highlights: Fine Defensive Play By Alen Hanson
May19

Prospect Highlights: Fine Defensive Play By Alen Hanson

The offense by Alen Hanson has been the feature a few times recently, but on Sunday he made a fine defensive play with a diving catch up the middle for the final out of the seventh inning. Hanson has shown strong range up the middle during his career. Despite committing a lot of errors over the years, range has never been his problem, it’s usually the routine plays that get him. On offense, Hanson is hitting .319 in 17 May...

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