Prospect Highlights:  Polanco and Allie Homer, Triple From Alen Hanson
Apr23

Prospect Highlights: Polanco and Allie Homer, Triple From Alen Hanson

Three big name players from the Pirates farm system had big hits in yesterday’s games. As you will see, three was the common theme for all of them. Starting with the top prospect in the system, Gregory Polanco had three hits for Indianapolis yesterday, including his third homer of the season in the seventh inning. He also picked up his third stolen base. The 7-0 shutout from Altoona on Tuesday had some great pitching from Adrian...

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Prospect Watch: Three Hits and a Homer Each For Gregory Polanco and Stetson Allie
Apr22

Prospect Watch: Three Hits and a Homer Each For Gregory Polanco and Stetson Allie

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: Fine Defensive Play By Alen Hanson, Big Night For Altoona Bats
Apr22

Prospect Highlights: Fine Defensive Play By Alen Hanson, Big Night For Altoona Bats

A few highlights from last night’s 10-1 Altoona win, plus the walk-off winner in extra innings for Indianapolis. First off, with some nice fielding from shortstop Alen Hanson. It looks like Jarek Cunningham was going to make the short hop pick and throw, but the ball gets by him and Hanson was there to make the play and a strong, accurate throw. When a team wins 10-1, there is going to be some highlights from the bats and below,...

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Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia Shows Off Arm, Hanson Legs Out Triple, Allie Homer
Apr19

Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia Shows Off Arm, Hanson Legs Out Triple, Allie Homer

Two highlights worth checking out from last night’s Altoona Curve game and another from Thursday’s contest. Three prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system show off their best tools. Alen Hanson legs out a stand up triple on a drive down the right field line in the eighth inning. He ended up scoring on the next play, giving the Curve a 2-1 lead, which they held on to for the victory. ┬áHanson had 13 triples in both 2012...

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Top Performers: Gregory Polanco Wasn’t the Only Hitter With a Huge Week
Apr14

Top Performers: Gregory Polanco Wasn’t the Only Hitter With a Huge Week

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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