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.  Hanson had 13 triples in both 2012...

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Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia’s Third Homer
Apr15

Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia’s Third Homer

While Mother Nature decides to keep Gregory Polanco off the field on Monday and Tuesday with consecutive rainouts, we turn to someone else today for a prospect highlight. Altoona’s Willy Garcia hit his third homer of the season last night. We knew coming into this year that Garcia had power and his defense/arm are both strong, but the questions about his plate patience and ability to make contact haven’t been answered. He...

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Prospect Watch: Willy Garcia Hits His Third Homer in Altoona
Apr14

Prospect Watch: Willy Garcia Hits His Third Homer in Altoona

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Tony Sanchez #11, 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...

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Prospect Watch: Two More Hits For Polanco, Kingham With Another Good Start
Apr11

Prospect Watch: Two More Hits For Polanco, Kingham With Another Good Start

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Tony Sanchez #11, 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...

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Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia’s Walk Off Homer; Cody Dickson Strikes Out 7
Apr09

Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia’s Walk Off Homer; Cody Dickson Strikes Out 7

Here are a pair of highlights to get you through your afternoon. Last night the Altoona Curve won 4-3, thanks to four different solo home runs. The game winner came off the bat of Willy Garcia, who hit a line drive home run to the left-center gap. Garcia has a ton of raw power, as shown by this home run. His big drawback is that he lacks plate patience, leading to a lot of strikeouts and not a lot of walks. That’s going to be a...

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