The South Atlantic League All-Star team has been announced, and three Pirates prospects have been selected to the team. Breakout hitters Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco, along with 2011 30th round draft pick Matt Benedict, were selected as the representatives from the West Virginia Power.
Hanson has not only been the biggest breakout player in the Pirates' system this year, but he's also been one of the biggest breakout players in all of baseball. The shortstop is hitting for a .332/.391/.586 line in 220 at-bats, with eight homers. Heading in to games on Tuesday, Hanson leads the minor league organization in hits (73), average (.332), and slugging (.586). He is tied for first in doubles (18), triples (7), and home runs (8). He ranks second in stolen bases (14) and OBP (.391).
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