Today we wrote about how Alen Hanson was moved to second base by the Pirates. Hanson has played second base before in the lower levels, but hasn't been at the position for the last few years, and hasn't been there in Altoona. He made his first start there tonight. One of the issues he was having at shortstop were defensive lapses, where he would make errors on routine plays.

Hanson had a throwing error in his first game at second base, although reviewing the play, it probably shouldn't have been an error. The ball was hit up the middle, and Hanson ranged to his right, made a backhanded stop, turned and jumped to make the throw, with his momentum carrying him away from first, and the throw just pulled Stetson Allie off the bag. A guy with less range lets the play go through for a single....

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