Tag: Alen Hanson

Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Morning Report: Top 50 Prospects No Longer in the System

In our preseason top 50 prospects list, there were five players who are no longer with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since we just released our mid-season top 50 list, I wanted to give an update on those players. The most notable player would be Alen Hanson, who ranked 20th in our Prospect Guide. Everyone knows the […]
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Alen Hanson Claimed Off Waivers by Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have claimed 24-year-old infielder Alen Hanson from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hanson hit .193/.220/.263 in 37 games for the Pirates this season before being designated for assignment last Friday. He also played 27 games for the Pirates last season and put up a .226/.273/.258 slash line. Hanson was out of options this […]
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Williams: Recapping What Went Wrong With Alen Hanson’s Pirates Career

NEW YORK – It was a bit funny listening to part of Clint Hurdle’s response to my question about why Alen Hanson didn’t get much playing time while he was in the majors. “There’s been challenges for his game throughout the minor leagues,” Hurdle said. “If you’ve followed them you’re aware of them. We tried to […]
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Pirates Notebook: Today’s Moves Were About Getting More Offense From the...

NEW YORK – It’s no secret that the Pirates have struggled offensively this year. They currently rank 12th in the NL in wRC+ and 13th in wOBA. So when it came time for a shakeup of their bench heading into the weekend series against the Mets, offense was the focus. The Pirates sent down defensive […]
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Pirates DFA Alen Hanson, Option Gift Ngoepe; Max Moroff and Phil...

The Pittsburgh Pirates made the roster moves official that we heard after Wednesday night’s game. Alen Hanson has been designated for assignment. Gift Ngoepe has been optioned back to Indianapolis (this happened yesterday). As reported here by Brian Peloza on Wednesday, both Max Moroff and Phil Gosselin have rejoined the Pirates and will be available […]
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Pirates Set to Shake Up Their Bench; Moroff and Gosselin to...

The Pittsburgh Pirates plan to shake up the roster after Wednesday’s loss. Alan Saunders reports that Gift Ngoepe will be heading to Indianapolis, and Alan Hanson won’t be traveling with the team to New York, per both players. No reason is given on Hanson, although it sounds like the Pirates are moving on. Neither player […]
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Chad Kuhl Doesn’t Have His Best Control, But Pirates Win 6-4

PITTSBURGH — In his short major-league career, Chad Kuhl has had a recurring problem where in some of his starts, he overthrows his sinker. When a sinker is thrown too hard, it doesn’t sink as sharply, leaving it up in the zone and more susceptible to be hit hard in the air. For a guy […]
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Pirates Option Jose Osuna to Indianapolis; Hanson and Gosselin Round Out...

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their roster for Opening Day on Sunday morning, making the final four roster moves to get down to 25 players. Alen Hanson and Phil Gosselin won the final two bench spots, while Chris Stewart and Gregory Polanco were both cleared to play on Opening Day. Jose Osuna was optioned to Indianapolis, […]
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Breaking Down the Final Pirates Roster Battles

The Pirates will play a two game series against the Blue Jays this weekend in Montreal, wrapping up their Spring Training schedule. They still have a few roster decisions to make before Opening Day, with five more cuts remaining in camp. Some of those cuts are obvious, such as Danny Ortiz or Jackson Williams. Others […]
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