Tag: Alen Hanson

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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Notes on Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson, Juan Nicasio, Yeudy Garcia, New...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates played to an 11-11 tie with the Blue Jays today at LECOM, with the most encouraging thing being Gerrit Cole’s five inning start. Cole gave up just one run on five hits, with no walks and five strikeouts. He was using an approach that was similar to what you’d see […]
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Pirates Notebook: Felipe Rivero’s New Approach For Attacking Hitters, Limiting Walks

BRADENTON, Fla. – Felipe Rivero is having a nice spring. After throwing two perfect innings today with three strikeouts, he now has no runs and one hit allowed in seven innings, with nine strikeouts. But the most impressive stat he’s put up has been the walk total: Zero. Rivero has shown some dominant stuff, with […]
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Pirates Notebook: The Makeup of the Bench, Health of the Catchers,...

BRADENTON, Fla. – There doesn’t look to be a lot of competition on the Pirates’ bench right now. We know that Chris Stewart will have the backup catching job, while David Freese and John Jaso will have spots on the bench. Adam Frazier has locked down a spot, and while the final position is technically […]
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Alen Hanson’s First and Last Shot With the Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. – On the first day of Pirates full squad workouts, Alen Hanson was back at a familiar position. He was taking ground balls at shortstop during batting practice, rather than shagging fly balls in the outfield like other players. Hanson came up through the lower levels as a shortstop, but moved to second […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Top Prospects: #20 – Alen Hanson

The Pirates Prospects 2017 Prospect Guide is now available for pre-sales. The book will be released the week before Spring Training, and we are currently in the process of making the final changes with editing and formatting. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2017 top 50 prospects, and the most […]
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Winter League Results Provided Very Few Highlights for the Pirates

The winter league season is winding down, so now is a good time to recap the action. Only five players from the Pittsburgh Pirates are still in action and that number will drop very soon. You’ll probably get one more winter recap article next weekend, but that won’t drastically change any of the season performances […]
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Winter Leagues: Eric Wood Connects on His Third Homer of the...

Three days worth of action from around winter ball. Most leagues are off during the Christmas holiday, and the regular season in the Dominican wrapped up on Saturday with one makeup game. There will still be plenty of action coming up, as the playoff system in the Dominican consists of a lot of games for […]
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Winter Leagues: Two Interesting Players Show Up in Colombia

Two days worth of action today, with Monday being a relatively quiet night around winter ball. Also at the bottom, we take a look at two players of note in Colombia right now. Monday On Monday night in the Dominican, Alen Hanson went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in the second inning, which accounted for […]
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Winter Leagues: Jason Rogers Hits His First Homer of the Winter

In the Dominican on Sunday, Jason Rogers hit his first homer of the winter. It came off of Angel Castro, a veteran pitcher (mostly in Mexico), who spent part of 2015 with the Oakland A’s. In his next plate appearances, Rogers was intentionally walked by former Pirate Cesilio Pimentel. Rogers started in left field for […]
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