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Four Pirates Taken in the Dominican Winter League Draft

The Dominican Winter League held it’s annual draft today and four Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players were taken among the 146 picks. The DWL draft allows teams to reserve players that usually aren’t quite ready for the league yet, so it’s basically players in the low levels of the minors. An example of that was two years ago when Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson and Willy...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Report: Minor League Depth at Second Base

Today is the 78th birthday of Pittsburgh Pirates’ legendary second baseman Bill Mazeroski, so what better day to take a quick look at the depth at second base in the Pirates’ system. As a side note, you can read a bio of Mazeroski here, which was posted two years ago today on the blog site. The depth at second base obviously starts with Alen Hanson, who is the only top prospect...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: Consistency is the Key For Alen Hanson

The key to Alen Hanson’s defense will be consistency. Alen Hanson got off to a rough start in Bradenton this year. The shortstop was coming off a breakout year in 2012, which put him on almost every top 100 prospect list, and on a lot of top 50 lists. The Pirates had a long-term hole at shortstop to start the year, and Hanson looked like the best chance to fill that with an impact...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Rios, Alen Hanson, and the trade deadline

Just as the Pirates/Reds game was ending on Friday night, Alex Rios and Alen Hanson were concurrently pulled from their respective games. For 20 minutes, a bunch of Pirate fans had their jump-to-conclusions mats out. It became apparently pretty quickly that Rios had been pulled for not running out a double play (which is apparently something that Robin Ventura has done all season...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Alen Hanson Named MVP, Leads Southern Division in FSL All-Star Game

Alen Hanson, shortstop for the Class-A Bradenton Marauders (affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates), was named the MVP of the Florida State League All-Star Game on Saturday, as the Southern Division upended the Northern Division by a score of 8-1 at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida (home of the Dunedin Blue Jays).Hanson highlighted a five-run fifth inning for the Southern...
Via Baseball News Source
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

After a Rough Start, Alen Hanson Has Done a Complete 180

Alen Hanson has done a complete 180 both offensively and defensively since being benched for a few games in April. Ground balls are supposed to lead to easy outs. When you see a routine grounder hit to shortstop, you expect an out. There’s usually no feeling that the play could go wrong. You get ready to write “6-3″ in your scorebook, even before the play is finished. There’s...
Via Pirates Prospects
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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