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The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at an easier position, and only focusing on his bat. Hanson was optioned to Indianapolis last week, and the Pirates are hoping he can provide depth at some point this year. “That’s the goal,” Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Make Eight More Cuts, Including Jameson Taillon and Alen Hanson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have cut eight more players today. The players are as follows. Casey Sadler Collin Balester Gift Ngoepe Jeremy Bleich Willy Garcia Alen Hanson Mel Rojas Jr. Jameson Taillon Taillon, Hanson and Sadler have all been optioned to Indianapolis, while Garcia has been optioned to Altoona. The other four players have been reassigned to minor league camp. There are...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

More Praise For Alen Hanson

Earlier today, we unveiled the #7 prospect on our top 20 countdown and it was Alen Hanson. He also was named the 89th ranked prospect by Keith Law in his top 100 list today. Jonathan Mayo capped off the day for Hanson with an honorable mention in an article that goes along with their series of top ten prospects at each position. MLB Pipeline still considers Hanson a shortstop for...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #7 – Alen Hanson

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks. Be sure to purchase your copy...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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