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|Games Played By Position|
|08/27/2014||Steve Cishek, RP MIA|
Jesse Hahn, SP SD
Aaron Hill, 2B ARI
Alen Hanson, SS PIT
|Dan Haren, SP LAD|
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
|08/25/2014||Chris Archer, SP TB||Alen Hanson, SS PIT|
|08/24/2014||Alen Hanson, SS PIT||Scott Van Slyke, LF LAD|
|Pirates add Gregory Polanco, three others to 40-man roster |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(11/21/13) The Pirates added outfielder Gregory Polanco, infielder Alen Hanson and pitchers Joely Rodriguez and Casey Sadler to the team's 40-man roster Wednesday.
Polanco, who ranks No. 1 on Baseball America's list of top Pirates prospects, hit .285/.356/.434 with 12 home runs, 71 RBI and 38 stolen bases in 470 at-bats across three levels last season. Hanson hit .274/.329/.427 with eight home runs, 58 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 504 at-bats between high Class A Bradenton and Double-A Altoona.
Rodriguez went 9-8 with a 2.70 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 101:39 K:BB ratio in 140 innings over 26 starts between Class A West Virginia and high Class A Bradenton. Sadler went 11-7 with a 3.31 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 67:42 K:BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings over 23 starts with Double-A Altoona.
|Alen Hanson promoted to Double-A |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/29/13) Pirates infield prospect Alen Hanson has been promoted from Class A Bradenton to Double-A Altoona, reports MLB.com. Hanson, who entered the year as a top 100 prospect, hit .281 with a .444 slugging percentage and .783 OPS in 92 games for Bradenton.
Hanson also had seven home runs, eight triples, 23 doubles, 48 RBI, 51 runs and 24 stolen bases for Bradenton.
|Alen Hanson promoted to Double-A Altoona |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/28/13) Pirates infield prospect Alen Hanson was promoted to Double-A Altoona, FOX Sports reports. The 20-year-old hit .280/.339/.445 with seven home runs, 48 RBI and 24 steals in 367 at-bats at the High Class-A Bradenton.
|Alen Hanson overcomes slow start at Class A |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/18/13) Pirates infield prospect Alen Hanson is off to a slow start in July, batting .220 in 10 games, but he's been much improved following a slow start for Class A Bradenton. After batting .255 in April, Hanson bounced back to hit .311 in May and .300 in June.
Hanson is batting .280 with a .427 slugging percentage, .768 OPS, five home runs, six triples, 21 doubles, 35 RBI, 46 runs and 22 stolen bases in 82 games. He also has 30 walks and 65 strikeouts.
|After he broke out at low Class A West Virginia in 2012, Fantasy owners made a pretty hefty investment in Alen Hanson only to see his home runs reduced by half in the next step up the ladder, his percentages declining across the board. But since it didn't prevent him from getting another promotion midseason, you get the sense the Pirates are taking a two-steps-forward, one-step-back approach to his development, promoting him faster than maybe he's prepared to handle. His skill set suggests his 2012 wasn't a mirage, at least as far as the power and speed go, but the next couple years will be crucial to his development. Because he's as raw in the field as at the plate, the Pirates have no reason to rush them, no matter how glaring their need at shortstop, so a full season at Double-A is probably in order. No matter how he performs, Hanson's diverse array of skills makes him an intriguing long-term keeper, but a return to big numbers would elevate him from an honorable mention to the Francisco Lindor-Addison Russell class or shortstop prospects.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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