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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Stays Hot, Matt Curry Goes Yard

Alen Hanson had two hits on Sunday against Reading to extend his hit streak to 12 games. He has 70 hits on the season, with 24 going for extra bases. After posting a .607 OPS in April, Hanson upped it to .803 in May and his June OPS now sits at .911 through 11 games.

Also on the highlights today, homers from the Matts. The first one is from Matt Curry, who hit his third homer of the season. He has a .783 OPS in 24 games.

Matt Hague hit his tenth homer of the year on Sunday, a three-run shot in the second inning. He has driven in 49 runs this season, tying Gregory Polanco for the International League lead. Hague had only 12 homers over his last two seasons combined.

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John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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lonleylibertarian

interesting – if you go to Fangraphs and look at Matt H’s Oliver projcections they pretty much match what the Bucs are getting from Ike Davis.

Wouldn’t one way of evaluating the trade the cost the Bucs Taylor be to try and estimate the “value added” by having Davis play 1st over Hague – and yes I know Hague is a Righty….

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