Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Strikeout By Nick Kingham in AAA Debut

Alen Hanson hit his league-leading seventh triple on Friday night, driving in his 35th run of the season. He’s showing some power this year, with ten doubles and six homers, to go along with all those triples. Hanson has also been clutch with runners in scoring position, hitting .365 in 52 at-bats. He has hits in all nine June games Altoona has played, leading to a .342/.375/.500 slash line this month.

Nick Kingham made his AAA debut last night and he was spectacular. He went seven shutout innings, allowing five hits and a walk, while picking up eight strikeouts. Shown below is his last strikeout of the game, getting the awkward swing from Justin Christian, who has played parts of three seasons in the Majors.

  • Can we make another trade with Florida to bring back Perry Hill – He would be good to work with Hanson at shortstop. Who currently is teaching Hanson how to field the position?

  • I’m really interested to see how well Vance Worley can bring it this year and if Kingham keeps being nasty like this… Are we looking at a rotation of Cole,Morton,Kingham,Locke, (Cumpton,Worley) for 2015 or for 2014??? Just asking, are these our best 5 right now? Ol’ King Cole and their nasty friends?

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