Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Homer, Double From Sam Kennelly

Altoona won a wild game last night, taking home a 13-12 victory in 11 innings. Six different Curve players homered, including this shot from Alen Hanson that temporarily put them up a run in the 10th inning. Hanson has been on a mini hot streak, batting .406 in his last eight games with three triples and two homers. The home run last night was his 9th of the season and 33rd extra-base hit.

Down in the GCL, 18-year-old infielder Sam Kennelly is getting his first taste of playing time in the United States. He was signed as a shortstop, but showed his versatility with the Perth Heat of the Australian Baseball League this Winter by playing all four infield positions. In the video below, courtesy of the GCL Pirates fan page, Kennelly legs out his second double of the season. He is hitting .281 with a .705 OPS in nine games.

  • Is Alen Hanson hurt? Or is that just the way he runs?

    • Not sure what you saw, but I doubt he is hurt. He had three hits last night, played 11 innings and stole his 18th base. I’d say he is fine. Hanson is a very fast runner, you can find some other highlights of his speed in previous prospect highlights