Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League News and Notes

Indianapolis (28-19) - Alen Hanson is hitting .340 (34-for-100) with five doubles, four triples, two home runs, 12 RBI, 17 runs scored and a .912 OPS this month ... Hanson's 34 hits this month are tied for fourth in all of Triple-A baseball ... Hanson also ranks fourth among all International League players with 52 hits, tied for second in triples and tied for fourth in stolen bases (14) ... Steve Lombardozzi ranks seventh in the league in batting average (.328) and second in on-base percentage (.413) ... Gorkys Hernandez is tied for second in the league in runs scored and has hit safely in 13 of his last 16 games ... Elias Diaz is hitting at a .306 clip (22-for-72) this month ... Jaff Decker is 11-for-32 (.344) in his last eight games with Indianapolis ... Gustavo Nunez is hitting .361 (26-for-72) this month ... Casey Sadler ranks seventh in the league in ERA (2.52), tied for the league lead in complete games (two), second among starting pitchers in batting average against (.186) and first among starting pitchers in fewest baserunners per 9.0 innings (7.38) ... Adrian Sampson is tied for second in the league in strikeouts (49) and ranks 10th in ERA (2.83) ... Blake Wood has an International League-leading 12 saves and has allowed an earned run in four of his 19 appearances ... Deolis Guerra has allowed one earned run in his last 17.2 innings of work ... The Indians rank second in the league in batting average (.268) and third in ERA (3.03).

Altoona (26-18) - Josh Bell ranks first in the Eastern League in hits (55), tied for first in triples (five), third in batting average (.335) and tied for fourth in RBI (31) ... Keon Broxton is tied for second in the league in hits (54), ranks first in runs scored (35), tied for third in triples (four) and tied for third in total bases (83) ... Max Moroff is hitting .327 (34-for-104) this month and ranks 10th in the league in OBP (.394) for the season ... Gift Ngoepe is hitting .337 (28-for-83) with four doubles, two triples, one home run, six RBI and 17 runs scored this month ... Altoona has three players ranked in the top 10 in ERA in the Eastern League ... Zack Dodson ranks seventh in the league in ERA (2.63), Chad Kuhl ranks eighth (2.73) and Jason Creasy ranks ninth (2.82) ... Jason Creasy is 5-0 in nine starts this year ... Yhonathan Barrios is tied for second in the league in saves (nine) and has been scored upon in just two of his 15 appearances ... Jhondaniel Medina has posted the third-lowest batting average against (.149) among Eastern League relievers ... The Curve rank third in the league in batting average (.269) ... The pitching staff has surrendered the fewest home runs in the league (16).

Bradenton (22-24) - Jin-De Jhang ranks fourth in the Florida State League in batting average (.338) ... Austin Meadows ranks seventh in the league in batting average (.314), second in runs scored (30) and fifth in hits (53) ... Jacoby Jones ranks second in the league in RBI (29) and fifth in total bases (76) ... Jose Osuna is tied for the league lead in doubles (12) ... Harold Ramirez has hit safely in his first two games with the Marauders and in each of his last 25 dating back to last season when he played for West Virginia ... Brett McKinney is tied for third in the league in saves (seven) ... Julio Vivas has posted the fifth-lowest batting average against (.163) among relief pitchers ... The Marauders lead the league in batting average (.279), runs scored (212), hits (453), total bases (595), triples (17 - tied), RBI (186), slugging percentage (.366), OBP (.345) and OPS (.711).

West Virginia (27-19) - Yeudy Garcia ranks seventh in the South Atlantic League in ERA (1.70) and has not allowed an earned run in his last six starts (24.2ip) ... Austin Coley is tied for second in the league in wins (six) and has the third-lowest WHIP (0.96) in the league ... Montana DuRapau has the second-lowest batting average against (.106) among relievers in the league ... Chase Simpson ranks third in the league in on-base percentage (.414) and third in walks (28) ... Jerrick Suiter has reached base safely in 13 straight games and is hitting .328 (21-for-64) in 19 games this year ... West Virginia ranks second in the league in ERA (3.10) and has issued the second-fewest walks (106) in the league.

Pittsburgh's minor league affiliates have posted a combined .563 winning percentage (103-80), which ranks fifth overall and first among National League organizations.