Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Quick Pitch: Tommy Hanson

  • 9th ranked prospect by ESPN's Keith Law
  • 92-95 fastball, dominating curve; also throws a slider, and changeup
  • Braves Minor League Pitcher of the Year
  • Led the AFL in wins (5), ERA (0.63) and strikeouts (49 in 28 2/3 IP), holding hitters to a .105 batting average.
  • 22 years old
  • Projected to be an early season call-up
  • Looks like he could take his frustration out on water coolers and air conditioning units
March 3rd, 2009 Update: Not a bad start: Three innings, three Ks, zero runs.


DrGravitee said...

Nice usage of a picture. He has some iceberg-ish intensity in that photo. Like he's the sort of guy who would get pulled from a 1-0 game in the 7th inning and then go into the dugout and toss some batting helmets around in anger.

B. R. Smith said...

was that guy in the pic even alive when that was taken? or is he sleeping with his eyes open?

DrGravitee said...

Mr "Clem" BR Smith! Welcome, my friend. And good point about Hanson being an awake-sleeper.