Top Prospect #24: Tommy Hanson

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NAME: Tommy Hanson
POSITION: Pitcher
AGE: 22 | BATS: R | THROWS: R
ORGANIZATION: Atlanta Braves

2008 STATISTICS
LVL G IP W-L ERA SO GO/AO
MiLB 25 138 11-5 2.41 163 0.71

Scouting Report: The Braves are hoping this tall, lanky right hander turns out to be their future ace. Hanson has a plus-fastball with good movement in the mid-90’s, a solid change, and a “knee-buckling” curve that is one of the best in the game today to top things off. He has a very commanding presence on the mound which when coupled with the ability to throw all his pitches for strikes makes him very difficult to hit. I have seen some places that he may be given a chance to close first but I don’t see this happening considering he is looked at as a ace in the making and the Braves value starting pitching too much to do that.

By Matthew Whipps
The Diamond Cutter
Major & Minor League Baseball Columnist
mlbdiamondcutter@gmail.com | thefranch15e

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2 Responses to Top Prospect #24: Tommy Hanson

  1. Mike says:

    He is also throwing a plus slider, which he used in the AFL.

  2. […] in 4.1 scoreless innings of work.  With three pitches (a low to mid 90’s fastball, a “knee-buckling” curveball, and an average changeup), it shouldn’t be long before Hanson makes his major league […]

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