April 9, 2009

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009: #13 Tommy Hanson

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009 | #13 | Tommy Hanson | Braves

Position | Pitcher

Bats/Throws | Right/Right

| August 28, 1986 (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

| Riverside Community College

| 6'6''

| 210 lbs.

2008 Ranking | Not Ranked

Tommy Hanson was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 22nd round of the 2005 draft. He decided to play a year of college baseball, so he signed as a draft-and-follow. It has all worked out well for both sides. The Braves may have one of the best steals of that draft, while Hanson is making himself known as one of the best minor league arms in all of baseball. Hanson has drawn so much attention that he was considered as being a centerpiece of a Braves-Padres trade this off-season in which the Braves would acquire former Cy Young award winner Jake Peavey from the Padres. Hanson has great movement on all of his pitches but has inconsistent command. He threw a no-hitter in Double-A last year while striking out 14 batters.

2008 Statistics
Level    W    L    ERA     IP     K    BB    WHIP    FIP
A+       3    1   0.90   40.0    49    11    0.65   1.95
AA 8 4 3.03 98.0 114 41 1.13 3.60

2009 Outlook
Hanson will begin the 2009 season in Triple-A with the Gwinnett Braves of the International League.

Pitching Repertoire
  • Fastball
  • Slider
  • Curveball
  • Change-up
Not Available

Estimated Time of Arrival