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Tommy Hanson 2014 Outlook


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#1 FouLLine

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:42 PM

The White Sox signed Tommy Hanson to a minor league deal today.

He will pitch in extended spring training and then report to AAA. He's probably a long shot, but the upside is there.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:44 PM

sorry man, not happening

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

:huh: He sucked with the Angels. He sucked with the Rangers. Why go to an AL club with that's a launching pad??? Guess beggars can't be choosers. I'll root for him b/c he's gone thru a lot, but he looked charred in ST.....
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

The Sox rotation is pretty bad. But unless ol' noodle arm's velocity returns I doubt he is relevant.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

We have seen Don Cooper squeeze career years out of previous top pitching prospects Gavin Floyd and Phil Humber after they were afterthoughts.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

No.

Ok, next question!
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:48 PM

We have seen Don Cooper squeeze career years out of previous top pitching prospects Gavin Floyd and Phil Humber after they were afterthoughts.


Hanson was far more promising than both of those guys. I have a lot of faith in Don Cooper. I've stated on here multiple times how I think he's the best pitching coach in the game.

Hanson could be a deep league savior this year. He at a very young age had Cy Young potential.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:54 PM


We have seen Don Cooper squeeze career years out of previous top pitching prospects Gavin Floyd and Phil Humber after they were afterthoughts.


Hanson was far more promising than both of those guys. I have a lot of faith in Don Cooper. I've stated on here multiple times how I think he's the best pitching coach in the game.

Hanson could be a deep league savior this year. He at a very young age had Cy Young potential.


Unless Don Cooper can Frankenstein Hanson a new right arm, or maybe work some Mr. Miyagi magic, I don't see Hanson being relevant. Yes Don Cooper is a good pitching coach but he's not a miracle worker.
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:57 PM

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Unless Don Cooper can Frankenstein Hanson a new right arm, or maybe work some Mr. Miyagi magic, I don't see Hanson being relevant. Yes Don Cooper is a good pitching coach but he's not a miracle worker.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:53 PM

One thing that really derailed Hanson was the death of his younger brother. If he is over that hurdle he's still young enough to turn his career back around.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:15 AM

One thing that really derailed Hanson was the death of his younger brother. If he is over that hurdle he's still young enough to turn his career back around.


While the death of your brother would definitely be extremely difficult, I just don't think there's anything he can do mentally to overcome his arm issues.
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:19 AM

man, i remember Hanson being really good when he first came up with the Braves but all of a sudden he just lost it

he's still young too, wth happened...

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:53 AM

If Hanson is with the AAA club, how can Coop help him?
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:59 AM

man, i remember Hanson being really good when he first came up with the Braves but all of a sudden he just lost it

he's still young too, wth happened...


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:00 AM

man, i remember Hanson being really good when he first came up with the Braves but all of a sudden he just lost it

he's still young too, wth happened...


He hurt his arm. His stuff just doesn't look as good as it used to be.

He'll have to reinvent himself in a different style to truly be successful again.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:08 AM

If Hanson is with the AAA club, how can Coop help him?


Upon promotion. Paulino is bad and Johnson will have.his share of struggles. Hanson is in extended spring / AAA to get some innings. Obviously The White Sox weren't going to gice Hanson anything more than a minor league deal anyway.

Bottom line is he's a watch list guy right now just based.on upside.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 02:03 AM

Hanson pitched 5 shut out innings in AAA last night. 5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K against one of the better offensive teams in The International League in The Durham Bulls.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:04 AM

Tommy Hanson flashed great talent at an early age. But has dealt with a lot of adversity over his MLB career. Injuries, the death of his brother, trades, etc.

He hasn't been all that great in the minors so far this season but I have a hunch he's going to figure it out in the 2nd half.

Tommy Hanson next year could be one of those late round draft picks that win you your league, that's the kind of upside he has and that's where his perceived fantasy value currently lies. Hell to be honest he probably goes undrafted almost every next year unless he makes big enough noise to get back to the MLB this season and produces there.

But the upside is there we've seen the talent in the past and the guy is still only 27.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:13 AM

...I have a hunch he's going to figure it out in the 2nd half.


Why? Will his shoulder get better and velocity return?
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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:19 AM

Being a Sox fan I hope you're right. But I think he's done. He hasn't been relevant since 2011. I was surprised he fell off so hard in 2012.

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