Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tommy Boy

Looking for that lightning-in-a-bottle prospect, that spark that will put your fantasy team over the top?

Go get Tommy Hanson.

Hanson is the Braves' top pitching prospect and has dominated at all levels so far. He's currently tearing up Triple-A (2.01 ERA, 57 Ks and 13 BBs in 40 2/3 innings) and is considered an ace in the making.

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound right-hander isn't quite as well known as Rays prospect David Price (who made a major league cameo last year) but could be every bit as valuable as Price in fantasy leagues this year. Like Price, Hanson is apparently being held out of the majors in part to delay his arbitration eligibility, but that soon won't be an issue. It's also only a matter of time until Atlanta realizes Hanson is more deserving of a spot in the rotation than Jo-Jo Reyes (0-2, 5.48 ERA, nine straight losses dating to last year, plus his name is Jo-Jo). Act now and grab him while you can.

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