Alen Hanson ranks in the top five in almost every offensive category in the South Atlantic League so far this year.

Alen Hanson is off to a great start in West Virginia. The 19 year old shortstop is currently hitting for a .400/.450/.800 line in 55 at-bats on the young season, after making the aggressive jump from the Gulf Coast League in 2011 to full season A-ball in 2012.

Heading in to Thursday's game action, Hanson is tied for the South Atlantic League lead in home runs (4), and leads the league in hits (22) and total bases (44). He ranks in the top five in doubles (6, T-2nd), triples (2, T-4th), average (.400, T-4th), slugging percentage (.800, 3rd), and OPS (1.250, 3rd). He currently is riding a nine game hitting streak, and has at least one extra base hit in each of his last si...

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