Earlier today, we unveiled the #7 prospect on our top 20 countdown and it was Alen Hanson. He also was named the 89th ranked prospect by Keith Law in his top 100 list today. Jonathan Mayo capped off the day for Hanson with an honorable mention in an article that goes along with their series of top ten prospects at each position.
MLB Pipeline still considers Hanson a shortstop for their rankings and it’s a deep position in the minors. It’s likely that Hanson would have been in the top ten for second baseman if they ranked him there instead. In the follow up article for the top ten, Mayo praised Hanson’s batting skills and overall offense, saying that he can hit, with some extra-base pop and he can run. He also points out something that important to remember with Hanson and that is the fact that he will be 22 this entire upcoming season and in AAA, which will make him one of the younger players in the league.
Tomorrow night(Friday) on MLB Network, they will have a show announcing the top 50 draft picks, while also posting #51-100 on their website. According to Jim Callis earlier this week, seven Pirates players will be on the list, so expect Hanson to make an appearance somewhere in the second half of their list.