• Full name Alec John Hansen
  • Born 10/10/1994 in Loveland, CO
  • Profile Ht.: 6'8" / Wt.: 260 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Oklahoma
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (49th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2016 (signed for $1,200,000).
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    Hansen's 2016 season has been as many twists and turns as a Shonda Rhimes drama. The season began with lofty expectations. Hansen did strike out 11 in a magical early-season start against UCLA but his control troubles and ineffectiveness culminated in an outing against Texas Tech where he gave up four runs while recording only two outs. He was banished to the bullpen and didn't return to the rotation until early May, but he marked his return with six scoreless innings against Kansas State as he struck out nine. Other than Riley Pint and arguably Louisville reliever Zack Burdi, Hansen has the best pure stuff in this year's draft class. Hansen can sit in the mid-to-high 90s with his fastball, and on his best nights he'll flash a plus curveball, slider and changeup. But those moments have been few and far between. Hansen's medical history could also give teams' pause. He had an elbow injury in high school, did not pitch on the summer circuit last year and was shut down during fall ball with elbow soreness.

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