And just one more thing: Braves
Our look at the NL East continues with Kevin’s Braves preview today.
Tommy Hanson, RHP: Hanson is anotherof Atlanta’s
gifted young pitchers who will bear watching this
season. He split last season
between Rome and Myrtle Beach, putting up better numbers in
the Sally League than in the Carolina League. He’s a big kid at 6-foot-6 so
it’s not surprising that there are struggles from time to time. It’s difficult
getting all the parts in sync every on every delivery when you have so much
more to move. Hanson would benefit more by using that size to intimidate,
plunking a batter every now and then to let them know he’s there. He allowed 10
homers in 60 Carolina League innings and 16 overall last season.