Braves prospect Tommy Hanson is getting a lot of good press this spring, and even the normally conservative Chipper Jones is raving.
“This kid is going to be a No. 1 starter in Atlanta soon,” Jones told the Associated Press. “There’s no holding him back. Even if I had to go to a six-man rotation, I would do it, just to get this kid some experience and get him on his way.”
I got a lot of mileage out of the photo above that I took at the 2007 Spring Training camp. But not so much out of the shot below when Hanson was in rookie ball at Danville in 2006. In 2008 I managed to miss him everywhere I went as he moved from Myrtle Beach to Mississippi.
I hope I get a chance to see him when I get to Spring Training this month.