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Alec Hansen

Born: 10/10/1994 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7" Weight: 235
Mechanics
Arm Action: mild stab, arm wrap at onset, quick action, plus arm speed

Delivery: high three-quarter release, moderate body tilt, crossfire delivery with long stride; moderate effort, lower half rushes from the stretch

Body: XL frame, long and lanky; short, square torso with mild taper; projectable, broad shoulders with moderate slope; long levers, lengthy, muscled lower half
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 09/08/2016
Affiliate Kannapolis Intimidators (Low A, White Sox)
Dates Seen 9/1/16
OFP 55
Realistic 45: No. 5 Starter/Power Reliever
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 65 93-94 97 Flashes heavy sink and run to both sides of plate, movement lessens when working glove-side; velocity dipped in later innings, topped at 94 by the fifth; control over command; feel to sink it, heavy use to glove-side, projection for fringe-average control; maintains sitting velocity from stretch
CB 50 60 77 79 Steep 11-5 shape, significant vertical depth, mild two-plane with slight horizontal movement; can throw for strikes or get chases; inconsistent at present, tendency to leave up in zone and lose shape
SL 45 50 85 87 Two-plane break, more vertical tilt; will flash sharp bite; heavy use to gloveside, mistakes left over heart of plate, consistency throwing quality strikes limits projection
CONTROL 30 40     Walk prevention will be long-term concern; inconsistent strike-thrower, able to work fastball and curve into the zone better, slider less consistent

COMMAND: 40/50
Shows feel for sink on FB, though heavy gloveside use limits effectiveness; feel for CB, though needs to keep down in zone to maintain shape; SL bite inconsistent; needs to develop more feel for CH
Overall

Selected in the second round in June, Hansen is a long, lanky right-hander with two plus pitches and a third average pitch. The fastball sits a tick above plus with heavy sink and run. His crossfire delivery impacts the command potential, and he's significantly more comfortable working across his body to the glove side at present. The curve flashes plus with pronounced depth, though it loses shape when elevated. The slider will flash average with vertical tilt and signs of sharp bite, though he lacks feels to command the pitch, limiting its utility. He showed a changeup in this outing, with hard dive and mild fade at 87.

The motion is such that strike-throwing is likely to lag, and walk prevention will be a long-term concern. The command rates ahead of the control, which could help buoy future advances. There's mid-rotation potential if that command maxes out, though given delivery concerns a more likely outcome is that of a power reliever with high-leverage potential.

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