2009 Topps Red Hot Rookie #4

15 07 2009

I have a feeling I’ll say this every time, but that goodness Topps went halvsies on the Red Hot Rookie redemption set.  Ten is a much better number, even if the folks at Schoolhouse Rock didn’t make a song about it.

Okay, so I know I’m late to this one, but for consistency sake, here goes:

09ToppsRHRHanson

Coming into the season, Hanson was a top 10 prospect.  Not just in the Braves organization, but in baseball overall.  Not bad for a guy who signed for $325k back in 2006.  Hanson is a potential ace and will now be known as the guy who the Braves cut Tom Glavine for.  Awesome mantle for a young kid to claim.

So far, it hasn’t affected him negatively.  After a shaky first start, he’s given up 6 runs in his last 6 starts (35 innings) and struck out 20 over that same time frame.  So far the only concern would be his walk total (20), but so far he’s been saved by the lack of hits he’s given up.

The 2009 Topps Red Hot Rookies:

#1 Fernando Martinez, OF, Mets
#2 Gordon Beckham, SS, White Sox (1 in 10 will be auto’ed)
#3 Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pirates
#4 Tommy Hanson, P, Atlanta

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15 07 2009
ted

This is very helpful on account of this is the one that I pulled. Thanks.

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