Craig Hansen Pitcher

     
 

Born: November 15, 1983
Glen Cove, NY
Height: 6-6
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2005
How Acquired: Draft
College: St. John's
High School: Glen Cove HS (NY)

Traded to Pittsburgh with Brandon Moss in a three way deal that sent Manny Ramirez and cash considerations to Los Angeles (NL), with Los Angeles sending Andy LaRoche and Bryan Morris to Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh sending Jason Bay to Boston

Scouting Report: Hansen's fastball has historically topped out in the high 90s, and he consistently hit the mid-90s. In 2008, he's been sitting more around 92 mph.  He also possesses an excellent high-80s slider, which has been somewhat of a mystery -- sometimes its absolutely dominant and other times it just isn't there.   A fierce competitor who has struggled with adversity early in his professional career.  Seems to have the tools to be a successful major league closer, just needs to work on his confidence and composure on the mound.  Struggles with getting behind early in counts.  When he gets first pitch strikes, he can be dominant. Had surgery in December 2007 to correct sleep apnea.  All in all,  if Hansen can get his slider going on a regular basis, he is an MLB-caliber reliever.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2004 St. John's NCAA Coll   20 2 2 0.500 2.90 31 0 0 0 10 40.1 33 17 13 3 16 59 3.69
  2005 St. John's NCAA Coll   21 3 2 0.600 1.68 31 1 0 0 14 64.1 38 14 12 1 20 85 4.25
  2005 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 1 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 4 ---
  2005 Portland East AA Bos 21 0 0 --- 0.00 8 0 0 0 1 9.2 9 0 0 0 1 10 10.00
  2005 Boston AL MLB Bos 21 0 0 --- 6.00 4 0 0 0 0 3.0 6 2 2 1 1 3 3.00
  2006 Portland East AA Bos 22 1 0 1.000 0.82 5 0 0 0 0 11.0 4 1 1 0 4 12 3.00
  2006 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22 1 2 0.333 2.75 14 4 0 0 0 36.0 31 14 11 0 19 26 1.37
  2006 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 22 2 2 0.500 6.63 38 0 0 0 0 38.0 46 32 28 5 15 30 2.00
  2007 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 3 1 0.750 3.86 40 0 0 0 3 51.1 58 29 22 2 32 48 1.50
2007 Mesa AFL Fall Bos 23 0 1 0.000 5.40 5 0 0 0 1 5.0 6 3 3 2 1 8 8.00
2008 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 1 0 1.000 1.62 11 0 0 0 0 16.2 6 4 3 0 5 17 3.40
2008 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 1 3 0.250 5.58 32 0 0 0 2 30.2 29 23 19 2 23 25 1.09
2008 Indianapolis IL AAA Pit 24 0 0 --- 9.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 4 2 2 0 1 2 2.00
2008 Pittsburgh NL MLB Pit 24 1 4 0.200 7.47 16 0 0 0 1 15.2 11 14 13 1 20 7 0.35
2009 Pittsburgh NL MLB Pit 25 0 0 --- 5.68 5 0 0 0 0 6.1 6 4 4 1 4 5 1.25
2010 Bradenton FSL A Pit 26 1 3 0.250 3.86 11 0 0 0 0 14.0 13 10 6 0 11 15 1.36
2010 Altoona East AA Pit 26 0 0 --- 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
   
 
 



 
     
     
     
 
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