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Monday, September 24, 2018

Alen Hanson gets back-to-back starts, likely still in Giants’ plans

ST. LOUIS — Alen Hanson started just twice between Sept. 8 and Sept. 21, making some fans wonder if the Giants really viewed him as part of their future. With his speed, left-handed pop and defensive versatility, it’s hard to imagine the 25-year-old not being on the team next year.

He lost playing time because regular second baseman Joe Panik got healthier and the organization wanted to give Chris Shaw a look in left field.

Hanson started at second base Saturday, then made his Giants debut in right field Sunday because manager Bruce Bochy wanted his bat in the lineup. Hanson did fine in right.

On the one hand, he fell to Earth rather hard after a hot start to his time with the Giants, and he has some pretty clear weaknesses (he avoids the walk like mobsters duck process servers)- however, given the quality of most of the rest of the team….

QLE Posted: September 24, 2018 at 05:15 AM | 6 comment(s)
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