Hanson will join a growing list of Reds farmhands who recently underwent TJS and have not yet returned to the game. That list includes Jon Moscot, Alexis Diaz, Wyatt Strahan, Joel Bender, and Mark Armstrong. They'll hope to join the likes of former TJS survivor Homer Bailey: who "successfully" returned to the game recently.
That's a bummer. Best case scenario he is ready for rookie ball in 2018, but he may not pitch in a real game until 2019. If he can be ready in 15 months and go to Billings he could still possible make his full season debut to start 2019 for his age 20/21 season which would still be a little below the average age for the Midwest league. Now it's all about rehab, getting his nutrition right, and trusting the process. I wish him luck.
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It's interesting how Reds 3rd round picks have been hit disproportionately hard by TJ surgery:
2016: Nick Hanson 2014: Wyatt Strahan 2013: Mark Armstrong 2012: Dan Langfield
SS Blake Trahan (2015) is the only Reds 3rd round draft pick since Tony Cingrani (2011) to NOT undergo Tommy John surgery... for the obvious reason that he's a hitter. 2 of those guys above were high school pitchers, 2 others were college pitchers. But, it's starting to look like if you're drafted #3 by the Reds you're due for TJ.
Meanwhile Reds 1st and 2nd round picks (many of whom are hitters, obviously) have so far avoided that fate going back a good ways. TJ recipient Moscot was a 4th round pick back in 2012. That bad luck with #3 picks is a remarkable trend....
Post by redsfanman on Mar 24, 2017 11:20:17 GMT -5
As a superstitious guy, I'm definitely hoping for a third round hitter...
Funny side note, I think the last Reds second round pick to undergo Tommy John surgery was 2007 selection Zack Cozart, in 2011. Infielders aren't exactly the common victims. Before that if any of the no-name guys going back to the late 90's had it I'm unaware.