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Alen Hanson | Second Baseman | #19

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 175
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / PIT
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Alen Hanson (knee) is in the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Padres.
Hanson fouled a ball off his knee Wednesday against the Marlins but escaped with only a bruise. He'll play left field and bat leadoff Thursday against Padres right-hander Tyson Ross. Jun 21 - 7:05 PM

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Bruce Bochy told reporters that Alen Hanson is "fine" after undergoing X-rays on his left knee.

Hanson was removed in the bottom of first after fouling a ball off of his knee and was diagnosed with a contusion. It sounds like the X-rays came back negative, but Bochy also told reporters that Hanson is likely to be sore on Thursday, so there's a chance he'll be out of the lineup for precautionary reasons. Consider Hanson day-to-day for now.
Jun 20 - 7:06 PM

Alen Hanson left Wednesday's game with a contusion in his left knee.

Hanson looked to be in significant pain after he fouled the baseball of his leg in the bottom of the first, and Kelby Tomlinson took over for the infielder. He'll likely undergo testing to make sure there's no structural damage, and we should find out more about his status by Thursday.
Jun 20 - 4:57 PM

Alen Hanson left Wednesday's game against the Marlins after fouling a ball off his leg.

Hanson was in considerable pain and had to be helped off the field. Kelby Tomlinson finished the at-bat in the bottom of the first inning and will take over at shortstop for the Giants in the top of the second.
Jun 20 - 3:58 PM

Alen Hanson went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 win against the Marlins.

Hanson has done a decent job hitting 13-for-39 (.333) with six doubles, a triple, a home run and seven RBI since returning from the 10-day disabled list. The presence of a healthy Joe Panik blocks Hanson's path to regular playing time, but if he continues to hit the team will find ways to get him into the lineup on a semi-regular basis.
Jun 20 - 3:29 AM

Giants activated INF Alen Hanson from the 10-day disabled list.

Hanson was raking at second base before a left hamstring strain landed him on the disabled list on May 13. He'll return to a .298/.346/.638 line but also a roster with Joe Panik on it, complicating his path to playing time. Still, with that line, the Giants will surely try to find ways to get him in the lineup more often than not.
Jun 2 - 5:56 PM

Alen Hanson (hamstring) will play in an extended spring training game Monday before joining High-A San Jose on Wednesday.

Hanson hit the disabled list on May 14 with a left hamstring strain, but he wasn't expected to miss much more than the minimum. That timetable has passed, but Hanson appears on track to be back with the team by the first few days of June. Hanson was batting a surprising .298/.346/.638 before the injury and should have a role on the team, even with Joe Panik assumed to be back around the same time, when he returns.
May 26 - 6:02 PM

Giants placed INF/OF Alen Hanson on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 13, with a left hamstring strain.

Hanson evidently must have tweaked the hamstring Saturday, as he didn't play Sunday. It's unfortunate, as the 25-year-old was suddenly fantasy relevant with a .298/.346/.638 batting line, four homers and three steals while filling in at second base for Joe Panik (thumb). Those duties should now fall primarily to Kelby Tomlinson.
May 14 - 5:31 PM

Alen Hanson hit his third homer Thursday in a losing cause against the Phillies.

Hanson had four homers in 248 major league at-bats coming into this year, but he's collected three in just 41 at-bats for the Giants. He has some mixed-league fantasy value while Joe Panik is out.
May 10 - 4:12 PM

Alen Hanson went 2-for-4 with a run scored on Sunday in a win over the Braves.

Hanson's hit was a double, which gives him three in his short time with the Giants. The former Pittsburgh prospect has looked good with the bat since his promotion, as seen in his .321/.345/.643 line. The sample size is obviously small, but Hanson was once among the better middle-infield prospects in the game. It's possible he's starting to put some things together, and is an intriguing buy-low candidate for those who need help at second base.
May 6 - 5:16 PM

Alen Hanson went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and a two-run double in Saturday's 11-2 win over the Braves.

Hanson worked a two-run double off Brandon McCarthy in the second inning, then topped that in the third inning when he cracked a two-run home run to put the exclamation point on a four-run frame by the road team. The 25-year-old infielder has now put in multi-hit efforts in each of his past two games. In seven games since being called up at the end of April, Hanson has collected two doubles and two homers while driving in eight runs. He's worth a look in deeper fantasy formats, as he was playing very well at the Triple-A level prior to his promotion and has kept that going in the short term in the bigs.
May 5 - 11:28 PM

Alen Hanson went 2-for-5 with a go-ahead RBI double and a run scored against the Braves on Friday.

The Braves took an early lead in the first inning after Freddie Freeman went deep, but Gregor Blanco tripled to tie things up in the second before Hanson knocked him with a double down the left field line. The 25-year-old was hitting leadoff Friday as he fills in for Joe Panik at second base. He was off to a great start in Triple-A prior to the call-up and his speed warrants a look in deeper leagues.
May 5 - 12:25 AM

Giants purchased the contract of INF/OF Alen Hanson from Triple-A Sacramento.

The 25-year-old speedster was off to a ridiculous start at Triple-A, slashing .403/.479/.661 with three homers, nine RBI and six stolen bases. If he can work his way into the regular role at second base while Joe Panik is sidelined, he could be worth a look in NL-only leagues.
Apr 28 - 2:49 PM

Giants signed OF Alen Hanson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring trainin.

Hanson announced the signing on his Instagram feed. He was non-tendered by the White Sox earlier this month after slashing just .221/.262/.346 with four homers, 11 RBI and 11 steals in 106 games with the Pirates and White Sox this past season. He was a perennial top 50 prospect as he came up through the Pirates' minor league system as a middle infielder. He is 25 years old now but still has enough potential to intrigue the Giants.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 08:15:00 PM

White Sox non-tendered INF/OF Alen Hanson.

The 25-year-old speedster wasn't going to be arbitration-eligible until 2020, but the White Sox decided to cut bait. Hanson slashed .221/.262/.346 with four homers, 11 RBI and 11 swipes in 106 games between the Pirates and White Sox in 2017. He shouldn't have any trouble finding another club willing to take a chance on him.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 08:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Alen Hanson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
2Austin Slater
CF1Gorkys Hernandez
2Austin Jackson
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Derek Holland
6Andrew Suarez
7Dereck Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Reyes Moronta
8Ty Blach
9Pierce Johnson
10Julian Fernandez