FantasyGuruORNot wrote:These minor league players are always so over hyped. This guy is probably going to be no better than what Kershaw or Max Serchezer did last year. You cant expect a guy to come up from the minors and become a elite pitcher in the majors immediately. The only person that I can recall ever doing that is Tim Lincecum now everyone wants to find the next lincecum.
This has got to be one of the most ignorant things i've read in a while. Not all minor league pitchers are over-hyped, and the ones that are deserve to be and for a reason. Nobody is expecting Hanson to be completely and utterly dominant when he gets to the majors - it's his incredible skill-set that goes along with his massive potential to be dominant that makes him over-hyped, and rightfully so. Make no mistake about it, his talent is more than worthy enough to play at and contribute in at the major league level. Cole Hamels and Tim Lincecum are arguably the only, truly "over-hyped" pitchers the cafe has seen in the past 5 years and well, look how they turned out.
I'd rather have Tommy Hanson rotting away on my bench than waste that roster space on at least 30+ other pitchers at the back end of major league starting rotations that are pretty much nothing but garbage and used mostly to eat innings. Keep thinking along these lines and you'll miss out on a lot of talent in the years to come.