He flirts with the mid-90s like an elderly man with gumption.
Flame-throwing schoolboy Alec Hansen has hit 96 miles per hour on occasion, and so, the radar put him on the radar. The Loveland High School senior is the No. 136-ranked player in the Major League Baseball draft, according to Baseball America, meaning the Oklahoma-bound pitcher could get drafted Thursday (rounds 1-2) or more likely Friday (rounds 3-10).
What’s crazy is that Alec Hansen never thought he’d be Alec Hansen.
“It’s happened so fast, it’s kind of surreal,” the right-handed Hansen said. “Last year, none of this was in the picture. I never thought any of this would be happening.”
This is the fun of finding prospects, the unpredictability and mystics that grow a bean-pole into Randy Johnson within a matter of months. Sure, the 6-foot-7 Hansen was always a reliable pitcher, but last summer, pitching for the Colorado Slammers (based in Lakewood), everything began clicking. Fastballs turned into whoa-balls.
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