Minor League Barometer: In The System
Minor League Barometer: In The System

This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.

If Trevor Story turns out not to be the answer at shortstop for the Rockies, they certainly won't have to look too hard to find his eventual replacement. Fellow shortstop Brendan Rodgers, the top overall selection in the 2015 draft, has been scorching for High-A Lancaster thus far in 2017. The 20-year-old is slashing .389/.414/.687 with seven home runs and 31 RBI through 31 games. Rodgers has been even better over his last 10 outings, hitting a blistering .405 with four home runs and 13 RBI. Rodgers won't see the big leagues this season, but a debut in 2018 isn't out of the question.

Let's take a peek at the rest of the prospect map in this week's edition of the Minor League Barometer.

UPGRADE

Alec Hansen, P, CHW – Hanson got bumped down the organizational rankings for the White Sox in the offseason due to the acquisitions of Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech and Reynaldo Lopez. However, the second round pick from 2016 should not be overlooked. Hansen fanned a staggering 15 batters in his last start for High-A Kannapolis. Perhaps even more impressively, he did not walk a single batter. With 10 strikeouts in his previous start, that means Hansen fanned an absurd 25 batters in 12 innings. On the season, Hansen has a 2.96 ERA and 67:19 K:BB in 54.2 innings. With a high-90's heater, devastating slider and emerging changeup/curveball, Hansen could end up as a huge steal for the White Sox as long

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Jesse Siegel
Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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