The Cards' ninth-round pick in 2002 was an All-Star in three of his first four years in the system, including being selected as a member of the Texas League squad this past season. Clearly, Hanson's star is on the rise.
After the completion of the Arizona Fall League, Hanson will be joining pitcher Chris Lambert on Team USA to be their starting third baseman in the Olympic qualifier to be held in Arizona later this month.
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