Welcome to a new NatsTown feature! From here on out, I’ll be taking a look at rookie cards for some current and/or “classic” Nationals (those worth noting). Some will be autographed, some not…the idea is to see what these players were like in the minors and as rookies.
Bio/Summary: I’ve talked about Hanrahan before…there was a time I rooted for the kid to get it together, since he’d been a highly-regarded Dodgers prospect who couldn’t get it together. Now, every time I hear his name connected with the bullpen I cringe. There was a time, however, when he was a struggling Dodgers prospect. There were times when he had a 10+ ERA in the minors and no command whatsoever (still something of a problem), which of course culminated in the Dodgers releasing him as a minor league free agent and the nationals scooping him up as part of the great minor league free agent crapshoot of 2007.