Jameson Hannah

Position: OF
Level: High A
Affiliate: Stockton Ports
League: California League
Born: 08/10/1997 (Age: 22)
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 2nd Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (OAK); Traded to CIN 7/31/2019

Prospect Spotlight

Hannah was Oakland’s second-rounder in the 2018 Draft from .Dallas Baptist. After a solid showing in his New York-Penn League pro debut, the A’s skipped him over the Midwest League entirely and assigned Hannah directly to High-A Stockton. Though he still hasn’t shown much pop to date, Hannah’s polished hit tool has been on display in 2019. Named a California League all-star at mid-season, the 21-year-old outfielder slashed .273/.337/.382 in the season’s first half.

Hannah’s compact left-handed stroke–paired with good feel for the zone and an advanced approach–makes him a solid potential top-of-the-lineup option. He projects as a solid to average hitter at the big league level, with enough sting to the gaps for doubles power. Defensively, Hannah covers plenty of ground in the outfield and shows closing speed running balls down to both sides. While he has split most of his innings between CF and RF this year, a fringy to below-average arm likely limits him to CF or LF in the big leagues. He’s more of an average runner than plus, able to steal the occasional bag on the strength of his instincts as opposed to burning speed.

Hannah would profile as an everyday outfielder with more power, though at 5-foot-9, it’s unlikely he develops into much of a home run threat. Despite his solid feel for the barrel, he’s a bit of a tweener given an average glove in CF without big power. The likely outcome is a quality fourth outfielder or low-end regular, with enough hitting ability and defensive versatility to spot start in an extra role. Hannah could finish a tick more than that if he proves capable of playing an above-average CF full-time.