Jurrjens out, Medlen in, but get 'em both 

May, 6, 2010
Fantasy baseball owners already know how good Atlanta Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson is, but many don't have any idea that a minor league teammate of his put up similarly outstanding numbers the past few seasons yet wasn't awarded an opportunity to start with the big club. But now that Jair Jurrjens has been placed on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring, get to know Kris Medlen, because he will have the chance to start every fifth day for the foreseeable future ... and he might not leave the rotation.

Hanson was an 11-game winner and finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting last season. Looking at his minor league numbers, it was easy to see Hanson had promise. Then again, Medlen looked pretty good, too. Check these comparisons.

Hanson: In 11 starts at Triple-A Gwinnett last season, he fanned 90 hitters and had a 1.49 ERA. A year earlier at Double-A Mississippi, Hanson had a 3.03 ERA in 18 starts.