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2019 LHP Peter Hansen commits to Texas Longhorns baseball

The 'Horns earned an elite lefty who could project as a weekend starter.

Peter Hansen
Peter Hansen via Twitter / Perfect Game

Texas Longhorns baseball earned its second commitment in as many days, as 2019 left-handed pitcher Peter Hansen pledged to the burnt orange on Thursday. Class of 2018 short stop Greyson Lembcke committed to the 'Horns on Wednesday.

Hansen, who turned 17 in July, stands at 6'3, 170 pounds. While his 86 mph fastball isn't blazing heat for a high Division 1 prospect, he still throws it harder than 89.33% of his class.

In addition to this, Hansen shines with excellent command on his entire repertoire of pitches, which includes a curveball and change up.

The El Dorado Hills, California native is a 2017 Underclass High Honorable Mention All-American by Perfect Game.

As a sophomore last season, Hansen threw for a 2.80 ERA in four appearances and 10 innings pitched on Oak Ridge High School's varsity team. On the junior varsity team, Hansen threw for a 0.26 ERA in four appearances and 26.2 innings.

Hansen only walked 12 batters in 145 batters faced when combining his JV and varsity season. He also struck out 59 total batters, 15 of which were at the varsity level.

Hansen is currently in the sweet spot of being a highly touted recruit without being a high draft risk. The rising junior is ranked as the No. 317 prospect in the 2019 class, and the No. 30 overall left-handed pitcher.

The south paw has the potential to become a weekend starter down the line for a Texas team that has struggled to find a dominant left-handed presence on the mound in recent years. The 'Horns only had two lefty pitchers on the roster last season.

The Longhorns now hold the No. 12 class in the nation for 2019, and have 12 commits total. Hansen is the third left-handed pitcher taken in the class, joining Texas natives Chase Lummus and Sam Walbridge.