Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Down On The Farm -- Anaheim Sharks

Studs McGrew -- Cobb Times Herald

The Anaheim Sharks are one of the elite teams in Cobb . They have averaged an outstanding 110 wins over the last 5 seasons. Even with low round picks, their owner continues to stay atop the AL West.

Sammy Bennett
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: LaConcepcion, VE
Position(s): LF/1B/DH
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Sammy Bennett,
LF/1B/DH, ML: Bennett has crushing power to say the least. He made the jump in High A to the ML . In his first full season Bennett crushed 34 HR'S and drove in 113. In just 92 games this season, he almost surpasses he HR total from last season. Hitting .355 in his first full season was not too shabby either.

Grade : PRIME

Lew Allen, IF/OF/DH, AA: Allen reminds me of a version of Albert Pujols. He has excellent power, scores alot of runs, drive in alot of runs, and hits for high average. He does all this in a mere 6'4 185 lb frame. The big question is his " Jose Canseco health rating" Allen could set all kinds of records if he is healthy. This season alone in AA he has 45 HR'S AND 139 RBI'S in only 91 games. He has a split of about 80/80 against lefties/righties . Allen has been Silver Slugger SS and all-star 3 times in 3 full seasons. His defensive is not good, but he will be a monster ML DH.

Grade: PRIME

Wayne Burns, 3b, High A: Wayne is another premier stud for Anaheim's franchise. In Rookie league, he was a gold glove winner. In Low A he won a Silver Slugger award and was an all star. Another slim frame at 6'5 186lb . He slugged 49 HR'S and drove in 176 in Low A. Already in High A he has 38 HR'S and 128 RBI'S in just 91 games. This goes along with his Gold Glove potential at 3B over and over. Being from Kansas City, his numbers could remind you of a guy named George Brett.

Grade : PRIME

Morgan Webster, 3b/1b/of/dh, AA: Webster is already a 2 time Silver Slugger, and has only played 3 minor league seasons. He has good power and contact, both above 70. His lefty/righty split is only in the 60's, but he makes the most of his talent. Morgan hits for a high average like the other studs in Anaheim. He clubbed 71 doubles in Low A, scored an amazing 173 runs, had 229 hits, and drove in 184 runs.

Grade : PRIME

Greg Tyson, 1b/dh, AAA: Greg has won numerours awards already in his short career. He has won MVP, ROY 3 times already, also 3 time all star, 2 time Silver Slugger, and a Gold Glove to go along with the other awards. Tyson hits for a high average like the others above. He has hit above .350 in 4 of his 5 seasons in the minors thus far. He has average 135 runs scored, 193 hits, 50 doubles, 36 homers, and 135 rbi's in his first 4 seasons in the minors.


Jared Jacobsen
Age: 24B/T: R/R
Born: Bronx, NY
Position(s): P (P)
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Jared is a 4 time minor league all star, in as many full seasons. He is being used as a set-up guy in the ML. He has proven to be a solid closer in the minor leagues. Jared has the luxury of being a set-up guy for a 4 time fireman of the year winner, Harold Charles. With control, lefty/righty splits around 80, Jacobsen will thrive when given the chance to be a everyday closer. His gb/fb ratings near 100 and velocity around 85, alot of balls will stay in the park for his team.

Grade : CHOICE

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