Thursday, February 19, 2009

Down on the Farm - Fargo Fug Nuts

Chuck Biscuits - Cobb Times Herald

The Fargo Fug Nuts have traditionally been a very weak drafting squad. They have however always had a young team with rising prospects in the big leagues, thanks in part to the the trade savvy of their GM, mrploppie. Currently there are a few megaprospects in the bigs, and not much else in the minor leagues.

Hitters

James Cole
Fargo
Fug Nuts
Age: 24B/T: R/R
Born: N. Bethesda, MD
Position(s): 3B/1B/2B/OF/DH
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James Cole, 3B, ML: Cole is a great fielding 3B with decent speed and great baserunning skills. He has some power, good for about 25 HR's a season, but his real talent lies in his ability to make contact at the plate against virtually any pitcher. He should be a doubles machine once he hits his stride.
Grade: Prime

Rodney Toombs, LF, ML: Toombs is a power hitting LF with good skills vs. lefties. He has decent enough abilities vs. righties and an okay eye, but is only an average contact hitter at the plate. He should be able to hit for a pretty good average, but the Times Herald thinks he's pretty much done developing.
Grade: Choice


Sammy Hunt, C, AAA: Hunt is a durable catcher who will be just good enough with the bat to justify his weak defensive skills behind the plate. He has decent accuracy with his weak arm, and is an average pitch caller. He projects to have good splits at the plate and an above average eye, but isn't in the same class as the elite catchers in the game. He should be a good option as a backup or a starter on a team without an elite catcher.
Grade: Select


Pitchers

Sean Monroe, SP, ML: Monroe is an above average pitching prospect, but nothing outstanding. He has above average controls and splits, but nothing dominant. He has two great pitches, one average one, and a poor 4th pitch. He should be good enough to spot start or hold a back of the rotation spot, but will probably never be an all star.
Grade: Select


Marty Combs
Fargo
Fug Nuts
Age: 24B/T: L/L
Born: Lexington, KY
Position(s): P (SuB)
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Marty Combs, RP, ML: Combs is a relief pitcher with fantastic control and the ability to pitch an inning or two every day. The downside is his pitches in combination with his weak split vs. righties and low velocity keep him from being an elite RP prospect. He should be able to be a capable setup man, but will have his meltdown moments.
Grade: Select