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Friday, February 10, 2006

Rockies - Signed Fogg, Hart

Colorado Rockies - Signed P Josh Fogg to a 1-year contract; signed 2B Bo Hart, OF Pete Zoccolillo, and OF Barry Wesson to minor-league contracts.

Fogg’s unlikely to start the season in the rotation as the Rockies have said that Kim will probably be in the rotation, leading to a probably Francis-Jennings-Cook-Kim-Day rotation.  In all likelihood, Fogg will still see a good bit of time in the rotation, so look for one of those 50 G, 15 GS type of seasons for Fogg.  He’s no worse than any other random fill-in.

Bo Hart certainly didn’t make the most of his huge first month in the majors, playing himself of the majors in just another month.  Despite the disappointment that he really wasn’t Rogers Hornsby (shocking), Hart is a good utility infielder who won’t embarrass anybody as a 5th outfielder.  Zoccolillo can hit a bit, making Coors Field a nice place for him to be in, but he’ll be in Colorado Springs as the Rockies don’t need him.  Barry Wesson is less interesting, 5th AAA outfielder material.

2006 ZiPS Projection - Josh Fogg
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W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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7 14 31 31 171 205 108 25 65 86 5.68

 

2006 ZiPS Projections
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Player     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
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Hart       464 80 129 30 2   7 49 31 74   7 .278 .326 .397
Wesson     387 46 104 20 2   7 43 20 79   5 .269 .306 .385
Zoccolillo   384 60 110 29 0 15 56 40 65   1 .286 .357 .479

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: February 10, 2006 at 05:15 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. zonk Posted: February 10, 2006 at 06:10 PM (#1857613)
This could be interesting.

On one hand - we pretty much know that pitchers that live on breaking stuff and movement are doomed in Coors.

On the other hand - while Fogg throws an awfully straight fastball and certainly doesn't rely on movement, it's certainly not hard enough to miss many bats (note his always anemic K numbers), which would be bad in Coors.

Does it all cancel out -- and mean that Fogg would be one of those rare pitchers that isn't as "hurt" by Coors and stays near his historical level of performance, which is pretty crappy anyway?
   2. JoeHova Posted: February 10, 2006 at 06:55 PM (#1857680)
dang, .360/.480 for zoccolillo?
   3. Dan Szymborski Posted: February 10, 2006 at 08:13 PM (#1857795)
Coors.
   4. WTM Posted: February 10, 2006 at 09:06 PM (#1857898)
Does it all cancel out -- and mean that Fogg would be one of those rare pitchers that isn't as "hurt" by Coors and stays near his historical level of performance, which is pretty crappy anyway?

That's possible. Fogg's pattern has been to get unmercifully torched by good-hitting teams and pitch very well against bad-hitting teams. Basically, he's fine against hitters who'll chase breaking balls out of the strike zone. Against the rest . . . well, a six-run first inning counts the same in Coors as everywhere else.
   5. 1k5v3L Posted: February 11, 2006 at 10:35 PM (#1858928)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals sold the contact of infielder Jamey Carroll to the Colorado Rockies for $300,000 Saturday.

Carroll hit .251 in 113 games last season. The Nationals have signed infielders Royce Clayton, Marlon Anderson and Damian Jackson in the offseason.

General manager Jim Bowden praised Carroll as "the ultimate teammate whose integrity and work ethic were contagious."
   6. xfactor Posted: February 12, 2006 at 12:27 AM (#1858981)
Is there any team in baseball less athletic than the Rockies? Aside from Helton, just a bunch of 4A or 4A-plus guys. Blander than oatmeal.
   7. Morph Posted: February 12, 2006 at 01:48 AM (#1859011)
General manager Jim Bowden praised Carroll as "the ultimate teammate whose integrity and work ethic were contagious."


If the same thing could be said about " Action Man's" stupidity, the whole Nationals organization is in deep do do.

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