TigsTown Awards: Oneonta Prospects of the Year

Continuing with the second annual TigsTown Postseason Awards, we move on to the Oneonta Tigers, where there was some stiff competition, especially among the position players, for who would be the best of the O-Tigers.

SS Michael Hollimon

At 23 years of age, Michael Hollimon isn't someone you'd expect to be up for a prospect of the year award at any level of A ball, seeing as his age would seemingly disqualify him. However, Hollimon was just recently drafted and was blocked by Brent Dlugach at the level above him, leaving him in Oneonta for the season. Regardless of age, Hollimon was dominant in his two month stretch with the O-Tigers, Hollimon helped lead the powerful Oneonta offense. Besides far and away leading the team in slugging percentage among eligible hitters (Jeff Larish edged him out, but didn't have nearly enough at bats) at .559, Hollimon also showed excellent patience with a .389 on base percentage, a level more than 100 points over his batting average. And while his 13 home runs were certainly impressive, his triples numbers were worth noting as well, including 7 over the final month (and September) of the year. Hollimon likely distanced himself with an incredible July, posting a .351/.457/.691 line. Now it'll be up to Hollimon to prove he can put that production to good use at higher levels.

AVG: .277
HR: 13
RBI: 53
SLG: .559
OPS: .948

SP/RP Jose Fragoso

As has been mentioned, the Oneonta pitching staff didn't exactly dominate its opposition, but one pitcher in particular did do that, and that was Jose Fragoso. Fragoso started the year off as a reliever, but was eventually moved to the rotation, where he truly excelled. Over his four August starts, he posted a 1.96 ERA, including a WHIP of just 1.22. At still just 20 years of age, it was an impressive season for Fragoso, as he slowly comes up in the Tigers organization. What is possibly the most impressive stat of all from Fragoso was his impressive ability to sit batters down quickly, as he struck out more than a batter an inning. Fragoso will be another player to watch as he moves up the ladder for the Tigers.

ERA: 2.25
IP: 44.0
K/BB: 50:22
WHIP: 1.25

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