Saturday, February 23, 2008

Fargo signs biggest international of season

Just days after trading for a big time reliever, the Fargo Dirtbags have added another dominant bullpen arm, this one courtesy of the international market.

The best international prospect discovery of the season so far, Alex Javier of the Virgin Islands, signed a 5-year major league deal with a $15 million bonus to play for Fargo earlier tonight. Javier’s projected ratings are downright nasty as he boasts excellent control, dominates left handers and excels against righties as well. Javier also throws two elite pitches, a slurve and a 4-seam fastball, which comes with great velocity. His health and makeup ratings are about as high as can be and projects to have great durability as well.

“It was a lot of money and we don’t make a habit of giving out big league deals to internationals,” Fargo GM kjmulli said. “But we saw how good Javier could be and we didn’t want to take any chances that he would be scooped up by another team.”

It will be a few seasons before he’s ready but with the proper coaching Javier certainly has the potential to be one of, if not the best closer in the majors someday. The signing also gives Fargo an embarrassment of dominant relievers throughout their system. Javier will begin his pro career with Fargo’s LoA team.

Alex Javier
Age: 18B/T: L/L
Born: Charlotte Amalie, VI
Position(s): P (ClA)
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