Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 3/12/13
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with the top pitcher in the Angels system facing the critical fork in the road of developing into a starter or contributing right now as a reliever. Nick Maronde Position: Pitcher  Highest Level: MLB Throws: Left  Height: 6'3" Weight: 205 lbs. Age: 23  Born: 9/5/89 2012 Season Stats AZL: 8.0 IP, 0-1, 1.13 ERA, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 HR, 9 SO, 0.89 GO/AO, 2.08 FIP, .150 BABIP High-A: 59.1 IP, 3-1, 1.82 ERA, 40 H, 14 BB, 4 HR, 60 SO, 0.68 GO/AO, 2.76 FIP, .240 BABIP Double-A: 32.1 IP, 3-2, 3.34 ERA, 39 H, 3 BB, 1 HR, 21 SO, 0.65 GO/AO, 2.67 FIP, .349 BABIP MLB: 6.0 IP, 0-0, 1.50 ERA, 6 H, 3 BB, 0 HR, 7 SO, 0.88 GO/AO, 2.26 FIP, .353 BABIP   Fastball – A.  The reason this grades out as an A is because he’s left handed.  His fastball sits at 92-93, which is pretty decent for a righty but is approaching rocket status for a lefty (average LHP fastball is 89 mph).  He also has a sinking 2-seamer I’ve seen him rely on increasingly, wh...
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