Starting Pitcher | PEI Argonauts
He's unflappable on the mound, possessing the confidence to throw any of his offerings at any time in the count. Hughbanks can get into trouble with walks, and there's concern about him being able to maintain his stuff over the whole season. His fastball gets into the high 80s, but it's the sink that makes the pitch effective. He's almost as effective against lefthanders as he is versus righthanders.
Defense & Hitting
He shows a good pickoff move and never lets runners detract from his pitching. He isn't especially quick off the mound but generally fields his position adequately. Hughbanks is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Hughbanks has some pop in his swing. Interesting sidenote, The PEI Argonauts have been known to use Hughbanks as a pinch-runner on occasion.
The PEI Argonauts signed him to a long-term contract, but don't think they won't drop Hughbanks like a hot potato if something better comes along.
-- Ska Nyman, A-Ball Scout