Monday, March 26, 2012

Walker Weickel Update, Lucas Giolito


I hope I'm not boring you with a third post related to Walker Weickel, but it bears repeating until collectors realize how good this kid is.  I reiterate that he will be drafted amongst the top-10 in June and will garner major attention as June approaches.  In addition to Weickel's solid performances to start the 2011 season, Lucas Giolito, the nation's [former?] No. 1 right-handed pitching prospect, got injured.  He won't throw for a month and could be out of action up to 10 weeks after spraining the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.  Guess who could be in line to grab that distinction of the No. 1 right-handed pitching prospect...

I made money on a bunch of Weickels, but recently got back into the action and picked up another large lot of Weickel 2011 Bowman Chrome USA 18u Autos (1 orange, 1 gold, 2 blue, 5 Xfractors, 8 Refractors) to add to an orange that is currently being graded.  He has been lights out this year, plays for a nationally ranked undefeated team, and the 2012 MLB draft is right around the corner.

For some reason, I can't find Weickel's cumulative stats so far (if anyone can find these, please help!!!). 

Here are some blurbs related to some recent performances.  It appears Sir Weickel can hit as well:

3/21:  Weickel -- 5 IP, 2 Hits, 7 K, Titans improve to 14-0... Wieckel also hit a solo home run in the second inning.

3/20: Walker Weickel and Michael Hennessey -- 2 R or less in 10 of their 12 wins.

3/7: Weickel -- 10 K, in a complete-game victory for the Titans (9-0).

3/3: Weickel went 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs for Olympia (8-0)

3/2: Weickel went 3 for 3, with 2 HR for the Titans, who remain unbeaten at 7-0.

3/1: "Walker Weickel is a lanky 6-foot-6, 205-pound righty from Olympia High School on the west side of Orlando. Keith ranked Weickel ninth on his list, and at Weickel's season debut the scouting community appeared to agree, with more than 50 scouts in attendance, including a number of crosscheckers and scouting directors. The thing that gets scouts excited about Weickel isn't so much what he does well (which is plenty), but what he doesn't do poorly." -- MLB Draft Blog at ESPN

5 comments:

  1. I had some change doing nothing on COMC and picked up a Weickel triple relic for dirt cheap hoping to flip it this summer.

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  2. Nice. I see no downside on cheap relics/autos of Weickel. Let me know how it works out for you. Thanks for the comment.

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  3. So happy I was able to scoop a red auto of him a couple months ago not to mention the rest of my stash. : )

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  4. I plan on Weickel being one of my biggest money makers from the 2011 product. The crazy thing is he still is relatively unknown, although Keith Law just touted him in a recent blog update. Huge money to be made still....get all you can and wait for draft day!

    RyanW
    www.baseballcardprospector.com

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    1. I completely agree. I can't believe how he's raking at the plate too. My favorite analyst is John Sickels. He touted him as well.
      http://www.minorleagueball.com/2012/2/6/2773435/2012-baseball-draft-high-school-prospects-1-5

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