Sunday, December 27, 2015

2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball Prospects To Buy

2015 Bowman Draft has been released and here are some names that prospectors should consider. If you want to know my philosophy on how I choose these prospects, please read my previous post analyzing 2014 Bowman Draft. This draft was not a strong as previous drafts but I expect some additional names to emerge as the season starts in April.

#WhiteSox Prospect Carson Fulmer
His auto's range from $20-25 dollars but are worth the buy. He struck out 26 batters in only 23 IP in his first pro season. The White Sox plan to take it slow with Carson which is surprising compared to previous history (Sale, Rodon) but I would not be concerned.

#Rangers Prospect Dillon Tate
Autos range from $10-15. Dillon does not have a huge sample size to analyze but I love everything that I see and read about him. Keep an eye on him but don't hesitate to buy some autos once he starts the season in April.

#Giants Prospect Phil Bickford
Phil struck out 32 batters in only 22 IP in his first taste of pro ball. His autos can be obtained for under $10.

#Braves Prospect Austin Riley
Loved the power numbers that Austin put up in his first pro season out of high school. The only question I have is if he can cut down on the strikeouts. Autos are slowly creeping up to $30 so a wait and see approach may be necessary before investing.

#Tigers Prospect Christin Stewart
Stewart put up great power numbers in his first season of pro ball but his strikeout to walk ratio is a concern. Base autos can be purchased for under $15. Even with the strikeouts the cost may be worth buying a few. The scouts love his bat.

Keep an eye on the power numbers for the prospects below.

#Brewers Prospect Trent Clark - Loved the strikeout to walk ratio in Trent's first season out of high school. The power numbers are not there for me to purchase just yet but I will monitor his progress. His advanced feel for hitting gets my attention immediately. The Brewers do not have a solid history of developing hitters or pitchers so lets wait to see how he develops.

#Pirates Prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes - Another prospect that I like but the power numbers were not there in his first season. Keep an eye on him.

Friday, December 18, 2015

2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball Autograph Checklist With Links to Ebay

As always, ANY and ALL donations are greatly appreciated!!! Simply click here and enter any amount you are comfortable with.

BCA-AB Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
BCA-AR Ashe Russell - Kansas City Royals
BCA-ARI Austin Riley - Atlanta Braves
BCA-ASM Austin Smith - San Diego Padres

BCA-ASU Andrew Suarez - San Francisco Giants
BCA-AY Alex Young - Arizona Diamondbacks
BCA-BB Beau Burrows - Detroit Tigers
BCA-BL Brett Lilek - Miami Marlins
BCA-BR Brendan Rodgers - Colorado Rockies
BCA-CB Chris Betts - Tampa Bay Rays
BCA-CBI Conor Biggio - Houston Astros
BCA-CF Carson Fulmer - Chicago White Sox
BCA-CG Cam Gibson - Detroit Tigers
BCA-CP Cody Ponce - Milwaukee Brewers
BCA-CS Chris Shaw - San Francisco Giants
BCA-CST Christin Stewart - Detroit Tigers
BCA-DD Donnie Dewees - Chicago Cubs
BCA-DF Drew Finley - New York Yankees
BCA-DL Desmond Lindsay - New York Mets
BCA-DS Dansby Swanson - Arizona Diamondbacks
BCA-DST D.J. Stewart - Baltimore Orioles
BCA-DT Dillon Tate - Texas Rangers
BCA-EJ Eric Jenkins - Texas Rangers
BCA-GW Garrett Whitley - Tampa Bay Rays
BCA-IH Ian Happ - Chicago Cubs
BCA-JD Jeff Degano - New York Yankees
BCA-JHI Juan Hillman - Cleveland Indians
BCA-JK James Kaprielian - New York Yankees

BCA-JN Josh Naylor - Miami Marlins
BCA-JNI Jacob Nix - San Diego Padres
BCA-JW Jake Woodford - St. Louis Cardinals
BCA-KA Kolby Allard - Atlanta Braves
BCA-KH Kyle Holder - New York Yankees
BCA-KHA Ke'Bryan Hayes - Pittsburgh Pirates
BCA-KN Kevin Newman - Pittsburgh Pirates
BCA-KT Kyle Tucker - Houston Astros
BCA-LH Lucas Herbert - Atlanta Braves
BCA-MM Michael Matuella - Texas Rangers
BCA-MR Mariano Rivera - Washington Nationals
BCA-MS Michael Soroka - Atlanta Braves
BCA-MW Mike Nikorak - Colorado Rockies
BCA-MWO Max Wotell - New York Mets
BCA-NK Nathan Kirby - Milwaukee Brewers
BCA-NN Nick Neidert - Seattle Mariners
BCA-NP Nick Plummer - St. Louis Cardinals
BCA-NW Nolan Watson - Kansas City Royals
BCA-PB Phil Bickford - San Francisco Giants
BCA-PL Peter Lambert - Colorado Rockies
BCA-RM Richie Martin - Oakland Athletics
BCA-RMO Ryan Mountcastle - Baltimore Orioles
BCA-SK Scott Kingery - Philadelphia Phillies
BCA-TC Trent Clark - Milwaukee Brewers
BCA-TE Thomas Eshelman - Houston Astros
BCA-TJ Tyler Jay - Minnesota Twins
BCA-TMA Tate Matheny - Boston Red Sox
BCA-TN Tyler Nevin - Colorado Rockies
BCA-TR Tanner Rainey - Cincinnati Reds
BCA-TS Tyler Stephenson - Cincinnati Reds
BCA-TW Taylor Ward - Los Angeles Angels

BCA-WB Walker Buehler - Los Angeles Dodgers

Monday, December 14, 2015

Follow Me on Twitter for Daily #MLB #Prospect #Analysis and Links

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Gary Sanchez Scouting Report - #Yankees 2010 Bowman Chrome Autograph

Basic Info: Birthdate: 12/2/1992

Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6-2/230
Position: C
Signed: Dominican Republic, 2009

Team: New York Yankees
Card: 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects

Recent Pricing:
Base Auto: $20 - $30 Refractor: $40 
Blue Refractor /150:  $100 
Gold Refractor /50:  $200 Orange Refractor /25: ?

2015 Arizona Fall League Stats:

881626 617 21428190.2950.3570.6250.982

Scouting Report:

Gary Sanchez signed with the Yankees in 2009 and has developed to be one of the best overall prospects in the game. We are talking about a catcher with the potential for a .280 AVG & 25HR if everything clicks.

Gary had a strong showing in the 2015 Arizona Fall League and now has the attention of the baseball community. His strong performance is an indicator that he can play against top level talent. Gary is still developing as a catcher, but that is not a big issue. It is common that catchers take more time to learn their position. Some scouts will bring up his disciplinary issues but that also is not a major concern. The bat is legit.

Principal owner of the Yankees Hal Steinbrenner recently was interviewed prior to the upcoming hot stove season and he expressed his desire to develop youth and curtail spending. I strongly believe that the Yankees are starting to change their approach and will focus on developing talent vs. buying it. In my opinion this means that a talent like Gary has a strong chance to remain a Yankee and prices will remain strong if he continues to stay hot.

Verdict: STRONG BUY based on the $20-25 base auto price. Even though 2010 Bowman Chrome has quality issues (scratches), I would still take a shot at buying a few. Buy them here.

Link to MILB Stats

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Arizona Fall League Stat Leaders

Jeimer CandelarioMSS3B310384024181001.8181.800.8002.618
JaCoby JonesSCOSS313570024131500.5711.000.5381.571
Gary SanchezSURC311260025120200.5001.091.5451.591
Bubba StarlingSURCF313360023121100.500.923.4621.423
D.J. PetersonPEJ3B28341026110100.5001.375.5001.875
Ramon TorresSURSS211373001100000.636.909.6361.545
Chris BostickSRR2B2843002490120.3751.125.3751.500
Kyle FarmerGDDC2924201590100.4441.000.4441.444
Chad PinderMSS2B2923002490300.3331.000.3331.333
Patrick WisdomSUR3B41454310491300.333.643.286.976
Yadiel RiveraSURSS21125110580320.455.727.4551.182
Rowdy TellezSRR1B2824101880300.4441.000.5001.444
Adam FrazierGDDSS1413020271000.8001.750.7502.550
Clint FrazierSCOCF2724001372200.6671.000.5711.667
Stephen McGeeMSSC2713101171000.5001.000.4291.500

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2015 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Checklist Linked to eBay

Aaron Brown - Philadelphia Phillies
Adrian Sampson - Pittsburgh Pirates
Akeel Morris - New York Mets
Amaurys Minier - Minnesota Twins
Amir Garrett - Cincinnati Reds
Antonio Senzatela - Colorado Rockies
Arquimedes Gamboa - Philadelphia Phillies
Austin Cousino - Seattle Mariners
Austin Dean - Miami Marlins
Austin Voth - Washington Nationals
Bobby Bradley - Cleveland Indians
Bobby Wahl - Oakland Athletics
Brent Honeywell - Tampa Bay Rays
Brett Graves - Oakland Athletics
Brett Phillips - Houston Astros
Carson Smith - Seattle Mariners
Casey Gillaspie - Tampa Bay Rays
Casey Soltis - Miami Marlins
Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers
Cody Reed - Arizona Diamondbacks
Corelle Prime - Colorado Rockies
Daniel Carbonell - San Francisco Giants
Darnell Sweeney - Los Angeles Dodgers
Dermis Garcia - New York Yankees
Dixon Machado - Detroit Tigers
Drew Dosch - Baltimore Orioles
Endrys Briceno - Detroit Tigers
Fernando Perez - San Diego Padres
Gilbert Lara - Milwaukee Brewers
Giovanny Urshela - Cleveland Indians
Gleyber Torres - Chicago Cubs
Grayson Greiner - Detroit Tigers
Hector Olivera - Los Angeles Dodgers
Isael Soto - Miami Marlins
J.D. Davis - Houston Astros
Jairo Labourt - Toronto Blue Jays
Jake Cave - New York Yankees
Jarlin Garcia - Miami Marlins
Jefry Rodriguez - Washington Nationals
Jhoan Urena - New York Mets
Joe Wendle - Oakland Athletics
Jon Moscot - Cincinnati Reds
Josh Morgan - Texas Rangers
Juan Meza - Toronto Blue Jays
Julian Leon - Los Angeles Dodgers
Justin Steele - Chicago Cubs
Luis Ysla - San Francisco Giants
Luiz Gohara - Seattle Mariners
Mallex Smith - Atlanta Braves
Marcos Diplan - Milwaukee Brewers
Michael Conforto - New York Mets
Michael DE LEON - Texas Rangers
Miguel Castro - Toronto Blue Jays
Mike Yastrzemski - Baltimore Orioles
Milton Ramos - New York Mets
Nick Pivetta - Washington Nationals
Nolan Sanburn - Chicago White Sox
Pedro Severino - Washington Nationals
Reynaldo Lopez - Washington Nationals
Ronnie Williams - St. Louis Cardinals
Sergio Alcantara - Arizona Diamondbacks
Simon Mercedes - Boston Red Sox
Spencer Kieboom - Washington Nationals
Spencer Turnbull - Detroit Tigers
Stephen Bruno - Chicago Cubs
Steven Okert - San Francisco Giants
Trace Loehr - Oakland Athletics
Victor Arano - Philadelphia Phillies
Victor Caratini - Chicago Cubs
Wilkerman Garcia - New York Yankees
Willy Adames - Tampa Bay Rays
Wimer Difo - Washington Nationals
Yoan Lopez - Arizona Diamondbacks
Zac Reininger - Detroit Tigers
Zach Bird - Los Angeles Dodgers

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Player of the Week - Bradley Zimmer


If I have to beat you over the head with it, I will.  Bradley Zimmer.  Player of the Week via

"Eastern League
Bradley Zimmer, Akron (CLE)
(.400/.500/.850, 6 G, 8-for-20, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 5 BB, 6 K, 1 CS)
It might seem like a stretch to call a first-round pick a breakout star, but Zimmer, who was taken 21st overall last year, is certainly becoming that as he's jumped from being unranked in's top-100 ranking of prospects to his current spot at No. 31. The Indians' top prospect has officially transitioned into life at Double-A ball by collecting multiple hits in three of his six games last week, a stretch that pushed his Eastern League slash line up to .271/.378/.514. By going deep three times -- two of which came Tuesday -- he pushed his 2015 home run total to 16 between Akron and Class A Advanced Lynchburg. Combine that power with his 39 steals and his plus defense in center field, and it's easy to see why the Tribe should be excited about what they have in the 22-year-old. "


Nomar Mazara (OF, Rangers) Promoted to AAA

  • Age: 20 (April 26, 1995)
  • Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Bats/Throws: L/L 
  • Ht: 6' 4" Wt: 195

After hitting .284 with 37 extra base hits for AA Frisco, Nomar Mazara (a 20 year old OF prospect for Texas) was promoted to AAA Round Rock.  I discussed Mazara before the year started here and not much has changed, which is good.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Lewis Brinson Strong Buy (CF - Texas Rangers)

Lewis Brinson - Stats  

Lewis Brinson - Ebay Listings Ending Soon

Lewis Brinson

Selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round (29th overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Coral Springs (Fla.) High School
2012 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph

Brinson tore up the CAL league (as many hitters do) earlier this year to the tune of .337 - 13 HR - 42 RBI - 13 SB - 258 AB, but has not missed a step after his promotion to AA, where he is hitting .400 with 2 HR and 14 RBI in only 10 games.

Brinson is riding a 9 game hitting streak in AA, and 7 of those games are multi hit games.  He should vault up prospect lists by the start of next year.  Get in on these now.


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Baseball America Releases Midseason Top 50 Prospects List

Courtesy of Baseball America...  Hyperlinked to ebay

Rank Player Pos. Team The Skinny
1 Corey Seager ss Dodgers The Dodgers are being patient with Seager, but few doubt he’ll make a big league impact
2 Lucas Giolito rhp Nationals Baseball’s best pitching prospect is on a steady climb to the Nationals’ rotation
3 Joey Gallo 3b/of Rangers Back afer a major league cameo, Gallo needs only to improve his approach against lefties
4 Julio Urias lhp Dodgers Scouts and coaches can’t believe someone this polished is only 18 years old
5 J.P. Crawford ss Phillies Much like Francisco Lindor, Crawford’s defense and hitting ability make him a low-risk prospect
6 Kyle Schwarber c Cubs Has already shown the bat is big league ready, but the catcher’s defense still needs work
7 Tyler Glasnow rhp Pirates Talk about unhittable. For his career, Glasnow has allowed just 176 hits in 312 innings
8 Orlando Arcia ss Brewers Arcia has hit and everyone loves the glove. He’s the best player in the Southern League as a 20-year-old
9 Trea Turner ss Nationals It won’t be long before Turner is remembered for much more than being a player to be named later
10 Alex Reyes rhp Cardinals He is sidelined briefly with a shoulder problem, but Reyes’ fastball/curveball combo isn’t far off Giolito’s
11 Yoan Moncada 2b Red Sox Scouts who have seen him in Greenville have been underwhelmed, but blame that on a long layoff
12 Aaron Nola rhp Phillies Nola is like investing in Treasury bills. He’s a very safe starting pitching prospect who is big league ready
13 Aaron Judge of Yankees There aren’t many 6-foot-7, 270-pound outfielders, but Judge’s plate discipline adds to his power
14 Michael Conforto of Mets Conforto and Schwarber are having a fun duel to see who is the best college bat from last year’s draft
15 Rafael Devers 3b Red Sox Scouts love, love, love his bat. He may not be a third baseman, but his bat will play anywhere
16 Hector Olivera 2b Dodgers Where is Olivera going to play in Los Angeles? It’s a true puzzle, but he’s big league ready now
17 Luis Severino rhp Yankees Yes he’s undersized, but Severino’s stuff matches up against almost anyone in the minors
18 Daniel Norris lhp Blue Jays Norris’ speedy ascent to the big leagues suffered a setback, but he only needs improved control to return
19 Jose Berrios rhp Twins Scouts wish Berrios’ fastball had more plane, but he’s nearly ready to be a solid mid-rotation starter
20 Jose De Leon rhp Dodgers De Leon has already wrapped up the award for being the best 24th-round pick from the 2013 draft
21 Brett Phillips of Astros Phillips adds to a great problem for the Astros—too many outfielders for too few big league spots
22 Franklin Barreto ss Athletics Is he a shortstop? Probably not. But Barreto’s advanced hitting approach will play after a position switch
23 Bradley Zimmer of Indians An athletic center fielder who has hitting ability and power, Zimmer is the Carolina League’s first-half standout
24 Manuel Margot of Red Sox It’s hard strike him out at the plate or to sneak a line drive past him in the center-field gap
25 Raul Mondesi ss Royals The tools are still exceptional, but his lack of plate discipline and his lingering back injury are concerns
26 Jose Peraza 2b Braves Scouts worry how much impact a slap hitter who doesn’t walk can have, but they love his speed and defense
27 David Dahl of Rockies The well-rounded Dahl is enduring a second nearly lost season after injuring his spleen in an outfield collision
28 Gleyber Torres ss Cubs Yes, the Cubs have another smooth-swinging, above-average hitter to fit into a crowded infield
29 Dalton Pompey of Blue Jays Pompey quickly showed he’s not ready for Toronto, but he’s bounced back following a demotion to Double-A
30 Billy McKinney of Cubs Yes, the Cubs have another smooth-swinging, above-average hitter to fit into a crowded outfield
31 Joe Ross rhp Nationals A solid three-start major league cameo has shown what the Nationals can expect to see regularly before long
32 Ozzie Albies ss Braves He’s undersized, but Albies has an exceptional feel for getting the barrel of the bat on the ball
33 Jeff Hoffman rhp Blue Jays It’s early in his return, but his stuff has bounced back nicely from last spring’s Tommy John surgery
34 Nomar Mazara of Rangers Mazara has turned a big leg kick into a small toe tap, and in the process found his timing at the plate
35 Jon Gray rhp Rockies Scouts who have seen Gray wish they saw dominant outings on a more consistent basis
36 Robert Stephenson rhp Reds At his best, Stephenson is unhittable and has three double-digit strikeout games. At his worst, he walks everyone
37 Sean Newcomb lhp Angels A big, powerful lefthander, Newcomb has struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings as a pro
38 Brian Johnson lhp Red Sox He doesn’t miss bats like teammate Henry Owens, but Johnson is more consistent
39 Mark Appel rhp Astros Appel has three above-average pitches at his best, but he struggles to put them all together consistently
40 Brent Honeywell rhp Rays Honeywell has three average or better pitches he throws consistently and a screwball he mixes in occasionally
41 Blake Snell lhp Rays Snell didn’t allow a run in his first eight starts this season. Even after a so-so June, his ERA stood at 1.69
42 Tim Anderson ss White Sox Anderson jumped from junior college to Double-A in just a year, and he’s hitting .304 in his return to Birmingham
43 Alex Jackson of Mariners His first taste of the Midwest League was a disaster, but it’s too soon to get too worried about last year’s sixth pick
44 Willy Adames ss Rays The well-rounded, 19-year-old shortstop doesn’t run all that well, but every other tool projects average or better
45 Josh Bell 1b Pirates He’s hit and he’s shown he can hit for power, but so far he’s struggled to do both at the same time
46 Tyler Kolek rhp Marlins The fastball has backed up a little from the triple digits he showed last year, and he needs refinement
47 Henry Owens lhp Red Sox Yes, his control needs improvement. But when Owens throws strikes he can still be difficult to hit
48 Brandon Nimmo of Mets Nimmo isn’t a sexy prospect, but he plays center field, gets on base and shows occasional pop
49 Jake Thompson rhp Rangers Much like Adames (No. 45), Thompson is a former Tigers prospect picked up in a deadline deal
50 Ketel Marte ss Mariners The 21-year-old Marte doesn’t have much power, but his put-the-ball-in-play approach makes him tough to strike out.