Saturday, July 30, 2016

Prospects For Cash 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Hello Prospectors. As we approach the MLB trade deadline, I will be posting all my thoughts on any trades of significance on this post. As I have stated before, when a prospect is traded you hope that he goes to a big market. Expect a huge spike in prices for Gleyber Torres auto's now that he is a Yankee. Check out my comments on some of these players that were traded.

Phil Bickford - My favorite pitching prospect has been traded. I'm not sure that prices will rise in Milwaukee.

Lewis Brinson - One of my favorite hitting prospects. Will prices drop now that he is a Brewer?

Dillon Tate, Clint Frazier- Prices are trending up.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Indians OF's Bradley Zimmer & Clint Frazier Promoted to AAA

I recently read the exciting news that Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer were both promoted to Triple A. I was surprised that Zimmer was promoted but with Cleveland making a playoff push I understand why the decision was made. On a previous post I recommended that prospectors HOLD Bradley Zimmer's auto's due to him not showing an advanced hitting approach. Zimmer hit .324 the last 10 games and raised his overall average to .253 before being promoted. His auto's can be purchased for $20-$30 on Ebay. I expect his prices to spike immediately if he gets off to a hot start. With these promotions Zimmer and Frazier are now a STRONG BUY. Frazier is on the high end so that is why I am focusing more on Zimmer.There is a strong chance you will see both in the Majors soon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Few Injured Prospects You Should Consider

We all are aware that injuries are apart of the game. Depending on the severity of the injury, a good looking investment could turn into a loss of profit in the short term. In most cases I recommend holding your investment until the player returns to full form on the field. Injuries can also present buying opportunities. Here are a few prospects that you should consider.

St Louis Cardinals, OF - Nick Plummer - Plummer suffered a wrist injury late June and there is no indication he will play this year. His base autos can be purchased for under $10. Looking at his stats I was impressed that he drew 39 walks in 180 AB in his first taste of pro ball. Plummer looks to have a good feel for hitting and the Cardinals have a track record of developing hitters.

Houston Astros, OF - Daz Cameron - Cameron broke his finger a few weeks ago and is out for the season. His base auto can be purchased for no more than $20. I expect these prices to possibly drop even more in the winter. Scouts have some criticism regarding his bat but before the injury he was playing well in short season ball after making some adjustments in extended spring training. He may have his ups and downs but if you can get auto's for $10-$15 I would consider investing.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Who is the Next Mike Trout or Bryce Harper ?

While visiting the local card shows the past few weeks, many individuals ask me who the next Mike Trout or Bryce Harper is. I hate to disappoint you but there is no prospect currently in the minors that will be at the level of Trout or Harper. I think this question comes up frequently because prospectors are looking for the next $1000 card. The only prospect that may come close is Yoan Moncada. Do you agree?

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Prospects For Cash - Live From the 2016 MLB Futures Game

Prospects for Cash will be live at the MLB Futures Game in San Diego. Follow me on Twitter @prospects4cash for live updates.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Few Recomendations From Prospects For Cash

Lately I have been looking at some stats and here are a few players I recommend prospectors take a look at. I could talk about the obvious guys like Moncada, Bregman and Robles but that is not necessary. My job is to discuss the players that you might not be aware of. I will be doing more posts like this in the future so feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Alex Verdugo - LA Dodgers OF  - One of the youngest players in AA and he continues to swing a great bat. His strikeout percentage is pretty impressive at 13%. I would like to see his extra base hits increase but I expect the power to come as he matures. Verdugo is a STRONG BUY.

Bradley Zimmer - Cleveland Indians OF - Bradley is a good prospect but I have not seen the numbers I expected. Don't get me wrong he is putting up some great power numbers but I expected a more advanced hitting approach. The Indians know how to develop hitters but at age 23 I would have to recommend prospectors HOLD.

Lewis Brinson - Texas Rangers OF - Another prospect that caught fire last year but has not put together the season prospectors hoped for. His strikeout rate is not bad and scouts are not worried according to the articles I read. I recommend prospectors HOLD.

Phil Bickford - SF Giants P - I mention Phil Bickford all the time but he is so impressive I can't resist. I just read in Baseball America that he has the potential to be a No 2 starter. STRONG BUY

Travis Demeritte -Rangers OF - 20 home runs may look good at first glance but take a deeper look at the stats. His strikeout rate is over 30%. A rate that high will not pass at the higher levels. If you can make a profit SELL.

Colorado Rockies OF's David Dahl & Raimel Tapia - Prospect Alert

David Dahl recently was promoted to Triple A and is off to a fast start going 3-5 with a HR in his first game. If we don't see him in the majors this year he should be ready to compete for an opening day spot in 2017. Raimel Tapia is currently having a really good season in AA. He currently is batting .333 with 16 doubles, 4 triples and 6 home runs. All he does is hit. I still consider both players a strong buy. I expect both to make an impact at the major league level sooner than later.