Sunday, January 28, 2018

Why Vladimir Guerrero Jr's Bowman Chrome Autograph is Still A Bargain

Baseball America and MLB Pipeline both released their top 100 prospect lists this week and ranked Vladimir Guerrero Jr in their top 5. After reading various articles and scouting reports, there is a consensus within the baseball community that Vlad Jr possess an 80 grade hit tool and 70 grade power. Tools at this level translate to a high batting average with the ability to hit 30 or more home runs annually. Jim Callis from MLB pipeline even compared him to Miguel Cabrera which immediately put me on high alert. The only reason why he is not the number one prospect is because he does not possess multiple tools like Ronald Acuna or Shohei Ohtani. His 2016 Bowman Chrome Autograph prices are around $250-$300 for base and $400 for a refractor. If you have the means I would consider buying a graded version of this card. I strongly believe the returns will be off the charts. Remember you only need one.

8 comments:

  1. How much do you believe Gleyber Torres 1st bowman chrome auto will be worth? I have the base auto and it sells for an average price of $300

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    1. Thanks again for commenting. I really appreciate it. Let's take a look back. Torres card prices have been in a strong holding pattern since he injured his elbow. He is expected to return this season and I expect him to be brought along slowly in AAA. Overall I think the price has a strong chance to go up. It may take a little while to shake the rust off but he is a special talent with 20/20 potential.

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  2. Hey your site is legit! Followed most of your strong buys for 17 draft. Hey will you be posting a breakdown on 18 bowman prior to release?

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  3. Hello Mark. Thanks for the comment. Much appreciated. I will be posting a full breakdown before and after the release of 2018 Bowman. The review released before will just talk about the players and not prices. I always wait about a month to talk about costs because it takes time for all the cases to be ripped.

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  4. Has great tools, with advanced approach (more B.B. than K’s) can’t complain! Very young too! I’m excited to see what he can do.

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    1. Hello Eli. Thanks for the comment. The strikeout to walk ratio is the main stat that gets me excited. He is just like his dad but with plate discipline!

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  5. What do you think about his base first chromes? Going for about $10 raw right now, are these a buy and hold or sell?

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    1. For a high end prospect, buying non auto chrome is a great way to invest. I think his prices are going to go up as the season gets close. He is that good of a hitter.

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