2019 Bowman Chrome is scheduled to be released on September 18, 2019. After review, the checklist is not very strong but there are some prospects that I like. Please see my thoughts below. If a player on the checklist was not mentioned it means I will not be buying due to the reasons listed below. In addition, keep in mind a ton of these players are very young so you are really buying potential. It might be worth it to watch how they develop and then buy later. Contact me on Twitter with any questions, disagreements or concerns.
Too old (over age 23)
Too many strikeouts (K% over 25%)
A pitcher with a bad K/9 rate
A pitcher with a bad BB/9 rate
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Seth Beer - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - Nice player. A little older but I suspect his price will be high as he was a first round pick.
Shervyen Newton - New York Mets SS - Way too many strikeouts but maybe is worth an investment for the right price. You would be buying upside.
Terrin Vavra - Colorado Rockies 2B - Not bad but I still stay away from Rockies prospects.
Owen Miller - San Diego Padres 2B - Buy. Impressive.
Mike Siani - Cincinnati Reds OF - No power right now but I see potential. Would buy if under $10.
Deivi Garcia -New York Yankees P - Only mentioning him as he will be a high end card. Not a buy for me. The Yankees develop pitchers well though.
Alejandro Kirk - Toronto Blue Jays C - Not bad for a catcher. Worth a bargain bin purchase only.
The prospects below are very young and are long term hold. I would be shocked if a number of these are high end but we shall see.
Noelvi Marte - Seattle Mariners SS - Rookie ball stats are great. Worth a buy and hold.
Orelvis Martinez - Toronto Blue Jays 3B/SS - Rookie ball stats are great. Worth a buy and hold.
Brayan Rocchio - Cleveland Indians SS - Need more pop. Only 18.
Alexander Canario - San Francisco Giants - I feel this prospect will be high end. Only 19 and has great numbers.
Jonathan Ornelas - Texas Rangers SS - Only 19. I need to see more power.
Wenceel Perez - Detroit Tigers SS - Only 19. I need to see more power.
Leonardo Jimenez - Toronto Blue Jays 2B - Only 19. I need to see more power.
Jose Dever - Miami Marlins SS - Only 19. I need to see more power.
Israel Pineda - Washington Nationals C - Only 19. I need to see more power.
Freudis Nova - Houston Astros SS - Only 19. I need to see more power.
Danny Diaz - Boston Red Sox 3B - Only 18. I need to see more power.
Miguel Hiraldo - Toronto Blue Jays SS - Rookie ball stats are great. Worth a buy and hold.