Wednesday, September 30, 2020

2020 Bowman Chrome Baseball - Pricing Trends Update

2020 Bowman Chrome has been out for a few weeks and I think its a good time to check where prices are. Overall the cost of some of these cards are not too bad but there are some players priced way too high. Please remember I am only looking at the base auto price via completed eBay auction sales. My initial review of the checklist is located here. Thanks for reading.

Antonio Cabello - New York Yankees OF - $20-$30 - Not bad. 

Andrew Dalquist - Chicago White Sox P - $5 - Bargain. 

Anthony Garcia - New York Yankees RF - $20 - Not bad. 

Bayorn Lora - Texas Rangers OF - $250-$300 - Remember he has not played yet.

Colin Barber - Houston Astros OF - $15 - Not bad.

Erick Pena - Kansas City Royals - $100-$120 - He has not played yet! 

Francisco Alvarez - New York Mets C - $60-$75 - A little expensive but I love the talent.

Gilberto Jimenez - Boston Red Sox OF - $70 - Too high. Need to see more. 

Gabriel Moreno - Toronto Blue Jays C - $20-$25 - Not bad if you can grab for $20.

Gunner Mayer - Philadelphia Phillies P - $10 - No stats. Wait.

Ivan Herrera - St. Louis Cardinals C - $35 - Not a bad price. Especially compared to Francisco Alvarez.

Junior Santos - New York Mets P - Under $10 - Small position.

Jhon Torres - St. Louis Cardinals OF - $35-$50 - I need more data.

Kendall Simmons - Philadelphia Phillies SS - $10 - I love the price here. But a risk due to contact issues.

Luisangel Acuña - Texas Rangers 2B/SS - $200-$300 - I need to see more.

Luis Matos - San Francisco Giants OF - $100-$150 - Love the player but not at this price. 

Michael Harris - Atlanta Braves OF - $25-$40 - Hmm. If you can get for $25 I think you would be buying for a fair price. 

Oswald Peraza - New York Yankees SS - $35-$40 - Love the potential. Maybe target the Yankees in team breaks. A tad high.

Osiel Rodriguez - New York Yankees P - $10 - Small position.

Raimfer Salinas - New York Yankees OF - $20 - Has battled injuries so do not go crazy here.

Vaughn Grissom - Atlanta Braves SS - $20 - Fair.

Wilderd Patino - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - $40 - Love it but for $40? Not as much.

Yoendrys Gomez - New York Yankees P - $10 - Too high try to get for $5. He could be a reliver. 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

2020 Bowman Chrome Baseball - Best Prospects to Buy

2020 Bowman Chrome is set for release and the checklist is out for review.  I have reviewed each prospect on the checklist and my comments are below. Please take a look, provide comments and spread the word about PFC! Overall this checklist was not the best. A number of players are too old or just did not have the upside. There are a few players that I do like that have potential. Links to Ebay have been provided. 

Antonio Cabello - New York Yankees OF - Lot of room for development here. I plan to keep and eye on him. Watch and revisit.  

Andrew Dalquist - Chicago White Sox P - Young but has not played at all yet. Watch and revisit. 

Anthony Garcia - New York Yankees RF - A ton of swing and miss but still young. Watch and revisit. 

Austin Hansen - Houston Astros P - Pass. Too old. 

Alex Speas - Texas Rangers P - Good numbers but a pass for me. 

Austin Shenton - Seattle Mariners 3B - Not a bad player but too old for me. Pass. 

Alex Vesia - Miami Marlins P - Pass. 

Brenton Doyle - Colorado Rockies OF - Pass. 

Brandon Lewis - Los Angeles Dodgers 1B/3B - Pass. Interesting prospect. 

Bayorn Lora - Texas Rangers OF - 17 years old. Wait and revisit. Has not played yet. 

Bryant Packard - Detroit Tigers OF - Pass. Too old.

Brady Whalen - St. Louis Cardinals 1B - Pass. Too old. 

Cody Bolton - Pittsburgh Pirates P - Pass.

Colin Barber - Houston Astros OF - Wait and revisit. I need to see more. Only played Rookie ball. 

Chris Gittens - New York Yankees 1B - Pass. Too old. 

Christian Koss - Colorado Rockies Utility  - Pass. Rockies prospect. 

Chandler Redmond - St. Louis Cardinals - Pass. Too old. 

Curtis Terry - Texas Rangers 1B - Pass. Too old. 

Drew Avans - Los Angeles Dodgers - Pass. Too old. 

Dylan File - Milwaukee Brewers - Pass. Too old.

Drew Millas - Oakland Athletics C - Pass. 22 years old and has not played yet. 

Devin Mann - Los Angeles Dodgers 2B/3B - Pass. Too old. 

Ethan Lindow - Philadelphia Phillies P - Pass. Too old.

Erik Miller - Philadelphia Phillies - Pass. Too old. 

Erick Pena - Kansas City Royals - 17 years old. Wait and revisit. Has not played yet. 

Francisco Alvarez - New York Mets C - Nice player. A buy for me but will be a long term hold. 

Gilberto Jimenez - Boston Red Sox OF - Young player. A project that I will watch and revisit. The talent is there. 

Gabriel Moreno - Toronto Blue Jays C - Another young catcher that is impressive. Buy and long term hold for me. Small position. 

Gunner Mayer - Philadelphia Phillies P - Wait and revisit. No stats. 

Graeme Stinson - Tampa Bay Rays P - Pass. Too old.

Hector Yan - Los Angeles Angels P - Pass. 

Ivan Herrera - St. Louis Cardinals C - Great prospect. Buy and long term hold. 

Isaac Paredes - Detroit Tigers 3B - Pass. 

Jordan Brewer - Houston Astros OF - Pass. Too old. 

Joan Martinez - Boston Red Sox P - Pass.

Jonathan Stiever - Chicago White Sox P - Pass. Too old. 

Junior Santos - New York Mets P - 6'8 and 19. The Mets can develop arms. Very small position if under $10. 

Jhon Torres - St. Louis Cardinals OF - Wait and revisit. Need to see more data past rookie ball. 

Karl Kauffmann - Colorado Rockies P - Pass. 

Kevin Smith - New York Mets P - Pass. Too old. 

Kendall Simmons - Philadelphia Phillies SS - Wait and revisit. Strikeout rates are alarming but he is talented. 

Luisangel Acuña - Texas Rangers 2B/SS - Wait and revisit. A young player with some pop but I need to see him play past rookie ball. 

Lewin Diaz - Miami Marlins 1B - Pass. 

Levi Kelly - Arizona Diamondbacks - Pass. 

Luis Matos - San Francisco Giants OF - Buy. I wonder what the price will be. 

Logan O'Hoppe - Philadelphia Phillies - Pass for me. Not enough upside in my opinion. 

Michael Harris - Atlanta Braves OF - Wait and revisit for me but I would understand if you bought. A ton to love here. 

Max Lazar - Milwaukee Brewers P - Pass. 

Michael Massey - Kansas City Royals 2B - Pass.

Niko Hulsizer - Tampa Bay Rays OF - Pass.

Nick Kahle - Milwaukee Brewers C - Pass. 

Oswald Peraza - New York Yankees SS - Buy. I like the potential here. Do you? 

Osiel Rodriguez - New York Yankees P - Wait and revisit. Very young but in the right system.

Packy Naughton - Cincinnati Reds P - Cool name but a pass for me. 

Pedro Pages - St. Louis Cardinals C - Pass. 

Paul Richan - Detroit Tigers P - Pass. 

Randy Florentino - Texas Rangers C - Pass.

Riley Greene - Detroit Tigers OF - Second auto. Pass. 

Ryan Pepiot - Los Angeles Dodgers P - Pass. 

Raimfer Salinas - New York Yankees OF - Watch and revisit. Has battled injuries. 

Ricky Vanasco - Texas Rangers P - Pass. 

Seth Gray - Minnesota Twins OF - Pass. Too old. 

Tyler Dyson - Washington Nationals P - Pass. 

Trey Harris - Atlanta Braves - Pass. Too old. 

Tyler Ivey - Houston Astros P - Pass. 

Taylor Jones - Houston Astros 1B - Pass. 

Tucupita Marcano - San Diego Padres 2B/SS - Pass. Not enough power for me. 

Tahnaj Thomas - Pittsburgh Pirates P - Pass.

Thad Ward - Boston Red Sox P - Pass.

Ulrich Bojarski - Detroit Tigers OF - Pass. 

Vaughn Grissom - Atlanta Braves SS - Wait and revisit for me. Not sure how much upside is here.

Will Holland - Minnesota Twins SS - Pass. 

Wilderd Patino - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - I like the tools here. Buy. 

Yoendrys Gomez - New York Yankees P - Wait and revisit. Not sure if he is a starter or will be in the bullpen.

Zach Watson - Baltimore Orioles OF - Pass. Too old. 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

An Update on How to Reach Me

Please note the new email address. If you have any questions feel free to comment on a post or email me at askpfcnow@gmail.com. I also will continue to be on Twitter @Prospects4Cash. Thanks again for your support.

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Alec Bohm - So Far, So Good

Alec Bohm is off to a great start in the majors. Even though the sample size is small he is showing great plate discipline and power potential. The main thing to note is that historically 3B prospects tend to be safe bets. Yes there is always a chance for a prospect to wash out but the evaluation for most 3B prospects is easier because the bat is a bigger component of the scouting report.