Monday, May 31, 2021

2021 Bowman Draft Baseball - Pricing Trends Update

Here are the pricing trend updates for 2021 Bowman. The product has been out for a month so prices are normalized. Overall I see a ton of value.  Please note I am only looking at the base auto sales.

Adael Amador - Colorado Rockies, SS – $15-$25. Not bad if you like the player.

Eddy Diaz - Colorado Rockies SS – $10. Affordable. 

Darryl Collins - Kansas City Royals OF – $15. Another affordable prospect. 

Kevin Alcantara - New York Yankees OF – $100. High end prospect. 

Alexander Vargas - New York Yankees SS – I've seen as low as $20 and as high as $30. 

Ivan Johnson - Cincinnati Reds 2B – Auto is selling for $10-$15. I think this is a steal. 

Austin Martin - Toronto Blue Jays SS – Redemption over $350. Very high but he can really play.  

Angel Martinez - Cleveland Indians SS – Around $35. 

Gabriel Arias - Cleveland Indians SS - Around $30. 

Jose Tena - Cleveland Indians SS - Around $25. 

Alexander Ramirez – Los Angeles Angels OF – $50. People are buying the youth and upside. 

D'Shawn Knowles – Los Angeles Angels OF –  $15. I think this is another steal. Only 20 years old. 

Adinso Reyes - Detroit Tigers SS – $20-$25. Not bad at all. 

Aaron Sabato - Minnesota Twins 1B – $80. People are aware of the power potential. The Twins also do a great job with player development. 

Brainer Bonaci - Boston Red Sox SS – $15-$20. Another affordable prospect. 

Blaze Jordan - Boston Red Sox 3B/1B – $200. High as expected. 

Jose Salas - Miami Marlins SS – $35. Has not played yet but the hype is there. 

Coby Mayo - Baltimore Orioles 3B – $45-$50. For the price to be this high with no at bats is interesting. 

Dylan MacLean - Texas Rangers LHP - Under $10.

Maximo Acosta - Texas Rangers SS – $120. As expected. 

Marcus Smith - Texas Rangers OF - Base is around $15 and lower. Good price. 

Heriberto Hernandez - Texas Rangers OF/1B (Note He’s a Tampa Bay Ray) – Around $55. Tampa effect? 

Ji-Hwan Bae - Pittsburgh Pirates SS – $15. Its possible to get this card for lower than that though. 

Endy Rodriguez - New York Mets C/OF (Now a Pittsburg Pirate) $15. Not bad at all.  

Freddy Valdez - New York Mets OF – $20-$30. A little on the high end for him. In my opinion. 

Jeremy De La Rosa - Washington Nationals OF – Average is around $60. Not surprised. Next Soto? 

Jeferson Espinal - Arizona Diamondbacks OF – Around $15-$20. Properly priced. 

Jairo Pomares - San Francisco Giants OF – Around $30. I agree with the price. 

Johan Rojas - Philadelphia Phillies OF – Around $20-$30. I just worry that the Phillies won't develop him properly. 

Mick Abel - Philadelphia Phillies – Around $40. First round talent. 

Luis Santana - Houston Astros 2B - Under $15. Contact hitter that is a little older. 

Jake Vogel - Los Angeles Dodgers OF -  Around $30. 

Hedbert Perez - Milwaukee Brewers OF – Prices vary. Low as $100 to as high as $150. Top international signing. 

Ismael Mena - Chicago Cubs OF – $15-$25. Has not played yet but is another project. 

Brayan Buelvas - Oakland Athletics OF – $15-$20. Decent price. Need to see more from the player.

Jose Rodriguez - Chicago White Sox SS – Around $25. 

Yoelqui Cespedes - Chicago White Sox OF - Around $100. I honestly though the price would be higher. 


  1. Im going to all in with Jose Salas. He is amazing at his age

    1. Great pick Jack. I can't wait to see how he develops.

  2. Thanks again for a great page. Looking at your pricing comments, it seems that Ivan Johnson and Knowles are the top 2 steals. What other prospect prices do you think is the top buy right now?

    1. Hello Derek. Thanks for the comment. One I can think of is Johan Rojas. Look up his numbers. Solid.

  3. What are your initial thoughts of Endy Rodriguez (mets catcher) so far in 2021? He looks like a solid long term hold to me given his tools.

    1. Thanks for the comment Jimmy. He's on the Pirates now but that does not matter. He has really good skills and will grow into power. Good to buy now as the prices have spiked.

  4. Any thoughts on the retail exclusive paper auto prospects? I had no idea until this morning these were even a thing! One I see that’s getting solid sales is Jose Miranda from the twins

    1. It has to be the right player. They sell for less money though.

  5. Prices for the Hedbert BCAs have gone crashing down. Is it time to pick them up? Futhermore, have you thought about doing a report that shows price at launch, price on X date after season is over, and if the dip in price is now worth the risky buy?

    1. Thanks for reading and the comment. That's a good idea. So many prices have dropped it might be a good idea to do another price trend update. Hedbert's base auto is under 20 bucks. He's 19 years old. His strikeout rate was at 30% which is high but I would say it's a good time to buy. This card was 100 bucks at release.