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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to 2022 Bowman Draft Baseball: Full Analysis and Rankings

Another year, another draft in the books. The 2022 edition of Bowman Draft is out and once again my review is below. As you can see when it comes to pitchers there is no point to buy right now as they are high risk. Maybe keep an eye on some of the names you like. A big development in recent drafts is the selection of college players over high school players. While these players may be more polished, they are older and it’s really hard to say if there is a ton of upside. I try not to write college guys off. Aaron Judge went to college, and we see how that went. I hope this helps. If you disagree on anything leave a comment. Thanks to all readers. 

Alex Freeland - Los Angeles Dodgers SS - I could not find much on Freeland but he had a solid college career and is in a good org. Worth a look. 

Dalton Rushing - Los Angeles Dodgers C - Catcher with limited at bats but the small sample size is impressive. I'm just not a catcher investor though. 

Nick Biddison - Los Angeles Dodgers OF -  A little older for my taste but solid. At 22 how much upside is there? 

Sean McLain - Los Angeles Dodgers SS - Similar profile to Freeland. 

 

Anthony Hall - New York Yankees OF - Has not played a ton of pro ball but his college numbers are nice. 

Drew Thorpe - New York Yankees RHP - Wait and see here. 

 

Alex McFarlane - Philadelphia Phillies P - Wait and see for all pitchers. 

Gabriel Rincones - Philadelphia Phillies OF - From the UK and has power. Interesting prospect. 

 

Ivan Melendez - Arizona Diamondbacks 1B - Small sample size in A ball but I like what I see here. 

Andrew Pintar - Arizona Diamondbacks SS - Looked at his college stats. Not a ton of pop here but has not played pro ball so lets see what happens. 

Landon Sims - Arizona Diamondbacks P - Wait and see. Coming back from injury. 

Nazier Mule - Chicago Cubs P - Power arm. 

Cade Horton - Chicago Cubs P - Pitcher that is a high draft pick. Always high risk. 

Christopher Paciolla - Chicago Cubs Utility - A player that has my interest. Seems to have good power and speed. Time will tell but everything I read is good. 

Brandon Birdsell - Chicago Cubs P - Wait and see. 

 

Brandon Barriera - Toronto Blue Jays P - Wait and see. 

Cade Doughty - Toronto Blue Jays 2B - Solid numbers in A ball. Showed some pop. 

Josh Kasevich - Toronto Blue Jays SS - Similar profile to Cade. 

Tucker Toman - Toronto Blue Jays 3B - Too small of a sample size to analyze but hes a power bat. 

 

Blake Burkhalter - Atlanta Braves P - Wait and see. 

Cole Phillips - Atlanta Braves P - Wait and see. 

Ignacio Alvarez - Atlanta Braves 3B - Seems to have a nice bat based off what I read but I dont see much out there. I would understand if you bought. He's 19 in a good system.

David McCabe - Atlanta Braves 3B - At 22 a little on the older side for me but could be a quick flip and fast mover.

Owen Murphy - Atlanta Braves P - Wait and see. 

JR Ritchie - Atlanta Braves P - Wait and see.

Drake Baldwin - Atlanta Braves C - Its a pass for me. 

 

Brenner Cox - Washington Nationals OF - 18 years old and is a developmental talent. 

Jared McKenzie - Washington Nationals OF - Pass. 

Elijah Green - Washington Nationals OF - High draft pick. Potential stud. Has a long way to go far as development. 

Trey Lipscomb - Washington Nationals 3B - Pass. 

 

Bryce Hubbart - Cincinnati Reds P - Wait and see. 

Justin Boyd - Cincinnati Reds OF - Nice college bat. Not sure if there is upside though.

Zach Maxwell - Cincinnati Reds P - Wait and see.

Kenya Huggins - Cincinnati Reds P - Wait and see. 

Sal Stewart - Cincinnati Reds 3B - Young player that can hit for contact. I am interested. 

Logan Tanner - Cincinnati Reds C - Pass. 

 

Brooks Lee - Minnesota Twins SS - Solid player. Not sure if hes a superstar but hes solid. The bat is good. 

Tanner Schobel - Minnesota Twins 2B - Not bad numbers but no pop. Need to see more in that area.

 

Cutter Coffey - Boston Red Sox Utility - Development pick but could be a nice player. Lot of upside. 

Mikey Romero - Boston Red Sox SS - Another solid player with upside. Can he tap into his power? 

Chase Meidroth - Boston Red Sox 2B - Nice prospect but its a pass for me. 

 

Chase DeLauter - Cleveland Guardians OF - Finally a power hitter in Cleveland. I am interested because they can develop hitters. 

Dylan DeLucia - Cleveland Guardians P - Wait and see. 

Nate Furman - Cleveland Guardians 2B - Cleveland loves contact guys. Not a ton of pop here. 

Joe Lampe - Cleveland Guardians OF - A little older but I am interested. His college numbers were solid. 

Justin Campbell - Cleveland Guardians P - Wait and see. 

 

Cooper Hjerpe - St. Louis Cardinals P - Wait and see. 

Victor Scott II - St. Louis Cardinals CF - Speedster with tools. 

Jimmy Crooks III - St. Louis Cardinals C - Pass. 

 

Chandler Simpson - Tampa Bay Rays SS - Contact prospect but can hit. 

Trevor Martin - Tampa Bay Rays P - Wait and see. 

Ryan Cermak - Tampa Bay Rays OF - Seems to be a good prospect but I dont see superstar here.

Dominic Keegan - Tampa Bay Rays C - Pass. 

 

Cayden Wallace - Kansas City Royals 3B - Pass. 

Gavin Cross - Kansas City Royals OF - Very solid numbers. 

Mason Barnett - Kansas City Royals P - Wait and see. 

Steven Zobac - Kansas City Royals - Another two way player. Risky. 

Hunter Patteson - Kansas City Royals P - Wait and see. 

 

Jud Fabian - Baltimore Orioles OF - Not a bad player but too old for me. 

Jackson Holliday - Baltimore Orioles SS - He's so young but his old man was good. The price will be high so take your shots in group breaks. He has talent and could move fast. 

Douglas Hodo III - Baltimore Orioles OF - Pass. 

Dylan Beavers - Baltimore Orioles OF - Not a bad prospect. I would buy him before Jud. 

Silas Ardoin - Baltimore Orioles C - Pass. 

 

Cole Young - Seattle Mariners SS - Pass. 

Tyler Locklear - Seattle Mariners OF - Good college bat. Could move fast. 

Walter Ford - Seattle Mariners P - Wait and see. 

 

Victor Mederos - Los Angeles Angels P - Wait and see. 

Zach Neto - Los Angeles Angels SS- I like Zach. Already in AA and can hit. One of my favorite guys in the product. 

Ben Joyce - Los Angeles Angels P - Wait and see. 

Sonny DiChiara - Los Angeles Angels 1B - Power bat but too old for me. 

 

Jett Williams - New York Mets - See Smith below.

Tyler Stuart - New York Mets P - Wait and see. 

Kevin Parada - New York Mets C - Pass. 

D'Andre Smith - New York Mets SS - Nice contact hitting prospect. 

Drew Gilbert - Houston Astros OF - Nice player on the older side but could be a fast mover. 

Trey Dombroski III - Houston Astros  P - Wait and see. 

 

Dylan Lesko - San Diego Padres P - Wait and see. 

Henry Williams - San Diego Padres P - Wait and see. 

Jakob Marsee - San Diego Padres OF - Pass. 

 

Eric Brown Jr. - Milwaukee Brewers SS - Hits for contact and not much power. Nice player but not sure he'll sell. 

Jacob Misiorowski - Milwaukee Brewers P - Wait and see. 

 

Jordan Beck - Colorado Rockies OF - Small sample size but has some tools. 

Ryan Ritter - Colorado Rockies SS - Pass. 

Sterlin Thompson - Colorado Rockies - Pass. 

Gabriel Hughes - Colorado Rockies P - Wait and see. 

 

Henry Bolte - Oakland Athletics OF - I like the high risk but toolsy prospect with power. Project for sure. 

 

Jace Jung - Detroit Tigers 2B - Not a bad prospect. 

Troy Melton - Detroit Tigers P - Wait and see. 

 

Jacob Miller - Miami Marlins P - Wait and see. 

Jared Poland - Miami Marlins P - Wait and see. 

 

Jordan Sprinkle - Chicago White Sox SS - Pass for me. 

Tyler Schweitzer - Chicago White Sox P - Wait and see. 

Peyton Pallette - Chicago White Sox P - Wait and see. 

Noah Schultz - Chicago White Sox P - Wait and see. 

 

Kumar Rocker - Texas Rangers P - Good arm but its a wait and see. High risk.

 

Nathan Martorella - San Diego Padres 1B - Small sample size but not a bad talent. 

Robby Snelling - San Diego Padres P - Wait and see. 

 

Reggie Crawford - San Francisco Giants DH - Two way project recovering from Tommy John. Its an investment on potential with risk. 

 

Tres Gonzalez - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Pass. 

Jack Brannigan - Pittsburgh Pirates - Two way guy. Wait and see. 

Michael Kennedy - Pittsburgh Pirates P - Wait and see. 

Termarr Johnson - Pittsburgh Pirates SS - Special bat that will cost you a ton to invest in.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A Review of My Past Bowman Baseball Recommendations (2019)

Almost three years has past since the 2019 Bowman products have been released. Looking back at the checklists and articles was fun. Overall this year in Bowman history was not as strong as other years. Most of these prospects are still on my watch list or I passed on. Most of the top prospects were high priced upon released so I did not really recommend to buy. 


I do this after three years to hold myself accountable. Links to the original articles are below. Its a good feeling to know that my instincts were sharp around this time as all card prices were starting to rise and it was very difficult to take big swings. If you miss on a prospect you want it to be on a mid to low tier player that is not priced too high. That is very hard to do these days as prices have never been higher. 


Link to Original Review Articles

2019 Bowman Baseball 

2019 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2019 Bowman Draft Baseball


2019 Bowman Baseball 

Blaze Alexander - Arizona Diamondbacks 2B - I would lean towards a miss here. Has made progress but if I had to go back I would pass. 

Brewer Hicklen - Kansas City Royals OF - Another miss here. 

Cal Mitchell - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Showed flashes in the minors but I think its a miss. 

Cristian Santana - Los Angeles Dodgers 1B/3B - Too old. Miss. 

Elehuris Montero - St. Louis Cardinals 3B - I would say this one is a hit here. Money could of been made here.

Esteury Ruiz - San Diego Padres 2B - Promising prospect but still developing. Miss. 

Julio Rodriguez - Seattle Mariners OF - Obvious hit. 

Marco Luciano - San Francisco Giants - Did not make a recommendation at the time. Big time prospect now. 

Ronny Mauricio - New York Mets SS - See Marco above. 

Tirso Ornelas - San Diego Padres OF - Miss here. 


2019 Bowman Chrome Baseball

Shervyen Newton - New York Mets SS - More of a gamble bargain bin choice. So not really a hit or miss.

Owen Miller - San Diego Padres 2B - Fooled again buy a Padres prospect. Miss.

Mike Siani - Cincinnati Reds OF - Hit I guess. Cards are still under $10.  

Noelvi Marte - Seattle Mariners SS -  Hit. 

Orelvis Martinez - Toronto Blue Jays 3B/SS - Hit


2019 Bowman Draft Baseball

Brett Baty - New York Mets 3B - Hit. Money could of been made here. 

Gunnar Henderson - Baltimore Orioles SS - Hit. Told you to watch but eventually selected him as a breakout prospect.

Hunter Bishop - San Francisco Giants OF- Man I thought he would be a stud. Kind of a miss here.

Jamari Baylor - Philadelphia Phillies SS - Miss right now. 

Nick Lodolo - Cincinnati Reds P - Hit. Money could of been made here. Rare for a pitcher. 

Rece Hinds - Cincinnati Reds 3B - Hit. Young and prospectors love the power.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

2022 Bowman Chrome Baseball - Full Prospect Analysis

Hello Readers. First I just want to thank everyone who comes to the site to read my opinions. I hope what I am providing helps. I would have to say that now that cards are hot again the checklist for Bowman products has never been bigger. Not a compliant as more prospects is better for everyone. I organized these by team and picked some teams and singles that I do like this year .

I look forward to your questions and feel free to disagree on my assessments. Links to Ebay have also been provided. One last thing to note is that with Bowman Chrome the product is made to feature most of the recent international signings. Due to this, a ton of the players are very young and still have to mature. So its hard to really say if a buy or pass applies. Some of these prospects did play some rookie ball but those stats are tricky as the competition is not strong. 


Singles I Like 
Anthony Gutierrez - Texas Rangers OF
Yeison Morrobel - Texas Rangers OF 
Rayne Doncon - Los Angeles Dodgers 2B/SS 
Brady House - Washington Nationals 3B
Ceddanne Rafaela - Boston Red Sox 3B/OF 

Teams That I Like for Group Breaks
Dodgers 
Rangers
Red Sox 
Rockies 
Cardinals
Nationals
Padres
Brewers

Alex De Jesus - Los Angeles Dodgers 3B/SS - Now on the Blue Jays and there is some ability here. The SO% needs to come down asap.
Gavin Stone - Los Angeles Dodgers P - Pass. 
Rayne Doncon - Los Angeles Dodgers - 2B/SS - I like what I see here. Look at the power numbers.
Samuel Munoz - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - Very young but a player like this in the Dodgers system is not fair. 
Jorbit Vivas - Los Angeles Dodgers - 2B/3B - Seems like a on base type of guy but has a little pop. 

Anthony Gutierrez - Texas Rangers OF - Only 17 but and its early but I like what I have seen so far. 
Yeison Morrobel - Texas Rangers OF - Another young player with great numbers. 
Cameron Cauley - Texas Rangers 2B/SS - Not enough pop for me. More of a watch candidate. 
Danyer Cueva - Texas Rangers SS - Very young but I need to see more. 
Jose Rodriguez - Texas Rangers C - Pass. 
JoJo Blackmon - Texas Rangers OF - Man he's so young you have to wait to see if the strikeouts go down.

Parker Chavers - Chicago Cubs OF - Pass. Too old. 
BJ Murray Jr. - Chicago Cubs 1B/3B - Decent player but its a pass for me. 
Christian Franklin - Chicago Cubs OF - Pass. Did not play last year. 
Nelson Velazquez - Chicago Cubs OF - Pass.
Alexis Hernandez - Chicago Cubs SS - 17 years old. Way too young to tell yet. 
Liam Spence - Chicago Cubs 1B/SS - Pass.

Alexander Ovalles - Tampa Bay Rays 1B/OF - Pass. 
Willy Vasquez - Tampa Bay Rays 3B/SS - Very nice player. Good power numbers. Strikeouts could be better but its a respectable number.
Dru Baker - Tampa Bay Rays OF - Similar to above.
Mason Auer - Tampa Bay Rays OF - Similar to above. Rays seem to be on to something. 
Estanli Castillo - Tampa Bay Rays OF - 21 with not a ton of at bats. More of a watch. If he was a little older I would pass. 

Jackson Chourio - Milwaukee Brewers OF - The hottest player in the product. Here is the worry for me. Most of the money that will be made on his cards will be when he is in the minors. The Brewers don't have a big national tv reach. I would be careful here.
Antonio Pinero - Milwaukee Brewers SS - Pass. 
Jheremy Vargas - Milwaukee Brewers Utility - Pass. 

Adrian Sugastey - San Francisco Giants C - Young catcher. Pass. 
Ryan Reckley - San Francisco Giants SS - 18 with only 46 at bats. Watch. 
Diego Velasquez - San Francisco Giants SS - Pass. No pop.
Alexander Suarez - San Francisco Giants OF - Has some power. But check the K/BB ratio. Needs to walk more before I buy.

Andy Thomas - Seattle Mariners C - Pass. 
Victor Labrada - Seattle Mariners OF - Extra base hit numbers are not bad. At 22 years old can he improve? 
Luis Chevalier - Seattle Mariners 2B - Note. Now on the Reds but its a pass. 
Charlie Welch - Seattle Mariners C - Pass.
Cade Marlowe - Seattle Mariners OF - Pass. 

Benjamin Cowles - New York Yankees 2B/SS - Not a bad player but needs to improve. 
Roderick Arias - New York Yankees SS - 18 years old so development will take time. Its a watch for sure.
Cooper Bowman - New York Yankees 2B - Now in Oakland but its a pass. 

Yanquiel Fernandez - Colorado Rockies OF - Monster numbers. The true test will be AA. So don't go too crazy if you buy.
Juan Guerrero - Colorado Rockies OF - Another good prospect similar to Yanquiel. 
Braxton Fulford - Colorado Rockies C - Pass. 

Cristhian Vaquero - Washington Nationals OF - So young at 18. Watch him. 
Daylen Lile - Washington Nationals DH - Watch had tommy john in April. 
Evan Lee - Washington Nationals P - Pass. 25 yrs old. 
Brady House - Washington Nationals 3B - 1st round stud that battled injuries but has power potential. 

Tyler Collins - Atlanta Braves OF - Watch because hes 19 and I like what the Braves do from a development standpoint. 
Brandol Mezquita - Atlanta Braves OF - Hit a ton of doubles in 2022 but to be a power prospect with not a ton of homers tells me his swing has holes. At 21 I would be careful here. 
Dylan Dodd - Atlanta Braves P - Pass. 
Cal Conley - Atlanta Braves SS -Too old for me at 23. 

CJ Rodriguez - Oakland Athletics C - Pass. 
Denzel Clarke - Oakland Athletics OF - Nope. 
Junior Perez - Oakland Athletics OF - Nope. Rough time for the A's right now. 

Jake Rucker - Minnesota Twins 1B - Pass. 
Danny De Andrade - Minnesota Twins 3B - Not a ton of at bats but very young. Good buy and stash candidate. 
Yasser Mercedes - Minnesota Twins OF - See above. 
Noah Miller - Minnesota Twins SS - Potential is here but is a contact hitter. 

Cesar Prieto - Baltimore Orioles 2B - Too old. 
Maikol Hernandez - Baltimore Orioles SS - Only 19 room to grow here. Can the Orioles develop him and are you willing to bet on them to be successful. 
Reed Trimble - Baltimore Orioles OF - Too old for me. 
Greg Cullen - Baltimore Orioles 2B - Pass. 28 yrs old. 
Isaac De Leon - Baltimore Orioles 3B - Pass. Too much swing and miss. 
John Rhodes - Baltimore Orioles OF - Not bad but at 22 he seems to be a 4th outfielder. 
Donta Williams - Baltimore Orioles OF - Pass for me. Too middle of the pack. Similar to Rhodes. 
Collin Burns - Baltimore Orioles SS - 26 years old. Nope. 

Nathan Hickey - Boston Red Sox C - Pass. 
Ceddanne Rafaela - Boston Red Sox 3B/OF - Talked about him here
Eddinson Paulino - Boston Red Sox  Utility - Very, very soild. Impressive. 
Daniel McElveny - Boston Red Sox C - Young catcher. 

Herard Gonzalez - Kansas City Royals 2B - Pass. 
Maikel Garcia - Kansas City Royals SS - Contact hitter. Pass. 
Daniel Vazquez - Kansas City Royals 2B - Contact hitter. Pass. 

Erick Hernandez - Chicago White Sox OF - 17 year old young prospect with upside. Dont overspend here though. 
Norge Vera - Chicago White Sox P - Pass. 
Tanner McDougal - Chicago White Sox P - Pass. 
Wilfred Veras - Chicago White Sox 1B - Big time power numbers. Can he walk more and keep the strikeouts down? That will make or break how far he goes. 

Estiven Machado - Toronto Blue Jays SS - Pass. No pop. 
Jaden Rudd - Toronto Blue Jays OF - Nice player. Would like to see more power though. 
Luis Meza - Toronto Blue Jays C - Young catchers take a long time to develop. 
Sebastian Espino - Toronto Blue Jays P - Pass. 
Victor Mesia - Toronto Blue Jays C - See Meza. 

Simon Juan - New York Mets OF -17 with upside. I like what the Mets do with their young international prospects. 
Kevin Kendall - New York Mets SS - Pass. 
Willy Fanas - New York Mets OF - See Simon Juan. 

Enmanuel Valdez - Houston Astros - Now on the Red Sox. Its a pass though.
Quincy Hamilton - Houston Astros - Pass. Too old. 
Roilan Machandy - Houston Astros OF - Just hit A ball at 21. I think I will have to pass. 

Won-Bin Cho - St. Louis Cardinals - 19 years old. I treat the Cardinals like the Dodgers. They always find guys. 
Jonathan Mejia - St. Louis Cardinals SS -I laugh because you can repeat what I said for Cho here. 

Thomas Farr - Cincinnati Reds P - Pass. Too old. 
Yerlin Confidan - Cincinnati Reds OF - 19 will watch. 
Ricardo Cabrera - Cincinnati Reds SS - Not bad numbers. Seems like a contact hitter. 
Graham Ashcraft - Cincinnati Reds P - Pass.
Leonardo Balcazar - Cincinnati Reds SS - 18 will watch. 

Gavin Tonkel - Philadelphia Phillies OF - Not a ton of at bats or info on him. Seems to have a speedster profile. I am kind of curious. 
William Bergolla - Philadelphia Phillies 2B/SS - Very young. Will watch. 
Logan Cerny - Philadelphia Phillies OF - Now on the Astros. Too old. Its a pass. 
Simon Muzziotti - Philadelphia Phillies OF - Pass. Too old. 

Ian Lewis - Miami Marlins 2B - Pass. No pop.
Junior Sanchez - Miami Marlins 2B - 19 but has not really played yet. 

Jack Herman - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Pass. 
Michael Burrows - Pittsburgh Pirates P - Pass. 
Yordany De Los Santos - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Young but lit up rookie ball. Watch.

Jarlin Susana - San Diego Padres P - On the Nationals now but its a pass.
Jackson Merrill - San Diego Padres SS - Solid prospect. 
Samuel Zavala - San Diego Padres OF - Only 18 but need to see more at bats. 
Rosman Verdugo - San Diego Padres SS - 17 and needs more at bats.
Yendry Rojas - San Diego Padres SS - See above.

Adrian Placencia - Los Angeles Angels 2B/SS - Man this is the type of prospect that you would take a chance on. Young and hits a ton of doubles. The power surge came out of nowhere.

Jaison Chourio - Cleveland Guardians OF - 17 years old with upside. 

Austin Schultz - Detroit Tigers OF - Pass.

Jorge Barrosa - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - Very solid numbers. I really like the player. Will be a regular I think.