Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tyler Soderstrom Is A Future Top Prospect (Oakland Athletics, C/1B)

Tyler Soderstom is another prospect on my radar. The bat is special and its highly likely that he will be moved from catcher due to the plus bat. This is a great thing if it occurs as playing catcher day to day really impacts a player's overall offensive production. I expect a big season from Tyler and hopefully the injury bug stays away from him while he's behind home plate. 

Monday, May 23, 2022

2022 Bowman Baseball - Pricing Trends Update

2022 Bowman Baseball has been out a few weeks and I have to admit the price trends are interesting. It seems some prices have dropped. You still have some high priced cards out there but overall there are some good prices out on the market. Maybe this is a correction but time will only tell. There is a ton of value out there. Just as a reminder I looked at EBay sales that were auction only and the base chrome auto only. 


Aeverson Arteaga - San Francisco Giants SS - Around $70. Fair. 

Anthony Rodriguez - San Francisco Giants 3B - Between $9-$20. Great price.


Elly De LA Cruz - Cincinnati Reds SS - Over $200 for most sales. To risky of a prospect to pay those prices.

Matt McLain - Cincinnati Reds SS - Over $200 for most sales. High draft picks always get a bump.


Denzer Guzman - Los Angeles Angels SS - Around $30. A little high for a project but that is the market now. 


Roismar Quintana - Washington Nationals OF - Around $20 


Jonatan Clase - Seattle Mariners OF - Between $20-$30


Alejandro Pie - Tampa Bay Rays 3B/SS - Under $10. Bargain.

Curtis Mead - Tampa Bay Rays 3B - Between $75-$100. Fair. He has a lot of buzz.


Bryan Acuña - Minnesota Twins OF - Around $100. Short print? 


Dustin Harris - Texas Rangers 1B - Between $50-$75. I could see this price going higher if he keeps up the good performance.

Zion Bannister - Texas Rangers OF -  Between $5-$15. 


Kahlil Watson - Miami Marlins SS - Around $300. Way too high for me but I get it. 


Oswaldo Cabrera - New York Yankees Utility - Around $30. 

Trey Sweeney - New York Yankees SS - Around $75. Yankees bump? Maybe. He's a good talent.


Jhonkensy Noel - Cleveland Guardians 1B/3B - Around $40. I honestly thought this would be more.

George Valera - Cleveland Guardians OF - All over the place. Low as $75. High as $125. Would you rather buy two Noel's instead?


Brayan Bello - Boston Red Sox P - Around $50. For a pitcher, that is way too high.

Eduardo Vaughan - Boston Red Sox OF - Between $5-$15.


Lenyn Sosa - Chicago White Sox SS - Around $60. I would wait to see more. 

Colson Montgomery - Chicago White Sox SS - Low as $100 and high as $150. First round draft pick bump. Reports have been positive so far.


Luis Gonzalez - Baltimore Orioles OF - Selling for around $10.


Warming Bernabel - Colorado Rockies 3B - Around $65. Fair. I just wish he was not a Rockie.


Gavin Conticello - Arizona Diamondbacks 3B - Around $10.


Joshua Baez - St. Louis Cardinals OF - Around $50. I was expecting a lower price but I am not surprised.


James Triantos - Chicago Cubs 2B - Around $150. Tons of redemptions out there. Highly possible he may be short printed. Cub prospects get a price bump too. Be careful.


Jose Ramos - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - Around $45. 

Eddys Leonard - Los Angeles Dodgers SS - Around $45.


James Wood - San Diego Padres OF - Around $150. A ton of buzz here but way too high for me.


Max Muncy - Oakland Athletics SS - Around $100. Some sales were inflated via shill bidding so I did not included those. Not surprised by the price but I need to see improvement with his strikeouts.

Roberto Campos - Detroit Tigers OF - Around $60. 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

A Review of My Past Bowman Baseball Recommendations (2018)

At PFC its important to hold myself accountable for my reviews. These days, a ton of creators say who to buy or sell but never admit they were wrong or missed on something. I reviewed 2018 releases to see where I hit or miss. One thing that I am proud of is if you look at the original posts, I passed on a lot of players. Pitchers are still hard to pick and some hitters can be decent players but not stars. 

2018 Bowman Baseball 

Jose Adolis Garcia - St. Louis Cardinals OF - Hit. Was an older prospect that I said to not invest in too much. 

Corbin Burnes - Milwaukee Brewers P - Miss. Eventually turned into a superstar but there has been bumps in the road. I said pass at the time.

Cedric Mullins - Baltimore Orioles OF - Hit. I said that his prices would not pop too much due to the team being so bad. He has played well and money could of been made here.

Cristian Pache - Atlanta Braves OF- Hit. You could of made money here if you bought in 2018.

Colton Welker - Colorado Rockies 3B - Hit. A guy that has been decent but not enough to move the needle. Told readers to be careful.

Daniel Johnson - Washington Nationals OF - Bargain bin miss. Cheap cost but never got going.

DJ Peters - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - Hit. In Korea. I told you to pass. 

Edward Olivares - Toronto Blue Jays OF - Miss. A nice prospect but no one cared.

Greg Deichmann - Oakland Athletics 1B - Miss. Has not corrected strike out issues.

Hunter Greene - Cincinnati Reds P - Hit. I told you to pass. Too much risk.

Jose Siri - Cincinnati Reds - Hit. I said the K rate needed to be better. It did not get better. 

Keibert Ruiz - Los Angeles Dodgers C - Hit. Became a top hot prospect. Money could of been made here.

Luis Robert - Chicago White Sox OF - Hit/Miss. Prices were high but he does sell. I was worried in the beginning but he proved me wrong. Would of purchased if the price was right. 

Pedro Avila - San Diego Padres P - Hit/Miss. I said buy one or two. He's not a bad player just not an ace.

Sandro Fabian - San Francisco Giants OF - Miss. 24 and in AA. I noted there was some risk here.

Shed Long - Cincinnati Reds 2B- Miss. A nice player who got a little hot in the minors but did not pop.

2018 Bowman Chrome

Carlos Rincon - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - Hit/Miss. 24 and with the Mets. The K rate improved a little bit but he has not popped. 

Estevan Florial - New York Yankees OF - Hit. I told you he was too high risk.  

James Nelson - Miami Marlins 3B - Hit/Miss. I said take a small position. Did not really take off though.

Michel Baez - San Diego Padres P - Miss. Tommy John. 

Seth Romero - Washington Nationals P - Miss. Another pitcher miss. 

Yordan Alvarez - Houston Astros OF - Hit. Liked him but knew the price would be too high. 

Akil Baddoo - Minnesota Twins OF - Hit. Money could of been made here. 

Brandon Marsh - Los Angeles Angels - Hit. I said it was a buy but a gamble. He has played OK but that was the known risk. 

Daulton Varsho - Arizona Diamondbacks - Miss. I will say miss here and I'm bummed about it. I loved what he brought to the table. A nice player but the spike in card prices is not there. So many prospects that are good but don't move the needle. 

Kristian Robinson - Arizona Diamondbacks - Hit. Money could of been made here prior to the legal issues. 

Luis Garcia - Washington Nationals - Hit. Nice player and still only 21 as I write this article.

Shane Bieber - Cleveland Indians P - Nice bullpen arm but not a player I would buy. (Miss. I said this. Pitchers are tough to pick.) 

Tyler Freeman - Cleveland Indians - Hit. Became a top 50 prospect. 

William Contreras - Atlanta Braves C - Miss. A nice player but did not pop.

Yasel Antuna - Washington Nationals 2B - Miss. I have to be honest. 22 yrs of age now wan with the Red Sox. The performance has been decent but not good enough. 

2018 Bowman Draft

Alec Bohm - Philadelphia Phillies 3B - Hit. A starting 3B. Money could have been made here. 

Alek Thomas - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - I decided to watch here but understood people who bought. Those who bought made money. 

Carlos Cortes - New York Mets 2B - Not a bad prospect. Hit. 

Cole Roederer - Chicago Cubs OF - Miss here on a strong buy. A meh career so far. 

Greyson Jenista - Atlanta Braves OF - Miss. Stikeouts are way too high. 

Jordyn Adams - Los Angeles Angels OF -Hit. I told people to be careful here. He's off to a hot start this year.  

Jonathan India - Cincinnati Reds 3B - Hit. A solid major leaguer. 

Jeremiah Jackson - Los Angeles Angels SS - Hit. Told you to be careful here. 

Jake McCarthy - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - Miss. Decent player but did not really pop. 

Kody Clemens - Detroit Tigers 2B - Solid prospect but the prices were too high. Hit. 

Luken Baker - St. Louis Cardinals 1B - Hit. Baker got hot a few times in the minors. Money could of been made here. 

Nolan Gorman - St. Louis Cardinals 3B - Hit. I doubled down on this. 

Nico Hoerner - Chicago Cubs 2B - Hit. Had a few hot moments in the minors and majors. Money was made here.  

Tyler Frank - Tampa Bay Rays 2B - Miss. Has not played the last two years. 

Trevor Larnach - Minnesota Twins OF - Hit. Had a few hot moments. 

Tristan Pompey - Miami Marlins OF -  Miss. Did not move the needle. 

Travis Swaggerty - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Hit/Miss. Was on the right track then had a bad shoulder injury. 

Links to Original Articles 

2018 Bowman Baseball

2018 Bowman Chrome

2018 Bowman Draft 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

2022 Bowman Baseball - Full Prospect Analysis

Bowman 2022 is out this week and my review is below. Over 89 names. Not a ton of pitchers. Overall the checklist is solid. If I passed on someone it usually means they have no power potential or I don't see room for more growth as they are too old. I love this product because there are a ton of projects and guys that have boom/bust potential. 


Aeverson Arteaga - San Francisco Giants SS - Young talent with a ton of upside. A lot to like here.

Ricardo Genoves - San Francisco Giants C - Pass. 

Anthony Rodriguez - San Francisco Giants 3B - The Giants are developing really good prospects these days.


Yan Contreras - Cincinnati Reds SS - Must be injured. No stats since 2019. 

Christian Roa - Cincinnati Reds P - Pass. 

Allan Cerda - Cincinnati Reds OF - Pass. 

Elly De LA Cruz - Cincinnati Reds SS - Nice prospect with boom or bust potential. Worth a small position.

Justice Thompson - Cincinnati Reds OF - Pass.

Matt McLain - Cincinnati Reds SS - 1st round draft pick with very solid numbers. I like the player.

Michel Triana - Cincinnati Reds 1B - Pass. 


Edgar Quero - Los Angeles Angels C - Pass.

Mason Albright - Los Angeles Angels - Pass.

Denzer Guzman - Los Angeles Angels SS - So young and will take time to develop. Worth holding.

Alejandro Hidalgo - Los Angeles Angels P - Nice arm but I will pass.


Darren Baker - Washington Nationals 2B - Pass.

Andry Lara - Washington Nationals P - Nice talent but I will pass. 

Roismar Quintana - Washington Nationals OF - Upside pick that is worth holding. 


Adam Macko - Seattle Mariners P - Pass. 

Jonatan Clase - Seattle Mariners OF - Very nice player with good numbers.

Juan Querecuto - Seattle Mariners SS - Pass. Not a ton of power. 


Alejandro Pie - Tampa Bay Rays 3B/SS - Very young needs to grow into power. Its possible. 

Taj Bradley - Tampa Bay Rays P - Pass. 

Curtis Mead - Tampa Bay Rays 3B - Stud with really good numbers. 


Carlos Aguiar - Minnesota Twins OF - Pass.

Bryan Acuña - Minnesota Twins OF - Ronald Acuna Jrs brother. Has not played. 


Ronny Henriquez - Texas Rangers P - Nice arm with low walk numbers. I dont see an ace though.

Dustin Harris - Texas Rangers 1B - Very nice numbers. I really like what I see here. 

Zion Bannister - Texas Rangers OF - Project that has not played much.


Brady Allen - Miami Marlins OF - Decent prospect. I will pass but he does have decent numbers.

Kahlil Watson - Miami Marlins SS -Stud.

Federico Polanco - Miami Marlins 2B - No power. Pass.


Oswaldo Cabrera - New York Yankees Utility - A little older but has a ton of talent. 

Randy Vasquez - New York Yankees P - Pass. 

Tyler Hardman - New York Yankees 1B/3B - Pass. 

Trey Sweeney - New York Yankees SS - Another good talent here. 


Jose Fermin - Cleveland Guardians 2B/SS - Pass.

Jhonkensy Noel - Cleveland Guardians 1B/3B - Very young. Strikes out a lot but there is still time to clean that up.

George Valera - Cleveland Guardians OF - Very solid prospect. I really like the talent here.


Brayan Bello - Boston Red Sox P - Nice arm. 

Eduardo Vaughan - Boston Red Sox OF - Another project. 

Marcelo Mayer - Boston Red Sox SS - Second Bowman auto.

Niko Kavadas - Boston Red Sox 1B - Pass.


Benyamin Bailey - Chicago White Sox OF - Pass. 

Lenyn Sosa - Chicago White Sox SS - Decent numbers. Maybe a small position. 

Colson Montgomery - Chicago White Sox SS - Nice prospect with room to grow. I would not be surprised if he breaks out later this year. 

Oscar Colas - Chicago White Sox OF - Pass. 


Branlyn Jaraba - Milwaukee Brewers 3B - Project with OK numbers. 

Felix Valerio - Milwaukee Brewers 2B - Nice hitter with limited power.

Larry Ernesto - Milwaukee Brewers OF - Pass. 

Jackson Chourio - Milwaukee Brewers OF - Young but look at his 2021 stats. Impressive.

Hendry Mendez - Milwaukee Brewers OF - Decent prospect but I will have to pass. 


Creed Willems - Baltimore Orioles C - 19 and has not played at all. 

Luis Gonzalez - Baltimore Orioles OF - Another young project worth a hold.

Darell Hernaiz - Baltimore Orioles SS - Pass. 

Colton Cowser - Baltimore Orioles CF - Second Bowman auto.


Benny Montgomery - Colorado Rockies - Second Bowman auto.

Warming Bernabel - Colorado Rockies 3B - Love the numbers here even if its a project. Worth a long term hold. 


Gavin Conticello - Arizona Diamondbacks 3B - Need to see how he develops but I like what I read about him.

Ryan Bliss - Arizona Diamondbacks SS - Pass. 

Jordan Lawlar - Arizona Diamondbacks SS - Second Bowman auto. 


Brandon Valenzuela - San Diego Padres C - Pass. 

Euribiel Angeles - San Diego Padres 3B/SS - Now with Oakland but its a pass. 


Cristian Gonzalez - Houston Astros SS - Not enough pop for me.

Tyler Whitaker - Houston Astros OF - Pass. 

Dauri Lorenzo - Houston Astros 2B/SS - Pass. 


Luca Tresh - Kansas City Royals C - Pass.

Wilmin Candelario - Kansas City Royals SS - Pass.

Dayton Dooney - Kansas City Royals 2B - Pass. 


Martin Gimenez - Toronto Blue Jays SS - Young project but where is the power?

Damiano Palmegiani - Toronto Blue Jays 3B - Not a bad player. A little too old for my taste.


Elijah Cabell - St. Louis Cardinals OF - Pass.

Joshua Baez - St. Louis Cardinals OF - Very young but the power numbers show good signs. 


Yeison Santana - Chicago Cubs - Pass. 

Luis Verdugo - Chicago Cubs SS - Pass.

Pablo Aliendo - Chicago Cubs C - Pass. 

Ronnier Quintero - Chicago Cubs C - Pass. 

James Triantos - Chicago Cubs 2B- Very solid prospect.

Jordan Wicks - Chicago Cubs P - Pass. 


Jose Ramos - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - Another solid Dodger prospect. 

Eddys Leonard - Los Angeles Dodgers SS - See above. 


Henry Davis - Pittsburgh Pirates - Second Bowman auto.

Matt Fraizer - Pittsburgh Pirates OF -  Pass. 

Jack Suwinski - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Pass. 


James Wood - San Diego Padres OF - 6'7 potential stud. I really like what I see here.

Victor Lizarraga - San Diego Padres P - Pass. 


Luke Waddell - Atlanta Braves SS - Pass. 

Max Muncy - Oakland Athletics SS - Strikeouts are high but I am a fan. 

Roberto Campos - Detroit Tigers OF - Love the talent here.

Robert Dominguez - New York Mets P - Pass. 

Yhoswar Garcia - Philadelphia Phillies OF - Pass.