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.
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