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