Sunday, May 29, 2016

Pay Attention To Ronald Guzman & Tim Anderson

As the season continues on I am always looking at various stats to see if there is a prospect that I may have overlooked. Check out the names below.

Ronald Guzman -Texas Rangers 1B - Guzman is currently in AA and he having an impressive season so far. His development through the minors is very similar to his Rangers teammate Nomar Mazara. He has 13XBH to go along with 7 HR this season with an impressive .329 Avg. At only 21 years of age I am excited to see how he develops going forward. Autos can be purchased for $10-20. I rate Guzman as a BUY.

Tim Anderson -Chicago White Sox SS- Tim Anderson is an interesting prospect. Is he a speedster or does he have enough pop to hit 20Hr in a season? After a rough start in AAA this year, he has broken out of his slump and is on fire right now. He rarely walks but seems like a dynamic athlete. What people don't know is that Tim did not play baseball until his junior year in high school. He is still developing his game even at the higher levels. Base autographs are going for as low as $10 and as high as $20. I think if you can be patient with the ups and downs he is a BUY.

A Prospectors Thoughts on the 2016 MLB Draft

The MLB Draft is right around the corner and between June 9-11, the next wave of baseball talent will arrive to the professional ranks. As a fan, I enjoy watching the first few rounds to familiarize myself with the future players who will help my team win the World Series. Should a prospector care about the Draft? Is there any advantage that can be obtained? In my opinion, there is a small advantage that can be gained. Over the years baseball has become a regional sport so the market a player goes to is very important. For example, imagine if Brendan Rodgers was drafted by the Dodgers vs the Rockies. I think his prices would be even higher. The market matters when it comes to a prospect and its value. Overall I think a prospector can get an idea of future demand depending on what player goes where. Ultimately a players performance is the biggest factor in determining price but the market the player is in does impact value.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

2016 Bowman Baseball Autographs - Prospects To Buy (Part 2)

Here are a few more prospects I like out of the recent 2016 Bowman Baseball release.

Atlanta Braves 3b - Juan Yepez -Yepez had a nice rookie campaign showing a little power and hit for a decent average. I will be watching closely to see if is BB:K rate improves and if his extra base hits increase. He is only 18 so there is a lot of room for growth. This recommendation is more of a watch and see than a buy.

Boston Red Sox P - Anderson Espinoza - Anderson is putting up an impressive 12 SO9 this season. He is a hard thrower with impressive stuff. The prices do reflect the success. Base autos are selling for $30-40 dollars.