Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2016 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects You Should Buy

Here are a few draft prospects you should consider investing in. It was tough to find pitchers this year because of the small sample sizes but stay tuned for more investment recommendations from PFC.

Minnesota Twins - Alex Kirlloff - Alex hit 7 Hr in rookie ball and the K rate was reasonable. He is a very promising prospect. Autos are close to 30. I would wait and see before purchasing.

Toronto Blue Jays - Bo Bichette - Another prospect with auto's trending towards $30. I love the K rate. Keep an eye on him. I think this kid will be good.

Toronto Blue Jays - Cavan Biggio -This kid can hit just like his old man. He does not have a lot of power but I still love him as a prospect.

New York Mets - Justin Dunn - Small sample size but the K/9 rate is good and we all know that the Mets can devlop pitchers better than any other MLB team.

New York Mets - Pete Alonso - Love this prospect. The K rate could be better but Pete has decent power and the auto price is $10-15.

Cincinnati Reds - Taylor Trammell - STRONG BUY - Taylor comes from a football background but decided to play baseball. His approach is still developing but that is no surprise when dealing with a two sport athlete. His K rate was 22% in rookie ball with a 9.1% BB rate. He hit 2HR, 9 doubles and 6 triples. Taylor is my favorite prospect in this product. Adjusting to breaking balls will be key but I love the upside.

Cleveland Indians - Will Benson - Keep a STRONG eye on Will Benson. He has a ton of talent but the strikeouts were high. For $20 an auto I will wait to see if he can adjust. Cleveland has a reputation for developing hitters so watch closely.

Keep an eye on the following prospects.

Oakland Athletics - AJ Puk - College arm that posted a nice K/9 rate in rookie ball. Small sample size so I suggest investors wait and see.

Milwaukee Brewers - Corey Ray - Another prospect I like but the Milwaukee market is not as strong as others and he just had knee surgery. Auto's are $20-30. I would wait and see to see how he comes back from injury.

Boston Red Sox - Bobby Dalbec - Bobby is an older prospect and a college bat that posted decent power numbers. The K rate is a little high for my taste but I will keep an eye on him.

St Louis Cardinals - Delvin Perez - I'm not a fan of someone who gets popped for PED's before the draft but the kid has talent. Auto's are selling for around $30. I would only buy if there was a significant price drop.

Los Angeles Dodgers - Gavin Lux - Gavin hit no home runs but showed a little pop in rookie ball (10 doubles, 5 triples). The K rate needs to come down but his walk rate is acceptable.

2016 Bowman Chrome Prospects You Should Buy

Sorry I'm late everyone. Here are a couple of 2016 Bowman Chrome prospects you should consider investing in.

Arizona Diamondbacks - Domingo Leyba - STRONG BUY - Impressive K rate and BB rate and has a little pop. His autos are going for less than 5 bucks.

New York Yankees - Dustin Fowler - This kid had a nice season in AA ball. 30 doubles, 12 triples and 12 home runs with a 15% K rate. I would like to see more walks but that won't keep me from investing in a potential 20-20 player.

Washington Nationals - Juan Soto - Impressive showing in rookie ball. Seems to have a good eye at the plate. Autos are above 30 so I will wait and see.

Los Angeles Dodgers - Oneil Cruz - Upside investment. No home runs but showed a little pop. I feel that for some it might be a little premature to purchase but autos are going for less than 10.

Toronto Blue Jays - Vladimir Guerrero Jr - Prices are trending towards $100 for a base auto. I would wait to see what he does beyond rookie ball before diving in.

Los Angeles Dodgers - Yadier Alvarez - One of the few pitchers I like. K/9 is over 10 so far in his career.

Keep an eye on the prospects below.

Philadelphia Phillies - Cornelius Randolph - Cornelius was one of the better high school bats coming out of the 2015 draft. I really like his bat and I expect the power numbers to come. He has battled injuries which has slowed down his development. Keep an eye on him this upcoming season and look for an increase in extra base hits before investing.

LA Angels - Jahmai Jones - Keep a close eye on Jones. He has some tools but might take time to develop. If he shows more power this season he will have my complete attention.

Chicago Cubs - Eddy Martinez - Nice player. Posted some good numbers in A ball. I would like to see the K rate go down.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Gleyber Torres Named Youngest MVP in AFL History

At the age of 19, Gleyber Torres was named the youngest MVP in AFL history. Torres hit .403 in the fall league and posted a very impressive strikeout to walk ratio. Things are looking good for the Yankee farm system. Remember, the success of a player in the fall league is a strong indicator of future success. Gary Sanchez had an impressive showing in the fall league last year and we all know what happened after.