Hello all. I hope everyone is staying safe out there. Bowman 2020 is set to release and my initial thoughts are below. The checklist is pretty good this year and this release was worth the wait. Links to Ebay have been provided. Please note older prospects were treated a little more harsh this time around due to baseball being postponed.
Aaron Ashby - Milwaukee Brewers P – The overall stats are not bad but I will pass.
Adam Hall - Baltimore Orioles SS – Not showing HR pop at the moment but his extra base hits are great. A buy for me if cheap.
Adam Hill - Milwaukee Brewers P – Pass. Older prospect.
Andy Pages - Los Angeles Dodgers CF – Buy. Only played in rookie ball but the power is serious. The strikeout rate needs to come down, but the Dodgers are great at player development.
Adley Rutschman - Baltimore Orioles – Second autograph. Pass.
Alvaro Seijas - St. Louis Cardinals P – Pass. Older prospect.
Aaron Shortridge - Pittsburgh Pirates P – Pass. Older prospect.
Anthony Volpe - New York Yankees SS – Decent rookie ball numbers but I will wait to see how he develops. Seems like a defensive prospect with limited power.
Andrew Vaughn - Chicago White Sox 1B - Second autograph. Pass.
Ben Braymer - Washington Nationals P – Pass. Older prospect.
Bryce Ball - Atlanta Braves 1B – A little older but has some good power. I’m in. I wish he was younger but he can really mash.
Brennen Davis - Chicago Cubs OF – One of the stronger buys on the list. He will eventually be a top 100 prospect.
Brandon Howlett - Boston Red Sox 3B – 31% strikeout rate in A ball. He’s 20 so I am watching.
Bobby Witt Jr. - Kansas City Royals SS – Love him. Let’s see where the prices settle at.
Connor Cannon - San Francisco Giants 1B – Pass. Older prospect. Power is legit though.
Cooper Johnson - Detroit Tigers C – Pass. Older prospect.
Canaan Smith - New York Yankees OF – I have been a fan of Smith for a while. Good power and contact. Buy.
Chris Vallimont - Minnesota Twins P – Pass. Older prospect.
Diosbel Arias - Texas Rangers Utility – Pass. Older prospect.
Damon Jones - Philadelphia Phillies P – Pass. Older prospect.
Ezequiel Duran - New York Yankees 2B – A nice prospect that just needs to improve his contact. Great power numbers. A buy for me.
Everson Pereira - New York Yankees CF – Young prospect but is still developing. I like him.
Erik Rivera - Los Angeles Angels OF – Small sample size. Not much here. Will keep an eye on him.
Ford Proctor - Tampa Bay Rays Utility -Pass. Older prospect.
Glenallen Hill Jr. - Arizona Diamondbacks 2B – Only played in rookie ball. Young player that I will be watching.
Grant Little - San Diego Padres OF – Older prospect with not a ton of pop. Pass for me.
Gus Varland - Oakland Athletics P – Pass. Older prospect.
Hogan Harris - Oakland Athletics P – See above.
Jacob Amaya - Los Angeles Dodgers SS – I love the walk and strikeout rates. Buy if under $20.
James Beard - Chicago White Sox OF – Another younger prospect that has only played rookie ball. Need to see more.
Joey Cantillo - San Diego Padres P – A pitcher with some good K/9 rates! Buy if under $10.
Jarren Duran - Boston Red Sox OF – Pass. Older prospect.
Jasseel De La Cruz - Atlanta Braves P – Pass.
Jhon Diaz - Tampa Bay Rays CF – Could not find much on this kid. A July 2 signing that has not played. Need to come back to this one.
Jasson Dominguez - New York Yankees OF – I am going to write a separate post about Dominguez. Too much to say here. A buy based off the scouting report.
Jerar Encarnacion - Miami Marlins OF – Not a bad player but just a little too old for me.
Joe Genord - New York Mets 1B – Pass. Older prospect.
J.J. Bleday - Miami Marlins – Second autograph. Pass.
Jeremy Pena - Houston Astros SS – I love the numbers. A little older so its tricky. I’m leaning towards pass.
Jackson Rutledge - Washington Nationals P – Not bad but does not move the needle for me. Pass.
Joe Ryan - Tampa Bay Rays P – Nice player but 23 years of age. Pass.
Lency Delgado - Chicago White Sox SS – Has a little upside but I will be watching. I need to see more.
Luis Patino - San Diego Padres P – One of the better arms in the minors. I am curious to see his card price. A buy based off the tools.
Leonel Valera - Los Angeles Dodgers SS – 100% watch for me. Can the Dodgers help him improve contact?
Micah Bello - Milwaukee Brewers OF – Hmm. Not ready to buy yet but I am watching.
Mario Feliciano - Milwaukee Brewers C – Pass for me.
Miguel Vargas - Los Angeles Dodgers 3B – Love the profile here and the power and plate discipline is there. Buy.
Omar Estevez - Los Angeles Dodgers 2B – Another talent that I like. I would be even higher on him if he was younger. Buy.
Oscar Gonzalez - Cleveland Indians OF – Love the talent. Great power potential. A buy for me but please note he is 22 years old.
Philip Clarke - Toronto Blue Jays C - Pass.
Quin Cotton - Cincinnati Reds OF - Pass. I like the prospect but is 22 and only played in rookie ball.
Ruben Cardenas - Tampa Bay Rays OF - Pass.
Robert Puason - Oakland Athletics SS - Has not played yet. Watch.
Sherten Apostel - Texas Rangers 3B – Not a bad player. Worth a buy if under $15.
Sam Huff - Texas Rangers C – He’s a little older but people love the power. It’s a pass for me though.
Stephen Paolini - Atlanta Braves OF – A lot of potential here. But I need to see more. I will be watching.
Tony Dibrell - New York Mets P – Pass. Older prospect.
Thomas Dillard - Milwaukee Brewers 1B – Pass.
Tarik Skubal - Detroit Tigers – Pass. Older prospect.
Vidal Brujan - Tampa Bay Rays 2B – His stats do not show a ton of power, but I love his contact and walk rates. Buy.
Xavier Edwards – Tampa Bay Rays SS – Great contact skills but not a ton of power but I expect his card to be hot. A pass for me but I get why people would be interested.
Zack Hess - Detroit Tigers P – Pass. Older prospect.