There were a number of prospects called up during the 60 game season but I wanted to take a moment to talk about Ke'Bryan Hayes. I have always liked him as a prospect but the one thing that was always a concern for me is if he could hit for power. Although I am looking at a small sample size (95 PA), it seems the power is coming. One factor that I may have missed is the ball is flying out of MLB ballparks these days. What is promising is that he is already a solid hitter and defender. I think there will be growing pains but I expect his performance to be sustainable as he is already a hitter who makes good contact. He has never had a K% over 20% during his entire minor league career.
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
2020 Bowman Chrome has been out for a few weeks and I think its a good time to check where prices are. Overall the cost of some of these cards are not too bad but there are some players priced way too high. Please remember I am only looking at the base auto price via completed eBay auction sales. My initial review of the checklist is located here. Thanks for reading.
Andrew Dalquist - Chicago White Sox P - $5 - Bargain.
Anthony Garcia - New York Yankees RF - $20 - Not bad.
Bayorn Lora - Texas Rangers OF - $250-$300 - Remember he has not played yet.
Colin Barber - Houston Astros OF - $15 - Not bad.
Erick Pena - Kansas City Royals - $100-$120 - He has not played yet!
Francisco Alvarez - New York Mets C - $60-$75 - A little expensive but I love the talent.
Gilberto Jimenez - Boston Red Sox OF - $70 - Too high. Need to see more.
Gabriel Moreno - Toronto Blue Jays C - $20-$25 - Not bad if you can grab for $20.
Gunner Mayer - Philadelphia Phillies P - $10 - No stats. Wait.
Ivan Herrera - St. Louis Cardinals C - $35 - Not a bad price. Especially compared to Francisco Alvarez.
Junior Santos - New York Mets P - Under $10 - Small position.
Jhon Torres - St. Louis Cardinals OF - $35-$50 - I need more data.
Kendall Simmons - Philadelphia Phillies SS - $10 - I love the price here. But a risk due to contact issues.
Luisangel Acuña - Texas Rangers 2B/SS - $200-$300 - I need to see more.
Luis Matos - San Francisco Giants OF - $100-$150 - Love the player but not at this price.
Michael Harris - Atlanta Braves OF - $25-$40 - Hmm. If you can get for $25 I think you would be buying for a fair price.
Oswald Peraza - New York Yankees SS - $35-$40 - Love the potential. Maybe target the Yankees in team breaks. A tad high.
Osiel Rodriguez - New York Yankees P - $10 - Small position.
Raimfer Salinas - New York Yankees OF - $20 - Has battled injuries so do not go crazy here.
Vaughn Grissom - Atlanta Braves SS - $20 - Fair.
Wilderd Patino - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - $40 - Love it but for $40? Not as much.
Yoendrys Gomez - New York Yankees P - $10 - Too high try to get for $5. He could be a reliver.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
2020 Bowman Chrome is set for release and the checklist is out for review. I have reviewed each prospect on the checklist and my comments are below. Please take a look, provide comments and spread the word about PFC! Overall this checklist was not the best. A number of players are too old or just did not have the upside. There are a few players that I do like that have potential. Links to Ebay have been provided.
Antonio Cabello - New York Yankees OF - Lot of room for development here. I plan to keep and eye on him. Watch and revisit.
Andrew Dalquist - Chicago White Sox P - Young but has not played at all yet. Watch and revisit.
Anthony Garcia - New York Yankees RF - A ton of swing and miss but still young. Watch and revisit.
Austin Hansen - Houston Astros P - Pass. Too old.
Alex Speas - Texas Rangers P - Good numbers but a pass for me.
Austin Shenton - Seattle Mariners 3B - Not a bad player but too old for me. Pass.
Alex Vesia - Miami Marlins P - Pass.
Brenton Doyle - Colorado Rockies OF - Pass.
Brandon Lewis - Los Angeles Dodgers 1B/3B - Pass. Interesting prospect.
Bayorn Lora - Texas Rangers OF - 17 years old. Wait and revisit. Has not played yet.
Bryant Packard - Detroit Tigers OF - Pass. Too old.
Brady Whalen - St. Louis Cardinals 1B - Pass. Too old.
Cody Bolton - Pittsburgh Pirates P - Pass.
Colin Barber - Houston Astros OF - Wait and revisit. I need to see more. Only played Rookie ball.
Chris Gittens - New York Yankees 1B - Pass. Too old.
Christian Koss - Colorado Rockies Utility - Pass. Rockies prospect.
Chandler Redmond - St. Louis Cardinals - Pass. Too old.
Curtis Terry - Texas Rangers 1B - Pass. Too old.
Drew Avans - Los Angeles Dodgers - Pass. Too old.
Dylan File - Milwaukee Brewers - Pass. Too old.
Drew Millas - Oakland Athletics C - Pass. 22 years old and has not played yet.
Devin Mann - Los Angeles Dodgers 2B/3B - Pass. Too old.
Ethan Lindow - Philadelphia Phillies P - Pass. Too old.
Erik Miller - Philadelphia Phillies - Pass. Too old.
Erick Pena - Kansas City Royals - 17 years old. Wait and revisit. Has not played yet.
Francisco Alvarez - New York Mets C - Nice player. A buy for me but will be a long term hold.
Gilberto Jimenez - Boston Red Sox OF - Young player. A project that I will watch and revisit. The talent is there.
Gabriel Moreno - Toronto Blue Jays C - Another young catcher that is impressive. Buy and long term hold for me. Small position.
Gunner Mayer - Philadelphia Phillies P - Wait and revisit. No stats.
Graeme Stinson - Tampa Bay Rays P - Pass. Too old.
Hector Yan - Los Angeles Angels P - Pass.
Ivan Herrera - St. Louis Cardinals C - Great prospect. Buy and long term hold.
Isaac Paredes - Detroit Tigers 3B - Pass.
Jordan Brewer - Houston Astros OF - Pass. Too old.
Joan Martinez - Boston Red Sox P - Pass.
Jonathan Stiever - Chicago White Sox P - Pass. Too old.
Junior Santos - New York Mets P - 6'8 and 19. The Mets can develop arms. Very small position if under $10.
Jhon Torres - St. Louis Cardinals OF - Wait and revisit. Need to see more data past rookie ball.
Karl Kauffmann - Colorado Rockies P - Pass.
Kevin Smith - New York Mets P - Pass. Too old.
Kendall Simmons - Philadelphia Phillies SS - Wait and revisit. Strikeout rates are alarming but he is talented.
Luisangel Acuña - Texas Rangers 2B/SS - Wait and revisit. A young player with some pop but I need to see him play past rookie ball.
Lewin Diaz - Miami Marlins 1B - Pass.
Levi Kelly - Arizona Diamondbacks - Pass.
Luis Matos - San Francisco Giants OF - Buy. I wonder what the price will be.
Logan O'Hoppe - Philadelphia Phillies - Pass for me. Not enough upside in my opinion.
Michael Harris - Atlanta Braves OF - Wait and revisit for me but I would understand if you bought. A ton to love here.
Max Lazar - Milwaukee Brewers P - Pass.
Michael Massey - Kansas City Royals 2B - Pass.
Niko Hulsizer - Tampa Bay Rays OF - Pass.
Nick Kahle - Milwaukee Brewers C - Pass.
Oswald Peraza - New York Yankees SS - Buy. I like the potential here. Do you?
Osiel Rodriguez - New York Yankees P - Wait and revisit. Very young but in the right system.
Packy Naughton - Cincinnati Reds P - Cool name but a pass for me.
Pedro Pages - St. Louis Cardinals C - Pass.
Paul Richan - Detroit Tigers P - Pass.
Randy Florentino - Texas Rangers C - Pass.
Riley Greene - Detroit Tigers OF - Second auto. Pass.
Ryan Pepiot - Los Angeles Dodgers P - Pass.
Raimfer Salinas - New York Yankees OF - Watch and revisit. Has battled injuries.
Ricky Vanasco - Texas Rangers P - Pass.
Seth Gray - Minnesota Twins OF - Pass. Too old.
Tyler Dyson - Washington Nationals P - Pass.
Trey Harris - Atlanta Braves - Pass. Too old.
Tyler Ivey - Houston Astros P - Pass.
Taylor Jones - Houston Astros 1B - Pass.
Tucupita Marcano - San Diego Padres 2B/SS - Pass. Not enough power for me.
Tahnaj Thomas - Pittsburgh Pirates P - Pass.
Thad Ward - Boston Red Sox P - Pass.
Ulrich Bojarski - Detroit Tigers OF - Pass.
Vaughn Grissom - Atlanta Braves SS - Wait and revisit for me. Not sure how much upside is here.
Will Holland - Minnesota Twins SS - Pass.
Wilderd Patino - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - I like the tools here. Buy.
Yoendrys Gomez - New York Yankees P - Wait and revisit. Not sure if he is a starter or will be in the bullpen.
Zach Watson - Baltimore Orioles OF - Pass. Too old.