Tyler Soderstom is another prospect on my radar. The bat is special and its highly likely that he will be moved from catcher due to the plus bat. This is a great thing if it occurs as playing catcher day to day really impacts a player's overall offensive production. I expect a big season from Tyler and hopefully the injury bug stays away from him while he's behind home plate.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Monday, May 23, 2022
2022 Bowman Baseball has been out a few weeks and I have to admit the price trends are interesting. It seems some prices have dropped. You still have some high priced cards out there but overall there are some good prices out on the market. Maybe this is a correction but time will only tell. There is a ton of value out there. Just as a reminder I looked at EBay sales that were auction only and the base chrome auto only.
Aeverson Arteaga - San Francisco Giants SS - Around $70. Fair.
Anthony Rodriguez - San Francisco Giants 3B - Between $9-$20. Great price.
Elly De LA Cruz - Cincinnati Reds SS - Over $200 for most sales. To risky of a prospect to pay those prices.
Matt McLain - Cincinnati Reds SS - Over $200 for most sales. High draft picks always get a bump.
Denzer Guzman - Los Angeles Angels SS - Around $30. A little high for a project but that is the market now.
Roismar Quintana - Washington Nationals OF - Around $20
Jonatan Clase - Seattle Mariners OF - Between $20-$30
Alejandro Pie - Tampa Bay Rays 3B/SS - Under $10. Bargain.
Curtis Mead - Tampa Bay Rays 3B - Between $75-$100. Fair. He has a lot of buzz.
Bryan Acuña - Minnesota Twins OF - Around $100. Short print?
Dustin Harris - Texas Rangers 1B - Between $50-$75. I could see this price going higher if he keeps up the good performance.
Zion Bannister - Texas Rangers OF - Between $5-$15.
Kahlil Watson - Miami Marlins SS - Around $300. Way too high for me but I get it.
Oswaldo Cabrera - New York Yankees Utility - Around $30.
Trey Sweeney - New York Yankees SS - Around $75. Yankees bump? Maybe. He's a good talent.
Jhonkensy Noel - Cleveland Guardians 1B/3B - Around $40. I honestly thought this would be more.
George Valera - Cleveland Guardians OF - All over the place. Low as $75. High as $125. Would you rather buy two Noel's instead?
Brayan Bello - Boston Red Sox P - Around $50. For a pitcher, that is way too high.
Eduardo Vaughan - Boston Red Sox OF - Between $5-$15.
Lenyn Sosa - Chicago White Sox SS - Around $60. I would wait to see more.
Colson Montgomery - Chicago White Sox SS - Low as $100 and high as $150. First round draft pick bump. Reports have been positive so far.
Luis Gonzalez - Baltimore Orioles OF - Selling for around $10.
Warming Bernabel - Colorado Rockies 3B - Around $65. Fair. I just wish he was not a Rockie.
Gavin Conticello - Arizona Diamondbacks 3B - Around $10.
Joshua Baez - St. Louis Cardinals OF - Around $50. I was expecting a lower price but I am not surprised.
James Triantos - Chicago Cubs 2B - Around $150. Tons of redemptions out there. Highly possible he may be short printed. Cub prospects get a price bump too. Be careful.
Jose Ramos - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - Around $45.
Eddys Leonard - Los Angeles Dodgers SS - Around $45.
James Wood - San Diego Padres OF - Around $150. A ton of buzz here but way too high for me.
Max Muncy - Oakland Athletics SS - Around $100. Some sales were inflated via shill bidding so I did not included those. Not surprised by the price but I need to see improvement with his strikeouts.
Roberto Campos - Detroit Tigers OF - Around $60.
Sunday, May 8, 2022
At PFC its important to hold myself accountable for my reviews. These days, a ton of creators say who to buy or sell but never admit they were wrong or missed on something. I reviewed 2018 releases to see where I hit or miss. One thing that I am proud of is if you look at the original posts, I passed on a lot of players. Pitchers are still hard to pick and some hitters can be decent players but not stars.
2018 Bowman Baseball
Jose Adolis Garcia - St. Louis Cardinals OF - Hit. Was an older prospect that I said to not invest in too much.
Corbin Burnes - Milwaukee Brewers P - Miss. Eventually turned into a superstar but there has been bumps in the road. I said pass at the time.
Cedric Mullins - Baltimore Orioles OF - Hit. I said that his prices would not pop too much due to the team being so bad. He has played well and money could of been made here.
Cristian Pache - Atlanta Braves OF- Hit. You could of made money here if you bought in 2018.
Colton Welker - Colorado Rockies 3B - Hit. A guy that has been decent but not enough to move the needle. Told readers to be careful.
Daniel Johnson - Washington Nationals OF - Bargain bin miss. Cheap cost but never got going.
DJ Peters - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - Hit. In Korea. I told you to pass.
Edward Olivares - Toronto Blue Jays OF - Miss. A nice prospect but no one cared.
Greg Deichmann - Oakland Athletics 1B - Miss. Has not corrected strike out issues.
Hunter Greene - Cincinnati Reds P - Hit. I told you to pass. Too much risk.
Jose Siri - Cincinnati Reds - Hit. I said the K rate needed to be better. It did not get better.
Keibert Ruiz - Los Angeles Dodgers C - Hit. Became a top hot prospect. Money could of been made here.
Luis Robert - Chicago White Sox OF - Hit/Miss. Prices were high but he does sell. I was worried in the beginning but he proved me wrong. Would of purchased if the price was right.
Pedro Avila - San Diego Padres P - Hit/Miss. I said buy one or two. He's not a bad player just not an ace.
Sandro Fabian - San Francisco Giants OF - Miss. 24 and in AA. I noted there was some risk here.
Shed Long - Cincinnati Reds 2B- Miss. A nice player who got a little hot in the minors but did not pop.
2018 Bowman Chrome
Carlos Rincon - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - Hit/Miss. 24 and with the Mets. The K rate improved a little bit but he has not popped.
Estevan Florial - New York Yankees OF - Hit. I told you he was too high risk.
James Nelson - Miami Marlins 3B - Hit/Miss. I said take a small position. Did not really take off though.
Michel Baez - San Diego Padres P - Miss. Tommy John.
Seth Romero - Washington Nationals P - Miss. Another pitcher miss.
Yordan Alvarez - Houston Astros OF - Hit. Liked him but knew the price would be too high.
Akil Baddoo - Minnesota Twins OF - Hit. Money could of been made here.
Brandon Marsh - Los Angeles Angels - Hit. I said it was a buy but a gamble. He has played OK but that was the known risk.
Daulton Varsho - Arizona Diamondbacks - Miss. I will say miss here and I'm bummed about it. I loved what he brought to the table. A nice player but the spike in card prices is not there. So many prospects that are good but don't move the needle.
Kristian Robinson - Arizona Diamondbacks - Hit. Money could of been made here prior to the legal issues.
Luis Garcia - Washington Nationals - Hit. Nice player and still only 21 as I write this article.
Shane Bieber - Cleveland Indians P - Nice bullpen arm but not a player I would buy. (Miss. I said this. Pitchers are tough to pick.)
Tyler Freeman - Cleveland Indians - Hit. Became a top 50 prospect.
William Contreras - Atlanta Braves C - Miss. A nice player but did not pop.
Yasel Antuna - Washington Nationals 2B - Miss. I have to be honest. 22 yrs of age now wan with the Red Sox. The performance has been decent but not good enough.
2018 Bowman Draft
Alec Bohm - Philadelphia Phillies 3B - Hit. A starting 3B. Money could have been made here.
Alek Thomas - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - I decided to watch here but understood people who bought. Those who bought made money.
Carlos Cortes - New York Mets 2B - Not a bad prospect. Hit.
Cole Roederer - Chicago Cubs OF - Miss here on a strong buy. A meh career so far.
Greyson Jenista - Atlanta Braves OF - Miss. Stikeouts are way too high.
Jordyn Adams - Los Angeles Angels OF -Hit. I told people to be careful here. He's off to a hot start this year.
Jonathan India - Cincinnati Reds 3B - Hit. A solid major leaguer.
Jeremiah Jackson - Los Angeles Angels SS - Hit. Told you to be careful here.
Jake McCarthy - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - Miss. Decent player but did not really pop.
Kody Clemens - Detroit Tigers 2B - Solid prospect but the prices were too high. Hit.
Luken Baker - St. Louis Cardinals 1B - Hit. Baker got hot a few times in the minors. Money could of been made here.
Nolan Gorman - St. Louis Cardinals 3B - Hit. I doubled down on this.
Nico Hoerner - Chicago Cubs 2B - Hit. Had a few hot moments in the minors and majors. Money was made here.
Tyler Frank - Tampa Bay Rays 2B - Miss. Has not played the last two years.
Trevor Larnach - Minnesota Twins OF - Hit. Had a few hot moments.
Tristan Pompey - Miami Marlins OF - Miss. Did not move the needle.
Travis Swaggerty - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Hit/Miss. Was on the right track then had a bad shoulder injury.
Links to Original Articles
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Bowman 2022 is out this week and my review is below. Over 89 names. Not a ton of pitchers. Overall the checklist is solid. If I passed on someone it usually means they have no power potential or I don't see room for more growth as they are too old. I love this product because there are a ton of projects and guys that have boom/bust potential.
Aeverson Arteaga - San Francisco Giants SS - Young talent with a ton of upside. A lot to like here.
Ricardo Genoves - San Francisco Giants C - Pass.
Anthony Rodriguez - San Francisco Giants 3B - The Giants are developing really good prospects these days.
Yan Contreras - Cincinnati Reds SS - Must be injured. No stats since 2019.
Christian Roa - Cincinnati Reds P - Pass.
Allan Cerda - Cincinnati Reds OF - Pass.
Elly De LA Cruz - Cincinnati Reds SS - Nice prospect with boom or bust potential. Worth a small position.
Justice Thompson - Cincinnati Reds OF - Pass.
Matt McLain - Cincinnati Reds SS - 1st round draft pick with very solid numbers. I like the player.
Michel Triana - Cincinnati Reds 1B - Pass.
Edgar Quero - Los Angeles Angels C - Pass.
Mason Albright - Los Angeles Angels - Pass.
Denzer Guzman - Los Angeles Angels SS - So young and will take time to develop. Worth holding.
Alejandro Hidalgo - Los Angeles Angels P - Nice arm but I will pass.
Darren Baker - Washington Nationals 2B - Pass.
Andry Lara - Washington Nationals P - Nice talent but I will pass.
Roismar Quintana - Washington Nationals OF - Upside pick that is worth holding.
Adam Macko - Seattle Mariners P - Pass.
Jonatan Clase - Seattle Mariners OF - Very nice player with good numbers.
Juan Querecuto - Seattle Mariners SS - Pass. Not a ton of power.
Alejandro Pie - Tampa Bay Rays 3B/SS - Very young needs to grow into power. Its possible.
Taj Bradley - Tampa Bay Rays P - Pass.
Curtis Mead - Tampa Bay Rays 3B - Stud with really good numbers.
Carlos Aguiar - Minnesota Twins OF - Pass.
Bryan Acuña - Minnesota Twins OF - Ronald Acuna Jrs brother. Has not played.
Ronny Henriquez - Texas Rangers P - Nice arm with low walk numbers. I dont see an ace though.
Dustin Harris - Texas Rangers 1B - Very nice numbers. I really like what I see here.
Zion Bannister - Texas Rangers OF - Project that has not played much.
Brady Allen - Miami Marlins OF - Decent prospect. I will pass but he does have decent numbers.
Kahlil Watson - Miami Marlins SS -Stud.
Federico Polanco - Miami Marlins 2B - No power. Pass.
Oswaldo Cabrera - New York Yankees Utility - A little older but has a ton of talent.
Randy Vasquez - New York Yankees P - Pass.
Tyler Hardman - New York Yankees 1B/3B - Pass.
Trey Sweeney - New York Yankees SS - Another good talent here.
Jose Fermin - Cleveland Guardians 2B/SS - Pass.
Jhonkensy Noel - Cleveland Guardians 1B/3B - Very young. Strikes out a lot but there is still time to clean that up.
George Valera - Cleveland Guardians OF - Very solid prospect. I really like the talent here.
Brayan Bello - Boston Red Sox P - Nice arm.
Eduardo Vaughan - Boston Red Sox OF - Another project.
Marcelo Mayer - Boston Red Sox SS - Second Bowman auto.
Niko Kavadas - Boston Red Sox 1B - Pass.
Benyamin Bailey - Chicago White Sox OF - Pass.
Lenyn Sosa - Chicago White Sox SS - Decent numbers. Maybe a small position.
Colson Montgomery - Chicago White Sox SS - Nice prospect with room to grow. I would not be surprised if he breaks out later this year.
Oscar Colas - Chicago White Sox OF - Pass.
Branlyn Jaraba - Milwaukee Brewers 3B - Project with OK numbers.
Felix Valerio - Milwaukee Brewers 2B - Nice hitter with limited power.
Larry Ernesto - Milwaukee Brewers OF - Pass.
Jackson Chourio - Milwaukee Brewers OF - Young but look at his 2021 stats. Impressive.
Hendry Mendez - Milwaukee Brewers OF - Decent prospect but I will have to pass.
Creed Willems - Baltimore Orioles C - 19 and has not played at all.
Luis Gonzalez - Baltimore Orioles OF - Another young project worth a hold.
Darell Hernaiz - Baltimore Orioles SS - Pass.
Colton Cowser - Baltimore Orioles CF - Second Bowman auto.
Benny Montgomery - Colorado Rockies - Second Bowman auto.
Warming Bernabel - Colorado Rockies 3B - Love the numbers here even if its a project. Worth a long term hold.
Gavin Conticello - Arizona Diamondbacks 3B - Need to see how he develops but I like what I read about him.
Ryan Bliss - Arizona Diamondbacks SS - Pass.
Jordan Lawlar - Arizona Diamondbacks SS - Second Bowman auto.
Brandon Valenzuela - San Diego Padres C - Pass.
Euribiel Angeles - San Diego Padres 3B/SS - Now with Oakland but its a pass.
Cristian Gonzalez - Houston Astros SS - Not enough pop for me.
Tyler Whitaker - Houston Astros OF - Pass.
Dauri Lorenzo - Houston Astros 2B/SS - Pass.
Luca Tresh - Kansas City Royals C - Pass.
Wilmin Candelario - Kansas City Royals SS - Pass.
Dayton Dooney - Kansas City Royals 2B - Pass.
Martin Gimenez - Toronto Blue Jays SS - Young project but where is the power?
Damiano Palmegiani - Toronto Blue Jays 3B - Not a bad player. A little too old for my taste.
Elijah Cabell - St. Louis Cardinals OF - Pass.
Joshua Baez - St. Louis Cardinals OF - Very young but the power numbers show good signs.
Yeison Santana - Chicago Cubs - Pass.
Luis Verdugo - Chicago Cubs SS - Pass.
Pablo Aliendo - Chicago Cubs C - Pass.
Ronnier Quintero - Chicago Cubs C - Pass.
James Triantos - Chicago Cubs 2B- Very solid prospect.
Jordan Wicks - Chicago Cubs P - Pass.
Jose Ramos - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - Another solid Dodger prospect.
Eddys Leonard - Los Angeles Dodgers SS - See above.
Henry Davis - Pittsburgh Pirates - Second Bowman auto.
Matt Fraizer - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Pass.
Jack Suwinski - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Pass.
James Wood - San Diego Padres OF - 6'7 potential stud. I really like what I see here.
Victor Lizarraga - San Diego Padres P - Pass.
Luke Waddell - Atlanta Braves SS - Pass.
Max Muncy - Oakland Athletics SS - Strikeouts are high but I am a fan.
Roberto Campos - Detroit Tigers OF - Love the talent here.
Robert Dominguez - New York Mets P - Pass.
Yhoswar Garcia - Philadelphia Phillies OF - Pass.
Monday, March 28, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
It's not breaking news that the MLB is in a lockout but with no spring training games on the horizon it's now time to wonder how a delayed start to the season will impact card prices. For me, I worry about the older prospects missing at bats and time being in the majors. Some of the top prospects could make the Major League roster out of camp. The clock is ticking away. At this point it might be a good idea to focus on younger prospects and projects. Let's hope both sides come to an agreement soon.
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Hello Readers. A new year of prospecting is here and 2021 Bowman Draft has arrived to get us started. My comments on the checklist are below. Unfortunately Topps released the product without the checklist so that caused a delay in the review. One thing I noticed is that MLB teams are really taking a lot of college players in the earlier rounds. If you think these players will develop quickly I could see why you would purchase. In regards to the pitchers in this product I just cant recommend you purchase guys if they have not played or if they are priced high. Too much risk. Some arms I will wait to see what they can do as I like the talent. For others I passed especially if they seem to be relivers or 4/5 starters. If I missed any games please let me know and thanks again for reading.
Aaron Zavala - Texas Rangers OF - Not a bad debut. Only 75 PA's but has some talent for a college bat.
Mitch Bratt - Texas Rangers P - Only pitched 6 innings. I need to see more.
Brendan Beck - New York Yankees P - College arm that still has yet to debut. It's a wait and see for me.
Andrew Abbott - Cincinnati Reds P - Not a bad talent. Limited innings pitched but I like him. I wouldn't break the bank though.
Jay Allen - Cincinnati Reds OF - Very solid even though the sample is limited. Very athletic high risk high reward type guy. Worth a shot.
Jose Torres - Cincinnati Reds SS - Another solid college bat with a great debut.
Matheu Nelson - Cincinnati Reds C - Catching prospect that is decent. A little older but has a good eye. Catchers just take so much time to develop though.
Ruben Ibarra - Cincinnati Reds 1B - Decent first basemen. Its a pass for me though.
Russell Smith - Milwaukee Brewers P - Pitcher from TCU that did have Tommy John in 2019. I would pass because he may not be a starter.
Alex Binelas - Milwaukee Brewers OF - NOTE - He's now on the Red Sox and I love the talent. Keeping him here because of the team break angle.
Sal Frelick - Milwaukee Brewers OF - I really like this guy. Plays hard and has some power and speed. Exciting athlete.
Tyler Black - Milwaukee Brewers 2B - Most likely will be a multiple position player. Take a small position if you like him.
Steven Hajjar - Minnesota Twins P - Has not made his pro debut yet. Wait and see.
Chase Petty - Minnesota Twins P - 1st round arm with some good talent. Wait and see for me but if you like the scouting report I understand not waiting.
Cade Povich - Minnesota Twins P - Another arm that I am passing on.
Christian Encarnacion-Strand - Minnesota Twins 3B - A little older for my taste but I do like the numbers.
Tanner Bibee - Cleveland Indians P - Has not played yet. Wait and see.
Tommy Mace - Cleveland Indians P - See above.
Doug Nikhazy - Cleveland Indians P - See above.
Gavin Williams - Cleveland Indians P - See above.
Ryan Webb - Cleveland Indians - See above.
Adrian Del Castillo - Arizona Diamondbacks C - Another older catcher. Pass.
Jordan Lawlar - Arizona Diamondbacks SS - 6th overall pick who I think will be a stud.
Jacob Steinmetz - Arizona Diamondbacks P - Not a big sample here. Wait and see.
Austin Love - St. Louis Cardinals P - Older arm with limited numbers. Pass for me.
Ryan Holgate - St. Louis Cardinals OF - College bat with decent numbers. The strikeouts are a concern.
Michael McGreevy - St. Louis Cardinals P - Its a wait and see for me.
Zane Mills - St. Louis Cardinals P - Another wait and see.
Branden Boissiere - Washington Nationals OF - Decent numbers but its a pass for me.
T.J. White - Washington Nationals OF - Not a bad debut by a fifth round pick. Will be interesting to follow him.
Andrew Painter - Philadelphia Phillies P - 1st round arm. Wait and see.
Ethan Wilson - Philadelphia Phillies OF - Decent numbers but too old for my taste.
Jordan Viars - Philadelphia Phillies OF - Younger talent that I do like. Youth is on his side.
Micah Ottenbreit - Philadelphia Phillies P - 4th round pitching talent that is a wait and see.
Ben Casparius - Los Angeles Dodgers P - 5th round pitching talent. Pass for me because of age.
Maddux Bruns - Los Angeles Dodgers P - 1st round talent that is another wait and see.
Anthony Solometo - Pittsburgh Pirates P - Has not played. Wait and see.
Bubba Chandler - Pittsburgh Pirates SS/RHP - I really like Bubba.
Henry Davis - Pittsburgh Pirates C - Stud. I would be surprised if he stays at catcher.
Lonnie White Jr. - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Two sport athlete that I hope Pit can develop. I do like the talent here as well.
Sean Burke - Chicago White Sox P - Pass.
Wes Kath - Chicago White Sox 3B - Strikeouts were high but he is young. I just wonder if Chicago can develop him properly. Worth a shot though.
Cody Morissette - Miami Marlins SS - A little older but can hit. He will hit a ton of doubles.
Joe Mack - Miami Marlins C - Catching prospect that I will pass on.
Jordan McCants - Miami Marlins SS - Speed player who is an athlete. I like the upside.
Tanner Allen - Miami Marlins OF - Too old for my taste.
Cooper Kinney - Tampa Bay Rays 2B - I like the player wont be a superstar but has some good tools. Small position if you are interested.
Carson Williams - Tampa Bay Rays SS - Not a bad player. I would focus on the power. Would make sense to buy now if you think he can tap into it.
Kyle Manzardo - Tampa Bay Rays 1B - Has some tools but its a pass for me.
Ryan Spikes - Tampa Bay Rays SS - Another athlete with some pop. I like him.
Ky Bush - Los Angeles Angels P - Pass.
Landon Marceaux - Los Angeles Angels - Pass.
Luke Murphy - Los Angeles Angels P - Pass.
Sam Bachman - Los Angeles Angels P - Pass.
Carter Jensen - Kansas City Royals C - A catching prospect that can hit. Another guy that I hope moves to another position.
Eric Cerantola - Kansas City Royals P - Pass.
Frank Mozzicato - Kansas City Royals P - Has not played yet. Wait and see.
Shane Panzini - Kansas City Royals P - Has not played yet. Wait and see.
Benny Montgomery - Colorado Rockies OF - High upside. Potential stud.
Hunter Goodman - Colorado Rockies C - Older catcher. Its a pass.
Jaden Hill - Colorado Rockies P - Dropped because of injury history. Its a wait and see for me.
Joe Rock - Colorado Rockies - Pass. Great name.
McCade Brown - Colorado Rockies P - Pass.
Spencer Schwellenbach - Atlanta Braves P - Pass. Has not played but that was not a factor in my statement.
Ryan Cusick - Atlanta Braves P - Pass.
Colton Cowser - Baltimore Orioles OF - Solid debut from a college prospect. I would not mind a small position.
Connor Norby - Baltimore Orioles OF - Norby is kind of similar to Cowser. Same comments apply.
Will Bednar - San Francisco Giants P - 1st round draft pick that will be high priced. I will pass.
Matt Mikulski - San Francisco Giants P - Pass.
Mason Black - San Francisco Giants P - Pass.
Kevin Kopps - San Diego Padres P - Pass.
Max Ferguson - San Diego Padres 2B - Seems to have a good eye at the plate. Worth a small position.
Robert Gasser - San Diego Padres P - Pass.
Harry Ford - Seattle Mariners C - Stud that I hope does not stay at catcher.
Michael Morales - Seattle Mariners P - Pass.
Bryce Miller - Seattle Mariners P - Pass.
Izaac Pacheco - Detroit Tigers SS - Nice talent. I cant wait to see how he develops.
Jackson Jobe - Detroit Tigers P - Stud but remember that all arms are high risk.
Christian Scott - New York Mets P - Pass for me.
Calvin Ziegler - New York Mets P - Pass for me.
Drew Gray - Chicago Cubs P - Pass for me.
Marcelo Mayer - Boston Red Sox SS - STUD
Tyler McDonough - Boston Red Sox 2B - Older but check out the numbers. The extra base hits are looking good.
Gunnar Hoglund - Toronto Blue Jays P - Had Tommy John surgery recently. Pass for me as people know where I stand with pitchers in general.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Over the past few years I have been watching Nolan Gorman closely. The main reason I stayed away is because I was waiting for an adjustment in his swing that would cut down on the strikeouts. This season that has occurred. You may think my change is a reaction to the AAA numbers but its not. AAA's talent level this year is not where it was pre realignment and covid issues have cut into the talent pool. Nolan's AA numbers is where the real data is. Even though his Batting Average on Balls In Play (BABIP) was high, I was more impressed that he cut down the strikeouts to around 25%. In addition, his prices did not spike as much as I thought they would until the last few weeks.
Nolan Gorman will participate in the 2021 Arizona Fall League and when the 2022 season starts he will be 22 years old. If he keeps it up we should see him in the majors next year. I trust the St. Louis Cardinals and how they develop their prospects. My investment is a bet that his success will continue and I could not pass up the prices I saw compared to other top prospects.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Hello Readers. 2021 Bowman Chrome is now out and overall they have produced a solid checklist. Although there are a ton of names I think there is some value here. I organized the names by teams for break purposes. I just cannot recommend any pitchers this year. The upside is just not there in my opinion. A lot of these players are young so you might want to wait for more plate appearances before purchasing. Most of the hitters I passed on were too old for my liking or had no power potential.
Rays, Padres, Cubs, Brewers are my favorite teams for breaks.
Carlos Colmenarez - SS (Rays) - A top international signing w power and speed. Stud.
Tanner Murray - SS/3B (Rays) - Pass.
Pedro Martinez - SS/2B/3B (Rays) - Pass.
Kevin Made - SS (Cubs) – Needs to walk more but hits a ton of doubles. More of a watch but I get it if you buy in now.
Ethan Hearn - C (Cubs) – Pass.
Koen Moreno - RHP (Cubs) - Pass.
Cristian Hernandez - SS (Cubs) – Another stud. Will be highly sought after.
Christopher Morel - 3B/OF (Cubs) – High K rate but I love the power. I am willing to take a chance.
Rafael Morel - SS (Cubs) – A player that I will watch.
Yohendrick Pinango - OF (Cubs) - Pass. No pop.
Pedro Leon - SS/OF (Astros) – A little older for my taste but the talent is legit.
J.C. Correa - SS/3B (Astros) - Nice player but 22 and that may be too old for some people unless you are flipping.
Reginald Preciado - 3B/SS (Padres) – On the Cubs. Solid player. Good talent.
Victor Acosta - SS (Padres) - Decent prospect with room to improve. Has a little pop.
Eguy Rosario - 2B/SS/3B (Padres) – Awesome talent with a ton of tools.
Jordy Barley - SS (Padres) – On the Nationals but a watch.
Jagger Haynes - LHP (Padres) - Pass.
Adam Kerner - C/OF (Padres) – Pass.
Liover Peguero - SS (Pirates) – Good pop and hit tool.
Shalin Polanco - OF (Pirates) – Wait and see. Very young.
Po-Yu Chen - RHP (Pirates) – Pass.
Santiago Florez - RHP (Pirates) - Pass.
Alexander Mojica - 3B/1B/DH (Pirates) - High number of strikeouts but I love the power.
Jose Butto - RHP (Mets) – Pass.
Anthony Walters - 2B/SS (Mets) – Pass. Too old.
Luis Rodriguez - OF (Dodgers) - I like the player but the strikeout numbers need to improve.
Wilman Diaz - SS (Dodgers) – Ton of potential here but I need to see more.
Carson Taylor - C (Dodgers) - Pass.
Cristian Santana - SS (Tigers) – Solid player. Bat is nice.
Jeferson Quero - C (Brewers) – Catcher with some pop. Might take time but he can hit.
Eduardo Garcia - SS (Brewers) – Pass. Too many strikeouts.
Jesus Parra - 3B/2B (Brewers) – Low amount of plate appearances so I am watching.
Pablo Abreu - OF (Brewers) - Watch has not played yet.
Carlos Rodriguez - OF (Brewers) – Pass.
Eduarqui Fernandez - OF (Brewers) - Pass. Strikeouts over 30%.
Luis Medina - OF (Brewers) – Very young with upside. Watch.
Misael Urbina - OF (Twins) - Need to see more.
Emmanuel Rodriguez - OF (Twins) - Ton of upside but a wait and see.
Gilberto Celestino - OF (Twins) – Pass.
Malfrin Sosa - OF (Twins) - Watch. Not enough plate appearances.
Gabriel Maciel - OF (Twins) - Pass. No pop.
Pedro Pineda - OF (Athletics) – Not a ton of plate appearances so its a watch for me.
Jordan Diaz - 3B/1B (Athletics) - 21 years old but all he needs to do is walk more. I am in. Short window to show me something or I move on because of the age.
Michael Guldberg - OF (Athletics) - Pass. Too old.
Ezequiel Tovar - SS (Rockies) – Low strikeout rates but its a pass for me.
Helcris Olivares - LHP (Rockies) - Pass.
Julio Carreras - SS/3B (Rockies) - Pass.
Arol Vera - SS (Angels) – No home runs but the extra base hits show promise. Its a bet that he can tap into the power. Angels are know to overhaul swings.
Trent Deveaux - SS (Angels) – Pass. No pop.
Jose Bonilla - SS/3B (Angels) – Pass for me for now but will monitor.
George Feliz - OF (Mariners) - Solid prospect.
Milkar Perez - 3B (Mariners) – Hit over power but a lot to like here.
Tyler Keenan - 3B/1B (Mariners) - Pass. K Rate over 30%.
Juan Then - RHP (Mariners) – Pass.
Taylor Dollard - RHP (Mariners) - Pass.
Starlin Aguilar - 1B/3B (Mariners) – Need to see more. Very young.
Matt Scheffler - C (Mariners) – Pass.
Sean Roby - 3B (Giants) – Pass. Too old.
Rayner Santana - C (Giants) – Pass.
Gregory Santos - RHP (Giants) - Pass.
Rikelvin de Castro - SS (Blue Jays) – Ton of upside if he gets going look out.
Nick Frasso - RHP (Blue Jays) - Pass.
Yiddi Cappe - SS (Marlins) – Love the talent and hope he continues to develop.
J.D. Orr - OF (Marlins) – Pass. No pop.
Kyle Hurt - RHP (Marlins) - Pass.
Miguel Bleis - OF (Red Sox) – Wait and see. Very young.
Chih-Jung Liu - RHP (Red Sox) – Pass.
Aldo Ramirez - RHP (Red Sox) - Pass.
Josh Winckowski - RHP (Red Sox) - Pass.
Malvin Valdez - OF (Reds) – Watch. Has not play yet.
Luis Mieses - OF (White Sox) – 21 years of age. Love the numbers and hope his rise is fast.
Bryan Ramos - 2B/3B (White Sox) - Love the prospect and the numbers produced so far.
Gabriel Rodriguez - 3B (Indians) – Pass. High number of strikeouts with no pop.
Jose Baez - 3B/SS/2B (Indians) - Watch. Has not played.
Tyler Gentry - OF (Royals) – Pass. Too old for me.
Kale Emhoff - C (Royals) - Pass.
Tucker Bradley - OF (Royals) - Pass. Too old.
Osleivis Basabe - SS (Rangers) – On the Rays now. Pass. No pop.
David Garcia - C (Rangers) – Pass.
Elijah Dunham - 1B/OF (Yankees) - Pass. Too old.
Alexander Vizcaino - RHP (Yankees) - Pass.
Baron Radcliff - 1B (Phillies) - Too old and too many strikeouts.
Angel Rondon - RHP (Cardinals) - Pass.
Malcom Nunez - 1B/3B (Cardinals) – Love the prospect and I trust the Cardinals to develop him.
Armando Cruz - SS (Nationals) - Pass. No pop.
Viandel Pena - SS (Nationals) – Pass. No pop.
Justin Martinez - RHP (Diamondbacks) - Pass.
Franyel Baez - OF (Diamondbacks) - Watch. Has not played yet.