Wednesday, November 23, 2022

2022 Bowman Chrome Baseball - Full Prospect Analysis

Hello Readers. First I just want to thank everyone who comes to the site to read my opinions. I hope what I am providing helps. I would have to say that now that cards are hot again the checklist for Bowman products has never been bigger. Not a compliant as more prospects is better for everyone. I organized these by team and picked some teams and singles that I do like this year .

I look forward to your questions and feel free to disagree on my assessments. Links to Ebay have also been provided. One last thing to note is that with Bowman Chrome the product is made to feature most of the recent international signings. Due to this, a ton of the players are very young and still have to mature. So its hard to really say if a buy or pass applies. Some of these prospects did play some rookie ball but those stats are tricky as the competition is not strong. 

Singles I Like 
Anthony Gutierrez - Texas Rangers OF
Yeison Morrobel - Texas Rangers OF 
Rayne Doncon - Los Angeles Dodgers 2B/SS 
Brady House - Washington Nationals 3B
Ceddanne Rafaela - Boston Red Sox 3B/OF 

Teams That I Like for Group Breaks
Red Sox 

Alex De Jesus - Los Angeles Dodgers 3B/SS - Now on the Blue Jays and there is some ability here. The SO% needs to come down asap.
Gavin Stone - Los Angeles Dodgers P - Pass. 
Rayne Doncon - Los Angeles Dodgers - 2B/SS - I like what I see here. Look at the power numbers.
Samuel Munoz - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - Very young but a player like this in the Dodgers system is not fair. 
Jorbit Vivas - Los Angeles Dodgers - 2B/3B - Seems like a on base type of guy but has a little pop. 

Anthony Gutierrez - Texas Rangers OF - Only 17 but and its early but I like what I have seen so far. 
Yeison Morrobel - Texas Rangers OF - Another young player with great numbers. 
Cameron Cauley - Texas Rangers 2B/SS - Not enough pop for me. More of a watch candidate. 
Danyer Cueva - Texas Rangers SS - Very young but I need to see more. 
Jose Rodriguez - Texas Rangers C - Pass. 
JoJo Blackmon - Texas Rangers OF - Man he's so young you have to wait to see if the strikeouts go down.

Parker Chavers - Chicago Cubs OF - Pass. Too old. 
BJ Murray Jr. - Chicago Cubs 1B/3B - Decent player but its a pass for me. 
Christian Franklin - Chicago Cubs OF - Pass. Did not play last year. 
Nelson Velazquez - Chicago Cubs OF - Pass.
Alexis Hernandez - Chicago Cubs SS - 17 years old. Way too young to tell yet. 
Liam Spence - Chicago Cubs 1B/SS - Pass.

Alexander Ovalles - Tampa Bay Rays 1B/OF - Pass. 
Willy Vasquez - Tampa Bay Rays 3B/SS - Very nice player. Good power numbers. Strikeouts could be better but its a respectable number.
Dru Baker - Tampa Bay Rays OF - Similar to above.
Mason Auer - Tampa Bay Rays OF - Similar to above. Rays seem to be on to something. 
Estanli Castillo - Tampa Bay Rays OF - 21 with not a ton of at bats. More of a watch. If he was a little older I would pass. 

Jackson Chourio - Milwaukee Brewers OF - The hottest player in the product. Here is the worry for me. Most of the money that will be made on his cards will be when he is in the minors. The Brewers don't have a big national tv reach. I would be careful here.
Antonio Pinero - Milwaukee Brewers SS - Pass. 
Jheremy Vargas - Milwaukee Brewers Utility - Pass. 

Adrian Sugastey - San Francisco Giants C - Young catcher. Pass. 
Ryan Reckley - San Francisco Giants SS - 18 with only 46 at bats. Watch. 
Diego Velasquez - San Francisco Giants SS - Pass. No pop.
Alexander Suarez - San Francisco Giants OF - Has some power. But check the K/BB ratio. Needs to walk more before I buy.

Andy Thomas - Seattle Mariners C - Pass. 
Victor Labrada - Seattle Mariners OF - Extra base hit numbers are not bad. At 22 years old can he improve? 
Luis Chevalier - Seattle Mariners 2B - Note. Now on the Reds but its a pass. 
Charlie Welch - Seattle Mariners C - Pass.
Cade Marlowe - Seattle Mariners OF - Pass. 

Benjamin Cowles - New York Yankees 2B/SS - Not a bad player but needs to improve. 
Roderick Arias - New York Yankees SS - 18 years old so development will take time. Its a watch for sure.
Cooper Bowman - New York Yankees 2B - Now in Oakland but its a pass. 

Yanquiel Fernandez - Colorado Rockies OF - Monster numbers. The true test will be AA. So don't go too crazy if you buy.
Juan Guerrero - Colorado Rockies OF - Another good prospect similar to Yanquiel. 
Braxton Fulford - Colorado Rockies C - Pass. 

Cristhian Vaquero - Washington Nationals OF - So young at 18. Watch him. 
Daylen Lile - Washington Nationals DH - Watch had tommy john in April. 
Evan Lee - Washington Nationals P - Pass. 25 yrs old. 
Brady House - Washington Nationals 3B - 1st round stud that battled injuries but has power potential. 

Tyler Collins - Atlanta Braves OF - Watch because hes 19 and I like what the Braves do from a development standpoint. 
Brandol Mezquita - Atlanta Braves OF - Hit a ton of doubles in 2022 but to be a power prospect with not a ton of homers tells me his swing has holes. At 21 I would be careful here. 
Dylan Dodd - Atlanta Braves P - Pass. 
Cal Conley - Atlanta Braves SS -Too old for me at 23. 

CJ Rodriguez - Oakland Athletics C - Pass. 
Denzel Clarke - Oakland Athletics OF - Nope. 
Junior Perez - Oakland Athletics OF - Nope. Rough time for the A's right now. 

Jake Rucker - Minnesota Twins 1B - Pass. 
Danny De Andrade - Minnesota Twins 3B - Not a ton of at bats but very young. Good buy and stash candidate. 
Yasser Mercedes - Minnesota Twins OF - See above. 
Noah Miller - Minnesota Twins SS - Potential is here but is a contact hitter. 

Cesar Prieto - Baltimore Orioles 2B - Too old. 
Maikol Hernandez - Baltimore Orioles SS - Only 19 room to grow here. Can the Orioles develop him and are you willing to bet on them to be successful. 
Reed Trimble - Baltimore Orioles OF - Too old for me. 
Greg Cullen - Baltimore Orioles 2B - Pass. 28 yrs old. 
Isaac De Leon - Baltimore Orioles 3B - Pass. Too much swing and miss. 
John Rhodes - Baltimore Orioles OF - Not bad but at 22 he seems to be a 4th outfielder. 
Donta Williams - Baltimore Orioles OF - Pass for me. Too middle of the pack. Similar to Rhodes. 
Collin Burns - Baltimore Orioles SS - 26 years old. Nope. 

Nathan Hickey - Boston Red Sox C - Pass. 
Ceddanne Rafaela - Boston Red Sox 3B/OF - Talked about him here. 
Eddinson Paulino - Boston Red Sox  Utility - Very, very soild. Impressive. 
Daniel McElveny - Boston Red Sox C - Young catcher. 

Herard Gonzalez - Kansas City Royals 2B - Pass. 
Maikel Garcia - Kansas City Royals SS - Contact hitter. Pass. 
Daniel Vazquez - Kansas City Royals 2B - Contact hitter. Pass. 

Erick Hernandez - Chicago White Sox OF - 17 year old young prospect with upside. Dont overspend here though. 
Norge Vera - Chicago White Sox P - Pass. 
Tanner McDougal - Chicago White Sox P - Pass. 
Wilfred Veras - Chicago White Sox 1B - Big time power numbers. Can he walk more and keep the strikeouts down? That will make or break how far he goes. 

Estiven Machado - Toronto Blue Jays SS - Pass. No pop. 
Jaden Rudd - Toronto Blue Jays OF - Nice player. Would like to see more power though. 
Luis Meza - Toronto Blue Jays C - Young catchers take a long time to develop. 
Sebastian Espino - Toronto Blue Jays P - Pass. 
Victor Mesia - Toronto Blue Jays C - See Meza. 

Simon Juan - New York Mets OF -17 with upside. I like what the Mets do with their young international prospects. 
Kevin Kendall - New York Mets SS - Pass. 
Willy Fanas - New York Mets OF - See Simon Juan. 

Enmanuel Valdez - Houston Astros - Now on the Red Sox. Its a pass though.
Quincy Hamilton - Houston Astros - Pass. Too old. 
Roilan Machandy - Houston Astros OF - Just hit A ball at 21. I think I will have to pass. 

Won-Bin Cho - St. Louis Cardinals - 19 years old. I treat the Cardinals like the Dodgers. They always find guys. 
Jonathan Mejia - St. Louis Cardinals SS -I laugh because you can repeat what I said for Cho here. 

Thomas Farr - Cincinnati Reds P - Pass. Too old. 
Yerlin Confidan - Cincinnati Reds OF - 19 will watch. 
Ricardo Cabrera - Cincinnati Reds SS - Not bad numbers. Seems like a contact hitter. 
Graham Ashcraft - Cincinnati Reds P - Pass.
Leonardo Balcazar - Cincinnati Reds SS - 18 will watch. 

Gavin Tonkel - Philadelphia Phillies OF - Not a ton of at bats or info on him. Seems to have a speedster profile. I am kind of curious. 
William Bergolla - Philadelphia Phillies 2B/SS - Very young. Will watch. 
Logan Cerny - Philadelphia Phillies OF - Now on the Astros. Too old. Its a pass. 
Simon Muzziotti - Philadelphia Phillies OF - Pass. Too old. 

Ian Lewis - Miami Marlins 2B - Pass. No pop.
Junior Sanchez - Miami Marlins 2B - 19 but has not really played yet. 

Jack Herman - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Pass. 
Michael Burrows - Pittsburgh Pirates P - Pass. 
Yordany De Los Santos - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Young but lit up rookie ball. Watch.

Jarlin Susana - San Diego Padres P - On the Nationals now but its a pass.
Jackson Merrill - San Diego Padres SS - Solid prospect. 
Samuel Zavala - San Diego Padres OF - Only 18 but need to see more at bats. 
Rosman Verdugo - San Diego Padres SS - 17 and needs more at bats.
Yendry Rojas - San Diego Padres SS - See above.

Adrian Placencia - Los Angeles Angels 2B/SS - Man this is the type of prospect that you would take a chance on. Young and hits a ton of doubles. The power surge came out of nowhere.

Jaison Chourio - Cleveland Guardians OF - 17 years old with upside. 

Austin Schultz - Detroit Tigers OF - Pass.

Jorge Barrosa - Arizona Diamondbacks OF - Very solid numbers. I really like the player. Will be a regular I think.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Few Arizona Fall League Notes

Its still early in the Arizona Fall League but I took a look at the early numbers for hitters and here is what I see. Please note that its still early but good performance in the Fall League is always a good sign for your favorite prospects. 

Heston Kjerstad - 1.064 OPS - Impressive sign. Maybe he's figuring things out.

Nick Yorke - 7 XBH - Nick struggled this year but is off to a good start. I could see a bounce back year next year. 

Zac Veen/Johan Rojas - 13 steals each. Both have good bats so this just adds to their value. 

Jordan Walker - His exit velocities are some the highest in the fall league. 

Sunday, October 16, 2022

A Quick Update

Hello Everyone! I've been busy with other things but I just wanted to let everyone know the site is not dead. A ton of new Bowman is coming out in the next months and I still have some data to crunch. Plus the Fall League is active! Lookout for new posts soon!