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Old 01-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have 5 bucks on paypal and want to get a cheap prospect auto or refractor. Don't know much on prospects, but is there anyone with promise I can get in this range?
Saw an Austin Aune auto from Sterling, not sure if hes any good, but he IS a yankee...
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Well Yankees have a horrible farm system, they just have money and buy up all the free agents, rarely do they have good home grown talent
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Well Yankees have a horrible farm system, they just have money and buy up all the free agents, rarely do they have good home grown talent
Jeter
Though few and far between
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Jeter
Though few and far between
That was a LONG time ago! I'm talking about their farm system in the last decade
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Well Yankees have a horrible farm system, they just have money and buy up all the free agents, rarely do they have good home grown talent
Jeter, cano, petitte, nova, montero, Nunez, Gardner, posada, need I say More?
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Jeter, cano, petitte, nova, montero, Nunez, Gardner, posada, need I say More?
Jeter, Petitte and Posada were drafted in the 90's. Gardner sucks and Nunez hasn't proved himself. Ivan Nova and Robinson Cano turned out to become good players
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Jeter, Petitte and Posada were drafted in the 90's. Gardner sucks and Nunez hasn't proved himself. Ivan Nova and Robinson Cano turned out to become good players
I disagree and would say Gardner is a solid asset to have, however its all opinions!
Back to OP, what should I buy as maybe something to pc?
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Pick up a Rizzo finest rookie
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Pick up a Rizzo finest rookie
One, he is looking for a PROSPECT autograph

Two, I don't think you'll find a Topps Finest Anthony Rizzo autograph for five bucks
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Austin Aune is a stud!!!
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One, he is looking for a PROSPECT autograph

Two, I don't think you'll find a Topps Finest Anthony Rizzo autograph for five bucks
I was thinking a finest refractor non auto rookie. You can pick them up for $4.50 on comc. I still consider Rizzo a prospect.
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Scouting Book: Best Baseball Prospects for 2012 and 2013

I was looking at prospects last night and came across this website. Take a look and do YOUR homework. Might be a gem in there.
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Marcus Stroman and Stryker Trahan from '12 Sterling. Those prices have dropped off big time. Also, Francisco Lindor if you're lucky.
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One, he is looking for a PROSPECT autograph

Two, I don't think you'll find a Topps Finest Anthony Rizzo autograph for five bucks
Thank you, although the card didn't meet my description, it was immidiately ruled out upon the basis of Rizzo being a Cub.
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Well Yankees have a horrible farm system, they just have money and buy up all the free agents, rarely do they have good home grown talent
How about Tyler Austin, isn't that monster still in the Yankees system?
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How about Tyler Austin, isn't that monster still in the Yankees system?
Not even in the top 50 prospects. He does have some potential
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Not even in the top 50 prospects. He does have some potential
What position?
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What position?
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Look it up.
Couldn't have just typed "Catcher"?
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1994 Topps Ben Grieve. Heard he's going to be great!
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1994 Topps Ben Grieve. Heard he's going to be great!
Already bought a 12.7 card lot of his last night.
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Stryker Trahan- Taking A Flyer on Catcher who can Fly

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I get a lot of questions about which low priced prospects I would recommend. For me that goes against my general prospecting philosophy because prospects, even high end prospects, are inherently risky. With that being said, I tend to focus generally on Top 100 types with a preference for hitters, big markets, power, and premium positions. Focusing on those factors, reduces the risk without giving up a proportional amount of reward. However, it is fun to swing for the fences now and then, especially if a players tools suggest the light could come on at any moment. It may also be the case, although rare, that the prospecting community may have overlooked a prospect and prices reflect it. Bowman Draft presents a good opportunity to find some of the price anomalies, as prospects get very little playing time in some cases after signing. The Bowman Draft product is usually stacked with guys that may have flown under the radar. Enough of my blabbering and on to the substance….2012-Bowman-Draft-Chrome-Prospect-Autographs-Stryker-Trahan-210x300

Stryker Trahan is a prospect that I am willing to roll the dice on. His Bowman Draft Base Auto is trading at $9.00 (See Price Guide) as of this post. Stryker was drafted by the Diamond Backs in the first round and flashes both plus raw power and above average speed, which is a rarity among catchers. Physically, he also looks the part…it is easy to see him crushing some baseballs in the future. Baseball Prospectus rates his tools as follows 6+ arm, 7 Raw Power, and 6 run.

John Sickels had the following to say in his Arizona Top 20 Prospects for 2013 about Stryker.
“7) Stryker Trahan, C, Grade B: 2012 first rounder features good combination of power, patience, and speed as an offensive player. He has the tools to catch, but even if he ends up as an outfielder his bat will play.”

The athleticism and work ethic I have read about, along with Styrker’s early success in the Arizona League (Baseball Reference Stats) which included .422 OBP, 8 SB’s, and 5 HR in 167 AB, gives me some comfort in thinking he should have continued success. The arm and athletic ability give him a decent shot at staying behind the plate as well. If it all works out you could be looking at a power hitting catcher, with a plus arm, and the ability to make something happen on the bases. That combination would have Stryker shooting up prospects lists with his prices sure to follow.

Next post…I’ll tell you who I am highest on from the 2012 Bowman Draft release.

Buy Stryker!
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