30 Prospects in 30 Days: #27, Nolan Arenado 3B Colorado Rockies

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#27 Nolan Arenado 3B Colorado Rockies

Arenado was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California. He ranked number two among Rockies prospects by MLB.com entering the 2013 season.

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In 2012, Arenado batted .285 for AA Tulsa with 36 doubles and 12 homers. In 2011, Arenado led all Minor Leaguers with 122 RBIs, setting a record for Rockies farmhands.

Look for Arenado to be called up to Colorado sometime during the 2013 season.

Top 5 Nolan Arenado Cards

1. 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospect Auto
2. 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Auto
3. 2012 Bowman Platinum Patch Auto
4. 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospect
5. 2011 Topps Debut

30 Prospects in 30 Days: #28 Bubba Starling, OF Kansas City Royals

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#28 Bubba Starling, OF Kansas City Royals

Tough not to love an athlete with the name of Bubba, isn’t it?

Bubba was a two-sport athlete in high school in Kansas. Things were looking bright for Starling as he had verbally committed to play football at the University of Nebraska. Things seem to be working out great. The problem for Bubba was that he was also a standout athlete in baseball. In the 2011 MLB Draft, the Kansas City Royals selected him 5th overall and gave him a signing bonus of $7.5 million, making it easy for him to drop his hopes of college football.

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While he is a very raw prospect, some of his tools are starting to take shape. Last year, Bubba batted .25 with 10 HR and 33 RBI in 53 games for the Rookie-League Burlington Royals.

With his football pedigree, Bubba showcases a big arm while paroling the outfield. Along with his enormous size (6’4″ – 190 lbs), Bubba has great speed (stole 10 bases last year).

Top 5 Bubba Starling Cards

1. 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Auto
2. 2011 Bowman Sterling Prospect Auto
3. 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Auto
4. 2011 Leaf Metal Draft Auto
5. 2011 Leaf Valiant Auto

30 Prospects in 30 Days: #29 Javier Baez, SS Chicago Cubs

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30 Prospects in 30 Days: #29 Javier Baez, SS Chicago Cubs
30 Prospects in 30 Days: #29 Javier Baez, SS Chicago Cubs

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#29 Javier Baez, SS Chicago Cubs

It has already been decided that Javier Baez will not break camp as part of the major league roster. But Baez has made some unforgettable impressions so far in camp.

At only 20 years old, Baez looks like a veteran on the field with sharp fielding skills, fantastic range, and great power. A premium position player with above average power is a hot commodity in the bigs these days, so I have to imagine its only a matter of time before we see him in Chicago.

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Because he is blocked at his natural position by the Cubs’ All-Star SS Starlin Castro, Baez will probably be asked to switch positions. This could be why Baez will start the season in the minors, to get more comfortable at 2B/3B.

Last year Baez batted .294 in 80 between the Florida State League and Midwest League. he also produced 16 HR and 46 RBI with an 69:14 K:BB ratio.

Top 5 Javier Baez Cards

1. 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Auto
2. 2011 Bowman Sterling Prospect Auto
3. 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Auto
4. 2011 Leaf Metal Draft Auto
5. 2011 Leaf Valiant Auto

30 Prospects in 30 Days: #30 Kolten Wong, 2B St. Louis Cardinals

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30 Prospects in 30 Days: #30 Kolten Wong, 2B St. Louis Cardinals
30 Prospects in 30 Days: #30 Kolten Wong, 2B St. Louis Cardinals

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#30 Kolten Wong, 2B St. Louis Cardinals

Viewed by many as the team’s future at second base, this Hawaiian native has been making a splash on the mainland for sometime.

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 16th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, Wong chose not to sign, opting to attend the University of Hawaii, where he played college baseball for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Wong was named a Baseball America All-American in 2011. The Cardinals selected Wong in the first round, 22nd overall, of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.

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In 2012, Wong played for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals in 2012, batting .287 with 52 RBIs and 21 stolen bases. He was also named to the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.

Wong has made some waves with his performance in camp this year, hoping to earn a spot on the roster at the start of the season. One thing we know, is that Wong has an amazing glove and great plate discipline, which are two very good things to have at the MLB level.

We are looking forward to seeing him in St. Louis.

Top 5 Kolten Wong Cards

1. 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Auto
2. 2011 Bowman Sterling Prospect Auto
3. 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Auto
4. 2009 Upper Deck USA Auto
5. 2011 Leaf Metal Draft Auto