Definitive Guide to the 2014 Bowman Baseball Prospect Autographs

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Definitive Guide to the 2014 Bowman Baseball Prospect Autographs
Definitive Guide to the 2014 Bowman Baseball Prospect Autographs

Yesterday, Topps unveiled the entire 2014 Bowman Baseball checklist. We have taken the 54 prospect autographs and broke down each player to give you a snap shot into their career and some background on the players.

BCAP-AM Adam Morgan – P – Philadelphia Phillies®

Age: 24

Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Alabama

BCAP-ARI Armando Rivero – P – Chicago Cubs®

Age: 26

BCAP-AT Andrew Toles – OF – Tampa Bay Rays™

Age: 21

Drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 4th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Sandy Creek HS (Tyrone, GA) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the 3rd round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Chipola College

BCAP-AY Alex Yarbrough – 2B – Angels®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 4th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Mississippi

BCAP-BB Billy Burns – OF – Oakland Athletics™

Age: 24

Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 16th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft from Walton HS (Marietta, GA) and the Washington Nationals in the 32nd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mercer University

BCAP-BT Brandon Trinkwon Los Angeles – SS – Dodgers®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 7th round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of California, Santa Barbara

BCAP-CB Christian Binford – P – Kansas City Royals®

Age: 21

Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 30th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mercersburg Academy

BCAP-CBO Chris Bostick – MI – Texas Rangers®

Age: 21

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 44th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Aquinas Institute

BCAP-CD Chase DeJong – P – Toronto Blue Jays®

Age: 20

Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Woodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)

BCAP-CF Chris Flexen – P – New York Mets®

Age: 19

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 14th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Memorial HS (Newark, CA)

BCAP-CK Chris Kohler – P – Oakland Athletics™

Age: 18

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Los Osos HS (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

BCAP-CM Casey Meisner – P – New York Mets®

Age: 18

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Cypress Woods HS (Cypress, TX)

BCAP-CP Cesar Puello – RF – New York Mets®

Age: 23

BCAP-CT Chris Taylor – MI – Seattle Mariners™

Age: 23

Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Virginia

BCAP-DF Dylan Floro – P – Tampa Bay Rays™

Age: 23

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 20th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Buhach Colony HS (Atwater, CA) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from California State University Fullerton

BCAP-DH David Holmberg – P – Cincinnati Reds®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Port Charlotte HS (Port Charlotte, FL)

BCAP-DM Daniel McGrath – P – Boston Red Sox®

Age: 19

BCAP-DR Daniel Robertson -SS/3B – Oakland Athletics™

Age: 20

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (34th) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Upland HS (Upland, CA)

BCAP-DT Devon Travis – 2B – Detroit Tigers®

Age: 23

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Florida State University

BCAP-ED Edwin Diaz – P – Seattle Mariners™

Age: 20

Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 3rd round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Caguas Military Academy (Caguas, PR)

BCAP-FC Franchy Cordero – SS – San Diego Padres™

Age: 19

BCAP-GE Gabriel Encinas – P – New York Yankees®

Age: 22

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 6th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from St. Paul HS (Santa Fe Springs, CA)

BCAP-JAB Jose Abreu – 1B – Chicago White Sox®

Age: 27

BCAP-JB Jake Barrett – P – Arizona Diamondbacks®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Desert Ridge HS (Mesa, AZ) and the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 3rd round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Arizona State University

BCAP-JBE Javier Betancourt – INF – Detroit Tigers®

Age: 18

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Age: 22

Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 19th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Old Mill HS (Millersville, MD)

BCAP-JHU Jason Hursh – P – Atlanta Braves™

Age: 22

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 6th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Trinity Christian Academy HS (Addison, TX) and the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (31st) of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Oklahoma State University

BCAP-JS Jacob Scavuzzo – OF – Los Angeles Dodgers®

Age: 20

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Villa Park HS (Villa Park, CA)

BCAP-JW Jesse Winker – LF – Cincinnati Reds®

Age: 20

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (49th) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Olympia HS (Orlando, FL)

BCAP-KB Kris Bryant – 3B – Chicago Cubs®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 18th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Bonanza HS (Las Vegas, NV) and the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (2nd) of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of San Diego

BCAP-KM Ketel Marte – MI – Seattle Mariners™

Age: 20

BCAP-KP Kyle Parker – OF/1B – Colorado Rockies™

Age: 24

Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round (26th) of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Clemson University

BCAP-LJ Luke Jackson – P – Texas Rangers®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (45th) of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Calvary Christian HS (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

BCAP-LM Leonardo Molina – OF – New York Yankees®

Age: 17

BCAP-LT Lewis Thorpe – P – Minnesota Twins®

Age: 18

BCAP-MA Mark Appel – P – Houston Astros®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 15th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Monte Vista HS (Danville, CA), the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (8th) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) and the Houston Astros in the 1st round (1st) of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Stanford University

BCAP-MB Mookie Betts – MI – Boston Red Sox®

Age: 21

Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from John Overton HS (Brentwood, TN)

BCAP-MF Maikel Franco – 3B – Philadelphia Phillies®

Age: 21

BCAP-MJ Micah Johnson – 2B – Chicago White Sox®

Age: 23

Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Indiana University-Bloomington

BCAP-MM Mike Mayers – P – St. Louis Cardinals®

Age: 22

Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Mississippi

BCAP-PJ Pierce Johnson – P – Chicago Cubs®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 15th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Faith Christian Academy (Arvada, CO) and the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (43rd) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Missouri State University

BCAP-PT Preston Tucker – OF – Houston Astros®

Age: 23

Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 16th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) and the Houston Astros in the 7th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Florida

BCAP-RB Rony Bautista – P – New York Yankees®

Age: 22

BCAP-RH Rosell Herrera – SS/3B – Colorado Rockies™

Age: 21

BCAP-RT Raimel Tapia – OF – Colorado Rockies™

Age: 20

BCAP-SG Severino Gonzalez – P – Philadelphia Phillies®

Age: 21

BCAP-SMB Seth Mejias-Brean – 3B/1B – Cincinnati Reds®

Age: 23

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 8th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Arizona

BCAP-TB Ty Buttrey – P – Boston Red Sox®

Age: 21

Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 4th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Providence HS (Charlotte, NC)

BCAP-TN Tucker Neuhaus – 3B/SS – Milwaukee Brewers™

Age: 18

Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2nd round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Wharton HS (Tampa, FL)

BCAP-TW Tyler Wade – SS/DH – New York Yankees®

Age: 19

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 4th round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Murrieta Valley HS (Murrieta, CA)

BCAP-WR Wendell Rijo – 2B – Boston Red Sox®

Age: 18

BCAP-YM Yohander Mendez – P – Texas Rangers®

Age: 19

BCAP-ZB Zach Borenstein – LF – Angels®

Age: 23

Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 23rd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Eastern Illinois University

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: #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