Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2015 Bowman Prospects Cubs

In addition to the 150-card base set, Bowman again includes another 150 cards for prospects.   In addition to the base prospect cards, there is a parallel chrome card.  All this has been Bowman's MO for the past several years.

Five Cubs made the checklist, right on average.


Albert Almora was the Cubs #1 selection (6th overall) in the 2012 draft.  He came straight out of high school and has been working his way through the Cubs chain.  He is currently in AA Tennessee.  If he does well, I'd expect to see him end the season in AAA.


Kris Bryant... the real deal.  Great plate discipline, strong baseball instincts, the power is starting to come... like I said, the real deal.


With Javier Baez's poor spring, Addison Russell got his big league chance a little sooner than most thought.  He hasn't disappointed.  His average is starting to climb and his defense has been fine (even though he's still learning second base).


The Cubs #1 pick in the 2014 draft, Kyle Schwarber, has been moving quickly up the ladder.  After three stops in A ball last year, he's starting 2015 in AA.  Drafted as a catcher, is defense is his biggest liability.  Notice how the card shows him playing the outfield.


The first four players were among the Cubs biggest prospects.  Player #5 here is much more under the radar.  The Cubs signed the Taiwan native as a free agent last year.  He spent the season in low A with Kane County and posted an impressive 6-1 record with an ERA of 2.40.  He's moved up a rung in 2015 to high A Myrtle Beach.  It's way to early to know if he'll ever end up in Wrigley Field.   

1 comment:

  1. I would bet that next year's Bowman prospects haul will have cards for CJ Edwards and Jake Stinnett. And the Topp Debut would see a couple guys from the South Bend club (Jeffrey Baez, Gleybor Torres and Stinnett)