An Introduction to the 2013 Bowman Prospect Autograph checklist

Posted: May 3, 2013 in by J.P. Schwartz

Greetings, fellow prospectors. It’s officially time for the first Bowman baseball product of the new year, which releases next week, and the autograph checklist is nothing if not diverse. For those who haven’t heard these names before, which I find difficult to believe by the way, here is a brief rundown for each player.

BCP-AA Andrew Aplin, OF (Astros) – great feel for the game, solid tools across the board, with an above-average arm.

BCP-AH Alen Hanson, SS (Pirates) – great hitter, surprising power for his frame, very fast.

BCP-AM Alex Meyer, RHP (Twins) – towering presence, can touch 99, improved command, very could become a #2-3.

BCP-BB Byron Buxton, OF (Twins) – outstanding athlete across the board, dominating full season ball thus far, easily the breakout of last year’s draft.

BCP-BG Brian Goodwin, OF (Nationals) – displays power, plate discipline and speed, great runner, is likely the Nats’ CF of the future.

BCP-CB Christian Bethancourt, C (Braves) – excellent game-caller, with solid power and running ability.

BCP-CBL Clayton Blackburn, RHP (Giants) – led the Sally League in strikeouts last year, possesses an advanced slider and curve, could have frontline potential.

BCP-CC Carlos Correa, SS (Astros) – potential 5-tool prospect, very good chance to stay at short, emerging power, looks to be the complete package.

BCP-CE C.J. Edwards, RHP (Rangers) – a steal for Texas in the 48th round of the 2011 draft, evolved from mid-80’s to upper 90’s heat, with great projectability.

BCP-DC Daniel Corcino, RHP (Reds) – sits in the mid-90’s, as well as a great slider, and would be an asset in either a starting or relief capacity.

BCP-DH Dilson Herrera, 2B (Pirates) – consistent hitter with great swing, could be above-average at 2B.

BCP-DP Dorssys Paulino, SS (Indians) – could follow in the footsteps of fellow SS prospect Francisco Lindor offensively, mature plate approach, great runner.

BCP-EB Eddie Butler, RHP (Rockies) – sits in the 90’s, but touches 99, great secondary stuff as well, could become a #2-3.

BCP-GA Gioskar Amaya, 2B (Cubs) – quick swinger and runner, great makeup, is likely the Cubs’ best 2B at present.

BCP-GP Gregory Polanco, OF (Pirates) – flashed all 5 tools last year, off to a fast start in the FSL, developing power with solid speed as well.

BCP-JA Jayson Aquino, LHP (Rockies) – projectable lefty, developing secondary stuff, with more velocity could become a #3-4.

BCP-JB Jorge Bonifacio, OF (Royals) – potentially the best hitter in the system, has great strength, good right-fielder.

BCP-JBE Jairo Beras, OF (Rangers) – signed as a FA in July, a potentially above-average right-fielder, as well as a solid power hitter.

BCP-JBI Jesse Biddle, LHP (Phillies) – has been dominant this year, easily the top arm in their system, extremely deceptive fastball, developing changeup.

BCP-JM Julio Morban, OF (Mariners) – above-average hitter, promising athlete when healthy, good arm strength.

BCP-JN Justin Nicolino, LHP (Marlins) – command is his forte, best pitch is his changeup, could become a #2-3.

BCP-KP Kevin Pillar, OF (Blue Jays) – extremely successful contact hitter, can play any OF position well, could get the call this year.

BCP-LG Lucas Giolito, RHP (Nationals) – before undergoing Tommy John surgery, was showing true #1 stuff, with heat that touched 100, a plus-plus curve and a great changeup.

BCP-LS Luis Sardinas, SS (Rangers) – a very speedy defender, with an accurate arm and a great eye at the plate.

BCP-MM Mark Montgomery, RHP (Yankees) – possesses a wipeout slider, impressive control, very promising bullpen arm, could see the Bronx this year.

BCP-MO Matt Olson, 1B (A’s) – power is his game, also considered a natural hitter, solid defender.

BCP-MS Matthew Skole, 3B (Nationals) – another Nats’ recipient of Tommy John surgery, power is his calling card, along with great plate confidence.

BCP-OA Oswaldo Arcia, OF (Twins) – confident hitter, very disciplined at the plate, accurate arm in the field.

BCP-PK Patrick Kivlehan, 3B (Mariners) – led the MWL in homers last year, great athlete, average defender at the hot corner.

BCP-PW Patrick Wisdom, 3B (Cardinals) – solid hitter, considered the best 3B in their system, great range.

BCP-RN Renato Nunez, 3B (A’s) – great bat speed and power potential, precise arm, leverage in his swing.

BCP-RQ Roman Quinn, SS (Phillies) – fastest guy in the system, solid hitter, is a quick learner at his position.

BCP-RR Rio Ruiz, 3B (Astros) – best attribute is his swing, good power, should stick at 3B.

BCP-RRO Ronny Rodriguez, SS (Indians) – solid to above-average raw power, plus speed, great arm.

BCP-SP Stephen Piscotty, 3B (Cardinals) – great pitch reader, emerging power, should provide many extra base hits with his swing.

BCP-SR Stefen Romero, 2B (Mariners) – considered the best hitter in Seattle’s system, strikes out infrequently, could become a 20-25 HR type.

BCP-SS Sam Selman, LHP (Royals) – mid-90’s heat, best pitch is his slider, with improved command could become a #3-4.

BCP-TP Tyler Pike, LHP (Mariners) – great control and command, deceptive fastball, developing curve.

BCP-TW Taijuan Walker, RHP (Mariners) – best athlete and pitching prospect in the system, electric arsenal, with improved command is an ace in the making.

BCP-VS Victor Sanchez, RHP (Mariners) – solid fastball, above-average changeup, great skillset on the hill, potentially a #2-3.

BCP-WM Wyatt Mathisen, C (Pirates) – great defensive skills behind the plate, fast bat speed, faster than most catchers.

BCP-YV Yordano Ventura, RHP (Royals) – has the most velocity in KC’s system, as he can regularly hit triple digits, also has an advanced curve and developing changeup.

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