With the release of 2020 Bowman Chrome on September 18th, we are looking at nine prospects in no particular order to be on the hunt for. We ripped over 200 cases of 2019 Bowman Chrome and anticipate doing the same this year! Looking to join our group breaks? Click the link below to join our Facebook Group and get in on the chase!

Gilberto Jimenez – Boston Red Sox

Signed out of the Dominican Republic for only $10,000 in 2017, Jimenez quickly earned Player of the Year honors in 2018 and a batting title in 2019 in the New York Penn League short season. He is currently the Red Sox #5 prospect and top Outfield prospect. Lightning fast, strong arm in Centerfield, and while he’s mostly a slap hitter right now, he’ll have an opportunity to build on his 5-11, 160lb frame. If he can build on his size, he can greatly impact his ETA to the Big Leagues in a couple of years.

Luis Matos – San Francisco Giants

Matos dominated the Dominican Summer League in his pro debut after signing with the Giants as a 16-year-old in 2018. He hit .362 with 7 homeruns, 47 RBIs, in only 55 games. His power has developed more rapidly than expected and combined with bat speed cold produce some monster pop at higher levels. His ETA is currently about 2023, but keep an eye on this one if he keeps making the leaps that he has.

Wilderd Patino – Arizona Diamondbacks

Collectors are already familiar with a few Diamondback Outfield prospects such as Kristian Robinson, Alek Thomas, Corbin Carroll, but you can’t leave Wilderd Patino out of this conversation. He could be an everyday Centerfielder with his combination of defense, speed, and above average power as long as he can get his strikeouts down as he progresses. At only 19 years old he’s got some time to develop and bulk up his 6-1, 175lb frame before his ETA of 2023 in the Big Leagues.

Tucupita Marcano – San Diego Padres

The Padres spent over $80 million on international players in the 2016 class, but snagged Tucupita Marcano for only $320k. Since then, he’s already surged to become the #9 prospect in the Padres system and the #4 position player. As a slender and athletic Second Baseman, he’s still got plenty of room to grow into his 6-0, 170lb frame. He’s still not expected to showcase significant power. He’s shown advanced plate discipline, walking twice as many times as he strikes out, and his ability to make contact led to a .366 average in his first season between two levels. The Padres see him as a future lead-off hitting Middle Infielder that could make his debut in 2023.

Erick Pena – Kansas City Royals

Signed as an international free agent in 2019, Erick Pena has yet to make his pro debut, but has always rated as the Royals #6 prospect behind Bobby Witt Jr. and a bunch of pitchers. At 6-3, 180lb he’s a big Outfield bat with solid power and a low strikeout rate. Scouts have compared him to a young Carlos Beltran which bodes well for his future potential.

Francisco Alvarez – New York Mets

Francisco Alvarez is the only 1st Bowman signer to make Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects list. Already the Mets #2 prospect at age 18 behind only Ronny Mauricio, we could see Alvarez behind the plate at the major league level soon. Few players his age show his knowledge of the strike zone and plate discipline, and combined with developing power and great contact could mean All Star Games in his future. At 5-11, 220lb, he’s ahead of is peers physically while remaining agile behind the plate. Typical progression puts him arriving in the majors in 2023, but the Mets might not be able to wait that long.

Luisangel Acuña – Texas Rangers

Luisangel Acuña has big footsteps to follow with the success of his older brother Ronald Acuña Jr. He tore up the Dominican Summer League last year in his pro debut and is expected to continue to develop power to go along with his great contact and plate discipline. It’s not hard to see the influence of his brother Ronald in his swing. His Middle Infield defense needs the most progress before he cracks the Big Leagues around 2023, but the Rangers are super high on his potential.

Bayron Lora – Texas Rangers

Luisangel Acuña isn’t the only big Rangers prospect in this product. Bayron Lora signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2019 for $3.9 million due to his impressive power at the plate. He’s still waiting to make his pro debut, but at 17 years old he already has pro-level exit velocities and shows great power to all fields. He’s not quite the all-around athlete that “The Martian” Jasson Dominguez is, but his plate presence should be just as intimidating. The development of his defense and plate discipline will determine his trajectory to the Rangers and we’re excited to watch it.

Michael Harris – Atlanta Braves

Now we’ve had a long list of international prospects that we’ve talked about in 2020 Bowman Chrome, but I want to give an honorable mention to Michael Harris. Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2019 MLB Draft, the Braves liked what they saw in the local high schooler. A top athlete on the mound and in the Outfield, Harris demonstrated quickly in the Gulf Coast League last year that he had the athleticism, strength, and bat speed to become a Major League Outfielder and I’m excited to watch his progression.


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