Future Watch: Matt Manning Rookie Baseball Cards, Tigers – Matt Manning was the ninth overall pick in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. The Detroit Tigers selected the talented pitcher who is the son of Rich Manning. Quite an athlete himself, he played the center position for the Vancouver Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers in the mid to late 90’s. Bloodlines are important to most franchises in sports.
In Manning’s senior year in Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California he struck out 77 batters in just over 40 innings of work. Opponents hit just .120 against him and his earned run average was 1.91. He was dominant on the bump and at the plate where he hit .493 with 22 RBI in 23 games. He was extremely valuable to his team.
He has a key card in 2016 Bowman Draft Baseball, his Chrome Prospect Autograph. He also has cards in the following baseball card sets:
According to his MLB.com draft profile:
Manning is a premium athlete, one who also played basketball in high school and could have played two sports at Loyola Marymount. He uses every inch of his frame to his advantage on the mound. Though he started late because his basketball team made a deep postseason run, Manning was nonetheless up to 96-97 mph with his fastball in early outings his senior year. He combines that with a hard, power curve that has very good bite to it. His changeup will be his third pitch, but he’s shown some feel for it and it should be a viable option in the future, especially with pro instruction. ETA 2020.
Here’s a look at him in action:
Manning is the Tigers #1 prospect. Because of this, they are making sure they don’t rush him. There will be a day when he takes the ball and tries to become the team’s next big thing. For now, he remains one of the top 100 prospects in the game and collectors should take note of that.
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