Future Watch: Andrew Bechtold Rookie Baseball Cards, Twins

Future Watch: Andrew Bechtold Rookie Baseball Cards, TwinsFuture Watch: Andrew Bechtold Rookie Baseball Cards, TwinsAndrew Bechtold was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the fifth round of the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft.

In 2017, while playing for the Elizabethton Twins, he hit 10 doubles, one triple, two homers, and 19 RBI while batting .299.

In 2018, he was with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. He only hit .216 but he was productive hitting 17 doubles, two homers, and 34 RBI.

The next season he started in Cedar Rapids and will end with the Fort Myers Miracle unless he gets a late-season promotion. The third baseman hit five homers, knocked in 29 and he hit .246. He had 15 doubles, one triple and four steals, and the season wasn’t over yet.

Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Priority Baseball.

According to his MLB.com draft profile:

Bechtold began his collegiate career at Maryland but transferred to Chipola after redshirting his sophomore year and being told he would be a part-time player. He put up huge numbers with Chipola but might have been dinged by some team’s models that discount production at the junior college ranks. At least in his debut, Bechtold’s approach translated quite nicely to the pro game, making consistent contact and drawing walks in an approach that’s still hit over power. A solid athlete with very good range defensively, Bechtold has average speed and likes to run. His plus arm will work very well from the hot corner. ETA 2020.

Here’s a look at him in action:

The third baseman is from the greater Philadelphia area and he was drafted by a team in Minnesota. He’s honing his hitting skills. The power and speed are already there. When he’s ready the Twins will be calling him up. Right now, they’re letting him marinate and get the right number of at-bats.

Follow him on Twitter @Bechtold5.

Future Watch: Andrew Bechtold Rookie Baseball Cards, Twins – Stats

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2015 19 -1.4 Maryland ACC NCAA 8 31 26 4 6 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 7 .231 .355 .231 .586 6 1 0 0 0
2016 20 -0.6 Maryland BTN NCAA 53 200 165 21 36 5 0 0 19 2 2 27 38 .218 .333 .248 .582 41 7 2 5 1
2017 21 0.7 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 43 175 144 33 43 10 1 2 19 0 0 27 40 .299 .406 .424 .829 61 5 1 0 3 0
2018 22 0.6 Cedar Rapids MIDW A MIN 106 421 366 43 79 17 0 2 34 8 0 51 115 .216 .314 .279 .593 102 3 2 1 1 0
2019 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ MIN 83 305 256 37 63 15 1 5 29 4 3 45 82 .246 .354 .371 .725 95 9 0 0 4 0
2019 23 0.6 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 17 57 51 5 12 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 13 .235 .298 .255 .553 13 3 0 0 1 0
2019 23 1.8 Cedar Rapids MIDW A MIN 66 248 205 32 51 14 1 5 25 4 3 40 69 .249 .367 .400 .767 82 6 0 0 3 0
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 232 901 766 113 185 42 2 9 82 12 3 123 237 .242 .346 .337 .682 258 17 3 1 8 0
NCAA (2 seasons) NCAA 61 231 191 25 42 5 0 0 23 3 2 32 45 .220 .336 .246 .582 47 8 2 5 1
All Levels (5 Seasons) 293 1132 957 138 227 47 2 9 105 15 5 155 282 .237 .344 .319 .662 305 25 5 6 9 0
A (2 seasons) Minors 172 669 571 75 130 31 1 7 59 12 3 91 184 .228 .334 .322 .656 184 9 2 1 4 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/9/2019.

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