Future Watch: Bryce Ball Baseball Cards, Atlanta Braves

Future Watch: Bryce Ball Baseball Cards, Atlanta Braves – Bryce Ball was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 24th round of the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft. At 6′ 6″ and 240 pounds, this first baseman is one to watch.

I don’t think it’s time for Braves star first baseman, Freddie Freeman to start looking over his shoulder, but that time could be just around the corner.

Before he was drafted, this prospect attended Dallas Baptist University. In 2017, he hit .419, the seventh-best average in school history. His 22 doubles were third-most for a single season in the school’s record book as well.

As a sophomore, he slugged 14 homers, drove in 44, and hit .294 with 11 doubles. He only made three errors at first base all season in 2018.

After the slugger was drafted, the Braves sent him to the Appalachian League for rookie ball. After hitting .324 with 13 homers with 38 RBI in just 41 games, the Braves sent him to the South Atlantic League to play A-Ball. In 21 games, he hit six doubles, four home runs with 14 RBI, hitting .337.

The Braves think they might have a steal in Ball. The left-handed hitter has tremendous hand-eye coordination at the plate and a good idea of the strike zone, which helps him tap into his ridiculous raw power. The ball doesn’t typically carry in either Danville or Rome, his home parks during his debut, and he made them seem small. He makes consistent hard contact and generally kept his strikeouts low.

ETA: 2020.

Collectors can find his rookie card in 2020 Bowman Chrome and hunt for his Leaf prospect cards!

Here’s a look at his sweet swing:

Ball was on the Braves’ extended 60-man spring training roster in July when baseball resumed. You may not know this player yet,  but collect him now to get ahead of the pack.

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Russ Cohen