Future Watch: Cheslor Cuthbert Baseball Rookie Cards, Kansas City Royals – In 2009 the Kansas City Royals signed an infielder out of Nicaragua named, Cheslor Cuthbert. Almost six years later, and just 22-years old, he might finally be breaking through. The timing coincides with the Royals return to glory who clinched their first division title since Ronald Reagan was in the White House in 1985.
Now that they won the AL Central, maybe getting Cuthbert some more playing time is in the cards. So far in his first 40 major league at-bats he has 10 hits, 4 extra-base hits, 8 RBI and 4 walks. Not bad, but the Royals and most fans still expect more out of the 6′-“1, 190lb player.
Just after Labor Day he managed to get a homer and 4 RBI. He’s had a few two-hit games and the hope is now he’ll get to show his skills until the postseason starts at the very least.
Right now he’s filling in at 3B for Mike Moustakas. Cuthbert was ranked as the 20th best prospect by Baseball America in the Royals’ organization after the 2014 season. He was once ranked as high as 9th. There have always been expectations for this player and now may be his best chance to cash in.
Known for his strong arm and good glove, he may play a utility role for Kansas City when the postseason begins. To collect this guy, you should re-examine 2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball. The price has gone up for a box but it’s still reasonable and totally worth it since Bryce Harper has rookie cards in the product as well.
Additionally, Leaf Trading Cards actually beat Topps to the punch with this prospect. The company included him on the checklist of both 2011 Valiant and 2011 Metal Draft.
During an interview he took a Gatorade bath while talking about his first major league dinger:
Here’s a good look at that first homer:
Check out Cuthbert. If you had given up on him, then give him another chance.