Future Watch: Cole Stobbe Rookie Baseball Cards, PhilliesFuture Watch: Cole Stobbe Rookie Baseball Cards, PhilliesCole Stobbe was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the third round of the 2016 MLB Draft. This 6-2, 194-pound third baseman has a chance to be an impact player in due time.

In 2016, he played for the GCL Phillies in rookie league baseball. In 148 at-bats he had four homers and 13 RBI with a .270 average and eight doubles. That was a nice way for him to get introduced into professional baseball.

In 2017, he was promoted to the Williamsport Crosscutters in Short A. In 197 at-bats he had eight home runs, 22 RBI, eight doubles, one triple and 28 runs scored in 55 games. Not bad but there is still room for improvement.

According to his MLB.com draft profile:

While the infielder’s skills with the bat haven’t often been on display, the Phillies have seen plenty of bat speed from the right-handed hitter. There’s going to be leverage as well, which will lead to more consistent power. Stobbe played shortstop, his position in high school, during his pro debut, but moved to third at instructs and at the Phillies’ Dominican academy. That’s his defensive home moving forward, with good hands and plenty of arm for the position. All Stobbe needs are reps at the hot corner to get comfortable there. There’s confidence he has all the tools to be a solid all-around big league regular in the future. ETA 2020.

He has a 2017 Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospects Autographs card and that’s a good way to get him into your collection.

Here’s a look at him at the plate:

In his first seven games in 2018 he had one homer and seven RBI. His average was .269. He keeps inching up the Phillies top prospect chart. It’s a process and right now he’s pretty raw. He’s only 20 so he will get more time to develop in the minors.

Follow him on Twitter @CSTooo7.

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