Future Watch: Grayson Long Rookie Baseball Cards, Tigers

Future Watch: Grayson Long Rookie Baseball Cards, Tigers – Grayson Long was selected by the Angels in the third round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. The Houston, Texas native stayed in his home state and made a name for himself at Texas A&M University.

Long was 4-2 as a freshman appearing in 12 games. As a sophomore, he appeared in 15 games and was tied for the team lead with six victories. As a junior, it all kicked in for the right-hander. He was a perfect 7-0 with a 2.12 ERA. He struck out 60 batters in 51 innings in the nine games he started.

After the draft, he started 12 games in the rookie league. He had no decisions and a 5.03 ERA for the Orem Owlz. Things could only get better. He pitched for three teams in 2016. He went 5-5 with a 3.18 ERA. He had 70 strikeouts in 65 innings in 15 starts. A nice improvement.

Grayson Long’s first cards date back to 2015. He has autographs in that year’s Contenders and Elite Extra Edition sets. He also has 2017 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographed card as well.

According to his MLB.com Draft Profile:

When Long, a big, strong right-hander from Texas signed with the Angels after a strong junior season as Texas A&M’s Friday night starter in 2015, all he wanted to make sure of was that he got a picture of himself next to the signed Nolan Ryan jersey the club had hanging on the wall. Long doesn’t have Ryan-esque stuff, but he does have the chance to follow in his idol’s footsteps and pitch in the Angels’ rotation. That path was slowed first by biceps tendinitis, then a fractured finger suffered during pitcher’s fielding practice while on his rehab. ETA 2018.

Here’s a look at him in action:

Last season he advanced to AA. His three-team, combined record was 8-9 with a 3.01 ERA. Now 23, and 6′-5 “and 230 punds, he’s on the fast track and collectors should take notice.

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Russ Cohen