Future Watch: Lazaro Armenteros Rookie Baseball Cards, Athletics

Future Watch: Lazaro Armenteros Rookie Baseball Cards, AthleticsFuture Watch: Lazaro Armenteros Rookie Baseball Cards, AthleticsLazaro Armenteros was considered the top Cuban prospect in his class and the Oakland A’s signed him in 2016. In 2012, they signed Yoenis Cespedes, so they have a good track record.

He was 17 at the time he was signed. He once hit .462 in a Cuban tournament so needless to say there was a fair amount of buzz that followed his signing.

In 2017, he finished out the season playing for the AZL Athletics in rookie ball. He had four homers and 22 RBI in just 41 games. His nine doubles, four triples and 16 walks made him a dangerous player. He hit .288 and had a .376 OBP.

In 2018, he started the season with the Beloit Snappers in A-ball. In his first 122 at-bats, 34 games, he had five home runs, 23 RBI and a .303 average. He’s starting to adjust and that’s a scary thought for the opposition and a comforting thought for A’s fans.

According to his MLB.com draft profile:

Armenteros stands out for his hitting ability, raw power, speed and overall athleticism, the combination of which gives him the potential for four average-or-better tools. His bat speed is explosive and fuels his projection as an average hitter with above-average power, though his bat path through the zone, as well as his approach and overall plate discipline, will need to be ironed out. Armenteros is expected to lose some of his speed and athleticism as he continues to grow into his already physically strong and mature frame. ETA 2021

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 this developing player:

When Armenteros hits, he will hit big. He’s a young guy so collectors have plenty of time.

Future Watch: Lazaro Armenteros Rookie Baseball Cards, Athletics – Stats

Register Batting
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2017 18 3 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-FRk OAK 89 388 330 54 93 18 8 8 45 22 4 35 105 .282 .376 .458 .834
2017 18 Athletics ARIZ Rk OAK 41 181 156 24 45 9 4 4 22 10 1 16 48 .288 .376 .474 .850
2017 18 Athletics ARIZ Rk OAK 3 13 10 3 5 1 3 0 2 0 0 2 2 .500 .615 1.200 1.815
2017 18 Giants ARIZ Rk SFG 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
2017 18 Athletics DOSL FRk OAK 6 26 18 6 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 9 .167 .385 .167 .551
2018 19 Beloit MIDW A OAK 34 140 122 20 37 4 0 5 23 2 4 14 42 .303 .386 .459 .845
All All All 85 361 307 53 90 14 7 9 48 14 7 35 102 .293 .388 .472 .860
Rk ( Rk ( Rk ( Minors 45 195 167 27 50 10 7 4 24 10 1 18 51 .299 .390 .515 .905
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/12/2018.

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