Future Watch: Logan Ice Rookie Baseball Cards, Indians

Future Watch: Logan Ice Rookie Baseball Cards, IndiansLogan Ice was selected by the Cleveland Indians with the 72nd overall pick in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. The 5-10, 195-pound backstop was just what the Indians needed in their farm system.

The Tacoma, Washington native starred at Oregon State. In 2014, he had a fine season getting named to the Pac-12 honorable mention squad. In 2015, he started 34 games hitting .275 with eight doubles, three home runs and 22 RBI. He had an incredible 1.000 fielding percentage on 302 chances. In 2016, he made 49 starts in 54 games. He hit .310 with 13 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 39 RBI. Defensively he had a .990 fielding percentage. He was a Johnny Bench Award finalist.

Collectors can get his 2017 Bowman Chrome autographed rookie card.

Future Watch: Logan Ice Rookie Baseball Cards, Indians

According to his MLB.com draft profile http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=cle

Ice might not have the offensive profile of some of the premier college backstops from the 2016 class, but that doesn’t mean he’s not without skills at the plate. The switch-hitter displayed a very good feel for hitting during his junior season, hitting for average and some extra-base ability, while walking more than he struck out. Compared to those offensive-minded collegians, though, Ice has a better chance to stick behind the plate. It’s nothing fancy, but he has average receiving skills and an average arm that has been effective at times in controlling the running game. ETA 2019.

After a fast Short A season in 2016 he excelled in 2017. He starred for the Lake Country Captains. In 316 at-bats he swatted 11 home runs, drove in 42 and hit ten doubles. In early April, he hit a key home run to help advance his team to victory. He also threw out two baserunners.

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This catcher could be the real deal. He could be the next rookie sensation in a few more years. Collectors should keep an eye on his progress.

You can follow him on Twitter: @LoganIce33.

Russ Cohen