Guide to Collecting 2015 Bowman Draft Autographs Part 2 – This is the second, of our two part Guide to Collecting 2015 Bowman Draft Autographs. ICYMI, here is a link to the Guide to Collecting 2015 Bowman Draft Autographs Part 1 .
Yesterday’s release of 2015 Bowman Draft Baseball has already saw some big hits and big prices on the secondary market. By the end of the day, refractors of first overall pick Dansby Swanson and 41st overall pick Austin Riley, each sold for $250.
We had the opportunity to talk with Bowman Brand Manager, Zvee Geffen yesterday as well. You can watch the complete interview.
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Guide to Collecting 2015 Bowman Draft Autographs Part 2
|Ryan Mountcastle – Baltimore Orioles, SS Overall Pick: 36, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-RM Scouting Report: Strong hitter that generates above-average power thanks to his incredible bat speed. Smooth, fluid swing allows him to make adjustments at the plate for consistent contact.||Tyler Nevin – Colorado Rockies, 3B
Overall Pick: 38, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-TN
Scouting Report: One of the most advanced high school hitters in the draft. Strong pedigree as the son of former big leaguer, Phil Nevin. Generates power thanks to his solid frame of 6′-4″, 200lbs.
|Jake Woodford – St. Louis Cardinals, RHP
Overall Pick: 39, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-JW
Scouting Report: He throws a low-90s fastball with good control and a repeatable delivery. Projects as a mid-rotation starter.
|Nathan Kirby – Milwaukee Brewers, LHP Overall Pick: 40, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-NK
Scouting Report: Works both sides of the plate with a plus slider and a low-90s fastball. Compliments these with a solid changeup.
|Austin Riley – Atlanta Braves, 3B
Overall Pick: 41, ETA: NA, Card#: BCA-AR
Scouting Report: All-around skill with a quality arm, soft hands and quick feet. Has a solid approach at the plate.
|Alex Young – Arizona Diamondbacks, LHP
Overall Pick: 43, ETA: 2018, Card#: BCA-AY
Scouting Report: Has good movement on a low-90s fastball. Compliments that with a solid 78-84 mph breaking ball.
|Peter Lambert – Colorado Rockies, RHP
Overall Pick: 44, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-PL
Scouting Report: Projects as a durable starter with a low-90s fastball solid breaking ball and a quality changeup. Serious upside in his 6′-2″, 185lb frame.
|Eric Jenkins – Texas Rangers, OF
Overall Pick: 45, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-EJ
Scouting Report: While speed is his biggest asset, he does have pull power from the left side. Will hit extra base hits in bunches.
|Thomas Eshelman – Houston Astros, RHP
Overall Pick:46, ETA: 2017, Card#: BCA-TE
Scouting Report: Has exceptional movement on a variety of pitches. Not over powering but amazing control for a pitcher his age. Can throw any pitch, anytime for strikes.
|Donnie Dewees – Chicago Cubs, OF
Overall Pick: 47, ETA: 2018, Card#: BCA-DD
Scouting Report: Has surprising power for his size (5′-11″, 180lbs). Compact, left-handed swing produces deep gap line drives. Plus speed makes him a base stealing threat.
|Scott Kingery – Philadelphia Phillies, 2B
Overall Pick: 48, ETA: 2018, Card#: BCA-SK
Scouting Report: Has advanced plated discipline for his age. Is an ideal top of the order hitter with consitent contact and the ability to get on base in a myriad of ways.
|Brett Lilek – Miami Marlins, LHP Overall Pick: 50, ETA: 2018, Card#: BCA-BL Scouting Report: Projected as a number four starter due to his durability and pitch selection. Gets sharp movement on breaking ball with a complimentary changeup.|
|Austin Smith – San Diego Padres, RHP
Overall Pick: 51, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-ASM
Scouting Report: At 6′-4″, 220lbs he is already throwing a fastball that peaks at 96 mph. Velocity should increase with age.
|Chris Betts – Tampa Bay Rays, C Overall Pick: 52, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-CB
Scouting Report: Overall defensive skills will be re-evaluated after recent Tommy John surgery. Makes hard contact as a lefty showing above-average power.
|Desmond Lindsay – New York Mets, OF
Overall Pick: 53, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-DL
Scouting Report: Receives high praise with five tool potential. An all-around athlete, who will be fun to watch. Good bat speed allows deep balls to the gap at will.
|Lucas Herbert – Atlanta Braves, C
Overall Pick: 54, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-LH
Scouting Report: A natural leader makes him an ideal field captain. Defensive skills behind the plate are all plus. Has a bat to boot, driving balls on hard line drives.
|Cody Ponce – Milwaukee Brewers, RHP
Overall Pick: 55, ETA: 2018, Card#: BCA-CP
Scouting Report: Fastball sits at 91-94 mph and can hit 96. Impressive given his age and with a 6′-5″, 240lb frameto grow into, scouts believe velocity could hit 100 mph.
|Jeff Degano – New York Yankees, LHP
Overall Pick: 57, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-JD
Scouting Report: Has natural movement on a fastball that can reach 95. Changeup shows some decent fade. His out pitch is a hard slurve that is a swing and a miss pitch.
|Juan Hillman – Cleveland Indians, LHP
Overall Pick: 59, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-JH
Scouting Report: Mature mound presence and a good feel for pitching for a high schooler. Has a fluid, smooth delivery and repeatable mechanics.
|Nick Neidert – Seattle Mariners, RHP
Overall Pick: 60, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-NN
Scouting Report: Has a mid-90s fastball that shows good movement. Changeup is advanced for his age and can throw both a slider and a curve. Projects as a starter.
|Andrew Suarez – San Francisco Giants, LHP
Overall Pick: 61, ETA: 2018, Card#: BCA-AS
Scouting Report: Locates his piches well aand has good command of the strike zone. A true, four-pitch talent, he throws a deceptive changeup and gets good spin on his curveball.
|Tanner Rainey – Cincinatti Reds, RHP
Overall Pick: 71, ETA: 2016, Card#: BCA-TR
Scouting Report: A durable pitcher who can swing the bat as well. Can reach 97 mph on his fastball and throws hitters off with a 82-86 mph slider. Could see action in 2016.
|Michael Matuella – Texas Rangers, RHP
Overall Pick: 78, ETA: 2018, Card#: BCA-MM
Scouting Report: At 6′-7″ he presents an intimidating presence on the mound which he backs up with a 93-97 mph fastball. Has a swing and miss curveball and slider.
|Jacob Nix – San Diego Padres, RHP
Overall Pick: 86, ETA: 2089, Card#: BCA-JN
Scouting Report: Strong delivery on a low-90s fastball that can hit 95. Classic pitchers frame. Still developing secondary pitches.
|Max Wotell – New York Mets, LHP
Overall Pick: 88, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-MWC
Scouting Report: Best pitch is a low-90s fastball.but his mechanics are a bit crude. Keeps butters off-balance with a tight breaking curveball. Projects as a bullpen reliever for now.
|Drew Finley – New York Yankees, RHP
Overall Pick: 92, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-DF
Scouting Report: Has one of the better breaking balls among high school pitchers in his draft class. Throws an average fastball hitting the low-90s with a clean, easy delivery.
|Tate Matheny – Boston Red Sox, OF Overall Pick: 111, ETA: NA, Card#: BCA-TM
Scouting Report: The son of Mike Matheny, he was a standout at Missouri State. He received numerous honors and was a member of the 2014 Collegiate National Team.
|Mariano Rivera – Washington Nationals, RHP
Overall Pick: 134, ETA: NACard#: BCA-MR
Scouting Report: The son of Yankees’ legend of the same name, he throws a mid-90s fastball with an extreme over the top delivery. Needs to work on mechanics but basics are there.
|Cam Gibson – Detroit Tigers, OF
Overall Pick: 160, ETA: 2019, Card#: BCA-CG
Scouting Report: Son of former MLB star Kirk, Cam displays similar raw power.Tools and pedigree are there to make a legitimate go of becoming a pro.
|Conor Biggio – Houston Astros, OF
Overall Pick: 1009, ETA: NA, Card#: BCA-CBI
Scouting Report: Son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, Conor was an infielder at Notre Dame. Much too early to tell if he has baseball in his blood to play at the pro level.