Beckett 20 questions on … MLB prospects

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

The next issue of Beckett Baseball is all about our top prospects for 2015, so this edition of 20 Questions is all about prospects. (Don’t worry if that’s not your thing — we snuck in a few rookie, licensing and Draft questions, too.)

Give us your assessment of MLB’s prospecting crop with our 20 Questions below and feel free to leave any comments if necessary.

1. Which of these prospects is your No. 1 in 2015?

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2. Will you be buying more or less prospect-based products in the coming year?

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See the rest of the questions … after the jump.

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3. Which of these teams' prospects do you feel are most-intriguing?

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4. Which prospecting brand do you buy? (Select all that apply.)

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5. Kris Bryant or Joey Gallo?

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6. Addison Russell: Grade his cardboard potential

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7. In what year was the first Bowman Chrome set released?

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8. How important is having an MLB team logo on a prospect card?

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9. Grade the importance of the Rookie Card in baseball these days

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10. Grade the importance of the first prospect card in today's hobby

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11. Which of these pitching prospects would you buy first?

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12. Do you like Bowman Draft being a hobby-only brand?

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13. How important is Bowman Chrome in today's hobby?

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14. Do you prefer prospect cards with college logos on them vs. none at all?

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15. Which of these past prospects was the biggest bust?

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16. Which of these No. 1 overall draft picks was not a Houston Astro?

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17. Which team took Rick Monday with the first pick in the first MLB Draft?

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18. Of the players taken No. 1 overall in the MLB Draft, how many have never played in MLB?

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19. Which hitter impressed you most during the Arizona Fall League?

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20. Which pitcher impressed you most during the Arizona Fall League?

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Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
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6 comments

  1. Mike Pereira 17 November, 2014 at 15:02

    I think we all wish there should be on two real rookie cards. Every player should have a draft year card and then a rookie card of when they actually hit the majors. Getting sick and tired of seeing the same prospects in every product till they hit the majors. By basic definition it isn’t a real rookie card until they hit the majors, its a prospect card which delute the value of that players cards when you have three to five years of that guy before he hit the majors.

  2. Carlos Olivares 17 November, 2014 at 16:36

    I believe there are too many rookie cards out there which in my opinion isn’t good for the hobby overall. Maybe a few draft pick cards and that’s it.

  3. David Brewer 17 November, 2014 at 22:33

    I wish Topps would start making bowman autograph rookies of some of these players a little sooner like Kris Bryant and Jacob Degrom for example. So as a prospector who follows the Top 20 on every team, we could buy there autographs at a decent price, instead of throwing them in product because they are hot. Then the only way to get the autograph is pay hundred of dollars on the secondary market or bust 24 boxes of product. There are probably 100 players that dont have a bowman chrome autograph at the moment that I wish had a card that I could buy.

  4. Jason 18 November, 2014 at 11:13

    Prospecting is extremely enjoyable for me. I too however greatly dislike including the same prospect in multiple releases or in multiple years.
    Whether you begin printing cards of a guy the year he signs his first contract or a couple years later I say give the guys one year to have the prospect logo similar to the rule for the RC logo. I understand guys can be prospects for multiple years but there are plenty other guys out there that would be fun to collect.
    If they ever did that it would be cool to allow additional years if they got traded, i.e. Addison Russell from A’s to Cubs.

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