4 Prospects to Watch in 2011 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects
Arguably the top product for prospect collectors, 2011 Bowman Draft is as strong as it has ever been. 2011 saw one of the best draft classes in recent years and several prospects are commanding strong prices on the secondary market. Even though the set doesn't include some big names like Gerrit Cole, Danny Hultzen and Anthony Rendon, the overall depth of top-tier prospects has prospect hunters buying in. Navigating the prospecting waters can be a bumpy ride, but that's part of the fun. If you're thinking about punching your ticket, here's a look at who you might want to keep your eyes peeled for from 2011 Bowman Draft.
The third overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bauer draws comparison's to Tim Lincecum due to his size and delivery style. Collectors shouldn't wait until spring as Bauer should be given a shot to make the Arizona roster right out of spring training.
The Baltimore Orioles picked Bundy with the fourth pick in the 2011 draft. The first high school player selected, Bundy has a fastball that approaches 100 miles per hour. He has command of three other pitches, including a strong curve. Bundy's brother, Bobby, is also in the Orioles farm system.
Starling has been labeled a five-tool player, able to excel at the plate and in the field. His skill set will likely keep him in center, while his bat should help set him apart among collectors. Starling was selected by the Royals with the fifth pick in the 2011 MLB Draft.
The seventh overall pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bradley is a big right-handed pitcher out of Oklahoma. He has good command of his fastball and curveball. Bradley, like Bundy, is a high school draftee and should have a four-pitch arsenal by the time he reaches the majors.