High Hobby Upside Minor League Player's Club: 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition

High Hobby Upside Minor League Player’s Club: 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition

The High Upside Minor League Player's Club is a monthly/bi-monthly series in which we shine the spotlight on a handful of minor league prospects with high potential on the field as well as in the hobby. The latest edition takes a look at some of the high hobby upside prospects that make an autograph appearance in the recently released 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition.

#101 Michael Choice

  • Oakland A's OF
  • Age: 20   Level: A
  • 2010 Stats: .266 AVG, 7 HR, 26 RBI, 20 Runs, 6 SB
  • Notes: Choice, the 10th pick in the 2010 MLB Draft out of Texas-Arlington, has the potential to blossom into a top 25 prospects within 1-3 years. This is Choice's first non-Upper Deck USA autographed card, which makes it his best card for the time being.

#102 Christian Colon

  • Kansas City Royals SS
  • Age: 21   Level: A
  • 2010 Stats: .278 AVG, 3 HR, 30 RBI, 38 Runs, 2 SB
  • Notes: Many thought the Royals reached on Colon with the 4th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, but considering this is the same team that drafted Wil Myers, Michael Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, Michael Montgomery, John Lamb, and Aaron Crow, drafting Colon may have been a sneaky smart pick.

#104 Jake Skole

  • Texas Rangers OF
  • Age: 18   Level: A (Short Season)
  • 2010 Stats: .258 AVG, 2 HR, 32 RBI, 36 Runs, 9 SB
  • Notes: Coming out of High School, Skole committed to play both Baseball and Football at Georgia Tech. Instead Skole decided to pursue a career in baseball and was selected 15th overall in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft. This is Skole's first autographed card.

#106 Kolbrin Vitek

  • Boston Red Sox 2B
  • Age: 21   Level: A
  • 2010 Stats: .270 AVG, 4 HR, 33 RBI, 37 Runs, 17 SB
  • Notes: Vitek was drafted with 20th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft out Ball State. The Red Sox feel the 6'3" 2B is capable of playing 3B in addition to 2B in the Majors. This is Vitek's first autographed card.

#109 Justin O'Conner

  • Tampa Bay Rays C
  • Age: 18   Level: GCL
  • 2010 Stats: .211 AVG, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 19 Runs, 1 SB
  • Notes: Widely regarded as the top High School Catcher in the 2010 MLB Draft, O'Conner was selected by Rays with the 31st pick in the first Round of the 2010 MLB Draft. This is O'Conner's first autographed card.

#110 Cito Culver

  • New York Yankees SS
  • Age: 18   Level: A (short season)
  • 2010 Stats: .251 AVG, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 23 Runs, 7 SB
  • Notes: Experts felt that the Yankees reached on Culver with the 32nd pick in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft, but you won't find one expert who would argue that the kid lacks physical tools. The switch-hitting SS possesses a lethal combo of speed and strength. This is Culver's first autographed card.

#116  Zack Cox

  • St. Louis Cardinals 3B
  • Age: 21   Level: GCL
  • 2010 Stats: .400 AVG, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 Runs, 0 SB
  • Notes: Cox was considered a top-10 talent and the best College hitter in the 2010 MLB Draft when he fell into the Cardinals lap at pick #25. The Arkansas alum posseses a big time, middle of the order bat. This is Cox's first autographed card.

#129 Chevez Clarke

  • Los Angeles Angels OF
  • Age: 18   Level: R
  • 2010 Stats: .216 AVG, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 26 Runs, 9 SB
  • Notes: The 5-tool, switch-hitting high schooler was drafted with the 30th pick in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft by Angels. Clarke is a Wild Card with a ton of talent. This is Clarke's second autographed card, the other being his 2010 Topps Pro Debut Cut auto.

#130 Jameson Taillon

  • Pittsburgh Pirates SP
  • Age: 18   Level: NA
  • 2010 Stats: NA
  • Notes: The 18-year old Texas hurler was drafted 2nd overall in 2010 MLB Draft. The 6'7" righty possesses a 99 MPH heater with a plus curve. Like Machado, this is Taillon's first non-Upper Deck USA autographed card, when it comes to prospecting, Elite is second to Bowman.

#132 Manny Machado

  • Baltimore Orioles SS
  • Age: 18  Level: A (short season)
  • 2010 Stats: .345 AVG, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 Run
  • Notes: First Machado auto outside of Upper Deck's USA Baseball autographs. #3 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, the Miami native has big time upside and could be the next great MLB short stop.

#134 Dee Gordon

  • Los Angeles Dodges SS
  • Age: 22   Level: AA
  • 2010 Stats: .274 AVG, 2 HR, 39 RBI, 86 Runs, 53 SB
  • Notes: Tom Gordon's son may not be able to dial up 95 MPH on the radar, but he is one of the fastest player's in Minor League Baseball. Gordon is viewed as one of the premier lead-off prospects in the minors. This is Gordon's first autographed card.

#140 Jonathan Singleton

  • Philadephia Phillies 1B
  • Age: 19   Level: A
  • 2010 Stats: .290 AVG, 14 HR, 77 RBI, 64 Runs, 9 SB
  • Notes: 2010 Topps Pro Debut Cuts Auto is Singleton's only other major brand auto, the Elite Auto is to be considered the young slugger's best card for the time being.

Other 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Prospects Of Intrigue:

  • #5 Delino Deshields Jr.
  • #103 Chris Sale
  • #107 Kellin Deglan
  • #115 Josh Sale
  • #126 Drew Pomeranz
  • #127 Yasmani Grandal
  • #145 Martin Perez
  • #164 Arodys Vizcaino
  • #191 Paul Goldschmidt
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