We’re only two weeks in the season but there’s a lot of worrying going on with both fantasy baseball owners and rookie card collectors alike.
The smart thing to do in most cases is to show patience and trust in the top prospect’s skill set.
But there will always be those looking to unload players who haven’t hit the ground running.
Let’s take a look at Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros who many anticipated a breakout season. So far this season, he’s hitting a measly .238 batting average with three runs scored, three RBIs, two stolen bases….and zero homeruns.
Again folks, it’s only two weeks!
Digging even a little deeper into the stats, his on base percentage (OBP) is a respectable .373 with the six walks accounted for.
And if you recall, he started his pro career last year dreadfully but rebounded nicely in the final months, finishing his end-of-year stats with a .313 batting average and hitting eight homeruns, 34 RBIs, 31 runs and two stolen bases in just 201 at bats.
For these prospects, the old adage is true: Good things come to those who wait.
The value of his 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Auto card was routinely selling for $200 before the season began with all the hype that was building up for Bregman. Now, it’s dropped as low as $155 (which we pounced on).
Time will tell if it’s a smart investment but we have a hunch that we already know the answer.