Who can fault the Chicago Cubs front office for trading away some of their top prospects to get players who can help the big league club win now?
It worked last year by securing Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees to close out games in exchange for a number of prospects including the highly-touted Gleyber Torres.
This year, they acquired left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox, again for a number of prospects, this time including the highly-touted Eloy Jimenez (see YouTube clip below of some of this highlight-reel plays).
While he’s mostly likely still a season away from being called up, collectors are propping up his 2017 Bowman Chrome Prospect base autographed rookie card value already, which recently sold for $200 (BGS Graded 9.5/10).
Expect that to fluctuate over the course of the year with a noticeable bump in value right before he gets called up (barring any injuries from now until then). And like all prospects, the price could see a drop off if the high expectations aren’t met…or he could be the next Aaron Judge or Cody Bellinger.
One thing he has going for him is that he could be inserted into a potential, exciting, young Chicago White Sox lineup consisting of Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech and Lucas Giolito.
Already looking forward to 2018.