Now that the calendar has finally flipped and we can all put 2020 behind us, it’s time to look ahead to better days in 2021. As James Earl Jones said in Field Of Dreams, “The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball…It reminds us of all that once was good and could be again.” These days we could all use a reminder of what once was good. Now seems as a good a time as ever then to begin looking ahead to the 2021 MLB season.
And there is a lot to look forward to this upcoming season. A large crop of prospects are anticipated to make their first major league appearances in 2021 headlined by the consensus number one overall minor leaguer, Wander Franco. In addition to the top signee of the 2017 international class, there are plenty of other players for collectors to be excited about such as Jarred Kelenic, Andrew Vaughn, and JJ Bleday. There is plenty of talent outside the headliner too and over the next few weeks I’ll be taking a closer look at the whole group. Every Monday and Friday I’ll dive into their minor league performances, talk about what scouts are saying, and analyze trends in their card values. I’ll look to look to identify which players collectors are hot on, who to stay away from, and which cards might be undervalued. It’s possible that not all of these players will be called up. In order to be best prepared for when the season arrives though, I’ll cover them all anyways. Be sure to start and end your week here for the latest prospect analysis leading into the season. Follow along on social media too to let me know what you think and who you’re looking forward to the most!