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Monthly Power Rankings: June Edition, #2 -- Prospects to Invest In

Please send in highlights/suggestions to my twitter, @hostscards especially for other sports I

may have missed! Enough rambling, let’s get to the prospects.

1. Jackson Holiday ( Previous Ranking, 3)

Matt Holiday’s kid is lighting up a storm in the minor leagues so fast that he’s already

been promoted a level and hasn’t slowed down since getting promoted. The first overall

draft pick in 2022 is primed for huge success and his cards aren’t extremely high priced,

yet. I have nothing new to add, his prices are starting to rise as he has continued

success, but he’s a stud!

Card to grab: 1 st Bowman Chrome Draft Sapphire

2. Elly De La Cruz (Previous Ranking, NR)

He should have been on the initial list, but I didn’t think the Reds would do the right

thing and call him up. He can hit, he can run, he can defend, he can do it all. Yeah, he

might strike out too much, but the kid is for real and we’ve seen that in the first 10 or so

games since his call up. His cards wont come cheap, maybe wait for his first big league

slump and dive in if you haven’t already.

3. Bryce Young (Previous Ranking, 2)

Being the number 1 overall pick as a Quarterback has to get you on this list, doesn’t it?

Young heads to a young Carolina team that will build around him for years to come. NFL

licensed rookie cards come out in the next few months, but the Bowman University

product is really nice to start!

Card to grab: Bowman University RC Base card

4. Adley Rutschman -MLB (Ranking unchanged)

He’s not technically a rookie after playing 113 games last year and finishing 2 nd in the

Rookie-of-the-year voting, I feel compelled to add him right now. He leads the American

League in walks, he’s increased his batting average so far and hes also cut down his

strike out rate. He’s a great defensive catcher whose offensive upside has to put him as

a top 5 catcher already in his young career.

Not much to add, he’s still playing extremely well and should even be an all star in 2023.

Card to grab: 2023 Topps S1 RC PSA 10

5. Connor Bedard – (Previous ranking, 1)

Billed as the next Connor McDavid, Bedard will be drafted 1 st overall by the Chicago

Blackhawks in June (ugh) . He had 143 points in 57 games for the CHL Regina Pats. His

Young Guns card may not actually be out yet, but I am pretty sold on his future success,

so if other lesser sought after rookie cards come up first, buy them.

He drops for me because we are prime baseball season and about to be close to training

camp for NFL, no feelings have changed!

Card to grab: Upper Deck CHL Refractor

6. Corbin Carroll – (Previous ranking 7)

The Diamondback’s first round draft pick from a few years ago is the fastest player in

baseball. He’s on pace for about 50 steals this year, not to mention he’s hitting .301,

lowered his strike out rate from last year and increased his hard hit percentage from last

year as well. He was named the number 1 prospect in the MLB before the season for

good reason!

He could very well be NL Rookie of the Year come the fall!

Card to grab: 1 st Bowman Chrome refractor /499

7. Jackson Chourio – (Previous ranking, 6)

One of two Chourio brothers in the MiLB pipeline, Jackson looks to beat his brother to

the majors one day with the Brewers. He projects to have a really good bat, solid power,

and really good speed. Everything we love in a prospect when we’re looking to buy his


Card to grab: 1st Bowman Chrome Blue refractor /150

8. Garrett Wilson – (Previous ranking, 9)

He gets a big bump in value with Aaron Rodgers as his QB, at least for the short term.

Even with Zach Wilson, Garrett had a big rookie season for the Jets, so his value is only

going to increase for the long term! I’d bet on a 1,000 yard season for him with Rodgers

at the helm and a good chunk of TDs too. While not technically a rookie, he’s still a

prospect with just 1 year of NFL experience.

Card to grab: Press Proof Gold Rated Rookie

9. Bryce Miller (Previous Ranking, not ranked)

The Seattle Mariners rookie started off with 3 amazing starts and 2 complete duds

before rebounding in his most recent start. He’s got an electric fastball and a really good

slider. If he can maintain, he’ll be in the rotation for years to come. He also pitches in a

ballpark that favors pitchers which helps his value, in my opinion. Pitchers aren’t “sexy”

for the hobby, but I think he’s worth the investment!

Card to grab: 1st Bowman Chrome Sky Blue Refractor

10. Druw Jones (Previous Ranking, not ranked)

The first overall pick from 2022 missed the end of last season after he turned pro with

shoulder surgery and hasn’t. really found his stride at the plate yet, but scouts seem to

think he’ll be just fine once he knocks off the rust of missing so much time last year. His

prices scare me a bit, but grab a few and hold them for a couple years, if you can be


Card to grab:1st Bowman Chrome Atomic Refractor

Fell out of rankings: Jordan Walker from the St Louis Cardinals (Previously 8 th ) and Bijan

Robinson from the Atlanta Falcons (Previously 10 th )

Jordan falls out of the rankings despite hitting decent since he was recalled again because the

Cardinals are a dumpster fire and have way too many Outfielders when everyone is healthy. He

could easily return. Robinson is just a casualty of guys like Miller and Jones jumping up as they

make their MLB or Pro ball debuts and find some level of success.


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