Lots of super performances from Tuesday night!
- 2-4 HR(14) RBI—.415 3 RBI 17 H 7 R 8 2B last 10 games
Collin DeLome (in double header)
- 3-6 3 HR(21) 7 RBI BB SB(14)—.249 22 HR 67 RBI 14 SB over two levels
- 5 IP 6H ER 2BB 2K (W)—4-0 2.61 ERA 27K/51IP last 10 games
- 1-3 2B 2R RBI BB—Showing signs of breaking season slump (6-15 2 HR 8 RBI last 6 games)
- 5 IP 4H BB 5K (W)—7-6 2.03 ERA 55K/80 IP in 13 games @ Tampa
- 2-4 2B R BB—.308 3 HR 8 RBI last 10 games
- 2-6 HR(1) 3 RBI—Heating up .300 12H 7R last 10 games
- 2-4 2R RBI SB(56)—.308 8R 8BB 6SB last 10 games
- 2-5 HR(10) RBI 3R SB(29)—Traded from White Sox (intriguing sub-radar prospect)
- 2-5 HR(12) 2 rbI 2R—.303 12 HR 73 RBI 29 2B
- 1-4 HR(6) RBI—.230 6 HR 31 RBI 22 2B 90K/99 games
- 2-4 2B 2R 3 RBI—Hitting well in two games at Harrisburg
- 2-5 2B RBI—Hitting machine .343 22 2B 5 HR 44 RBI in 209 AB’s over 3 levels
- 6 IP 2H ER BB 7K (W)—10-0 2.47 ERA 87K/109IP
- 2-5 HR(7) RBI 2B—.317 6 Hr 64 RBI 82 R 37BB/39K
- 2-5 HR(12) 3 RBI—HR’s in 4 straight games (undervalued prospect)
- 1-3 R 2 RBI—.295 8 HR 53 RBI in 54 games
- 4-5 HR(7) 2 RbI 2R—Red hot .408 18 H 6 RBI last 10 games
- 1-5 HR(27) 2 RBI 2R—.295 27 HR 91 RBI 140 K’s over 2 levels
Ryan Mount was lauded as a toolsy middle infielder when drafted in in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft by the L.A. Angels. Mount since being drafted has had season after season of injuries that have severely hampered his progress as a prospect. This season was no exception as Mount missed the first two months of the season with a strained quad, but has become increasingly potent at the plate hitting .241 in June, .309 in July, and .370 so far in August. Homers in four straight games gives an illustration of Mount’s ability to get leverage and power from his left-handed swing. Mount has RC’s in the ’05 Bowman Draft and Chrome, Bowman Sterling and Bowman Heritage sets. HIs chrome and Sterling cards are most popular and can be had at 40 cents to 75 cents each.
Market Advice: The injuries are really the biggest detractor from Mount’s game. Chronic problems never seem to go away and they may keep Mount from being the power-hitting middle infielder he has the potential to be. When healthy, he reminds me of a left hand hitting version of another Angels 2B prospect Sean Rodriguez. Mount’s cards get very little attention so far as his injury issues have caused many prospectors to turn away. He is a low cost prospect to collect who has very limited 1st year card exposure. He does have autographs in the ’07 Bowman Sterling set that sell for $2.50-4.00 each. These may be nice BUY options as Mount’s only autographed cards. If you purchase Mount’s cards, cross your fingers and hope for a full season of good health at AA Arkansas. If so, he could be a solid .280 20 HR 80 RBI hitter and will open more eyes.