2008 Donruss Threads JUAN SILVERIO Auto #/999
On the surface, it would appear that the 17 year old Dominican shortstop had a disappointing ’08 season, hitting just .228 with 2 HR 35 RBI and 31 runs scored in 59 games at short season Bristol. His 8 BB/56 K’s revealed an extreme amount of rawness in his approach at the plate. Nevertheless, there is quite a bit of untapped talent yet to be discovered in this young man. His 6-1 175 lb. frame has wiry strength right now, but should build more muscle down the road. His quick bat and surprising strength reminds several scouts of Miguel Tejada. He’s got good range and a strong arm at SS, but his 24 errors last season indicates that a change to 3B may be in order, especially if he develops Tejada-like bulk in the future.
He’s far from a sure bet, but his offensive upside is much higher than the paltry prices of his 2008 Donruss Threads auto. This is his only card to date and, if he develops as the White Sox hope he will, this card will be a big time bargain!