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Sunday, October 14, 2012

2012 Quarry Cards #'s 9-17

Here we go with round 2 of the 2012 Quarry Cards set.  Let's take a look.



#9 Tyler Colvin

Chance he will be on the 2013 Rockies - 95%

Yearly Performance Grade - B+

#10 Michael Cuddyer

Chance he will be on the 2013 Rockies - 75%

Yearly Performance Grade - C-


#11 Jorge de la Rosa

Chance he will be on the 2013 Rockies - 99%

Yearly Performance Grade - D


#12 Mike Ekstrom

Chance he will be on the 2013 Rockies - 2%

Yearly Performance Grade - D


#13 Edgmer Escalona

Chance he will be on the 2013 Rockies - 95%

Yearly Performance Grade - D+


#14 Tommy Field

Chance he will be on the 2013 Rockies - 20%

Yearly Performance Grade - F


#15 Dexter Fowler

Chance he will be on the 2013 Rockies - 60%

Yearly Performance Grade - A-


#16 Jeff Francis

Chance he will be on the 2013 Rockies - 65%

Yearly Performance Grade - B-


#17 Christian Friedrich

Chance he will be on the 2013 Rockies - 90%

Yearly Performance Grade - C



Mike Ekstrom is the first (but not last) former Rockie so far in the set.  He filed for free agency right after the season and it's quite unlikely for him to return.  This group also contain three of the best surprises from the disastrous 2012 season for Colorado.  Tyler Colvin was acquired in a bust-for-bust deal with the Cubs and, all of a sudden, forgot he was a bust in the first place.  Dexter Fowler, in a mild surprise, became a very consistent player.  He is very close to being a star.  The biggest surprise, by far, was the return of the prodigal son Jeff Francis.  He ended up being arguably the most reliable starter for the Rockies.  Of course it says a lot about the Colorado pitching staff that their most reliable starter was released by the Reds' AAA club in June.  However, the biggest impact of this group on me personally was the MLB debut of my former schoolmate Christian Friedrich.  He flashed potential away from Coors, but at home he looked awful before a stress fracture in his back prematurely ended his season.

Photo-wise, this group definitely has some winners.  There are four or five of these pics that I would qualify as great.  My top three in descending order would be the Friedrich, the Fowler, and #1 by far the Michael Cuddyer.  That isn't just a photo, that is fine art.  On the downside of the pictures, this group also contains the only photo that is not from the 2012 season.  Tommy Field only appeared in 2 games this year and 1 was as a pinch runner.  I couldn't find a single photo from this year, so I went with his September call up from 2011.


How does this group look?  Your favorites?

Thanx for reading.

2 comments:

SpastikMooss said...

Beautiful Cuddyer. Very nice shot.

lifetimetopps said...

Cuddyer is great