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A.J. Pollock

1985 Donruss – A.J. Pollock

A.J. was a star at Notre Dame. You might not have heard of him as much as you should of though because they school was still getting over the Jeff Samardzija days. He was a solid hitter that could really cover some ground in center. I enjoyed watching him at Notre Dame, and was thrilled to hear the Diamondbacks drafted him 17th because that meant I had a shot to watch him again with the Silverhawks. I saw him get a hit on the MLB Network with the big club yesterday, and it reminded me how high the ceiling really is for this kid. (more…)

1986 Fleer – Bobby Borchering and A.J. Pollock

My first 1986 Fleer card was not that good so I thought that I would try another one. What better attempt than to try a dual rookie card. This is how we were introduced to Jose Canseco as kids. This card features two up and coming players in the Diamondbacks farm system. They were both picked in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft going 16th and 17th. Bobby Borchering was taken 16th right out of high school, and A.J. Pollock was selected with the next pick out of Notre Dame. (more…)

A.J. Pollock

The second card of Midwest League Monday is of A.J. Pollock. A.J. was the #17 overall pick in lasts years MLB draft taken right behind Bobby Borchering. Pollock was the highest Irish player ever taken in the draft. I watched A.J. while he was a member of the Irish, and was excited to see him continue his professional career. He had a solid season for the Silverhawks after joining the team in June. This season he has yet to see the field because of injury. He will go as far as his bat will take him because his glove is that good in the field. He can cover some ground in center. (more…)