Michael Choice – OF/CF
Oakland A’s #3 Rated Prospect – Baseball America Handbook
Scouting Trip: April 18, 2011
Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) vs. Stockton Ports (A’s)
A+ California League Game
Born: Nov 10, 1989 Drafted: 1st Rd #10 2010 Bonus: $2 Million
Baseball America Handbook Listed : Ht: 6-0 Wt: 215
Stockton Ports Official Roster Listed: Ht: 6-0 Wt: 215
I’ve seen Michael Choice play a few times now and I really like his cool comfortable demeanor out on the field. The Stockton Ports Gameday Program said that Choice hangs out with Torii Hunter in the off season so playing in A+ minor league ball must seem like nothing to Michael. The pitcher for Choice’s first 3 AB’s of the night was Arizona Diamondbacks top pitching prospect – left-hander Tyler Skaggs. Choice showed patience at the plate against Skaggs, drew a walk but was also frozen by a Skaggs curveball during his 2nd AB. A’s fans should be excited that a young player like Choice already displays above average discipline at the plate. Choice was the #10 pick in the 2010 MLB Draft and he could end up in Oakland in a few short years.
The video is of Choice’s 4th AB in the game against Rawhide right handed pitcher Diogenes Rosario. You can see that Choice has an interesting foot curl as he begins to time up the pitch. He worked it to a 3-1 hitters count but flied out to RF.
Key Michael Choice Baseball Cards & Values
Prices Dated April 27, 2011 – Check the link for current market value on eBay.
2010 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Autograph #/5
Sold For: $599.00 + Free s/h – April 15, 2011
2010 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Autograph #/50
Sold For: $202.50 + $2.00 s/h – April 18, 2011