Wednesday, March 31, 2010
2001 Topps, Luis Cotto
#713 Luis Cotto
This neat card was sent to me by Paul, of Paul's Random Stuff. I think that it is neat because it features two Royals draft picks that I have never heard of. Luis Cotto was the Royals 8th round pick in 2000 and the other guy was the Royals 9th round pick.
Luis made it into one AA game in the Royals organization before the Royals traded him to Cleveland in 2003. He played in the Indians organization for three seasons (again, only playing one game at AA) before he ended up in the Cardinals organization. He played there for one season of A ball before finding his way to the Atlantic League in 2007. No, he didn't play for Somerset, either. He played for York.
As for the other guy on the card, he played two seasons in the Gulf Coast League before being let go. It would probably be pretty difficult to get his signature on this card.
So much for the 8th and 9th round picks that year.