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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Potential Investment: Jake Peavy Having a Rough July

Jake Peavy was arguably the most dominant pitcher in the NL (if not the entire MLB) during the April through June period, going 9-2 with a 2.09 ERA & 9.56 K's/9 IP. During that time, his 01 Bowman Chrome Ref RC shot up to a high of $60+ by late June.

July hasn't been so kind to Peavy. He's posted a slumping 0-3 record, with a 4.74 ERA & 8.05 K's/9 IP (in 3 starts). His Chrome RC card has also been falling, averaging a TAC of $50.82 the week of 7/8, then down to $43.87 the week of 7/15, and now $38.47 so far this week (one sold yesterday for $36.50 TAC).

Peavy is one of the best young pitchers in the league, and this month might just be a good opportunity to buy his cards (I ranked him #2 on my "Top Pitcher Investments: Age 26 to 27"). I'm predicting that he'll bounce back within his next few starts, so better to buy now before they quickly jump back up to the $50+ range (which, as we've seen, can happen very quickly!).

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