Ohtani and Acuna Injuries, Mikolas, Buehler, Rodriguez, and More | Ep. 184

Agenda Summary: Shohei Ohtani news. Miles Mikolas. Ronald Acuna injury. Walker Buehler. Dereck Rodriguez. Recent birthdays.

Guest: Ryan Daly

Full Agenda:

Shohei Ohtani News:

  • Ohtani 2018 Bowman Chrome Superfractor AU is pulled the same day he’s sent to the DL.
  • Ohtani injury is bad for the Angels but even worse for the baseball world.1
  • Less than 24 hours after the release of 2018 Finest, the Ohtani Superfractor AU is pulled and listed on eBay for $60k.

Miles Mikolas

Ronald Acuna: Recent injury and card sale projections
Nature of injury: Left leg caught after running past first base and hyperextended his knee then fell and hurt his back.2

Walker Buehler: First year pitcher for the Dodgers. Performance against Padres resulted in 8 strikeouts and no walks. He has a productive arsenal with variations of four pitches.3

  • His style is being compared to that of Tim Lincecum
  • 2018 Bowman Chrome Superfractor AU sold (5/17) for $4k

Dereck Rodriguez: (26), pitcher and son of Ivan Rodriguez (HOFer) gets called up by the San Francisco Giants.4

  • Originally an outfielder but converted to pitcher in 2013.
  • Earned 1st Win in 1st Career Start


  • 5/24 – Bartolo Colon (45)
  • 5/26 – Travis Lee (43)
  • 5/27 – Frank Thomas, Jeff Bagwell (50)
  • 5/28 – Craig Kimbrel (30)

To view the current eBay auctions for Shohei Ohtani baseball cards, click here.


  1. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani placed on DL with sprained UCL and is to be re-evaluated in 3 weeks. www.espn.com ↩︎
  2. Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. leaves with knee, lower back pain. www.espn.com ↩︎
  3. The next Kershaw? Buehler dominates Padres. www.mlb.com ↩︎
  4. Pudge Rodriguez’s son Dereck Rodriguez being called up. www.lonestarball.com ↩︎

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