2019 Polar Power LE Set

For the 2019 Polar Power League the Michigan Bombers took down Arizona Shade three games to one.

Joel Zumaya

Dude was a rockstar, literally, he got hurt playing rockband (not really, but he never copped to the real story). Everybody loves Adam Ottavino in Series 2 for his cheap icons and 18 outs, well Zumaya is only a little more salary but massively better.

Kiki Cuyler

Y’all remember the 1925 season right? For you that don’t this dude was a beast. Cuyler had a .357 batting average, hit 26 triples and stole 41 bases. Rostering a 700+ player is tough, but this card is going to have you asking “Kiki do you love me?”

 

Mark Grace

First base is a tough position in Clutch because there are so many good options to choose from. This card graces us with another wonderful option. You gotta love a 12 on base card with a R+2 bonus, and only 365 salary. the 21+ HR is a little off putting but his +1 clutch makes up for it when you really need that extra juice.

2019 High Heat LE Set

The 2019 High Heat League ended with a San Diego Armada victory over the Arlington Cannons. The series when all five games with the Armada losing the first two games then coming from behind to steal the trophy out of the Cannons arms in a game five that featured 24 runs.

Randy Jones

Nicknamed the “Crafty Lefty” Jones won 22 games in 1976 and in 40 starts had 25 complete games. He is one of the first Clutch starting pitchers to have a 1-2 K range, he struck out 93 batters in 315 innings. So you are really going to want to have a strong infield defense behind him. As the manager of the Armada I chose Jones because he was the most interesting San Diego pitcher that didn’t have a card printed yet.

Akinori Otsuka

My second choice was Aki; 2004 was his first year pitching in America after seven years playing professionally in Japan. He had a great rookie year and wow look at that card. His Clutch card is insane, 6 command with R+1 bonus and two icons for under 265 is legendary. If there was one reason to buy this set, it is this card.

Chase Utley

Making the High Heat World Series gave the Cannons the opportunity to choose one guy to round out the set. And as a Philadelphia fan he went with one of recent legends of the city of brotherly love. Utley help his team to a second consecutive World Series appearance in 2009. He won a batting title and there isn’t a more well rounded 2B Clutch card. 14 on base, plus a natural home run, 20 speed and perfect defense.

2019 Clutch Series 3 Insert Preview – Generations 2000’s

Bret Boone (Seattle, 2001)

Boonie is the first to snag the nickname over his brother. Boone is very well rounded card. Solid +4 defense, 12 L+2 onbase, 3 out chart, 3 icons, positive clutch, and singles on a 7. Mostly importantly, he’s rocking the natural HR. His 590 salary puts me on the fence. I’m not sure if I want to spend that much for a batter with an on base of 12 against righties and speed C. Other than those two things though, he’s a pretty solid card at a tough position. Take advantage of the icons and he’s certainly worth it.

Sammy Sosa (Chicago-N, 2001)

Trying to hit 60 dingers? Look no further than Slammin’ Sammy, who is a natural HR hitter with his 18+ chart. He’s everything you want in a corner outfielder. Perfect defense, 4 icons, MONSTER power, and a 3 out chart. I think you’d be willing to live with the -1 clutch, and speed 12. You just have to be ready to break the bank.

Vladimir Guerrero (Washington, 2002)

In 2002, Vlad was living in the shadows of Barry Bonds and Albert Pujols. This card will do the same. It’s not an MVP season, and he only has 1 icon. Although it was still one of Vlad’s stronger offensive seasons. Mediocre speed and defense may make this card blend in with all the other generations monsters, but he’s still a pure hitter with his 3 out chart, natural HR, and 14 on base.

Joe Mauer (Minnesota, 2009)

This this a Clutch card, or an MLB The Show cover? Mauer Power will go down in Clutch history with his 760 salary catcher card. He has the 3 iconic icons (MVP, SL, GG), a 2 out chart, and 16 on base against righties. But can you stomach that salary for a 19 single result on his chart? Take advantage of instant replay, and make that natural HR possible.