- Top Sales from January
- Remaining Icon Legendaries
- Top 10 Uncut Diamonds
The Candy secondary marketplace has now been live for three weeks. Since then we have broken history within MLB, had over 26,000 sales and it's just the beginning.
The marketplace is in constant flow with people picking up new listings to grow their collections and parting ways with products for someone else to snag. Icons of all rarities are getting grabbed by collectors who want to complete the full collection or fans who just want a favorite player. Full packs are circulating, Play of the Days and World Series products are also being collected.
There is still a great number of unopened packs for both the All-Stars and Uncut Diamonds. For the full list of Legendary 1:1s that haven’t been pulled yet, see the bottom of the post.
Our top sales since launch have been absolutely wild. The 1:1 Shohei Ohtani sale made history by being the largest ever sale for a baseball NFT.
- Shohei Ohtani Legendary: $100,000
- Shohei Ohtani Epic: $36,000
- Fernando Tatis Jr. Epic: $20,000
- Mike Trout Epic: $17,900
- Mike Trout Epic: $15,000
Prospects are the future of the big leagues; every MLB All Star was once an “Uncut Diamond”. Our 2021 Uncut Diamonds featured 30 players who will be making their mark on the Big Leagues soon, but we wanted to narrow it down to our Top 10 you should be looking for on the secondary market. If you’re wondering who to add to your collection or catch playing, we got you.
Presenting Candy Digital’s Top 10 Uncut Diamonds.
- Bobby Witt Jr. (Kansas City Royals): The future Kansas City Royal is ready to make his big league debut next season and he’s only 21 years old. Son of 16-year MLB starter Bobby Witt, the two made history being the highest-drafted father son duo ever. Bobby Witt Jr. beat dad by one spot after being selected second overall in the 2019 MLB Draft. Witt Jr. has raw tools both offensively and at shortstop that make him an American League MVP contender. During his time in Triple A, Witt was one stolen base away from a 30/30 season while making highlight reel plays in the field. Bobby Witt Jr. is sure to be one of the AL Rookie of the Year favorites next season.
- Adley Rutschman (Baltimore Orioles): The Baltimore Orioles did not have to think too hard with their No. 1 selection back in 2019, taking the can’t miss switch hitting catcher Adley Rutschman. Rutschman offers Gold Glove potential behind the dish, he has the tools to be one of the best catchers in the game. Rutschman put together one of the best college careers at Oregon State, hitting over .400 in his junior and senior seasons while hitting a combined 26 home runs. The first catcher to be selected #1 overall since 2001, Rutschman did not miss a step in professional baseball, continuing to blast home runs and hit for average while in Triple A. Rutschman offers leadership behind the plate and his natural athleticism and instincts will help him be a great catcher.
- Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners): Another elite hitting prospect who is poised to be an AL Rookie of the Year contender next season, Rodriguez is set to play a big role for the emerging Seattle Mariners very soon. The 21-year-old outfielder is another star to come out of the Dominican Republic and has done nothing but hit since coming stateside. In his 217 career Minor League games, J-Rod has hit .331 with 30 homers and 152 RBI. Seemingly getting better at each level, Rodriguez upped his average to .362 in 46 Double-A games to finish the season.
- Francisco Alvarez (New York Mets): Trailing only Adley Rutschman, Francisco Alvarez is the second best catching prospect in baseball.The Mets signed him out of Venezuela for a team-record $2.7 million when he was just 17 years old. The power hitting catcher has put up absurd numbers since he debuted in 2019, hitting 31 home runs in 141 games to go with a .394 on base percentage. Still just 20 years old, Alvarez offers as much upside as any prospect in baseball and has the tools at catcher to be a great defender. Alvarez proved he fits in the big leagues after being the best hitter at the Mets training site in Brooklyn in 2020. He has a natural power and explosive swing resulting in consistent contact with the ball. The Mets have confidence in his leadership behind the plate; toss in a little improvement on blocking and catch-and-throw skills and they think he'll be back there long term.
- Spencer Torkelson (Detroit Tigers): Torkelson was deemed the best bat to come out of college in years with his simple swing that consistently produces thunderous power. During his career at Arizona State he shattered Barry Bond’s record with 25 home runs, then went on to lead the PAC-12 in home runs as a sophomore. The top overall selection in the 2020 MLB Draft didn’t disappoint in his first professional season, hitting 30 homers along with a .383 on base percentage and finishing the season in Triple-A. Torkelson should have a great chance to crack the Tigers Opening Day roster this season.
- Gabriel Moreno (Toronto Blue Jays): Moreno is the third catcher to crack our top 10 list. The 21-year-old signed with Toronto Blue Jays as an international free agent back in 2016 and has done nothing but hit since. Offensively, he boasts a low strikeout rate, while producing a ton of contact and emerging power. This past season in Double-A , Moreno hit .373 with eight home runs in 32 games before going down with a thumb injury. While his elite bat is the main draw, Moreno has natural athleticism and quickness paired with a strong arm that help him project as an above average defender behind the dish. Moreno is on a fast track to the big leagues and could see action for a Blue Jays team in win now mode as soon as next season.
- Brennan Davis (Chicago Cubs): After starting the season in High-A, Davis hit his way up to Triple-A in 152 games. A second round pick in 2018, Davis possesses an exciting combination of power and speed and has shown the ability to make the adjustments needed at the plate to make more frequent contact. Davis’ speed translates both defensively and on the base paths, he moves exceptionally well thanks to his background on the basketball hardwood in high school. Davis has the face of the franchise potential for the Cubs and could be a fan favorite in Chicago soon.
- CJ Abrams (San Diego Padres): The sixth overall selection in the 2019 Draft, Abrams has electrifying speed that could stack up with any player in professional baseball. Abrams has 50 stolen base potential and an elite feel to hit. The Padres were so confident in Abrams’ ability that they started him in Double-A last season where he did not blink. A leg injury cut his season short, but Abrams started to show an ability to impact the baseball with a bit more authority and his defense at shortstop made major improvements.. His speed makes him a threat as a base runner and at shortstop. With Fernando Tatis Jr. anchoring shortstop for the Padres, Abrams could move to center field or second base where he will surely be a strong defender.
- Nick Lodolo (Cincinnati Reds): Back in 2016, Nick Lodolo opted to stay at Texas Christian University and not sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Three years later, he developed into one of the best arms in the 2019 Draft, selected 7th overall. Lodolo possesses phenomenal command for his 6-foot-6 frame. A heavy fastball in the mid-90s, Lodolo gets a ton of ground balls when he is not racking up whiffs, but his plus slider and developing changeup help him get a ton of swing and miss. As long as Lodolo stays healthy, he should be a big time rotation piece for the Reds for a long time.
- Jasson Dominguez (New York Yankees): 19-year-old Jasson Dominguez is one of the most hyped up and anticipated international prospects in a while. The Yankees signed him back in 2019 and he's been playing for their Low A affiliate since. The switch-hitting outfielder has been compared to Mike Trout, Bo Jackson and Mickey Mantle with his impressive set of tools. While at bat, Dominguez is expected to hit for power and average with incredible bat speed from both sides and has a disciplined approach. Despite being built like a bodybuilder, he has plus speed making an impact in the outfield and on the base paths offering up potential for a 30-30 season. Dominguez’s quickness and arm strength make him a threat at almost any position.
Un-pulled Legendary Icons:
- Carlos Rodón
- Chris Bassitt
- Craig Kimbrel
- Fernando Tatis Jr.
- Jared Walsh
- Jose Altuve
- Josh Hader
- Manny Machado
- Matt Barnes
- Mike Trout
- Nelson Cruz
- Ozzie Albies
- Taijuan Walker
- Tim Anderson
- Trevor Rodgers
- Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- Walker Beuhler
Uncut Diamonds (4):
- Adley Rutschman
- Julio Rodriguez
- Nick Gonzales
- Tyler Soderstrom