2007 TRISTAR Prospects Plus Farm Hands Autographs #JZ
Category: Nationals Lynchpin
Bio/Summary: I’m not quite ready to call Jordan a star, but I think the progress he’s shown this year has indicated some movement in that direction. His stats so far (2-3, 5.37 ERA, 81 OPS+) all are about what I’d expect from a 23-year-old who got the call on a lousy team. He’s not going to be rookie of the year material, but I think he could be a solid #2 pitcher in a few years, and I’m going to cheer him on all that way.
How Did I Get It?: Obscure eBay auction. Got lucky on this one.
Did You Know?: According to Jason, a trading partner of mine:
“I live near Eau Claire, WI, which has a summer collegiate team in the Northwoods League. One of our early stars was Jordan Zimmerman. When he debuted for the Nationals, he became the first alumnus to make the majors.”