2019 Clutch Series 3 Insert Preview – Generations 1990’s

Julio Franco (Texas, 1991)

You may be shocked when you realize this card is a second basemen. You don’t often see a 2B with +1 defense, and an on base 14. But this guy is a solid lead-off hitter for 465. You could even bat him 2nd with his SL icon. If your IF defense is solid from the other positions, this guy may be worth rostering for value. He’s cheap because his +1 defense, negative clutch, and 23+ HR. But that 3 out chart is an absolute steal for 465 salary.

Mark McGwire (Oakland, 1996)

In the words of Andy Samberg “let’s bash”. Pair Big Mac up with Jose Canseco and unleash the bash bros upon anyone you face. This set also brings us Eckersley, to really build your Oakland dynasty. Somehow this McGwire card is MORE expensive than his 1998 record breaking card from last year. So if you want to pay more for slightly less power,  no RBI icon, slightly better speed, and a left-handed bonus. Same clutch, same outs on his chart.

Dan Plesac (Toronto, 1997)

MLB Network’s finest. Throw this lefty specialist in the pen for an absolute STEAL at 195 salary. Plesac is the cream of the crop when talking dollar for dollar value. His 2 icons, 1x mistake-zone, and 6 command against lefties is lethal. Expect to see Plesac decked in many bullpens this winter.

Nomar Garciaparra (Boston, 1999)

Need a hit? Turn to Nomah, who singles on a 7. Garciaparra’s card is rare offensive treat for a shortstop, but his +2 defense is going to be very off putting up the middle. His speed just misses the A mark, and he has negative clutch. But this his monster has a 2 out chart, with an on base of 15 against lefties. You will pay the price with a 595 salary, which is tough to eat when he doesn’t come with any icons.

Sean Norberg

Co-Creator of Clutch Baseball. Grew up on Long Island, NY. Life-long Yankee fan, teacher, and coach.
Created his own cards as a kid using index cards and aluminum foil for holographic cards.