While the Colorado Rockies aren't playing October baseball, six Rockies prospects are currently playing baseball for the Honolulu Sharks in Hawaii. Those six are pitchers Connor and Andy Graham and David Patton and position players Lars Davis (C), Darin Holcomb (3B), and Mike Mitchell (OF).
Here's how the pitchers have done so far (play began on September 28):
||Had a three-walk game.
|Andy Graham||1||0||0.00||1||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.00||0.00||First pitched yesterday.|
|David Patton||0||0||4.50||4||0||0||4.0||2||2||2||0||6||4||1.67||.167||Also had a three-walk game.|
And now the position players:
|Lars Davis||.286||.286||.357||.643||4||14||1||4||1||0||0||3||5||0||3||0||Game 1: 2 H, 2 RBI.|
|Darin Holcomb||.154||.258||.308||.566||7||26||5||4||1||0||1||3||8||3||3||0||Hit homer Sept. 30.|
|Mike Mitchell||.241||.258||.345||.603||8||29||7||7||3||0||0||2||10||1||7||6||Leads league in SB.|
The Arizona Fall League begins tomorrow. Rockies prospects are pitchers Shane Lindsay, Ryan Mattheus, Chaz Roe, and Casey Weathers and position players Mike McKenry (C), Chris Nelson (SS), and Eric Young, Jr. (listed as OF). They'll play for the Phoenix Desert Dogs.
Casey Weathers should use this time as a tuneup for competing for a roster on the major league team come February and March. I'd also like to see Ryan Mattheus have a strong campaign in order to compete for a spot in the bullpen this spring. I'm not saying he'll make it at the start of the season, but Mattheus has to be better than some of the guys who were thrown out there this past season. Also, let's see what Chris Nelson can do after a disappointing year. The AFL is usually a good place to pick things up with the bat, so take that however you want to.
Free7694 has graciously offered his help in remembering Rocktober. He should check in soon with an entry on Game 3 of the NLDS.