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Colorado Rockies Prospects: Brian Mundell breaks minor league doubles record

Scores and links from around the Rockies affiliates from Wednesday, August 24.

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Brian Mundell
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Rockies first base prospect Brian Mundell set the South Atlantic League record for doubles in a season with his 56th two-bagger on the year. The previous record-holder, Scott Seabol, set the record at 55 in 1999 with the Greensboro Grasshoppers. He has a chance to hit 60 doubles in a minor league season, a feat that hasn’t happened since 1956. With 10 games left in the season, there’s a good chance he’ll get there.

Mundell has gotten some attention for his offensive output this year on this site. The seventh-rounder out of Cal Poly has produced a .322/.388/.522 batting line over 500 at-bats in his first full professional season. The system is sorely lacking in first base prospects, but Mundell is at the top of that list. Only, this is still a relatively new position for him. At Cal Poly, Mundell served primarily as a designated hitter and as a catcher early on. That will likely slow his advancement through the system a bit, but once he’s got the defensive side down, we might be seeing his name in a Colorado uniform sooner than you think.

Other Games:

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 2, El Paso Chihuahuas 4 (12 innings)

Albuquerque Isotopes remain upbeat despite frustrating loss to El Paso Chihuahuas

Brandon Barnes: 2/5, 2B, HR

Raimel Tapia (4 PuRP): 1/5 3B

Jordan Patterson (16 PuRP): 1/5, 2B

Harrison Musgrave (25 PuRP): 6.1 IP, 6 H 2 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 8 K, 112 pitches

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 11, Binghamton Mets 4

Yard Goats Use 17-Hit Attach to Beat B-Mets 11-4

Noel Cuevas: 4/6, 3B, RBI, R

Dillon Thomas: 2/4, 2 2B, 2 R, BB, SB

Jan Vazquez: 2/4, 2B, RBI, 3 R

Zach Jemiola: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 103 pitches

High-A: Modesto Nuts 6, Visalia Rawhide 9

Five Run Lead Not Enough in 9-6 Loss

Forrest Wall (13 PuRP): 4/5, RBI, 2 R, SB

Host Fuentes: 2/5, RBI

Max White: 1/3, 2B, RBI, R, BB

Helmis Rodriguez: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, BB, 5 K, 84 pitches

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 6, Hickory Crawdads 3

Brian Mundell: 2/5, 2B, R

Mylz Jones: 2/3, RBI, R

Chris Rabago: 2/3, 3 RBI, BB

Devin Burke: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 89 pitches

Short-A: Boise Hawks 6, Vancouver Cardinals 3

Boise Takes Four of Five in Vancouver

Garrett Hampson: 1/2, 2B, RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SF

Willie Abreu: 2/4, 2B, RBI, R, BB

Wesley Jones: 1/5, 2 RBI, R

Erick Julio: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, BB, 0 K, 85 pitches

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 10, Ogden Raptors 11 (10 innings)

Division lead shrinks with walk-off loss in Ogden

Vince Fernandez: 4/5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, SB

Colton Welker: 3/5, R

Tyler Bugner: 3/4, 2 RBI, R

Luis Guzman: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R (2 ER), BB, 5 K, 85 pitches

DSL: Rockies 4, Yankees2 3

Daniel Montano (24 PuRP): 1/4, 2B, RBI

Franklin Garcia: 2/3, 2B, R

Ramon Marcelino: 1/2, HR, 2 RBI, SF

Wander Cabrera: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 5 BB, 3 K

Tomorrow’s Games and Probables:

Triple-A: Albuquerque (Matt Flemer, 5-3, 4.10 ERA) vs. El Paso (SDP), 6:35 MT
Double-A: Hartford (Sam Howard, 5-6, 4.41 ERA) vs. Harrisburg (WSH), 3:05 MT
High-A: Modesto (Jack Wynkoop, 6-2, 2.51 ERA) @ Visalia (ARI), 8:00 MT
Low-A: Asheville (Drasen Johnson, 6-4, 4.34 ERA) @ Hickory (TEX), 5:00 MT
Short-A: OFF
Rookie: Grand Junction (Alejandro Requena, 1-5, 5.47 ERA) @ Ogden (LAD), 6:30 MT
DSL: Rockies (TBD) @ Yankees (TBD)