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Rockies prospect Wander Cabrera is torching the DSL

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

There is an 18-year-old left handed pitcher toiling in relative anonymity in Dominican Summer League. He just missed the midseason Honorable Mention PuRP’s list—in fact, he was named on just 12 ballots. But he has the potential to be one of the most productive pitching products of the Rockies Dominican Academy.

Wander Cabrera continued his dominance of the Dominican Summer League on Wednesday, going five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts to lead the DSL Rockies to (another) win. He has only been permitted to go over five innings in a start once, but even on the limited work schedule he has been impressive. He leads the team with 38 ⅔ innings, 2.56 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. He’s also improved his walk rate to just 3.3 BB/9 to give him a stellar 2.86 K/BB ratio.

Cabrera, who was acquired in November from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for relief pitcher Rex Brothers, might not be long for the Dominican Summer League. Last year, as a 17-year-old playing against players on average two years older, threw 42 ⅔ innings for the DSL Cubs, making seven starts and 14 appearances with a 2.34 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 10 K/9 and 4.9 BB/9. Clearly there was plenty there for the Rockies to like. Because this is his second year in the DSL, expect him to make his stateside debut for Grand Junction or Boise next June.

(Editors note: PuRP’s rankings are from preseason list)

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 8, Sacramento River Cats 10

Isotopes Lose Early Lead, Fall to River Cats 10-8 | Albuquerque Isotopes News

Gerardo Parra (rehab assignment): 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI

Kyle Freeland (no. 8 PuRP): 5.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R/ER, BB, 8 K

Tom Murphy (no. 10 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2B

Jordan Patterson (no. 18 PuRP): 0-for-5, R

Miguel Castro: 1.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R/ER, BB, 2 K

Stephen Cardullo: 3-for-4, R, 2B, 3B, HR, 2 RBI

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 4, Trenton Thunder 1

Yard Goats Pitching Dominates in 4-1 Win vs Thunder | Hartford Yard Goats Headlines

Ryan McMahon (no. 5 PuRP): 1-for-3, RBI

Raimel Tapia (no. 6 PuRP): DNP (Off Day)

Noel Cuevas: 1-for-5, R, RBI

Pat Valaika: 1-for-5, R, 2B, RBI

Sam Howard (no. 33 PuRP): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Jerry Vasto: 1.0, 0 H, 0 R/ER, BB, K

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High-A: Modesto Nuts 5, Visalia Rawhide 4, F/10

Hoelscher Walks the Walk in 5-4 Win | Modesto Nuts News

Forrest Wall (no. 11 PuRP): 2-for-5, R

Dom Nunez (no. 13 PuRP): 1-for-4, R

Omar Carrizales (no. 26 PuRP): 0-for-5

Shane Hoelscher: 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, Walk-Off Walk

Jack Wynkoop: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 7 K

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 4, Greenville Drive 5

Tourists Drop Critical Game to Drive | Asheville Tourists News

Brendan Rodgers (no. 4 PuRP): 1-for-4

Brian Mundell: 0-for-3, BB

Sam Hilliard: 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Carlos Herrera (no. 29 PuRP): 2-for-5, R

Devin Burke: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, BB, 3 K

Ben Bowden (2nd Round, 2016): 1.0 IP, H, BB

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Short Season-A: Boise Hawks, All-Star Break

Hawks will begin their push for a playoff berth Thursday against Tri-City.

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Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies, All-Star Break

Grand Junction hosts Missoula to open up the Pioneer League second half.

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Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies, DSL Angels

Daniel Montano: 1-for-5, R, 3B, 2 RBI

Cristopher Navarro: 4-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI

Hidekel Gonzalez: 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI

Enrique Saldana: 1-for-4, R, RBI

Wander Cabrera: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K

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Thursday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Shane Carle (4-8, 6.06 ERA) v Sacramento (SFG), 7:05 pm MT

Double-A Hartford: German Marquez (9-5, 2.66 ERA) @ Trenton (NYY), 5:00 pm MT

High-A Modesto: TBD @ Lancaster (HOU), 7:35 pm MT

Low-A Asheville: Drasen Johnson (4-2, 3.94 ERA) v Augusta (SFG), 5:05 pm MT

Short Season-A Boise: Javier Medina (5-1, 5.70 ERA) @ Tri-City (SD), 8:15 pm MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: Luis Guzman (2-1, 4.18 ERA) @ Missoula (ARI), 7:05 pm MT