The Colorado Rockies have promoted Ryan McMahon (Purple Row’s No. 7 prospect) to the Triple-A Albuqueque Isotopes. McMahon was not in the lineup for the Yard Goats Wednesday night, so he may have already joined the Isotopes and may be ready for action in their game Thursday.
McMahon returned to Double-A after having some struggles in his first go with the Hartford Yard Goats in 2016. Whatever the issue was, he seems to have figured it out and was hitting .326/.390/.536 with a 155 wRC+ in Double-A so far this season. More importantly, McMahon has reduced his strike-out rate to a career low 19 percent.
The Rockies have given McMahon playing time at three positions in 2017. In the 47 games that he has started, 23 of them have been at first base, 12 at second, and the final 12 at third. Prior to last season, McMahon had only played third base in the Rockies minors before adding first base to his repertoire last season.
Prior to last season’s struggles, McMahon had risen rapidly through the minors, which resulted in him being one of the youngest players in his league last season. That may have contributed to some of his struggles. Despite having to repeat this year, McMahon was still over two years younger than his average competition in Double-A. He will now become one of the youngest players in Triple-A at 22 years old and could soon join a very young Rockies squad.