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Colorado Rockies prospect Yency Almonte promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque

Another top-ten Rockies prospect has earned a midseason promotion

The Colorado Rockies promoted Yency Almonte to Triple-A Albuquerque today. Almonte is one of the Rockies top pitching prospects and had been dominating Double-A this season.

Pitching for the Hartford Yard Goats, Almonte had a 2.00 ERA and 71 strike outs in 76 13 innings. Almonte has missed some time this season due to a shoulder injury, but there has not been any lingering affects from it in his performance.

Almonte already has a place on the Rockies 40-man roster due to Rule V draft concerns, so there is a decent chance that he could join the Rockies either in the pen or in the rotation during the September call ups.

After being acquired from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Tommy Kahnle after the 2015 season, Almonte has developed at an impressive rate since joining the Rockies farm system. He debuted for the Rockies organization in High-A Modesto last season and earned a promotion to Double-A before the season was over.

Almonte ranked tenth on the recently updated Rockies MLB Pipeline and was the fourth highest ranked pitcher. He was also ranked ninth by Baseball America.