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Colorado Rockies’ prospect Tyler Nevin is healthy and productive for the Asheville Tourists

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Colorado Rockies minor league news and notes from August 23, 2017.

In spite of their Triple-A affiliate having the day off, Wednesday was a busy day in the Colorado Rockies’ farm system, as a total of eight games were played between the six affiliates who were in action. A highlight of the day came from No. 22 PuRP Tyler Nevin who went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles across two games for the Low-A Asheville Tourists. Since being drafted 38th overall in the 2015 draft, staying healthy has been a struggle for the 20-year-old corner infielder. He missed all but one game in the 2016 season with a severe hamstring strain before missing nearly two months of the 2017 season with a fractured hand.

Now that he’s back and healthy, Nevin is out to show what he can do. Entering play on Wednesday, he had hit .341/.392/.533 across his last 34 games, a span of 153 plate appearances. His overall numbers aren’t as shiny thanks to a .218/.319/.269 slash line through April and early May while trying to play through his hand injury, but we’re now starting to see why the Rockies were so high on him when he was drafted. As long as he’s able to stay healthy, we should see Nevin begin to climb the ladder through the farm system sooner rather than later.

Triple-A: Day off

Double-A: Altoona Curve 8, Hartford Yard Goats 4

Ryan Castellani (No. 6 PuRP): 6 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Josh Fuentes: 3-for-5, 2B, SB, K

Omar Carrizales: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 5, Inland Empire 66ers 1

Garrett Hampson (No. 13 PuRP): 0-for-4

Sam Hilliard (No. 26 PuRP): 1-for-4, RBI, CS

Wes Rogers (HM PuRP): 2-for-4, SB, K

Robbie Perkins: 2-for-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Ty Culbreth: 8 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 8 K

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 5, Augusta GreenJackets 4 (Game 1, 7 innings)

Tyler Nevin (No. 22 PuRP): 1-for-2, 2B, RBI, BB

Willie Abreu: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SB

Jose G. Rodriguez: 3-for-3, 2 E

Asheville Tourists 8, Augusta GreenJackets 5 (Game 2, 7 innings)

Tyler Nevin (No. 22 PuRP); 2-for-2, 2B, RBI, SB

Willie Abreu: 1-for-2, BB, SB

Brian Serven: 2-for-3, 2B

Jacob Bosiokovic: 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, 2 K

Short-Season A: Boise Hawks 5, Hillsboro Hops 1

Ryan Luna: 6 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Moises Ceja: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Hidekel Gonzalez: 2-for-4, RBI, K

Bret Boswell: 1-for-3, HR, RBI, K, CS

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 11, Orem Owlz 10 (11 innings)

Chad Spanberger (No. 30 PuRP): 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI, BB, K

Casey Golden: 3-for-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB, 2 K

Shael Mendoza: 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, E

DSL: DSL Rockies 5, DSL Mets1 3 (Game 1, 7 innings)

Daniel Montano (No. 19 PuRP): 1-for-3, RBI

Walking Cabrera: 3-for-4, 2B, RBI, CS

Yolki Pena: 3-for-4, RBI, CS

DSL Rockies 7, DSL Mets1 4 (Game 2, 8 innings)

Daniel Montano (No. 19 PuRP): 0-for-4, K

Bernnie Alaniz: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Eddy Diaz: 1-for-2, 2B, RBI, SB, K

Thursday probables:

Triple-A: Zach Jemiola (5-4, 6.07 ERA) vs. Salt Lake

Double-A: Parker French (No. 29 PuRP; 8-11, 6.37 ERA) @ New Hampshire

High-A: Peter Lambert (No. 5 PuRP; 9-8, 3.95 ERA) vs. Inland Empire

Low-A: Antonio Santos (8-9, 5.39 ERA) vs. Augusta

Short-Season A: Nick Kennedy (2-1, 3.71 ERA) @ Hillsboro

Rookie: Jorge Oviedo (2-1, 4.55 ERA) @ Orem

DSL: TBA vs. DSL Mets1