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Colorado Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers homers for the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats

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Colorado Rockies minor league news and notes from August 2, 2017.

Colorado Rockies’ top prospect Brendan Rodgers continued to show why he’s one of the top prospects in all of baseball on Wednesday. The 20-year-old shortstop and No. 1 PuRP went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run in Double-A Hartford’s win over Akron. Rodgers is now hitting .263/.324/.429 across 145 plate appearances for Hartford, which is much more impressive when you consider that he’s the second youngest player with 140 or more plate appearances in the Eastern League this season. With a strong finish to this season, there’s a pretty strong likelihood that Rodgers will start the 2018 season in Triple-A Albuquerque, meaning a Major League debut during the 2018 season is also not out of the question.

Elsewhere on the farm, Stephen Cardullo had three hits and a homer for Hartford, No. 22 PuRP Garrett Hampson homered as part of a three-hit game for High-A Lancaster, and No. 21 PuRP Daniel Montano had a pair of hits for the DSL Rockies.

Note: All prospect rankings are as of preseason PuRPs voting.

Triple-A: Day off

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 10, Akron RubberDucks 5

Brendan Rodgers (No. 1 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K

Dom Nunez (No. 14 PuRP): 0-for-3, K

Brian Mundell (HM PuRP): 0-for-4, 2 K

Stephen Cardullo: 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI

Matt Pierpont: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 5, Lake Elsinore Storm 4 (7 innings)

Garrett Hampson (No. 22 PuRP): 3-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, CS

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

Yonathan Daza: 2-for-4, K

Roberto Ramos: 2-for-4, K

Lake Elsinore Storm 4, Lancaster JetHawks 2 (7 innings)

Peter Lambert (No. 11 PuRP): 3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, 3 K

Garrett Hampson (No. 22 PuRP): 0-for-2, BB, K

Sam Hilliard: 1-for-2, RBI, K

Low-A: Greenville Drive 1, Asheville Tourists 0

Tyler Nevin (No. 23 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 K

Max George: 2-for-3, 2B, BB, SB

Willie Abreu: 1-for-4, 2B, K

Short-Season A: Day off

Rookie: Day off

DSL: DSL Rockies 8, DSL Twins 5

Daniel Montano (No. 21 PuRP): 2-for-5, RBI, SB

Walking Cabrera: 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, BB, E

Franklin Garcia: 3-for-5, 2B

Thursday probables:

Triple-A: TBD @ Round Rock

Double-A: Luis Alberto Niebla (1-5, 6.40 ERA) @ Akron

High-A: TBD @ Rancho Cucamonga

Low-A: Antonio Santos (7-9, 5.28 ERA) @ Rome

Short-Season A: TBD @ Tri-City

Rookie: Justin Valdespina (0-5, 7.51 ERA) vs. Helena

DSL: TBD vs. DSL Twins