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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

As the 2017 season minor league season comes to a close the Rockies most recent draft continues to flex it muscle. Last night, the Grand Junction Rockies scored 18 runs against the Orem Owlz with an impressive display of power. 2017 draftees Casey Golden and Chad Spanberger both hit their league-leading 16th home runs last night as part of a four home run performance by the Rockies rookie level team.

While Spanberger’s draft pedigree is much higher, Casey Golden has matched his prolific power production despite missing over a week of games after tumbling over the side outfield wall in Billings while attempting to make a spectacular catch on July 13.

Both players have also posted some elevated strike out rates. Hopefully, both players will make some significant strides in their plate discipline as well and improve those rates as part of their development. However, if they can continue to hit home runs at their current pace, those rates will be tolerable.

Top 30 PuRPs

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes, Reno Aces - PPD

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Double-A: Hartford 8, Portland 5

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP): 0-3, BB

Dom Nuñez (no. 14 PuRP): 2-5, 2B, 2 R

Corelle Prime: 2-5, R

Juan Ciriaco: 3-4, HR, 3 RBI, R

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High-A: Lancaster 5, Rancho Cucamonga 4 (10 innings)

Garrett Hampson (no. 13 PuRP): 1-5, R

Sam Hilliard (no. 26 PuRP): 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, R

Wes Rogers (HM PuRP): 1-2, 2 BB, 2 R, SB

Ty Culbreth: 7 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 K, 3 BB

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Low-A: Asheville 3, Columbia 2 (13 innings)

Colton Welker (no. 7 PuRP): 0-6

Tyler Nevin (no. 22 PuRP): 2-6, HR, 2 RBI, R

Vince Fernandez (no. 25 PuRP): 0-3

Willie Abreu (HM PuRP): 0-6

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Short Season-A: Boise 10, Vancouver 4

Sean Bouchard: 2-4, 2B, BB, R

Daniel Jipping: 0-5

J.B. Moss: 1-4, HR, BB, 4 RBI, 2 R

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Rookie: Grand Junction 18, Orem 8

Chad Spanberger (no. 30 PuRP): 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Casey Golden: 2-4, HR, 2B BB, RBI, 3 R

Brett Stephens: 2-5, HR, BB, 3 RBI, 2 R

Todd Czinge: 3-4, HR, BB, RBI, 3 R

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NEXT DAY Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque (Game 1): Jeff Hoffman vs. Reno, 4:35 MT

Triple-A Albuquerque (Game 2): TBA vs. Reno

Double-A Hartford: Konner Wade vs. Portland, 5:05 MT

High-A Lancaster: TBA vs. Rancho Cucamonga, 7:35 MT

Low-A Asheville: Antonio Santos @ Columbia, 5:05 MT

Short Season-A Boise: Nick Kennedy @ Vancouver, 2:05 MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: Jorge Oviedo @ Idaho Falls, 7:15 MT