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Rockies prospects Chad Spanberger and Pedro González show off bats in Grand Junction

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Rockies prospect news and minor league game results for games from August 5, 2017

The Rockies Rookie ball team in Grand Junction got a couple of great offensive performances Saturday night.

Chad Spanberger, the Rockies sixth round pick in the most recent draft, went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk thrown in. Due to trades, Spanberger rose to the number 30 spot in this year’s PuRPs polling. The 21-year-old out of Arkansas is now hitting .296/.364/.560 in Grand Junction. He’s mostly played first base there, and if he keeps up the hitting in full-season ball, he could turn into one of those rare birds: a true first base prospect.

Spanberger’s teammate Pedro González went 2-for-5 with a double and a triple on Saturday. The newly minted number 12 PuRP entered the organization as an amateur free agent in 2014 as a 6-foot-3 shortstop. He’s now a 6-foot-5 center fielder. It’s not too surprising for someone still growing into his body to struggle in his stateside debut—especially as an 18-year-old. And struggle González did in 2016, as he hit just .222/.300.296 in the Pioneer League. He’s turned it around this year though. After his two extra base hits on Saturday, González is hitting .288/.360/.442 at age 19. He’s positioned himself for a full season test at Asheville in 2018.

Top 30 PuRPs (midseason 2017)

Round Rock 7, Albuquerque 3 | MiLB.com Box

Ryan McMahon (no. 2 PuRP): 0-for-4, 3 K

Tom Murphy (no. 9 PuRP): 0-for-3, K

Jordan Patterson (no. 15 PuRP): 0-for-4, 2K

Mike Tauchman: 1-for-4, HR

Noel Cuevas: 1-for-4 HR, K

Hartford 8, Erie 7 | MiLB.com Box

Dom Nuñez (no. 14 PuRP): 1-for-4, BB, 2 K

Brian Mundell (no. 17 PuRP): 3-for-5, K

Stephen Cardullo: 2-for-5, 2B, HR

Jack Wynkoop: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HRA

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Lancaster 4 | MiLB.com Box

Garrett Hampson (no. 13 PuRP): 2-for-5, 3B

Sam Hilliard (no. 26 PuRP): 0-for-4, K

Hamlet Marte: 2-for-4, 2B

Brandon Gold: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HRA

Rome 2, Asheville 1 | MiLB.com Box

Tyler Nevin (no. 22 PuRP): 0-for-3, 2 K

Vince Fernandez (no. 25 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2B, K

Breiling Eusebio: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 7 K, HRA

Boise 7, Tri-City 5 | MiLB.com Box

Sean Bouchard (2017 9th round draft pick): 1-for-3, BB

Daniel Jipping (2017 22nd round draft pick): 0-for-3, BB, K

Tri-City 6, Boise 1 (Game2) | MiLB.com Box

Sean Bouchard: 0-for-3, 2 K

Grand Junction 12, Helena 6 | MiLB.com Box

Ryan Vilade (no. 8 PuRP): 0-for-4, BB, 2 K

Pedro González (no. 12 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2B, 3B, K

Chad Spanberger (no. 30 PuRP): 2-for-4, HR, BB, K

DSL Rockies 8, DSL Yankees 2 | MiLB.com Box

Daniel Montano (no. 19 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2B

Luis Noguera: 1 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, K

Today's pobables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Zach Jemiola

Double-A Hartford: Ryan Castellani (no. 6 PuRP)

Class A Advanced Lancaster: TBD

Class A Asheville: Matt Dennis

Class A Short-Season Boise: Nick Kennedy

Rookie Grand Junction: Jeffri Ocando (no. 27 PuRP)