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Colorado Rockies prospect Brian Mundell making Double-A look easy

Colorado Rockies minor league news and notes from August 6, 2017

Most people involved in prospect development will tell you that outside of a promotion to the big leagues, the jump from High-A to Double-A can be the hardest. The reason is that the difference in the quality of players between those two is the biggest. We saw last year how Ryan McMahon struggled with the adjustment (though a season-long road trip made it that much harder) and the jump finally cooled Brendan Rodgers off this year as well. However, Brian Mundell has taken the challenge and passed it with flying colors.

While Mundell’s batting line looks a bit different in Hartford (.304/.406/.420) than it did in Lancaster (.299/.379/.504), the overall production is quite similar as he has a .379 wOBA in Double-A compared to his .384 in High-A. The fact that he’s increased his walk rate against pitchers with better stuff and control is high encouraging and the fact that he’s lost a few point in slugging percentage probably has more to do with leaving Lancaster than anything else.

Top 30 PuRPs

Triple-A: Round Rock 5, Albuquerque 4 | Box

Ryan McMahon (no. 2 PuRP): 1-for-2, 2 B, 2 BB

Tom Murphy (no. 9 PuRP): 0-for-4, 2 K

Mike Tauchman: 1-for-3, 2B, BB, K

Tony Wolters: 0-for-4,

Zach Jemiola: 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K, HRA

Jairo Díaz: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Double-A Erie 9, Hartford 5 | Box

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP): 0-for-1, removed from game early with tight quadriceps

Brian Mundell (no. 17 PuRP): 1-for-4, HR, 2 K

Ryan Castellani (no. 6 PuRP): 6 IP, 7 H, 7 R, BB, 4 K, HRA

High-A: Rancho Cucamonga 6, Lancaster 5| Box

Sam Hilliard (no. 26 PuRP): 2-for-5, K

Garrett Hampson (no. 13 PuRP): 0-for-5, 2 K

Helmis Rodriguez: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Low-A: Rome 3, Asheville 2 (7 innings) | Box

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

Vince Fernandez (no. 25 PuRP): 0-for-1

Willie Abreu: 0-for-2

Short Season-A: Boise 3, Tri-City 0 | Box

Daniel Jipping: 0-for-2, 2 K

Rockie: Grand Junction 6, Helena 2 | Box

Pedro González (no. 12 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2 K

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

Jeffri Ocando (no. 27 PuRP): 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Today's probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Yency Almonte (no. 10 PuRP)

Double-A Hartford: TBD

Class A Advanced Lancaster: Off

Class A Asheville: Off

Class A Short-Season Boise: John Valek

Rookie Grand Junction: Lucas Gilbreath

DSL Rockies: TBD