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Rockies prospect Colton Welker regains his power, goes yard for the JetHawks

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Colton Welker (no. 5 PuRP) continued to hit the ball well for the Lancaster JetHawks on Tuesday night, going 3-for-4 with a solo home run — his fifth of the year. Colton has now hit in 10 of his last 13 games following a 4-game stretch in which he went hitless. But while Welker keeps racking up hits, there has been a lack of power recently (his only XBH being a double in the previous 12 games before last night’s blast), so it’s good to see him show off some of the muscle that earned him a power grade of 50 from MLB Pipeline coming into this year.

It was mostly a quiet day on the farm for the Rockies, otherwise. Chad Spanbeger had a good day by going 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a stolen base (his 11th), Brian Mundell went 2-for-4 with a double of his own, and Rockies number one prospect Brendan Rodgers had a disappointing day at the plate (0-for-5) in a Yard Goats loss.

Top 30 PuRPs

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Triple-A: Sacramento River Cats 8, Albuquerque Isotopes 1

Raimel Tapia: 0-for-2, 2 K

Yency Almonte (no. 8 PuRP): 4.2 IP (L), 9 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Garrett Hampson (no. 9 PuRP): 0-for-4, 2 K

Mike Tauchman (no. 22 PuRP): 1-for-4, 3 K

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Double-A: Harrisburg Senators 8, Hartford Yard Goats 4

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP): 0-for-5, K

Brian Mundell (no. 13 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2B, 2 K

Forrest Wall (no. 16 PuRP): 1-for-4, K

Dom Nuñez (no. 21 PuRP): 0-for-4, BB, K

Wes Rogers (HM PuRP): 1-for-4, SB 2 K

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 7, Inland Empire 66ers 4

Colton Welker (no. 5 PuRP): 3-for-4, HR, R, RBI

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, K

Willie Abreu (no. 26 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, K

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Low-A: Rome Braves 11, Asheville Tourists 3

Ryan Vilade (no. 7 PuRP): 1-for-4, RBI, 2 K

Robert Tyler (no. 24 PuRP): 0.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, BB, K

Chad Spanberger (no. 29 PuRP): 3-for-4, 2B, SB, R, RBI, K

Tommy Doyle (no. 30 PuRP): 1.0 IP, 2 H, K

Sean Bouchard (ninth round, 2017): 1-for-3, BB, K

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Wednesday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Brett Oberholtzer vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 PM MT

Double-A Hartford: Jack Wynkoop vs. Harrisburg Senators, 5:05 PM MT

High-A Lancaster: TBD vs. Inland Empire 66ers, 7:35 PM MT

Low-A Asheville: Nick Kennedy @ Rome Braves, 11:00 AM MT