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

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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