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Lancaster JetHawks’ Colton Welker keeps on hitting

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Even though all four of the Colorado Rockies’ full season affiliates were in action on Thursday, there were a relatively small number of notable performances from their top prospects, as the players within the top 15 PuRPs who were in action combined to go just 2-for-20. Both of the hits came from Lancaster JetHawks third baseman Colton Welker, who continued his strong start to the year.

After a pair of hits that included a double, the no. 5 PuRP is hitting a solid .324/.418/.520 on the year and is also riding an 11-game hitting streak. Just 20 years old, Welker has already risen to MLB Pipeline’s number eight prospect at third base and, as he continues to hit for the third consecutive season, he’s proving himself worthy of the prospect hype starting to surround him.

Triple-A: Tacoma Rainiers 8, Albuquerque Isotopes 3

Raimel Tapia: 1-for-4, RBI, K, CS

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

Jordan Patterson (no. 14 PuRP): 0-for-3, RBI, K

Mike Tauchman (no. 22 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 K

Brett Oberholtzer: 313 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB

★ ★ ★

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 5, Portland Sea Dogs 4

Garrett Hampson (no. 9 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB, 2 K, E

Brian Mundell (no. 13 PuRP): 0-for-3, RBI, K

Sam Hilliard (no. 17 PuRP): 2-for-3, RBI, BB

Yonathan Daza (no. 19 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2 2B

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

Parker French: 423 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, K

★ ★ ★

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 11, Stockton Ports 4

Colton Welker (no. 5 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, K, CS

Forrest Wall (no. 16 PuRP): 1-for-5, BB, 3 K

Willie Abreu (no. 26 PuRP): 0-for-3, 2 BB, 2 K

Vince Fernandez (no. 28 PuRP): 0-for-2, 2 BB, 2 SB

Logan Longwith: 5 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

★ ★ ★

Low-A: Charleston RiverDogs 3, Asheville Tourists 2

Ryan Vilade (no. 7 PuRP): 0-for-2, 2 BB, K, CS

Chad Spanberger (no. 29 PuRP): 1-for-4

Sean Bouchard (ninth round, 2017): 1-for-4, K

Garrett Schilling: 7 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 9 K

★ ★ ★

Friday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Yency Almonte (1-0, 7.11 ERA; No. 8 PuRP) vs. El Paso, 6:35 PM MT

Double-A Hartford: Jack Wynkoop (0-1, 3.86 ERA) vs. Portland, 5:05 PM MT

High-A Lancaster: Brandon Gold (3-1, 5.34 ERA) vs. San Jose, 7:35 PM MT

Low-A Asheville: Will Gaddis (0-1, 5.68 ERA; No. 23 PuRP) @ Rome, 5:00 PM MT