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Newest Rockies prospects make big impact in Grand Junction

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ryan Rolison, the Rockies first pick (22nd overall) in this year’s Amateur Draft, made his professional debut last night and pitched two solid innings for Grand Junction. He gave up only one hit—albeit a home run—and struck out two batters on 28 pitches (21 for strikes).

After giving up the home run to start the 2nd inning, Ryan showed strong poise for a young pitcher by retiring the next three batters in a row, including two K’s. It was a performance that can get Rockies fans excited to see more from Rolison this year and beyond.

Grant Lavigne, the Rockies second pick (42nd overall) from this year’s draft, continued his hot start to the season by going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI against the Mustangs. He improved his slash line to .424/.515/.712 on the season, and is making a strong case to debut on many mid-season PuRP lists, as well.

*cough*Now might be a good time to remind everyone to fill out their 2018 mid-season PuRPs list if you haven’t already*cough*

Top 30 PuRPs

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Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes — OFF

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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats — OFF

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High-A: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 6, Lancaster JetHawks 1

Colton Welker (no. 5 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 K

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 1-for-3, BB, R, K

Vince Fernandez (no. 28 PuRP): 0-for-4, 2 K

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Low-A: Asheville Tourists — OFF

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Short Season-A: Boise Hawks — OFF

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Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 9, Billings Mustangs 4

Daniel Montano (no. 15 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2B, 2 K

Grant Lavigne (1st round, 2018): 2-for-4, R, 3 RBI, K

Ryan Rolison (1st round, 2018): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 K

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Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies @ DSL Twins — Postponed

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Dominican Summer League: DSL Colorado vs. DSL Giants — Postponed

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Wednesday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Off day

Double-A Hartford: Off day

High-A Lancaster: Ty Culbreth @ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 8:05 PM MT

Low-A Asheville: Lucas Gilbreath @ Lakewood BlueClaws, 5:05 PM MT

Short Season-A Boise: TBD vs. Vancouver Canadians, 7:15 PM MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: TBD @ Billings Mustangs, 7:05 PM MT