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Rockies prospect Ryan Rolison overpowers his opponents in Grand Junction once again

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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Sunday, July 29, 2018

Ryan Rolison pitched another gem for Grand Junction, tossing four innings and giving up only two hits, one walk, and one run while striking out six batters. In four starts and 13.0 IP with Grand Junction so far, Rolison has a 2.77 ERA, given up nine hits, and only three walks to seventeen strikeouts. It’s everything you’d hope for from your number one pick in last year’s draft, and Ryan might not be spending his time in Rookie ball for much longer.

On the offensive side of the ball, Grant Lavigne continued to hit by going 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and 6th round pick Niko Decolati hit a two-run bomb to power Grand Junction to victory.

In Lancaster, Vince Fernandez hit a home run in his fourth game in a row—he now has 18 on the season—and raised his ISO to an eye-popping .272. The Hangar has treated him well, but his park adjusted wRC+ is 152 entering Sunday, and his power appears legitimately ready to play well in any park going forward.

Top 30 PuRPs

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Triple-A: Colorado Springs Sky Sox 7. Albuquerque Isotopes 2

Raimel Tapia: 1-for-4, 3B, R, 2 K

Jeff Hoffman: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

David Dahl: 1-for-4, 2B, K

Mike Tauchman (no. 22 PuRP): 1-for-3, HR, R, RBI, BB

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Double-A: New Hampshire Fisher Cats 8, Hartford Yard Goats 1

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB

Brian Mundell (no. 13 PuRP): 0-for-4, K

Sam Hilliard (no. 17 PuRP): 2-for-4, K

Roberto Ramos: 0-for-4

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High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 5, Visalia Rawhide 4

Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP): 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI

Ben Bowden (no. 20 PuRP): 1.0 IP (W), H

Vince Fernandez (no. 28 PuRP): 1-for-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 K

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

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Low-A: West Virginia Power 7, Asheville Tourists 0

Ryan Vilade (no. 7 PuRP): 0-for-3, K

Sean Bouchard (ninth round, 2017): 0-for-3

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Short Season-A: Tri-City Dust Devils 7, Boise Hawks 2

Terrin Vavra (third round, 2018): 1-for-5, RBI

Cade Harris (10th round, 2018): 1-for-3, 2B, R, BB

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Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 7, Orem Owlz 1

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

Ryan Rolison (1st round, 2018): 4.0 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 6 K

Niko Decolati (6th round, 2018): 1-for-2, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB

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Monday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: David Holman @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:40 PM MT

Double-A Hartford: Off day

High-A Lancaster: Off day

Low-A Asheville: TBD @ Greenville Drive, 5:05 PM MT

Short Season-A Boise: Nick Bush (8th round, 2018) vs. Tri-City Dust Devils, 7:15 PM MT

Rookie Level Grand Junction: TBD vs. Ogden Raptors, 6:40 PM MT