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Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from April 22-28, 2019

Rockies pitching prospect Ryan Rolison (no. 5 PuRP) was promoted from Class A Asheville to Class A Advanced Lancaster on April 22 after just spending 21 days with the Tourists. This is with good reason, too — Rolison only gave up one earned run in three starts for an ERA of 0.61 in 14 23 innings. Since his promotion, the 2018 first round pick has started twice. His first outing lasted six innings, and he only gave up two hits and struck out seven. None of those hits crossed home. However, he got more of a taste of the home run haven that is Lancaster in his second start, surrendering his first home run. He gave up eight hits and two earned runs in total over six frames, walking two and striking out only four. Still not a bad start all things considering!

Top 30 PuRPs

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes, 3-3 (14-10)

Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP) and Yonathan Daza (no. 14 PuRP) had almost identical weeks. Rodgers went 12/24 (.500) with two homers, three strikeouts, and three walks whereas Daza went 12/25 (.480) with two homers and three strikeouts. Rodgers is starting to find his groove in Triple-A, slashing .326/.398/.605 so far in 2019. This is Daza’s first year in Triple-A, and he is slashing .431/.462/.741, which earned him a call up to the Big Leagues earlier this year. Look for these two to continue making waves in the PCL.

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats, 3-4 (11-13)

Rico Garcia (no. 20 PuRP) continues to pitch well in Hartford, tossing five scoreless frames on Wednesday against the Portland Sea Dogs. The 25-year-old right hander is on his second stint with the Yard Goats and has thus far pitched well, only surrendering more than one earned run once on April 13th. He could possibly see a promotion to Albuquerque soon if he keeps up this pace.

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks, 5-2 (12-12)

Beyond Ryan Rolison, reliever Tommy Doyle (no. 27 PuRP) has also been dealing for the JetHawks, only surrendering one earned run in 11 13 innings. That has earned the 22-year-old righty a 0.79 ERA in hitter-friendly Lancaster, with ten strikeouts and five walks on the young season.

Low-A: Asheville Tourists, 1-6 (8-15)

The Tourists stopped a seven game skid on Sunday against the West Virginia Power, but not because of Riley Pint (no. 8 PuRP). Pint once again had an incredibly short outing, only throwing seven pitches against two batters before being lifted. Both of the batters reached — one was walked and the other was hit. He also surrendered his tenth wild pitch of the year. His first outing of the year was something we’ve been hoping to see out of him — two innings of one hit ball with three strikeouts and only one walk on 37 pitches (21 strikes). Since then, he has not pitched a full inning. In 3 13 innings (5 games), Pint has thrown 119 pitches. Thirty eight have been strikes, three have hit batters, and ten have been wild pitches. He has also walked 13 and struck out only five. I don’t know how much the forearm injury affected him last year, but Riley Pint looks like he has a long, long road ahead of him.

Week of 4/22-4/28

Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Brendan Rodgers 1 AAA 12/24 2 3 3
Colton Welker 3 AA 10/23 0 3 1
Garrett Hampson 4 MLB -- -- -- --
Grant Lavigne 6 A- 5/19 0 8 7
Tyler Nevin 7 AA 6/17 0 3 6
Ryan Vilade 9 A+ 7/27 0 6 0
Sam Hilliard 11 AAA 6/18 2 8 4
Terrin Vavra 13 A- 5/25 1 4 3
Yonathan Daza 14 AAA 12/25 2 0 3
Josh Fuentes 16 AAA 9/27 0 5 0
Vince Fernandez 21 AA 5/18 1 8 7
Daniel Montano 22 A- 8/23 0 7 2
Roberto Ramos 26 AAA 2/17 1 8 4
Bret Boswell 28 AA 2/19 0 10 0
Brian Mundell 29 AAA 2/5 1 0 0
Dom Nuñez 30 AAA 2/10 0 4 1
Eddy Diaz HM -- -- -- -- --
Niko Decolati HM -- -- -- -- --
Willie Abreu HM AA 2/20 0 8 2
Pitchers
Name PuRP Ranking Level IP R/ER SO BB
Peter Lambert 2 AAA 5.0 6/6 4 3
Ryan Rolison 5 A+ 12.0 2/2 11 2
Riley Pint 8 A- 0.1 2/2 0 4
Ryan Castellani 10 AAA 4.0 3/3 4 5
Jesus Tinoco 12 AAA 3.0 2/2 2 1
Justin Lawrence 15 AAA 2.2 5/5 3 3
Ben Bowden 17 AA 3.0 0/0 6 0
Reid Humphreys 18 AA -- -- -- --
Ryan Feltner 19 A- 6.0 2/2 8 0
Rico Garcia 20 AA 5.0 0/0 6 4
Robert Tyler 23 A+ -- -- -- --
Sam Howard 24 AAA 4.1 5/5 8 4
Breiling Eusebio 25 A- -- -- -- --
Tommy Doyle 27 A+ 4.0 1/1 2 3
Mike Nikorak HM A- 1.0 3/3 1 3
Mitchell Kilkenny HM -- -- -- -- --

Season to Date

Name PuRP Ranking Level AVG/OBP/SLG HR
Name PuRP Ranking Level AVG/OBP/SLG HR
Brendan Rodgers 1 AAA .326/.398/.605 5
Colton Welker 3 AA .329/.372/.506 3
Garrett Hampson 4 MLB -- --
Grant Lavigne 6 A- .275/.400/.391 1
Tyler Nevin 7 AA .260/.393/.356 1
Ryan Vilade 9 A+ .302/.386/.384 0
Sam Hilliard 11 AAA .237/.343/.570 8
Terrin Vavra 13 A- .312/.426/.481 2
Yonathan Daza 14 AAA .431/.462/.741 2
Josh Fuentes 16 AAA .327/.333/.592 2
Vince Fernandez 21 AA .278/.387/.557 5
Daniel Montano 22 A- .291/.337/.430 2
Roberto Ramos 26 AAA .293/.378/.561 6
Bret Boswell 28 AA .190/.256/.304 2
Brian Mundell 29 AAA .388/.434/.653 2
Dom Nuñez 30 AAA .333/.472/.762 5
Eddy Diaz HM -- -- --
Niko Decolati HM -- -- --
Willie Abreu HM AA .188/.240/.304 1
Pitchers
Name PuRP Ranking Level IP ERA
Peter Lambert 2 AAA 23.2 6.08
Ryan Rolison 5 A+ 26.2 1.01
Riley Pint 8 A- 3.1 21.60
Ryan Castellani 10 AAA 19.2 2.75
Jesus Tinoco 12 AAA 10.1 3.48
Justin Lawrence 15 AAA 10.1 8.71
Ben Bowden 17 AA 9.2 2.79
Reid Humphreys 18 AA 1.2 10.80
Ryan Feltner 19 A- 17.1 5.19
Rico Garcia 20 AA 18.0 2.50
Robert Tyler 23 A+ -- --
Sam Howard 24 AAA 14.1 5.65
Breiling Eusebio 25 A- -- --
Tommy Doyle 27 A+ 11.1 0.79
Mike Nikorak HM A- 6.2 13.50
Mitchell Kilkenny HM -- -- --

Upcoming Schedule

Triple-A Albuquerque: 4/29-5/2 vs. Sacramento, 5/3-5/5 @ Tacoma

Double-A Hartford: 4/29-5/1 vs. Portland, 5/2-5/5 @ New Hampshire

High-A Lancaster: 4/29-5/2 @ Modesto, 5/3-5/5 vs. Lake Elsinore

Low-A Asheville: 4/30-5/2 vs. Hagerstown, 5/3-5/5 vs. Delmarva