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Rockies prospect Rico Garcia earns first win in Albuquerque

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Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from August 5-11, 2019

After making ten starts in Albuquerque, Rico Garcia (no. 12 PuRP) earned his first win as an Isotope. Garcia has had an up and down half season in Albuquerque, posting a 7.49 ERA in those ten starts and only striking out 38 so far. Comparatively, he posted a 1.85 ERA in 13 starts with Hartford and struck out 87 batters. Garcia hasn’t been terrible, but he’s been mostly running into some bad luck. He has four losses, but five no decisions. This start against Round Rock was Rico’s best start since his first start on June 21, and his best start at home this season. Hopefully he can keep that momentum going and finish the season strong!

Top 30 PuRPs

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes, 5-1 (54-66)

Isotopes catcher Dom Nuñez (HM PuRP) didn’t have the flashiest week — going 4-for-16 with three strikeouts. However, those four hits came in consecutive games and two of those were home runs in back-to-back starts on August 9 and 11. The Isotopes were no-hit through seven innings on August 11, but a five run eighth tied the game. That set up Nuñez to hit a walk off home run to win that game. Nuñez is in the midst of his best offensive season since Low-A, which has finally led to a big league call up, so hopefully he can continue this great performance in the majors.

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats, 3-3 (59-57)

Recently reinstated outfielder Vince Fernandez (no. 26 PuRP) notched his first hit — a double — since coming off of the restricted list. Fernandez has been used in a limited role since his reinstatement, being used mostly as a pinch hitter. He has struck out five times, including each of his pinch hit appearances. Hopefully he is able to regain his form and perform at a high level again soon.

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks, 2-4 (60-58)

Ryan Vilade (no. 8 PuRP) continues to shine in Lancaster, this week going 9-for-27 with a triple (9) and a home run (9). He snapped an eight game hitting streak on August 8, but has since started a new three game streak that includes two multi-hit games. I would fully expect Vilade to be promoted to Hartford next year, and hopefully he continues to play at this high level that he’s shown in Lancaster.

Low-A: Asheville Tourists, 3-3 (57-63)

After struggling a bit last week, Ryan Feltner (no. 29 PuRP) strung together a much better start on Friday in his second game back from the Injured List. Feltner lasted five innings and only gave up two earned runs while also striking out two. It was the first time since June 7 that he did not walk a batter. Feltner was drafter in the fourth round last year and had a fantastic showing in Grand Junction — 0.88 ERA and 0.65 WHIP in 30 23 innings. His showing in Asheville has been a little more up and down, but hopefully he’s in the midst of rebounding since his trip to the IL.

Boise Hawks, 2-2 (23-32)

Despite only playing in one game this week, Michael Toglia (no. 6 PuRP) made the most of it. Toglia went 3-for-3 with two home runs, the first multi-homer game of his young professional career. He also walked twice and didn’t strike out at all — the second time he’s done that in the same amount of games. This bumped his slash up from .232/.351/.430 to .248/.369/.483. Toglia seems to be trending in the right direction, so hopefully he continues that way.

Grand Junction Rockies, 1-2 (26-24)

Outfielder Brenton Doyle (no. 30 PuRP) had a solid showing this week, going 4-for-11 and posting a three game hitting streak. Doyle was drafted in the fourth round this year and has so far been hitting very well in Grand Junction with a slash of .327/.424/.514 in 29 games. In those 29 games, he has only been hitless eight times and has recorded 11 multi-hit games. However, he has 29 strikeouts in 108 at-bats (27%), but that should hopefully come down as he matures.

Dominican Summer League: DSL Colorado, 2-4 (25-35)

Ronald Pereira had another solid showing this week, going four innings without yielding any runs. He struck out two batters, but also walked one and hit two others. He threw 24 pitches, 18 for strikes. This outing dropped his ERA from 3.90 down to 3.41 and his WHIP went from 1.45 to 1.36. Pereira is only 17, so we’ll see if he makes his stateside debut next year or if he stays in the DSL for one more season.

Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies, 5-1 (37-17)

RHP Enmanuel Pio also had a solid week for DSL Rockies, making two appearances for a total of three innings of no-run baseball. He struck out four batters, but also walked one and hit another. This is Pio’s second year with DSL Rockies and he is having a much better season than he did in 2018. Granted last year he only played in seven games and only pitched 8 13 innings, but still. We’ll see if this 19-year-old makes his stateside debut next year with the progress he’s made this year.

Week of 8/5-8/11

Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Brendan Rodgers 1 MLB -- -- -- --
Colton Welker 4 AA IL IL IL IL
Grant Lavigne 5 A- 4/20 0 7 0
Michael Toglia 6 A (short) 3/3 2 0 2
Terrin Vavra 7 A- 0/4 0 1 0
Ryan Vilade 8 A+ 9/27 1 3 0
Tyler Nevin 9 AA 6/22 2 5 3
Aaron Schunk 11 A (short) 0/0 0 0 0
Sam Hilliard 14 AAA 5/15 1 5 4
Yonathan Daza 15 MLB -- -- -- --
Eddy Diaz 18 GJ 2/9 0 1 0
Roberto Ramos 23 AAA 4/22 0 6 6
Brian Mundell 25 AAA 4/17 0 3 0
Vince Ferndandez 26 AA 1/10 0 4 0
Bladimir Restituyo 27 A (short) 3/19 0 4 0
Josh Fuentes 28 AAA 5/25 1 6 2
Brenton Doyle 30 GJ 4/11 0 1 2
Dom Nuñez HM AAA 4/16 2 3 1
Daniel Montano HM A- 5/23 0 2 0
Niko Decolati HM A- 5/20 2 5 0
Julio Carreras HM GJ 6/14 0 0 0
Robert Mendoza -- DSL Colorado 5/15 0 6 5
Aiverson Rodriguez -- DSL Colorado 5/15 0 2 2
Pedro Mota -- DSL Rockies 1/15 0 5 0
Warming Bernabel -- DSL Rockies 5/19 0 2 0
Juan Guerrero -- DSL Rockies 6/19 0 4 4
Michael James -- DSL Rockies 5/19 0 5 2
Pitchers
Name PuRP Ranking Level IP R/ER SO BB
Peter Lambert 2 MLB -- -- -- --
Ryan Rolison 3 A+ 5.0 1/1 6 1
Ben Bowden 10 AAA 2.1 3/3 4 2
Rico Garcia 12 AAA 6.0 2/2 4 1
Karl Kauffmann 13 A- 0.0 0/0 0 0
Ryan Castellani 16 AAA IL IL IL IL
Riley Pint 17 A- IL IL IL IL
Mitchell Kilkenny 19 GJ 5.0 7/3 4 0
Jesus Tinoco 20 MLB -- -- -- --
Breiling Eusebio 21 A (short) 0.0 0/0 0 0
Tommy Doyle 22 A+ 2.1 5/2 3 2
Justin Lawrence 24 AA 1.0 0/0 1 0
Ryan Feltner 29 A- 5.0 2/2 2 0
Helcris Olivarez HM GJ 0.0 0/0 0 0
Yeferson Pantoja -- DSL Colorado 0.0 0/0 0 0
Ronald Pereira -- DSL Colorado 4.0 0/0 2 1
Angel Valencia -- DSL Colorado 3.0 1/1 3 0
Enmanuel Pio -- DSL Rockies 3.0 0/0 4 1
Francis Rivera -- DSL Rockies 2.0 0/0 4 0
Gabriel Barbosa -- DSL Rockies 2.0 1/1 2 2

Season to Date

Name PuRP Ranking Level AVG/OBP/SLG HR
Name PuRP Ranking Level AVG/OBP/SLG HR
Brendan Rodgers 1 MLB .350/.413/.622 9
Colton Welker 4 AA .259/.312/.415 8
Grant Lavigne 5 A- .244/.353/.329 5
Michael Toglia 6 A (short) .248/.369/.483 9
Terrin Vavra 7 A- .318/.409/.489 10
Ryan Vilade 8 A+ .295/.358/.456 9
Tyler Nevin 9 AA .242/.344/.367 9
Aaron Schunk 11 A (short) .329/.388/.540 6
Sam Hilliard 14 AAA .260/.329/.548 30
Yonathan Daza 15 MLB .364/.404/.548 11
Eddy Diaz 18 GJ .331/.366/.442 0
Roberto Ramos 23 AAA .320/.411/.589 23
Brian Mundell 25 AAA .333/.396/.526 9
Vince Ferndandez 26 AA .253/.352/.558 13
Bladimir Restituyo 27 A (short) .268/.276/.388 4
Josh Fuentes 28 AAA .257/.305/.470 15
Brenton Doyle 30 GJ .327/.424/.514 4
Dom Nuñez HM AAA .244/.362/.559 17
Daniel Montano HM A- .230/.288/.362 6
Niko Decolati HM A- .273/.342/.403 5
Julio Carreras HM GJ .301/.371/.486 4
Robert Mendoza -- DSL Colorado .216/.348/.234 0
Aiverson Rodriguez -- DSL Colorado .296/.389/.379 2
Pedro Mota -- DSL Rockies .243/.374/.368 2
Warming Bernabel -- DSL Rockies .250/.321/.385 4
Juan Guerrero -- DSL Rockies .313/.374/.400 1
Michael James -- DSL Rockies .256/.343/.428 5
Pitchers
Name PuRP Ranking Level IP ERA
Peter Lambert 2 MLB 60.1 5.07
Ryan Rolison 3 A+ 110.0 4.58
Ben Bowden 10 AAA 42.0 3.43
Rico Garcia 12 AAA 113.2 4.12
Karl Kauffmann 13 A- 0.0 0.00
Ryan Castellani 16 AAA 43.1 8.31
Riley Pint 17 A- 17.2 8.66
Mitchell Kilkenny 19 GJ 33.1 2.16
Jesus Tinoco 20 MLB 34.0 3.97
Breiling Eusebio 21 A (short) 22.1 7.25
Tommy Doyle 22 A+ 32.2 2.76
Justin Lawrence 24 AA 29.0 9.93
Ryan Feltner 29 A- 99 5.55
Helcris Olivarez HM GJ 44.1 3.25
Yeferson Pantoja -- DSL Colorado 9.1 9.64
Ronald Pereira -- DSL Colorado 31.2 3.41
Angel Valencia -- DSL Colorado 24.1 4.44
Enmanuel Pio -- DSL Rockies 30.1 3.86
Francis Rivera -- DSL Rockies 27.1 3.29
Gabriel Barbosa -- DSL Rockies 28.1 4.45

Upcoming Schedule

Triple-A Albuquerque: 8/12-8/13 vs. Round Rock, 8/15-8/18 @ Las Vegas

Double-A Hartford: 8/13-8/15 vs. Portland, 8/16-8/18 @ Binghamton

High-A Lancaster: 8/13-8/15 vs. Lake Elsinore, 8/16-8/18 @ Modesto

Low-A Asheville: 8/12-8/14 vs. Rome, 8/15-8/18 vs. Charleston

Boise Hawks: 8/12-8/13 vs. Spokane, 8/14-8/16 @ Hillsboro, 8/17-8/18 @ Vancouver

Grand Junction Rockies: 8/12-8/15 @ Billings, 8/17-8/18 vs. Orem

DSL Colorado: 8/12 @ DSL Giants, 8/13 vs. DSL Giants, 8/14 vs. DSL Mariners, 8/15 @ DSL Mariners, 8/16 vs. DSL Tigers2, 8/17 @ DSL Tigers2

DSL Rockies: 8/12 vs. DSL Orioles, 8/13 @ DSL Cardinals Blue, 8/15 vs. DSL Angels, 8/16 @ DSL Yankees, 8/17 vs. DSL Nationals