Kyle Freeland’s groin injury is just one more letdown in the disastrous 2019 season. After being last season’s ace, Freeland hit a major rough patch in 2019, struggling through an early injury and a stint in Triple-A. His return was still a bit lackluster, but things started to improve. Right as we were starting to see glimpses of the old Freeland, this new injury got in the way. His injury is concurrent with Jon Gray’s, leaving the pitching rotation a little thin. The best we can hope for is that he will recover well from this injury and improve more into the 2020 season.
The first base position for the Rockies has been a question mark for a while, really since Todd Helton left the role. There have been players who have filled in, from Mark Reynolds to Ian Desmond to Ryan McMahon, but that wasn’t any of their primary positions. The answer to this question might exist in Roberto Ramos, who’s been consistently dominant at Albuquerque’s first base. He’s not too likely to see major league action this season, but they’ll definitely keep an eye on his potential for next year. As the year goes on, it’s becoming clear that neither Daniel Murphy or Yonder Alonso will be the permanent position player. Ramos has put up a respectable .308 batting average, working hard to get to where he is with the Isotopes. He’s one of many young prospects that the Rockies are hoping can develop into a successful future Rockies team.
On the Farm
Roberto Ramos continued his powerful hitting with the Isotopes, starting out the game three for three. He wasn’t the only successful hitter, with Elliot Soto, Sam Hilliard, Noel Cuevas, and others getting hits and scoring runs.
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DSL 2: DSL Colorado, DSL Royals2 | Suspended due to rain