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Rockies prospect Ryan Vilade was on MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week

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Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from July 29-August 4, 2019

JetHawks’ shortstop Ryan Vilade (no. 9 PuRP) had quite the week, landing himself on MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week this week. The 2017 second rounder hit three of his eight home runs this week, including two on Friday night. The most amazing thing is that he did not strike out once in six games. He also recorded two doubles, bringing his season total up to 24. Vilade ranks in the Top 5 on the JetHawks in doubles (24, 2nd), triples (8, 1st), RBI (60, 3rd), total bases (182, 1st), walks (46, 2nd), stolen bases (15, 2nd), and slash (.293/.361/.452, 3rd/5th/5th). He also ranks within the Top 10 of the entire California League in ten different categories, including the Top 5 in doubles (4th) and triples (2nd). Not too bad for a first year in Lancaster!

Top 30 PuRPs

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes, 1-5 (49-65)

Roberto Ramos (no. 26 PuRP) put on quite the show this week also, starting a five game multi-hit streak. During that five game span, he also managed to mash home runs in two consecutive games and added two more doubles to keep him tied in third place with Sam Hilliard. He still trails Hilliard by six home runs, though. Ramos is feasting on PCL pitching, slashing .329/.413/.613 in his first year in the league. That also led him to his second consecutive minor league All-Star Game nomination, after being honored in the California League in 2018.

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats, 4-2 (56-54)

Tyler Nevin (no. 7 PuRP) had his own little hit streak this week, going 7-for-21 in six games. The only day he didn’t record a hit was August 3, where he went 0-for-3. Nevin has had an up and down season, hitting .240/.343/.351 in his first season with the Yard Goats. Even in his last ten games he has gone 8-for-35 (.222) with two of his seven homers. He also struck out six times in those ten games (four this week).

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks, 3-3 (58-54)

RHP Robert Tyler (no. 23 PuRP) had two different outings this week. In his first outing, he pitched an inning and gave up two runs on three hits. However, in his second outing he pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Tyler has been up and down all year as well, and since he’s a reliever he works on small sample sizes. He has a 9.18 ERA, which is his lowest since June 24. He has pitched 16 23 innings since joining the JetHawks on June 7, and has 18 strikeouts and 13 walks since then.

Low-A: Asheville Tourists, 5-1 (54-60)

Terrin Vavra (no. 13 PuRP) continues to tear through Asheville, this week going 6-for-13 with four doubles. He hit three of those doubles on August 2, when he went 3-for-3 with those three doubles and three RBI to go along with them.

Grant Lavigne (no. 6 PuRP) also had a fairly decent week, going 9-for-22 with a double. Lavigne hasn’t been as flashy as Vavra, hitting .246/.360/.336 on the season. However, in his last ten games he has gone 11-for-35 (.314) with six RBI, five walks, and five strikeouts.

Boise Hawks, 3-4 (21-30)

Aaron Schunk (2019, Round 2) continues to light up the Northwest League, starting with a 2-for-4, two homer performance on July 29 against the Vancouver Canadians (Short-A Toronto). He struck out once in that game, but hasn’t struck out since. He hit safely in three consecutive games and in each of those games, he recorded an RBI. In his last ten games as a whole, he has gone 15-for-39 (.385) with two doubles and three home runs. He also has six strikeouts and just one walk in his last ten. All of that helped propel him to an All-Star nod for the Northwest League.

Grand Junction Rockies, 4-3 (25-22)

After a shaky outing on July 13, Mitchell Kilkenny (HM PuRP) seems to have returned to his old self. He started on August 2 and pitched five innings of one hit baseball. He also struck out five batters and walked only one. That’s his sixth start out of eight that he did not allow a run and the fourth in which he’s allowed one hit or less. In his last two starts, he has nearly four times the amount of strikeouts (11) that he does hits (3). Not too shabby.

Dominican Summer League: DSL Colorado, 1-5 (23-31)

It was a fairly quiet week for DSL Colorado prospects, but RHP Ronald Pereira had arguably the best week of the bunch. The 17-year-old Venezuela native made one start on July 29 and lasted four innings. In those four innings, he only gave up one earned run on three hits. He also struck out three batters and threw 22 of his 33 pitches for strikes. However, he also walked two batters and hit one. In 9 out of his 11 starts, he has yielded one run or fewer and has only yielded three once in his last outing on July 22. That puts his ERA up to 3.90 with a 1.45 WHIP.

Dominican Summer League: DSL Rockies, 3-2 (32-16)

Shortstop Warming Bernabel, apart from having a cool name, also had a fairly good week among DSL Rockies prospects. He went 7-for-17 in four games, including back-to-back three hit games to start August. Only one of those hits went for extra bases (a double) and another knocked in a run. The 17-year-old from the Dominican Republic has been having a decent year, slashing .249/.327/.386 with 16 extra base hits (10 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers). He also has three stolen bases, but has been caught seven times.

Week of 7/29-8/4

Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Brendan Rodgers 1 MLB -- -- -- --
Colton Welker 3 AA IL IL IL IL
Garrett Hampson 4 MLB -- -- -- --
Grant Lavigne 6 A- 9/22 0 4 3
Tyler Nevin 7 AA 7/21 2 4 4
Ryan Vilade 9 A+ 12/24 3 0 2
Sam Hilliard 11 AAA 7/24 1 8 4
Terrin Vavra 13 A- 6/13 0 3 7
Yonathan Daza 14 AAA 5/17 0 4 0
Josh Fuentes 16 AAA 6/24 2 5 2
Vince Fernandez 21 AA 0/1 0 1 1
Daniel Montano 22 A- 5/17 0 2 3
Roberto Ramos 26 AAA 11/20 2 4 3
Bret Boswell 28 AA IL IL IL IL
Brian Mundell 29 AAA 5/13 0 4 0
Dom Nuñez 30 AAA 0/11 0 6 1
Eddy Diaz HM GJ 8/23 0 2 2
Niko Decolati HM A- 5/20 0 5 0
Willie Abreu HM AA IL IL IL IL
Robert Mendoza -- DSL Colorado 1/8 0 1 0
Warming Bernabel -- DSL Rockies 7/17 0 0 0
Pedro Mota -- DSL Rockies 6/18 0 4 1
Aiverson Rodriguez -- DSL Colorado 7/23 0 3 0
Juan Guerrero -- DSL Rockies 4/16 0 3 0
Michael James -- DSL Rockies 2/11 0 2 0
Michael Toglia -- A (Short) 4/17 1 3 6
Aaron Schunk -- A (Short) 5/13 2 1 1
Pitchers
Name PuRP Ranking Level IP R/ER SO BB
Peter Lambert 2 MLB -- -- -- --
Ryan Rolison 5 A+ 5.0 8/8 7 2
Riley Pint 8 A- IL IL IL IL
Ryan Castellani 10 AAA IL IL IL IL
Jesus Tinoco 12 AAA 2.0 0/0 0 1
Justin Lawrence 15 AA 1.2 5/5 2 1
Ben Bowden 17 AAA 2.2 1/1 3 2
Reid Humphreys 18 AA IL IL IL IL
Ryan Feltner 19 A- 3.1 5/5 3 2
Rico Garcia 20 AAA 9.2 11/10 5 7
Robert Tyler 23 A+ 2.0 2/2 4 0
Sam Howard 24 MLB -- -- -- --
Breiling Eusebio 25 A (Short) 0.0 0/0 0 0
Tommy Doyle 27 A+ 2.0 0/0 3 0
Mike Nikorak HM A- IL IL IL IL
Mitchell Kilkenny HM GJ 5.0 0/0 5 1
Gabriel Barbosa -- DSL Rockies 2.0 0/0 1 0
Yeferson Pantoja -- DSL Colorado 0.0 0/0 0 0
Ronald Pereira -- DSL Colorado 4.0 1/1 3 2
Angel Valencia -- DSL Colorado 2.2 2/2 3 3
Enmanuel Pio -- DSL Rockies 3.0 3/3 1 1
Francis Rivera -- DSL Rockies 3.2 0/0 3 0

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 3 AA .259/.312/.415 8
Garrett Hampson 4 MLB .266/.310/.422 2
Grant Lavigne 6 A- .246/.360/.336 5
Tyler Nevin 7 AA .240/.343/.351 7
Ryan Vilade 9 A+ .293/.361/.452 8
Sam Hilliard 11 AAA .257/.324/.542 29
Terrin Vavra 13 A- .322/.413/.495 10
Yonathan Daza 14 AAA .364/.404/.548 11
Josh Fuentes 16 AAA .262/.310/.483 14
Vince Fernandez 21 AA .261/.364/.578 13
Daniel Montano 22 A- .230/.292/.369 6
Roberto Ramos 26 AAA .329/.413/.613 23
Bret Boswell 28 AA .203/.279/.369 10
Brian Mundell 29 AAA .339/.405/.536 9
Dom Nuñez 30 AAA .244/.367/.553 15
Eddy Diaz HM GJ .338/.374/.455 0
Niko Decolati HM A- .276/.347/.388 3
Willie Abreu HM AA .214/.300/.308 2
Robert Mendoza -- DSL Colorado .198/.322/.219 0
Warming Bernabel -- DSL Rockies .249/.327/.386 4
Pedro Mota -- DSL Rockies .259/.390/.388 2
Aiverson Rodriguez -- DSL Colorado .293/.377/.372 2
Juan Guerrero -- DSL Rockies .312/.368/.404 1
Michael James -- DSL Rockies .255/.344/.441 5
Michael Toglia -- A (Short) .232/.351/.430 7
Aaron Schunk -- A (Short) .329/.388/.540 6
Pitchers
Name PuRP Ranking Level IP ERA
Peter Lambert 2 MLB 60.1 5.07
Ryan Rolison 5 A+ 105.0 4.71
Riley Pint 8 A- 17.2 8.66
Ryan Castellani 10 AAA 43.1 8.31
Jesus Tinoco 12 AAA 34.0 4.97
Justin Lawrence 15 AA 28.0 10.29
Ben Bowden 17 AAA 39.2 2.95
Reid Humphreys 18 AA 3.0 15.00
Ryan Feltner 19 A- 94.0 5.65
Rico Garcia 20 AAA 107.2 4.18
Robert Tyler 23 A+ 16.2 9.18
Sam Howard 24 MLB 44.2 3.83
Breiling Eusebio 25 A (Short) 22.1 7.25
Tommy Doyle 27 A+ 30.1 2.37
Mike Nikorak HM A- 13.0 9.69
Mitchell Kilkenny HM GJ 28.1 1.59
Gabriel Barbosa -- DSL Rockies 26.1 4.44
Yeferson Pantoja -- DSL Colorado 9.1 9.64
Ronald Pereira -- DSL Colorado 27.2 3.90
Angel Valencia -- DSL Colorado 21.1 4.64
Enmanuel Pio -- DSL Rockies 27.1 4.28
Francis Rivera -- DSL Rockies 25.1 3.55

Upcoming Schedule

Triple-A Albuquerque: 8/5 @ Nashville, 8/7-8/9 vs. San Antonio, 8/10-8/11 vs. Round Rock

Double-A Hartford: 8/6-8/8 @ Reading, 8/9-8/11 vs. Binghamton

High-A Lancaster: 8/6-8/8 @ Rancho Cucamonga, 8/9-8/11 vs. Visalia

Low-A Asheville: 8/5-8/6 vs. Lakewood, 8/8-8/11 @ Greensboro

Boise Hawks: 8/8-8/10 vs. Eugene, 8/11 vs. Spokane

Grand Junction Rockies: 8/8-8/11 @ Great Falls

DSL Colorado: 8/5 vs. DSL Tigers2, 8/6 @ DSL Tigers2, 8/7 vs. DSL Pirates2, 8/8 @ DSL Pirates2, 8/9 vs. DSL Royals2, 8/10 @ DSL Royals2

DSL Rockies: 8/5 @ DSL Angels, 8/6 vs. DSL Yankees, 8/7 @ DSL Nationals, 8/8 vs. DSL Mets1, 8/9 @ DSL Phillies Red, 8/10 vs. DSL Twins