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Rockies prospect Michael Toglia hits four home runs in his first week of full-season ball

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Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from May 4-9, 2021

The first week of minor league baseball is in the books and much like the major league club, the Rockies’ affiliates didn’t fare too well in the win column. The four teams have a combined record of 6-16 and the only club with a non-losing record is Low-A Fresno (3-3). Many of our PuRPs are located with the two new affiliates — High-A Spokane Indians (11) and Low-A Fresno Grizzlies (10). The Triple-A Albuquerque and Double-A Hartford Yard Goats each have four PuRPs, and four are also currently on the major league roster. With that in mind, here’s how everyone did after a full week of minor league play.

Top 30 PuRPs

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes (1-3, 1-3 overall)

In Albuquerque, only two PuRPs saw action. Colton Welker (No. 5 PuRP) was suspended for 80 games and José Mujica (No. 29 PuRP) has yet to make an appearance. So that leaves Ryan Vilade (No. 3 PuRP) and Antonio Santos (No. 21 PuRP). OF Vilade went 4-for-15 with two runs scored, three walks, and four strikeouts in his four games. Santos started one game and lasted just three innings before being replaced by Jack Wynkoop. In those three innings, the right-hander allowed five runs on seven hits. He also allowed two walks and struck out a pair.

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats (1-5, 1-5 overall)

The Yard Goats first week saw the Double-A debut of Ryan Rolison (No. 1 PuRP). Rolison made two starts and has a 1-1 record over nine innings pitched, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits. He did allow a home run, but has also struck out 15 batters (and walked one).

Jameson Hannah (No. 19 PuRP) only played in one game this week, but he went 2-for-5 with a double.

Tommy Doyle made a single appearance this week, pitching a scoreless inning in which he allowed just one hit on 16 pitches.

High-A: Spokane Indians (1-5, 1-5 overall)

High-A saw the most action this week from three different PuRPs. Michael Toglia (No. 4 PuRP) started his first year of full-season ball with a bang, mashing four home runs. Ironically, that’s all the switch-hitting first baseman has hit so far in Spokane and they were all solo shots. He has also walked a lot so far — eight walks in six games.

“Fast” Eddy Diaz has also been performing well in High-A. The 21-year-old shortstop has gone just 4-for-20 (.250) with three RBI in five games, but has also stolen four bases and has yet to be caught.

Finally, Riley Pint (No. 30 PuRP) is showing well in the early goings of the 2021 season. So far in three appearances, Pint has yet to give up a hit or a run. He did hit a batter and has walked three so the control issues are still there, but he's limited contact in his two innings of work, which is encouraging.

Low-A: Fresno Grizzlies (3-3, 3-3 overall)

Rockies’ 2020 first-round draft pick Zac Veen (No. 2 PuRP) made his professional debut this week. Unfortunately, it wasn’t incredible. In five games, the 19-year-old outfielder went 3-for-17 with a double and four RBI, but also struck out 11 times. He did steal five bases, though, and was only caught once.

Fellow 2021 first-rounder Drew Romo also made his professional debut with the Grizzlies, and it was a bit flashier. The 19-year-old catcher went 5-for-17 with a double and a triple, as well as three RBI and two runs scored. In his 17 at-bats, Romo has struck out six times and has yet to take a walk.

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Week of 5/4/21-5/9/21

Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Zac Veen 2 Low-A 3/17 0 11 4
Ryan Vilade 3 Triple-A 4/15 0 4 3
Michael Toglia 4 High-A 4/14 4 7 8
Colton Welker 5 Triple-A SUSP SUSP SUSP SUSP
Aaron Schunk 6 High-A 5/23 0 8 0
Drew Romo 8 Low-A 5/17 0 6 0
Grant Lavigne 9 Low-A 3/18 0 8 3
Brenton Doyle 12 High-A 4/18 0 7 4
Eddy Diaz 14 High-A 4/16 0 7 2
Adael Amador 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Julio Carreras 16 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yonathan Daza 18 MLB N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jameson Hannah 19 Double-A 2/5 0 0 0
Dom Nuñez 22 MLB N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bret Boswell 24 Double-A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bladimir Restituyo 26 Low-A 5/15 0 6 2
Ezequiel Tovar 28 Low-A 7/25 0 5 1
Niko Decolati HM High-A 0/12 0 7 5
Willie MacIver HM High-A 3/17 0 7 1
Daniel Montano HM Low-A 4/20 0 9 2
Pitchers
Name PuRP Ranking Level IP R/ER SO BB
Ryan Rolison 1 Double-A 9.0 5/4 15 1
Chris McMahon 7 High-A 5.0 2/2 6 1
Helcris Olivarez 10 High-A 8.0 7/5 5 3
Karl Kauffmann 11 High-A 5.0 0/0 3 2
Ben Bowden 13 MLB N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sam Weatherly 17 Low-A 1.0 4/4 2 3
Tommy Doyle 20 Double-A 1.0 0/0 0 0
Antonio Santos 21 Triple-A 3.0 5/5 2 2
Will Ethridge 23 Low-A 4.0 2/2 2 0
Ryan Feltner 25 High-A 4.0 1/1 6 3
Mitchell Kilkenny 27 Low-A 5.0 0/0 7 1
José Mujica 29 Triple-A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Riley Pint 30 High-A 2.0 0/0 4 3
Breiling Eusebio HM Low-A 10.0 5/3 10 3
Jordan Sheffield HM MLB N/A N/A N/A N/A

Season to Date (2021)

Name PuRP Ranking Level AVG/OBP/SLG HR
Name PuRP Ranking Level AVG/OBP/SLG HR
Zac Veen 2 Low-A .176/.348/.235 0
Ryan Vilade 3 Triple-A .267/.389/.267 0
Michael Toglia 4 High-A .286/.545/1.143 4
Colton Welker 5 Triple-A SUSP SUSP
Aaron Schunk 6 High-A .217/.217/.217 0
Drew Romo 8 Low-A .294/.294/.471 0
Grant Lavigne 9 Low-A .167/.286/.222 0
Brenton Doyle 12 High-A .222/.364/.278 0
Eddy Diaz 14 High-A .250/.333/.250 0
Adael Amador 15 N/A N/A N/A
Julio Carreras 16 N/A N/A N/A
Yonathan Daza 18 MLB N/A N/A
Jameson Hannah 19 Double-A .400/.400/.600 0
Dom Nuñez 22 MLB N/A N/A
Bret Boswell 24 Double-A N/A N/A
Bladimir Restituyo 26 Low-A .333/.368/.400 0
Ezequiel Tovar 28 Low-A .280/.333/.400 0
Niko Decolati HM High-A .000/.294/.000 0
Willie MacIver HM High-A .176/.222/.176 0
Daniel Montano HM Low-A .200/.273/.250 0
Pitchers
Name PuRP Ranking Level IP ERA
Ryan Rolison 1 Double-A 9.0 4.00
Chris McMahon 7 High-A 5.0 3.60
Helcris Olivarez 10 High-A 8.0 5.63
Karl Kauffmann 11 High-A 5.0 0.00
Ben Bowden 13 MLB N/A N/A
Sam Weatherly 17 Low-A 1.0 36.00
Tommy Doyle 20 Double-A 1.0 0.00
Antonio Santos 21 Triple-A 3.0 15.00
Will Ethridge 23 Low-A 4.0 4.50
Ryan Feltner 25 High-A 4.0 2.25
Mitchell Kilkenny 27 Low-A 5.0 0.00
José Mujica 29 N/A N/A N/A
Riley Pint 30 High-A 2.0 0.00
Breiling Eusebio HM Low-A 10.0 2.70
Jordan Sheffield HM MLB N/A N/A

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Upcoming Schedule

Triple-A Albuquerque: 5/10-5/11 vs. Sugar Land (HOU), 5/13-5/16 @ El Paso (SD)

Double-A Hartford: 5/11-5/16 vs. Portland (BOS)

High-A Spokane: 5/11-5/16 @ Vancouver (TOR; in Hillsboro, OR)

Low-A Fresno: 5/11-5/16 vs. Visalia (AZ)