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Rockies pitching prospect Breiling Eusebio continues stellar season

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Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from June 7-13, 2021

It was an up-and-down week for the Rockies’ minor league affiliates. The Low-A Fresno Grizzlies provided a bright spot, going 4-2 against the Modesto Nuts (SEA, 21-14). The other affiliates were not as fortunate—Albuquerque, Spokane, and Hartford won two games, two games and one game, respectively.

Pitching led the way for the Grizzlies. Breiling Eusebio (HM PuRP) allowed one run over two starts against Modesto, earning the win in each. He has now struck out seven and walked one or fewer in each of his last four starts. Not to be outdone, Mitchell Kilkenny (No. 27 PuRP) pitched five scoreless innings and earned a win.

However, the more newsworthy events of the week were the absences. Riley Pint (No. 30 PuRP) announced his retirement. Ryan Rolison (No. 1 PuRP) had his appendix removed and will likely miss the next month. Jameson Hannah (No. 19 PuRP) missed the entire week with an undisclosed injury after seeming to hit his stride offensively last week.

Link: Top 30 PuRPs

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes (2-4, 11-23 overall)

Rolison’s appendix surgery was announced on Tuesday, and the remainder of the week proved to also be forgettable for the other Triple-A PuRPs. Antonio Santos (No. 21 PuRP) made two appearances, giving up three runs total, but walking none and striking out five. José Mujica (No. 29 PuRP) made one start, giving up four runs but striking out six in what was ultimately a losing effort. Ryan Vilade (No. 3 PuRP) slowed down a bit after his hot last week, but still collected hits in three games and hit his second home run of the year.

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats (1-5, 10-26 overall)

With the absence of Hannah and Tommy Doyle (No. 20 PuRP) being placed on the injured list, the recently-promoted Karl Kauffman (No. 11 PuRP) is the only PuRP currently at the Double-A level. He made two starts this week, giving up five runs in the first and two runs in the second. His first start was one of the tougher ones of the early going this season—he walked four and gave up two home runs over four innings. The second start was definitely a positive sign for a young pitcher, walking just one over five frames.

High-A: Spokane Indians (2-4, 15-21 overall)

While Pint’s announcement was the biggest story out of Spokane this week, the other pitchers put out noteworthy performances, for better or worse. Ryan Feltner (No. 25 PuRP) continues his stellar season making one start, pitching five scoreless innings with seven strikeouts against two walks. RHP Will Ethridge (No. 23 PuRP) made his first High-A start but was met with a rude greeting and surrendered seven runs (six earned), despite giving up just four hits and striking out seven.

Chris McMahon (No. 7 PuRP) and Helcris Olivarez (No. 10 PuRP) each got roughed up, with McMahon giving up nine runs in a single inning of work. Olivarez also allowed nine in 4 ⅔ innings and seven runs in four innings during his two starts.

Low-A: Fresno Grizzlies (4-2, 24-12 overall)

While the Grizzlies slowed down from their undefeated previous week, they still provided the bright spot for the Rockies organization this week. Eusebio and Kilkenny led the way with their pitching, but the offense was not to be outdone.

Grant Lavinge (No. 9 PuRP) hit his first home run of the year as a part of a 9-for-24 (.375) week, and is now slashing .267/.393/.397. Zac Veen (No. 2 PuRP) started the week slow but recovered with a two hit, two stolen base, two RBI performance Sunday against Modesto. He extends his team lead in stolen bases and now has 20 on the season against six caught stealings. Finally, Bladimir Restituyo (No. 26 PuRP) went 10-for-26 (.385) at the dish and Ezequiel Tovar (No. 28 PuRP) went 11-for-26 (.423) with two home runs. Tovar now leads the team in homers with five.

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Week of 7/5-7/11 (Hitters)

Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Zac Veen 2 Low-A 3/22 0 10 4
Ryan Vilade 3 Triple-A 4/9 0 1 4
Michael Toglia 4 High-A 3/16 0 7 1
Colton Welker 5 Triple-A SUSP SUSP SUSP SUSP
Aaron Schunk 6 High-A 0/21 0 6 2
Drew Romo 8 Low-A 4/13 0 3 0
Grant Lavigne 9 Low-A 4/17 0 6 4
Brenton Doyle 12 High-A 8/21 1 5 1
Eddy Diaz 14 Low-A 5/17 0 3 0
Adael Amador 15 ACL Rockies 2/15 0 3 2
Julio Carreras 16 Low-A 2/19 0 8 1
Yonathan Daza 18 MLB N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jameson Hannah 19 Double-A 5/18 0 3 2
Dom Nuñez 22 MLB N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bret Boswell 24 Triple-A (IL) IL IL IL IL
Bladimir Restituyo 26 Low-A 3/19 0 6 2
Ezequiel Tovar 28 Low-A 7/24 1 1 0
Niko Decolati HM High-A 5/20 0 4 0
Willie MacIver HM Double-A 0/12 0 2 0
Daniel Montano HM Low-A 7/18 1 5 2

Week of 7/5-7/11 (Pitchers)

Name PuRP Ranking Level G/GS IP R/ER SO BB
Name PuRP Ranking Level G/GS IP R/ER SO BB
Ryan Rolison 1 Triple-A (IL) IL IL IL IL IL
Chris McMahon 7 High-A 1/1 6.0 2/1 7 1
Helcris Olivarez 10 High-A 1/1 5.0 2/2 9 5
Karl Kauffmann 11 Double-A 1/1 5.0 6/5 3 2
Ben Bowden 13 MLB N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sam Weatherly 17 Low-A 1/1 6.0 0/0 7 1
Tommy Doyle 20 Double-A (IL) IL IL IL IL IL
Antonio Santos 21 Triple-A 2/0 2.0 1/1 3 2
Will Ethridge 23 High-A 0/0 0.0 0/0 0 0
Ryan Feltner 25 Double-A 2/2 10.1 6/6 7 6
Mitchell Kilkenny 27 High-A 1/1 7.0 3/2 2 1
José Mujica 29 Triple-A 0/0 0.0 0/0 0 0
Riley Pint 30 RET N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Breiling Eusebio HM High-A 2/2 7.2 11/11 7 6
Jordan Sheffield HM MLB N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Season to Date (Hitters)

Name PuRP Ranking Level AVG/OBP/SLG HR
Name PuRP Ranking Level AVG/OBP/SLG HR
Zac Veen 2 Low-A .249/.366/.397 4
Ryan Vilade 3 Triple-A .272/.342/.371 2
Michael Toglia 4 High-A .229/.332/.416 10
Colton Welker 5 Triple-A SUSP SUSP
Aaron Schunk 6 High-A .211/.278/.311 3
Drew Romo 8 Low-A .294/.330/.460 4
Grant Lavigne 9 Low-A .272/.382/.421 5
Brenton Doyle 12 High-A .268/.333/.442 8
Eddy Diaz 14 Low-A .213/.310/.252 0
Adael Amador 15 ACL Rockies .240/.387/.400 1
Julio Carreras 16 Low-A .205/.257/.333 3
Yonathan Daza 18 MLB N/A N/A
Jameson Hannah 19 Double-A .286/.352/.357 0
Dom Nuñez 22 MLB N/A N/A
Bret Boswell 24 Triple-A (IL) N/A N/A
Bladimir Restituyo 26 Low-A .242/.276/.323 2
Ezequiel Tovar 28 Low-A .314/.346/.508 9
Niko Decolati HM High-A .226/.305/.384 7
Willie MacIver HM Double-A .268/.378/.542 13
Daniel Montano HM Low-A .307/.382/.458 4

Season to Date (Pitchers)

Name PuRP Ranking Level IP ERA
Name PuRP Ranking Level IP ERA
Ryan Rolison 1 Triple-A 27.0 3.67
Chris McMahon 7 High-A 61.0 4.28
Helcris Olivarez 10 High-A 55.2 5.50
Karl Kauffmann 11 Double-A 43.0 9.21
Ben Bowden 13 MLB 2.2 0.00
Sam Weatherly 17 Low-A 53.2 4.36
Tommy Doyle 20 Double-A` 9.1 9.64
Antonio Santos 21 Triple-A 27.2 8.13
Will Ethridge 23 High-A 50.0 5.68
Ryan Feltner 25 Double-A 60.1 2.69
Mitchell Kilkenny 27 High-A 61.2 2.04
José Mujica 29 Triple-A 43.0 6.91
Riley Pint 30 RET N/A N/A
Breiling Eusebio HM High-A 67.0 4.30
Jordan Sheffield HM MLB N/A N/A

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Upcoming Schedule

Triple-A Albuquerque: 6/14-6/15 @ Salt Lake (LAA), 6/17-6/20 @ Reno (ARI)

Double-A Hartford: 6/15-6/20 @ New Hampshire (TOR)

High-A Spokane: 6/15-6/20 @ Tri-City (LAA)

Low-A Fresno: 6/15-6/20 vs. Stockton (OAK)