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Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from August 2-8, 2021

This week was a pretty good one for Rockies affiliates. The lower affiliates both posted winning records and the upper affiliates both went .500, including a high-powered 10-5 win by the Hartford Yard Goats over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (TOR). The Yard Goats were down 5-0 after two innings, but then scored ten unanswered runs, including five in the eighth to break the tie and ultimately claim victory!

Outfielder Jameson Hannah seems to finally be getting his feet under him in Hartford. Hannah was drafted in the second round of the 2018 draft by the Oakland A’s and traded to the Cincinnati Reds on July 31, 2019. He was then traded to Colorado alongside RHP Robert Stephenson for RHPs Jeff Hoffman and Case Williams (who has subsequently been traded back to the Rockies). He’s struggled a bit at times and was injured for a time, but this week Hannah went 10-for-25 (.400) with two doubles, a triple, a home run, four RBI, two walks, six strikeouts, and two stolen bases (in two tries). He hit safely in six of his seven games in August, and seven of his last ten. Hopefully this is the start of a turnaround for the 23-year-old!

Top 30 PuRPs

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes (3-3, 37-44 overall)

Colton Welker (No. 5 PuRP) finally made his regular-season debut with the Albuquerque Isotopes after an 80-game PED suspension. After a series of rehab assignments in the Arizona Complex League and Spokane Indians, he made his Triple-A debut on August 8 against the OKC Dodgers. Welker went 2-for-5 in Albuquerque, but overall has gone 9-for-41 with two doubles, three homers, eight RBI, 11 strikeouts, and three walks with a slash line of .220/.283/.488 since starting minor league baseball activities on July 26.

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats (3-3, 27-56 overall)

Michael Toglia (No. 4 PuRP) made his Double-A debut this week after being promoted on August 3. In six games with the Yard Goats so far, Toglia has gone 4-for-22 (.182) with two doubles, a home run, four RBI, six strikeouts, and five walks. He has also stolen two bases.

On the pitching side, Ryan Feltner (No. 25 PuRP) put up a stellar outing. Feltner pitched seven two-hit shutout innings and fanned nine while only walking one. Considering he gave up five homers combined in his last three starts, but also fanned 13, this is a great development.

High-A: Spokane Indians (4-1, 41-42 overall)

In Spokane, Helcris Olivarez (No. 10 PuRP) continues to struggle. This week, the lefty lasted 3 23 innings in which he allowed three runs on two hits, struck out three, and walked five. In his last seven starts, he has walked less than three batters once (1, July 24) and has walked five batters four times. He has yet to pitch a game in which he does not walk a batter, and has walked multiple batters in all but three games. Walks are to be expected, but they seem to be increasing so hopefully Olivarez is able to get them under control before they spiral out of control.

Low-A: Fresno Grizzlies (4-2, 56-28 overall)

Drew Romo (No. 8 PuRP) continued his hit streak this week, going 8-for-20 with a double, a homer, two RBI, two walks, two strikeouts, and a stolen base (in three tries). He has now hit safely in his last 16 games.

Zac Veen (No. 2 PuRP) also had a monster week for the Grizzlies. The 2020 first-rounder went 12-for-22 (.545) with three doubles, a triple, two homers, five RBI, two walks, seven strikeouts, and two stolen bases (in three tries). He also had multiple hits in each of his six games this week. Veen is now slashing .298/.398/.522 in 295 professional at-bats.

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Week of 8/9-8/15 (Hitters)

Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Name PuRP Ranking Level H/AB HR SO BB
Zac Veen 2 Low-A 7/22 1 8 3
Ryan Vilade 3 Triple-A 3/21 1 3 3
Michael Toglia 4 Double-A 5/20 0 5 4
Colton Welker 5 Triple-A 5/20 2 8 4
Aaron Schunk 6 High-A 3/12 0 3 2
Drew Romo 8 Low-A 8/18 0 4 2
Grant Lavigne 9 High-A 9/21 1 5 3
Brenton Doyle 12 High-A 6/20 0 9 0
Eddy Diaz 14 Low-A 11/23 0 1 1
Adael Amador 15 ACL Rockies 3/8 0 1 1
Julio Carreras 16 Low-A 6/22 1 10 0
Yonathan Daza 18 MLB N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jameson Hannah 19 Double-A 3/20 1 4 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 5/19 0 6 0
Ezequiel Tovar 28 High-A 3/23 0 4 0
Niko Decolati HM High-A 6/26 0 8 0
Willie MacIver HM Double-A 0/15 0 5 0
Daniel Montano HM High-A 12/23 0 5 2

Week of 8/9-8/15 (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 4.0 4/3 4 2
Helcris Olivarez 10 High-A 1/1 6.0 0/0 7 5
Karl Kauffmann 11 Double-A 1/1 3.0 5/5 1 1
Ben Bowden 13 MLB N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sam Weatherly 17 Low-A 0/0 0.0 0/0 0 0
Tommy Doyle 20 Double-A (IL) IL IL IL IL IL
Antonio Santos 21 Triple-A 2/0 1.2 4/4 3 2
Will Ethridge 23 High-A 1/1 5.1 7/6 4 2
Ryan Feltner 25 Double-A 2/2 12.1 3/3 16 4
Mitchell Kilkenny 27 High-A 1/1 8.0 0/0 5 0
José Mujica 29 Triple-A 1/1 4.0 3/3 5 2
Riley Pint 30 RET N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Breiling Eusebio HM High-A 1/1 5.0 1/1 7 1
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 .300/.397/.521 14
Ryan Vilade 3 Triple-A .282/.340/.408 5
Michael Toglia 4 Double-A .231/.338/.454 18
Colton Welker 5 Triple-A .230/.314/.525 5
Aaron Schunk 6 High-A .220/.288/.332 4
Drew Romo 8 Low-A .328/.361/.461 5
Grant Lavigne 9 High-A .280/.385/.439 8
Brenton Doyle 12 High-A .261/.320/.418 10
Eddy Diaz 14 Low-A .256/.338/.307 1
Adael Amador 15 ACL Rockies .286/.393/.429 2
Julio Carreras 16 Low-A .245/.287/.408 7
Yonathan Daza 18 MLB N/A N/A
Jameson Hannah 19 Double-A .276/.350/.393 3
Dom Nuñez 22 MLB N/A N/A
Bret Boswell 24 Triple-A (IL) N/A N/A
Bladimir Restituyo 26 Low-A .250/.283/.332 2
Ezequiel Tovar 28 High-A .294/.331/.478 11
Niko Decolati HM High-A .248/.332/.401 10
Willie MacIver HM Double-A .224/.329/.430 14
Daniel Montano HM High-A .300/.377/.430 4

Season to Date (Pitchers)

Name PuRP Ranking Level IP ERA
Name PuRP Ranking Level IP ERA
Ryan Rolison 1 Triple-A (IL) 27.0 3.67
Chris McMahon 7 High-A 86.1 4.59
Helcris Olivarez 10 High-A 78.2 6.52
Karl Kauffmann 11 Double-A 64.0 8.16
Ben Bowden 13 MLB 2.2 0.00
Sam Weatherly 17 Low-A 69.0 4.83
Tommy Doyle 20 Double-A (IL) 9.1 9.64
Antonio Santos 21 Triple-A 35.0 8.23
Will Ethridge 23 High-A 80.2 4.91
Ryan Feltner 25 Double-A 98.1 2.65
Mitchell Kilkenny 27 High-A 84.1 2.67
José Mujica 29 Triple-A 62.1 7.65
Riley Pint 30 RET N/A N/A
Breiling Eusebio HM High-A 84.0 4.93
Jordan Sheffield HM MLB N/A N/A

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Upcoming Schedule

Triple-A Albuquerque: 8/9-8/10 vs. Oklahoma City (LAD); 8/12-8/15 @ Sugar Land (HOU)

Double-A Hartford: 8/10-8/15 @ Binghamton (NYM)

High-A Spokane: 8/10-8/15 @ Tri-City (LAA)

Low-A Fresno: 8/10-8/15 vs. Stockton (OAK)