Rockies Minor League Rosters Set
With the minor league season scheduled to open later this week, the Rockies have set the rosters for their four-full season minor league teams.
AAA Albuquerque Isotopes
David Dahl, rebounding from a year that was basically wasted because of a stress reaction in his rib cage, heads up the 2018 Opening Day roster for the Isotopes.
Dahl, the 10th player taken overall in the 2012 draft, is the only first-round draft choice on the roster.
Pitchers: Almonte, Shane Broyles, Jairo Diaz, Matt Flemer, Nelson Gonzalez (DL) Keith Hessler, David Holman (DL), Austin House, Sam Howard, Chris Jensen, D.J. Johnson, Scott McGough, Harrison Musgrave, Brooks Pounders, Jerry Vasto
Hartford will have four of the Rockies top eight prospects, according to Baseball America, including No. 1 Brendan Rodgers, an infielder. Other top eight ranked players are right-handed pitchers Peter Lambert (No. 5) and Ryan Castellani (No. 6) and infielder Garrett Hampson (No. 8).
High A Lancaster
Third baseman Colton Welker, ranked the fourth best prospect in the Rockies organization by Baseball America, and infielder Tyler Nevin, ranked No. 10, are among the players assigned to the Jethawks for the start of the 2018 season.
The son of former big leaguer Phil Nevin became the first Low-A Asheville player ever to win a Player of the Month Award after totaling 44 hits last May. Other 2018 JetHawks ranked by Baseball America in the Rockies' top-30 are outfielder Forrest Wall (No. 18), RHP Reid Humphreys (No. 26) and 2017 South Atlantic League Midseason All-Star OF Vince Fernandez (No. 27).
Pitchers: Bryan Baker, Matt Dennis, Rico Garcia, Brandon Gold, Guillen, Heather Holder, Reid Humphreys, Salvador Justo, Trey Killian, Justin Lawrence, RHP Logan Longwith, Kenny Oakley and Juan Pena.
Catchers: Brian Serven, Joel Davis.
Infielders: Max George, Carlos Herrera, Tyler Nevin, Roberto Ramos, Alan Trejo, and Colton Welker.
Outfielders: Willie Abreu, Vince Fernandez, Manuel Melendez, and Forrest Wall.
LOW A Asheville
Right-hander Riley Pint, the Rockies top draft choice in 2016 and No. 3-ranked prospect in the organization, will return for a second season with the Tourists. Ben Bowden, the Rockies second round pick in 2016 and missed the 2017 season with an injury, will also be on the Tourists' pitching staff.
Pitchers: Ben Bowden, Mike bunal, Breiling Eusebio, Tom Doyle, Lucas Gilbreath, Will Gladdis, Colton Hathcock, Erick Julio, Nick Kennedy, Riley Pint, Antonio Santos, Garrett Schilling, and Robert Tyler.
Catchers: Rob Perkins, Hidekel Gonzalez.
Infielders: Bret Boswell, Sean Bouchard, Matt McLaughlin, Taylor Snyder, Chad Spanberger, Ryan Vilade,
Outfielders: Casey Golden, Steven Linkous, Ramon Marcelino and Shael Mendozaa.