Rodgers Extends Hit Streak; Earns EL Player of the Week Award
Brendan Rodgers, the top-ranked prospect in the Rockies system, got off to a slow start this season at Double-A Hartford. He, however, has made up for that with a quick resurgence. Selected the Eastern League Player of the Week on Monday, he extended his recent surge Monday night, and now has a seven-game hitting streak in which he is 14-for-27, and has raised his average from .143 to .306.
The third overall pick in the 2015 draft, Rodgers is a shortstop by trade, but in keeping with the Rockies philosophy of players getting experience at multi positions, Rodgers started his second game in a row and third game of the season at third base on Monday night. He also has played second base in his time with the Rockies organization.
In Monday's Minor League Games
AAA Albuquerque (8-11) won 12-9 at Sale Lake City. Mike Tauchman, in his second game since being sent down, had two doubles, two walks, two RBI and three runs scored. Daniel Castro went 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 17 games and raising his average to .437. Jerry Vasto earned the win in relief, and D.J. Johnson had the save.
AA Hartford (8-9) won 4-3 against Portland. In addition to Rodgers going 1-for-2 with two RBI, Chris Rabago singled, doubled and drove in two runs. Logan Cozart worked two innings for the win.
High A Lancaster (9-9) was off Monday. The Jethawks open a series at Visalia Tuesday night.
A Asheville (4-13) had it's Monday game against Lexington rained out.