Sunday Farm Report: Projects Georgia HS RHP for Rockies in Draft

Another week, and another name has surfaced as the projected Rockies selection in the first-round of the amatuer draft June 4. It is not surprising that so many names are popping up for the Rockies in light of the fact they will select 22nd, which means their candidates will be determined by what happens in the 21 selections before they can make a pick.

What is consistent is an indication the Rockies have had a strong presence in the Atlanta area this spring. All three of their projected selections are from that area.

This Week ( RHP Cole Wilcox, Heritage HS, Ringgold, Ga.
6-5, 220, College Commitment: Georgia

Report: Legitimate three-pitch package. Fastball solid mid-90s. Has advanced change for high school pitcher. Low 3/4 arm delivery with recoil action. 

May 19 (Baseball America): C Anthon Seigler, Catersville, Ga., HS
5-11, 200, College Commitment: Florida

Report: Switch thrower/switch hitter. Plus athlete with good bat control. More doubles than home run hitter but refined swing. Plus arm. More refined as left-hander but couple MPH more as right-hander.

May 14 (Baseball America): RHP Kumar Rocker, North Oconee HS, Boart, Ga.
6-4. 240, College Commitment: Vanderbilt

Latest Baseball America rankings has him as No. 13 on prospect list. Father played football Auburn and briefly in NFL with Washington. Solid lower 90s fastball, makings of impact curveball; change a little too hard. Erratic summer in 2017 keeps him from being a top 5 pick.

Sleeper: RHP/C Mason Denaburg, Merritt Island, Fla., HS
6-3, 190, College Commitment: Florida

Has three-pitch selection. Shutdown briefly bieceps tendinitis. Could be bullpen arm. Best potential is as a power-hitting catcher, but he concentrated on pitching in spring. 

In Saturday's Games

AAA Albuquerque(26-24) lost 2-0 at Sacramento. Madison Bumgarner worked 3 2/3 shutout innings, registering eight of the 11 outs on strikeouts, and walking one, and Mark Melancon pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout in rehab assignments with Sacramento for both pitchers. Antonio Senzatela, who had been sidelined for 11 days with a groin strain, allowed one run and struck out six in six innings. The Isotopes were no-hit for 7 1/3 innings before Elliot Soto and Anthony Phillips both singled.

AA Hartford (26-23) split a doubleheader at New Hampshire, winning the first game 5-3, and losing the nightcap 4-1. Chris Rabago doubled home two runs, and Omar Carrizales added a run-scoring single in the seventh inning in game 1. Ryan Castellani (3-2, 4.35) allowed three runs on six hits and four walks, striking out one in six innings. Matt Pierpont earned his 14th save. In the second game, Craig Schlitter (0-1, 6.23) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks, striking out three in three innings. Brian Mundell singled and doubled. 

High A Lancaster (24-25) won 5-4 against Stockton. Willie Abreu, Tyler Nevin and Max George hit home runs, George tying the score at 4-4 in the sixth ahead of Carlos Herrera doubling home Forrest Wall with the game-deciding run. Reid Humphreys earned his 12th save. Brian Gold (4-3, 5.60) picked up the victory, allowing four runs on eight hits and three walks, striking out three in 6 1/3 innings.

Low Asheville (19-27) lost 3-0 vs. Lexington, suffering it's sixth shutout of the season. Will Gaddis (2-2, 6.23) went seven innings, allowing all three runs in the fourth. He gave up four hits and struck out seven without walking a batter.