Tuesday Farm Report: Rodgers Moves Up in Prospect Rankings
Shortstop Brendan Rodgers, the top-ranked prospect in the Rockies organization, has moved up a spot in the ranking of prospects in minor league baseball by both MLB.com and Baseball America. Rodgers went form 11th to 10th in the MILB.com rankings, and 17th from 18th in the Baseball America rankings.
MILB.com also ranked third baseman Colton Welker 91st and right-handed pitcher Peter Lambert 94th. Baseball America had first baseman Ryan McMahon 54th, up a spot from spring training.
MILB.com also ranked Rodgers' the third best shortstop prospect in the minor leagues, Welker the sixth best third base prospect, and Garrett Hampson the seventh best second base prospect.
In Monday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (35-35) won 3-2 against Nashville. David Holmberg (3-5, 5.54) allowed one run on six hits and three walks, striking out three in five innings. D.J. Johnson (5.40) earned his 10th save. Raimel Tapia (.294) was 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored. Hampson (.280) was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored. Josh Fuentes (.329) was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
AA Hartford (33-35) was off.
High A Lancaster (33-37) was off for the Cal League All-Star Break.
Low A Asheville (27-42) was off for the South Atlantic League All-Star Break.
Short-season A Boise (3-1) won 3-2 at Spokane. Hunter Williams (2-0, 0.00) struck out three in two innings, and earned the win when Boise scored twice in the eighth. Hayden Roberts (4.50) allowed one run in one inning for his second save. Frederis Parra (1.80) started and allowed one run on five hits in five innings. With two out in the eighth, Kennard McDowell (.250) doubled home one run, and Matt Hearn (.214) singled in another to break a 1-1 tie. Danny Edgeworth (.333) singled home a run in the first.
Rookie Grand Junction (3-1) won 14-8 against Orem, hitting a franchise-record six home runs. Cristopher Navarro (.333) hit a two-run home run to spark an eight-round second inning. Will Golsan (.444) walked ahead of Navarro's home run, and homered later in the inning to cap off the rally. Jesse Lepore (1-0, 0.00) allowed one unearned run in two innings in relief for the win. Alejandro Mejia (12.00) started and allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk in three innings.
Dominican Summer League South (4-10) lost 4-1 against the Cardinals Blue team. Juan Mejia (0-2, 4.20) allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits and two walks, striking out four, in five innings. Fadriel Cruiz (.237) was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Dominican Summer League Northeast (7-7) lost 5-3 at the Giants. Carlos Gonzalez (1-1, 4.24) allowed four runs on four hits and three walks, striking out five in four innings.