Grand Junction's Montes MVP for Pioneer League in Short-Season All-Star Game
Grand Junction shortstop Coco Montes, the Rockies' 15th-round draft choice in June out of the University of South Florida, has spent the summer making a strong impression on the folks in the Rookie-level Pioneer League.
Tuesday night, he sent the message to the short-season Class A Northwest League.
Montes was the Pioneer League MVP in the short-season All-Star Game, helping the Rookie-Level Pioneer League to a 12-9 victory, and it's first win against the more-advanced short-season A Northwest League.
Montes, who leads the Pioneer League with a .382 average, went 2-for-3 with two home runs and six RBI in the All-Star Game played in Grand Junction.
Grand Junction reliever Alex Martinez earned the save.
Shortstop Terrin Vavra and outfielder Daniel Jipping of the Rockies Boise affiliate in the Northwest League were the only position players from either team that did not appear in the game.
How Rockies players on the All-Star Rosters Fared
Boise, Northwest League
-- 3B Danny Edgeworth, in-game subsitution, walked, hit by a pitch and scored a run.
-- SS Terrin Vavra, did not play.
--OF Daniel Jipping, did not play.
Grand Junction, Pioneer League
--2B Coco Montes, Pioneer League MVP, 2-for-3, two home runs, six RBI.
-- 1B Grant Lavigne, 0-for-2, run scored.
--OF Niko Decolati, starting lineup, 1-for-3.
--LHP Reagan Biechler, one inning, one hit, no runs.
--RHP Alexander Martinez, save, struck out both batters he faced, seven pitches, six strikes.