Coming Wednesday: August Farm Report featuring Bettis
, the Colorado Rockies’ second-round pick in 2010, has handled a heavy workload in 2011 — the natural result of having a successful season. Bettis, primarily a reliever in college, was 4-4 with a 4.30 at the California League All-Star break. Since then, he is 8-1 with a 2.56 ERA and has gone deep into games so consistently that the Rockies are now limiting his innings as the season winds down.
For his part, Bettis seems to have handled his workload well. He regularly touches 97, 98 mph with his fastball and averages 95 mph and to maintain that velocity late in the season is telling.
Read the full story in the August farm report, along with news about Donate now to receive this report as well as all the back issues from 2011, including our most recent issues with a look at outfielders Kent Matthes and .and Darin Holcomb, plus a look at the next wave of young pitching rising in the Dominican Summer League. The farm report will be sent Thursday to readers who have donated to Inside The Rockies for 2011.