In lieu of final Farm Report from Inside The Rockies before we move on to new things, we thought we would offer up this discussion piece to everyone on what the Colorado Rockies will look like in 2014.
At midseason in 2011, Josh Rutledge concentrated on hitting more up the middle and to the opposite field. He didn’t make any mechanical changes but did alter his approach at the plate. The change led him to hit safely in 33 of 34 games and made him one of the most promising prospects in the Colorado Rockies system.
Baseball America and Jack Etkin released their 2012 list of the top 10 Colorado Rockies prospects. The list has seen significant changes since 2011, when it was topped by left-hander Tyler Matzek and included Christian Friedrich, Peter Tago and Hector Gomez, all of whom have fallen out of the top 10 in 2012.
Colorado Rockies third base prospect Nolan Arenado was named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League following the Salt River Rafters’ 9-3 win in the championship game Saturday.
Baseball America listed the players who became minor league free agents this week, including 23 from the Colorado Rockies system.
Michael Marbry, a former infielder who turned 27 in September, emerged as a pitcher at Modesto this season, pitching his way into late-blooming prospect status.
Nolan Arenado was 2-for-5 with his second solo home run in as many games and Joe Gardner pitched three solid innings in a 6-2 Salt River win Wednesday.
Nolan Arenado was 2-for-4 with solo home run in a 4-3 Salt River win Tuesday. It was the third home run and league-leading 21st RBI for Arenado, who is hitting .377 and has failed to produce a hit in just one of his 14 games.
Joe Gardner allowed two hits, walked two and struck out four in three shutout innings Thursday to pick up his first Arizona Fall League win in a 7-2 Salt River win. In was the third start of the fall for Gardner, who is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in seven innings.
Nolan Arenado was 4-for-5 with his second home run in as many games and drove in four, pushing his Arizona Fall League-leading total to 19 in a 12-9 Salt River win Tuesday.
The Grand Junction city council approved a lease agreement that will bring the Rockies’ affiliate to Grand Junction. The Rookie league team will begin play at Suplizio Field in June 2012.
Nolan Arenado was 3-for-4 with five RBI and a run scored in Salt River’s 10-5 win Wednesday. Arenado, who is tied with teammate Tim Wheeler for the team and league lead in RBI with nine, drove in the first two runs of the game with an RBI single and added two more RBI singles and a sacrifice fly.