Tyler Matzek returned to the rotation at low Class-A Asheville for the first time in more than a month on Wednesday and allowed two hits, walked five and struck out six in four scoreless innings.
Colorado Rockies left-handed pitching prospect Tyler Matzek has returned to low Class A Asheville after spending three weeks with his youth coach and will start Wednesday for the Tourists.
Two Colorado Rockies prospects, catcher Wilin Rosario and third baseman Nolan Arenado, have moved up in Baseball America’s midseason list of the top 50 prospects in baseball compared to a similar list published before the season.
John Manuel of Baseball America provides more details about who Colorado Rockies pitching prospect Tyler Matzek is working with in California while away from the team.
Struggling left-hander Tyler Matzek was given permission by the Colorado Rockies to leave low Class A Asheville on Sunday to return to California for about two weeks and work with the pitching instructor who helped him as an amateur.
In the 2009 draft, the Colorado Rockies had two first-round picks. With the 11th overall pick, the Rockies selected left-handed pitcher Tyler Matzek. With the 32nd overall pick the Rockies selected outfielder Tim Wheeler. Both were beaten to the majors by the 34th overall pick, supplemental first-rounder Rex Brothers, but Wheeler at least is headed in the right direction while Matzek is trying to recover the talent that led many to consider him the best high school pitcher in the draft.
As one 2009 first-round pick of the Colorado Rockies, Tyler Matzek, struggles to find his way at Asheville, the other first-rounder, outfielder Tim Wheeler, is on the fast track at Double-A Tulsa, where he leads all Rockies minor leaguers in home runs and RBI.
While Parker Frazier was pitching was one of the better games of his minor-league career at Modesto, allowing one run in seven innings, his former teammate Tyler Matzek continued to battle command at Asheville, giving up eight runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Tyler Matzek will start Saturday for low Class A Asheville, looking to regroup and go forward after a rough 10-start stay at high Class A Modesto resulted in his demotion.
A very difficult 10-start stay at high Class A Modesto for left-hander Tyler Matzek, marked by an average of 12.5 walks per nine innings, ended when the Colorado Rockies demoted him to low Class A Asheville
For the second time this season, Tyler Matzek lasted just one inning at high Class-A Modesto. Matzek allowed five runs on three hits — including to home runs — and five walks, but the Nuts still won behind 18 runs.
Modesto’s Tyler Matzek allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings but had a shutout through 4 1/3 before giving up a double and triple in the fifth. Matzek allowed five hits, walked five and struck out four.