As they both look forward to spending time on the Rockies roster for the rest of the regular season, Andrew Brown and Matt McBride were both named to the all-PCL team today for their work on the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox throughout the earlier parts of the season.
Brown, who has played in the corners of the outfield and batted in the middle of the lineup since he got called up to the big show, logged some staggering numbers while playing on the Sky Sox. He batted .308 with 24 home runs and 98 RBI. Even as a player who plays a crowded position, with the likes of Michael Cuddyer, Charlie Blackmon, Tyler Colvin, and a resurgent Eric Young Jr. to contend with, Brown is a player who deserves a look. The Rockies have shown that they agree with that sentiment, and will have Brown batting 5th once again tonight.
McBride, the “other guy” from the Ubaldo Jimenez/Drew Pomeranz trade, also consistently played well in Colorado Springs this season. The first baseman batted .351 with 10 home runs and 81 RBI. As he plays for the Rockies in September he will find himself in the heart of an information gathering project that hopes to answer the big question: what the heck happens in life after Todd Helton?
While it is always exciting to see minor league players honored this way, consider my excitement tempered by the fact that these two are position players and not pitchers. But hey, depth is depth, right?