Future Colorado Rockies: Boise Hawks July 18 Update

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May 10, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; General wide view of Coors Field in the fourth inning between the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers defeated the Rockies 9-5. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Trending up (Kevin Padlo): Yonathan Daza is having a special season, too, but it’s tough not to acknowledge Padlo (again!) after his solid last ten games: two home runs, four RBIs, eight walks and just five strikeouts in 42 plate appearances while hitting .333. Oh, and he’s stolen seven bases in the last ten games.

On the year now, he has 15 walks, 15 stolen bases, and 23 RBIs in 27 games, while slashing .323/.427/.545. Here’s more on Padlo, who’s puttin’ in work in Boise after starting the year in Asheville. He’s not too far from returning to the South Atlantic League.

Trending down (The Pitching Staff): Rookie and short-season ball can be tough, but the Boise Hawks have, by far, the worst pitching staff in the league.

They are last in the Northwest League in ERA (5.09), second to last in WHIP (1.44), second to last in home runs allowed (17), and second to last in saves (4). They’ve also allowed the most hits, runs, and earned runs — and have hit the second most batters — while striking out the fewest in the league.

Two bright spots, though, are Javier Palacios and Logan Sawyer.

We’ve discussed Palacios before, and after five starts, he’s 1-2, 2.84 with a 1.07 WHIP and a 17:5 strikeout to walk ratio.

Sawyer, who started the year in Asheville, is 2-1, 3.80 in four starts with a 1.18 WHIP and only 20 hits allowed in 23.2 innings pitched.

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