Future Colorado Rockies: New Britain Rock Cats July 29 Update

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Sep 25, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; General view of Coors Field before the start of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Trending up (Will Swanner): The first baseman from Cardiff, California started the season slowly, but he’s come on lately, hitting fourteen home runs in total (that leads the team) and three in his last ten games. In those last ten, he’s gone 9-for-29 with five RBIs, three walks, and four runs scored, too.

All told, he’s getting on base 35% of the time, but unfortunately, he has struck out 93 times in 259 at-bats. Nevertheless, the 15th round draft pick from 2010 is still just 23 years old and has a shot to move up to AAA Albuquerque next season. Sure, the Rockies are first baseman-heavy, but a solid season in AAA could open up several career options for him beyond the Rockies’ organization.

Trending down (Harrison Musgrave): The lefty continues to have a solid season altogether after being promoted from class-A Advanced Modesto, but on Wednesday, uh, he did not have his best stuff.

The Rock Cats made two key errors behind him during his start against Binghamton, but Musgrave allowed eight second inning runs (only one was earned!) after being unable to work out of the jam his defense put him in. Altogether, he allowed six hits, two walks, and a home run in the inning, which, damn.

Again, though, seven of those eight runs were unearned, so things could’ve been worse for his stat line, I suppose, but he sure didn’t fool Binghamton at all after defensive miscues extended the inning in the first place.

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