Future Colorado Rockies: Modesto Nuts July 30 Update

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Aug 12, 2013 Denver, CO, USA; General view of Coors Field before the game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Trending up (Antonio Senzatela): The right-handed pitcher who burst on the scene after going 15-2 in Asheville last year is doing it again in Modesto, with a 2.44 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 19 starts (110.2 innings) this year.

Over his last three starts, specifically, Senzatela has thrown 21.2 innings and allowed just 17 hits, 5 runs, and 2 walks while striking out 17 hitters, the highlight of which came in eight scoreless innings on the road against the best team in the California League, the Visalia Rawhide.

Trending down (Raimel Tapia): The speedy, talented outfielder is not going to be listed in this category very often in his minor league career, so you might as well acknowledge it as it comes. Tapia, who’s dominating California League pitchers, hit the skids this week during the Nuts’ huge winning streak (which makes it all the more noteworthy that the club is winning so much without his bat!).

In his last ten games, Tapia is just 7-for-41 (.171) with three runs, three RBIs, and six strikeouts. On the year, he’s still slashing .314/.339/.459 with a little bit of everything in 407 at-bats: 25 doubles, five triples, eight home runs, 54 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases. Nevertheless, the last ten days haven’t been very kind to the prospect.

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