Future Colorado Rockies: Asheville Tourists July 31 Update
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The Colorado Rockies’ South Atlantic League affiliate slogs through their 2015 season after winning the SAL Championship Series in 2014.
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The Asheville Tourists enjoyed two off days in the past nine calendar days — a rarity sometimes in minor league baseball — as the club pursues a repeat of their 2014 South Atlantic League crown at McCormick Field. Now, fresh back from the All Star Break just a few short weeks ago, the club is trying to turn it on in the second half to make the playoffs again.
With a hot 20-11 record thus far in the second half, the Tourists are in great shape for a playoff run, hoping to win the South Atlantic League’s Southern division ahead of the Augusta Green Jackets, their closest competitors currently sitting just 2.5 games out of first place entering Friday’s action.
The last week (4-3): The Tourists went 4-3 on the week, which considering the year they’ve put together (52-49 overall) is just about what you’d expect from them. After sustaining a seven-game losing streak very early in the season, they haven’t been too up or too down all year long, and it’s even reflected in their statistics: they are third in the league in hitting, and fourth in the league in pitching. Solid, if not spectacular.
That may be a far cry from last year’s championship team (unless they get hot at the right time!), but it is producing a solid club with a few very solid prospects and players to keep an eye on. Let’s track some of those guys right now.
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