Future Colorado Rockies: Boise Hawks August 1 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 (Jack Wynkoop): The 6th round 2015 draft pick started the season a little bit later than Opening Day, but Wynkoop has hit the ground running in his first year with the Rockies’ organization.

He threw a one-hit five inning shutout of the Vancouver Canadians on Wednesday night, striking out two and only walking one in the game.

Overall, he’s allowed just 23 hits and 3 walks in 25 innings, while striking out 17, in 6 games/4 starts to debut his professional career.

Considering he’s a big lefty (6’5″, 205 lbs.), he’s a college product (the very well thought of University of South Carolina), and he was a high draft choice this year (6th round), Wynkoop may get a quick look in Asheville before the season is over for the 21-year old pitcher from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Trending down (Javier Palacios): Here at Rox Pile, we’ve spoken very highly of Palacios just a few short weeks ago, but his last two starts have been weak. Combined in them, he’s gone just 9.1 innings and allowed 17 hits, 8 earned runs, and two walks while striking out just 7 hitters.

Of note, though, on Friday night he did throw six innings of one-run ball in the Hawks’ victory (after this post was completed initially), so his season numbers ticked down a notch, and he got back on a strong track as of Friday night!

Nevertheless, he still has a 1.33 WHIP and a 24:7 K:BB ratio on the season as a whole (7 starts and 34.2 innings entering Friday night’s game). And considering Boise represents the fifth professional season for Palacios, the 21-year old has enough pro experience under his belt to withstand a few sub-par outings in the course of a season.

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