Future Colorado Rockies: Grand Junction Rockies August 2 Update

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Apr 10, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; General view of Colorado Rockies hats and gloves during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Cubs 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Trending up (Jensen Park, Daniel Suero and Hunter Brothers): The pair were named to the 2015 Pioneer League All Star Team for their great work for the GJ Rox this year.

Park hit .357/.376/.592 in his first 24 games in professional baseball, and the outfielder from the University of Northern Colorado has slugged six doubles, four triples, and three home runs in just 98 at-bats.

Suero was hitting .319/.340/.472 in 144 at-bats, with 10 doubles, three triples, two home runs, and twelve stolen bases — obviously, doing a little bit of everything as a catalyst in the Baby Rockies’ lineup.

Brothers has been a relief whiz for the club, appearing in 14 games and striking out 25 in 23.1 innings pitched. At 2-1 with 2 saves, and only one home run allowed in his work thus far, Brothers is putting together some of the early touches of what might one day make him a decent reliever at higher levels. (And yes, he is the brother of Rex Brothers in AAA in the Rockies’ system, though Hunter is right-handed.)

Trending down (Gavin Glanz): The local product (Arvada, Colorado and then Oral Roberts University) struggled the past two starts for the Baby Rox, tossing a combined seven innings in the two games while allowing 13 hits, five walks, 11 runs, and only striking out three hitters.

Not surprisingly, he took the loss in one of those games, and the cold streak pushed his season totals in Grand Junction to 2-2, 6.43 (with a 1.60 WHIP) in seven starts/35 innings.

Glanz had been a reliever for all of his minor league career — in Grand Junction last season, and then in Asheville this year in nine games. He put up decent numbers out of the bullpen, but the Rockies have converted him to a starter.

At present, that doesn’t seem to be working well, though these conversions take a long time, and Glanz has shown flashes of brilliance, too (in the two starts before these two rough ones, Glanz combined to allow just one run in 11.2 innings while striking out four and only allowing ten hits).

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