Future Colorado Rockies: New Britain Rock Cats August 5 Update
Jun 6, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors Field prior to the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
One to watch (Jeff Hoffman): One of the guys the Rockies got back in the trade for Troy Tulowitzki, Hoffman debuted for the Rock Cats this past week, throwing 4.2 innings in his start with six strikeouts (though he did also give up two home runs during the game).
He’s still a project coming back from Tommy John surgery last year.
Though considering how well he threw in the Blue Jays’ organization this season, and considering how highly everyone in prospect evaluation thinks of his future, Hoffman will surely move quickly — perhaps, even, making his big league debut in September as a call-up (because why not?).
Either way, he’s coming quickly, and if Eddie Butler and/or Jon Gray can figure themselves out as starters for 2016 and beyond, the Rockies might actually have the makings of a few decent pitchers around which they can build a long-term rotation once Jorge De La Rosa leaves.