Future Colorado Rockies: New Britain Rock Cats August 12 Update
By Bobby DeMuro
Jun 24, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; General view of Coors Field in the third inning of the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Trending up (New Britain Stadium): This is no joke — even though the Rock Cats are only going to be there for another handful of games, New Britain Stadium has been named the Top Vegetarian Ballpark in the minor leagues by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (you know, PETA).
So… that’s something:
"New Britain Stadium has come in at number one in its debut appearance on PETA’s newest list of the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Ballparks. Delicious meat-free concession favorites include veggie dogs and burgers, vegetable crudités, made-to-order veggie wraps, and several tasty fruit treats."
Sounds effin’ disgusting. (Just kidding, vegetarians… just kidding.)
Trending down (Juan Ciriaco): The speedster has cooled off quite a bit in the last month, and he’s on pace now to have by far his worst season of full-season professional baseball, now slashing .269/.284/.322 over 227 at-bats with 32 strikeouts compared to just four (!) walks.
In his last ten, he’s hitting .179 (5-for-28) with four strikeouts and no walks.
He has stolen 13 bases this year, and his professional career still has him slashing .271/.315/.330, which is very good for a 5’9″, 165-lb. second baseman, but after monster seasons in both Asheville and Modesto, the AA level has caught up to Ciriaco a little bit as this season ends.
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