Future Colorado Rockies: Modesto Nuts August 13 Update
By Bobby DeMuro
Aug 12, 2013 Denver, CO, USA; General view of Coors Field before the game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Trending up (Raimel Tapia): Tapia is hitting .325 over his last ten games, and is 7-for-16 in his last four games alone with a homer, five RBIs, and no strikeouts.
All told, Tapia is sixth in the league in hitting (at .313), though considering the leader is 30 points ahead of the field, it’s unlikely Tapia is going to be able to earn that crown.
Either way, he’s having a monster year: 142 hits in 107 games (which leads the California League by far), and 30 doubles, 5 triples, 10 home runs, and 23 stolen bases to go along with his .313/.342/.468 slash line.
Trending down (Correlle Prime): Prime has a lot of power — he hit 21 homers in Asheville last year and slugged another 47 doubles in just 127 games — but this year has been a challenge for him, to say the least. In his last ten, Prime is just 5-for-39 (.128) with 17 strikeouts and only one home run.
All told, he’s slashing just .237/.273/.381 in Modesto this year, and most alarming, he’s struck out 135 times in 109 games (438 at-bats).
The 12th round pick from 2012 is just 21 years old, and considering his size (6’5″) and position (first base), you’d have to imagine with his power profile that he’s got a shot in Denver three years or so from now. But, 2015 has no doubt been a very difficult season for Prime, and it’ll be interesting to see if he continues his development path in AA next year.
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