Future Colorado Rockies: Asheville Tourists August 14 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 (Roberto Ramos): After starting the season in Grand Junction, Roberto Ramos has taken the South Atlantic League by storm in 29 games in Asheville.

The first baseman has slugged five home runs in 105 Asheville at-bats, and added to that another six doubles, good enough for a .524 SLG and .917 OPS.

In his last ten, he’s been particularly good (11-for-34 with a home run and nine RBIs), and now finds himself slashing .324/.393/.524, which would lead the team by far if he had enough at-bats to qualify for the batting title.

He won’t get to the batting title in the next three weeks, but the 2014 16th round pick, who just went on the seven-day disabled list, is one to watch and see how his power develops as he climbs the ranks among the Rockies’ minor league affiliates.

Trending down (Omar Carrizales): After leading the South Atlantic League in hitting for much of the year, Carrizales — who, like Ramos, is on the disabled list — has slowed down a lot as of late, and it might be up in the air as to whether he’ll win the batting title this year, though he’s still leading by a few points over Ozhaino Albies of the Rome Braves.

That doesn’t mean he’s having a bad season; far from it, actually, as he’s still slashing .314/.364/.451 in 77 games (315 at-bats), but considering he’s 10-for-44 over the last ten games he had before going on the disabled list August 8, it would seem the league figured Carrizales out a little bit as the year drew on.

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