Here’s Who The Colorado Rockies Are Sending To The Arizona Fall League
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Acquired: Signed by the Colorado Rockies as a free agent from the Dominican Republic, 2011.
2015 team: Estevez split time between the Class-A Advanced Modesto Nuts and the AA New Britain Rock Cats in 2015.
2015 stats: Estevez was dominant in Modesto; 5-0 with 5 saves and a 1.37 ERA in 14 games (10 games finished). Add to that a 0.864 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 19.2 innings, and he more than earned the call to New Britain.
In New Britain, though, Estevez got out of the gate very slowly. Although he found his way near the end of the year, he still finished with gaudy numbers in relief there: a 1.353 WHIP and 5.03 ERA in 34 innings. However, he did strike out 39 and save 12 ball games at the AA level, so he’s got some power reliever chops to him even in a down period.
Notes: Depending on how he does in the AFL this October, expect him to start the year in 2016 back in New Britain, though another good month or two would certainly propel him to Albuquerque.
From there, depending on the Colorado Rockies’ bullpen options at the time, well, your guess is as good as mine. But, it’s likely we won’t see Estevez in the big leagues in 2016.
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