Here’s Who The Colorado Rockies Are Sending To The Arizona Fall League

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Jordan Patterson

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Acquired: Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 4th round of the 2013 amateur draft out of the University of South Alabama.

2015 team: Patterson split 2015 between Class A-Advanced Modesto and AA New Britain.

2015 stats: In 77 games in Modesto, Patterson slashed .304/.378/.568 with 26 doubles, 12 triples and 10 home runs in 339 plate appearances. He did well in New Britain, too, slashing .290/.346/.521 in 185 plate appearances with 18 doubles and seven more home runs.

If there’s a knock on him so far here, it’s that of many minor leaguers: he strikes out quite a bit (125 in 524 plate appearances this year), and doesn’t walk very much (just 29 walks in 121 games). As he sees more and better pitching, though, the Colorado Rockies have to believe he’ll develop simply as he gets more professional at-bats under his belt.

Notes: Patterson is something of a utility option, with the ability to play the outfield as well as first base. The Colorado Rockies already have several guys like that — Ben Paulsen, Kyle Parker, and Matt McBride — and even though Patterson likely won’t be in the big leagues in 2016, it’s interesting to see them stockpiling similar talents.

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