Here’s Who The Colorado Rockies Are Sending To The Arizona Fall League
Who’d we miss?
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So who’d we miss? (Also, what about that extra spot the Colorado Rockies are still holding for a pitcher?). Well, there is this guy:
Harrison Musgrave has had a monster year split between Modesto and New Britain, although I’m actually doubtful he’d be in the AFL this October, only because he’s thrown so many innings already this season, already nearing 150 total between the two farm clubs.
Other pitchers — Shane Carle, Ryan Carpenter, and Matt Flemer — all had nice seasons in New Britain as starters this year and could certainly fit the bill if the Colorado Rockies believe they’re good enough for the level. Austin House — who recorded 20 saves in New Britain — and lefty Tyler Ybarra are two relievers the Rockies ought to consider for the slot, as well.
I think the slot will end up going to Antonio Senzatela, though. The starter had a great year in Modesto, going 9-8 with a 2.42 ERA and is younger than Musgrave while throwing about as many innings, so the Colorado Rockies might want to see how his age holds up against a big jump in levels this fall.
Either way, we’ll find out soon enough. Who would you pick?
UPDATE, September 4, 5:11pm MT: The Colorado Rockies have announced they will send Kyle Freeland to the Arizona Fall League:
Freeland missed a good deal of time earlier this season with an injury, so it makes sense that the Rockies would like to make up some innings with him this fall.