Colorado Rockies: May 8 Minor League Report and Prospect Update

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Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East infielder Ryan McMahon of the Colorado Rockies rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East infielder Ryan McMahon of the Colorado Rockies rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

AAA Albuquerque Isotopes (16-14, First in PCL-Pacific Southern)

Winners of five of their last seven games, the Isotopes now find themselves in first place in their division after hovering near the cellar for the first month of the season. Averaging 6.5 runs a game over a week usually translates into good things.

Top pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman threw his second straight good outing this week. In a game against El Paso, Hoffman tossed six innings, yielding two earned runs. As a reward for the quality start, Hoffman secured his second victory of the year. Hoffman is now 2-2 with a respectable 3.71 ERA in the hitter-friendly PCL. If he can put together a few more consistent outings, expect Hoffman to land in Colorado early this summer.

As the engine to the Isotopes offense, Raimel Tapia is unstoppable. After another great week at the plate, Tapia is now 39-for-102 in 22 games for Albuquerque. Tapia’s .382 average is second in the PCL. Currently, the Rockies have too many outfielders, but Tapia’s play is too loud to ignore much longer.

Transactions:

5/7/17 – RHP Luis Niebla assigned to Rockies Ext. Spring Training from Albuquerque Isotopes.
5/6/17 – RHP Luis Niebla assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Hartford Yard Goats.
5/6/17 – Albuquerque Isotopes placed 1B Stephen Cardullo on the 7-day disabled list.
5/5/17 – Colorado Rockies sent SS Cristhian Adames outright to Albuquerque Isotopes.
5/4/17 – Albuquerque Isotopes placed OF Chris Denorfia on the 7-day disabled list.
5/4/17 – C Brian Serven assigned to Grand Junction Rockies from Albuquerque Isotopes.
5/4/17 – C Jan Vazquez assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Hartford Yard Goats.
5/3/17 –  Albuquerque Isotopes activated LHP Jerry Vasto from the 7-day disabled list.
5/3/17 – Colorado Rockies selected the contract of C Ryan Hanigan from Albuquerque Isotopes.
5/3/17 – Colorado Rockies optioned RHP Carlos Estevez to Albuquerque Isotopes.
5/3/17 – C Brian Serven assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Grand Junction Rockies.
5/3/17 – Albuquerque Isotopes placed LHP Harrison Musgrave on the 7-day disabled list.

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