Colorado Rockies: May 15 Minor League report and prospect update

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Advanced-A Lancaster JetHawks (19-18, Second in California League – South)

Winners of five straight, Lancaster is the hottest team down on the farm. Thanks to the resurgence of MLB.com’s #13 overall prospect Brendan Rodgers, Lancaster is primed to make an early season surge. Over his last 10 games, Rodgers is batting an other-worldly .548 with three bombs, 13 runs, and 12 RBI. All of this offensive output is match with errorless defensive play at shortstop.

Starting pitchers Craig Schlitter and Trey Killian are tied for first place in the California League with five wins a piece. Schlitter is has been slightly more impressive thus far, as he sits third in the league with a 1.88 ERA.

Pitcher Jesus Tinoco also cashed an outstanding individual performance this week. Tinoco threw a career-high seven scoreless innings that included zero walks, four strikeouts and only one hit allowed. The performance was almost perfect as Jesus retired the first 20 batters he faced. Tinoco, a piece of the Tulowitzki trade, is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA this season.

2015 second round draft pick Peter Lambert pitched 6.1 innings this week, yielding three earned runs while punching out six batters. Lambert is among the organization leaders in strikeouts.

As of Monday afternoon, it was announced that Rodgers and Tinoco were named California League Player and Pitcher of the week for their respective outstanding play.

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