Colorado Rockies: May 15 Minor League report and prospect update
A Asheville Tourists (16-19, Fifth in South Atlantic League – Southern)
Call to the Pen
2016 round one draft choice Riley Pint has been outstanding in his first pro season. This past week was no different.
Pint logged four innings while surrendering one earned run. Pint is 1-4 on the year, which looks ugly, but Pint owns a 1.90 ERA in six starts.
In other news, last Wednesday got testy. In the fourth frame, Tourists’ first baseman Luis Castro was hit in the head with a fastball. Naturally, Castro had some choice words as he walked towards the mound. Benches then emptied and punches were thrown. But somehow, it appears that both sides avoided injuries.
Lastly, third baseman Colton Welker stayed hot this week. Over the last 10 games, Welker is 13-for-37, good enough for a .351 average. Welker possesses a .328/.370/.447 line so far in 2017.
5/11/17 – 1B Luis Castro roster status changed by Asheville Tourists.