Colorado Rockies: May 22 minor league report and prospect update
A Asheville Tourists (18-23, Sixth in South Atlantic League – Southern)
Call to the Pen
With the winning streaks currently going on in Lancaster and Hartford, Asheville is now the Rockies farm club in the biggest rut. Asheville is just 3-7 over their last 10 games. There is some great individual performers though.
Infielder Colton Welker is getting it done at the plate. Welker ranks second in the SAL with a .353 average to accompany a .392 on-base percentage. On May 16, Welker delivered a 3-for-3 performance with a home run, a double and two RBI.
Alejandro Requena, who had one of the best ERAs in the SAL, has scuffled as late. Requena got lit up for eight earned runs on Saturday. The rough outing ballooned his ERA from 1.45 to 2.81 but he did register his first win of the season this week. It is surprising that it was his first win given the fact that Requena has posted a 1.45 ERA now in six starts this season.
2016 first round pick Riley Pint pitched once this week. Last Thursday, Pint turned in four innings pitched while surrendering five earned runs. Pint was charged for the loss and is now 1-5 on the year with a 3.25 ERA. Prior to Thursday start, Pint had a 12-inning scoreless streak going.
5/19/17 – Asheville Tourists activated SS Carlos Herrera.
5/19/17 – Cole Anderson assigned to Boise Hawks from Asheville Tourists.
5/18/17 – Jared Gesell assigned to Asheville Tourists from Boise Hawks.
5/18/17 – Asheville Tourists placed RHP Justin Lawrence on the 7-day disabled list.
5/18/17 – Asheville Tourists activated RF Manuel Melendez from the 7-day disabled list.
5/16/17 – Campbell Wear assigned to Boise Hawks from Asheville Tourists.
5/16/17 – Asheville Tourists activated C Joel Diaz from the 7-day disabled list.