Colorado Rockies: June 26 minor league report and prospect update
AAA Albuquerque Isotopes (38-37, Second in PCL-Pacific Southern)
Albuquerque scored 12 unanswered runs on Sunday night to secure their 38th win of the year. Prospective stud Ryan McMahon went 1-for-4 with a double in the contest and now has impressively earned 41 hits in just 22 games at Triple-A (good for a .423 AVG). The Rockies don not have a place for McMahon on the roster, but McMahon is diversifying his abilities regardless. McMahon has started games at third, first, and second base in his short time in New Mexico.
In other Albuquerque news, catcher Dustin Garneau has been tearing up Triple-A since being sent down earlier this season. Through 18 games, Garneau has carried a .394 average to go along with six dingers and 13 RBIs. Due to injuries at the major-league level, Garneau started the year in Denver but managed a .206 average in 68 at-bats.
Jordan Patterson was named PCL player of the week for June 19-25. In that span, Patterson earned three homers while slashing a line of .423/.483/.846. Before this, Patterson has had a lackluster 2017 season.
Even with the outstanding week, Patterson is sitting at uninspiring .256 average. Hopefully, the great week will carry over for the lefty outfielder. On a final note, you may have heard that Jon Gray has made his final rehab start and is now ready to pitch for the Rockies this coming weekend (“THANK YOU BASEBALL GODS!”).