Colorado Rockies: June 26 minor league report and prospect update

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Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East infielder Ryan McMahon of the Colorado Rockies 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 during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Asheville Tourists (41-31, Second in South Atlantic League – Southern)

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  • Despite being 10 games below .500, Asheville is somehow tied for second in the SAL Southern Division. Profiled by third baseman Colton Welker (Rockies’ #11 overall prospect), the Tourists are 4-6 over their last ten games.

    Welker has been an offensive force in the first-half (.365 AVG, 5 HR). Welker’s .365 AVG is nearly 40 points higher than the guy currently occupying second in the SAL.

    Alejandro Requena (NR) has been the brightest spot on Asheville’s pitching staff, spinning a masterful 2.70 ERA on the year. Requena will hope to demonstrate some consistency as he takes to the hill this evening.

    Also having notable a first half is first baseman Vince Fernandez (NR), and shortstop Jose Gomez (#25 prospect). In the case of Gomez, he leads all SAL shortstops with a .315 average and 13 stolen bases. In that same vain, Fernandez leads all SAL outfielders with a .324 AVG and leads the team with 11 dingers on the year.

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    Finally, a report on Asheville wouldn’t be complete without a checkup on top pitching prospect Riley Pint. Pint, who is nearly three years younger than the competition, appears to be on track. Pint tossed four innings while surrendering two earned runs and striking out five hitters in his most recent start.

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