Colorado Rockies: Two minor leaguers named player of the week
For their play this past week, two prospects in the Rockies organization won the Player of the Week award in their respective leagues.
In the California League in Advanced-A ball, infield prospect Garrett Hampson won the league’s Player of the Week award for his play from August 7-13.
Hampson, 22, hit .440 (11-for-25) with two doubles, a triple, a home run and scored seven runs over six games. He added five stolen bases and helped the Lancaster JetHawks finish 5-1 during the week.
This marks the first Player of the Week of Hampson’s career. He hasn’t had much time to be the player of the week as he was drafted in the third of the 2016 draft out of Long Beach State University.
His award was the sixth overall for the JetHawks this season. The No. 8 Rockies prospect according to MLB.com, Hampson enters Monday’s action leading the Cal League with 97 runs scored and 10 triples. He ranks second with 44 stolen bases.
With the way that the California League does their playoffs, the JetHawks already have a playoff spot as they were the winners of the first half of the season. They have an overall record of 66-55 entering today.
Short-Season A Player of the Week
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In short-season A ball, infielder Bret Boswell was named Northwest League Player of the Week for August 7 to August 13.
Boswell was selected by the Rockies in the 8th Round of this year’s amateur draft out of the University of Texas. During the week of August 7 to August 13, Boswell hit .500 (16 for 32), with two doubles, one triple, four home runs. In that span, he also scored 12 runs and drove in nine.
On the season, he has played in 44 games and he has 10 home runs, 39 RBI, 58 hits, 40 runs, eight doubles with a .302 batting average, .337 on-base percentage, and a .542 slugging percentage.
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The Hawks, overall, are 28-29, which is third overall in their division. However, they are currently in a three-way tie for the second half title, as the league does their playoffs like the California League does. However, none of the teams in their division have done well as the Hawks have a 9-10 record in the second half.