According to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies have made even more cuts to their major league spring training roster.
Per Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post on Twitter, the Colorado Rockies have cut right-handed pitcher Peter Lambert, left-handed pitcher Sam Howard, infielder Peter Mooney, and outfielder Noel Cuevas to Triple-A Albuquerque.
None of the four were projected to make the Rockies projected roster but they all played fairly well.
Lambert, the Rockies #3 prospect and MLB’s #99 prospect, according to MLB.com, had an ERA of 3.38 in 5 games, which included one start. In 13 1/3 innings, he allowed seven runs (5 earned), 5 walks, 10 strikeouts, .245 opponent batting average, and a WHIP of 1.28.
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Howard, the Rockies #24 prospect per MLB.com, saw much less action than Lambert as he only pitched in 4 innings but he pitched to a 2.25 ERA and a .250 opponent batting average. The only problem was that he walked four batters in those four innings. He had a cup of coffee with the Rockies at the major league level last year and he nearly had the same exact numbers that he has posted in spring this year. He appeared in 4 games (4 innings) with a 2.25 ERA but his walk total was high, as he walked three.
Mooney, 28, who’s entering his first year in the Rockies organization, spent parts of the last three seasons at the Triple-A level for the Marlins, played well as he hit .296/.355/.407 in 27 at-bats.
Cuevas, in 37 at-bats, hit .270/.289/.432 with one homer and 4 RBI. As you probably remember, he spent part of the season last year with the Rockies but in 75 games (34 starts), he struggled mightily at the plate as he hit .233/.268/.315 with an OPS+ of 47. He also struggled defensively, as he had -4 DRS, according to Baseball Reference.
With the moves, the Rockies major league spring training roster is now down to 35.