Colorado Rockies: Ashton Goudeau helps pitch AFL East to Fall Stars win
While the Colorado Rockies have nine players playing in the Arizona Fall League, only one of them made it to the AFL Fall Stars Game and he pitched in the game on Saturday.
Right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau was the only Colorado Rockies prospect to be named to the Arizona Fall League’s All-Star Game that was played yesterday.
He pitched the seventh inning for the AFL East with a 4-2 lead and he did not allow a baserunner, struck out one, and recorded a hold for the East. They ended up holding that 4-2 score as they won by that tally.
The 27-year-old Goudeau was signed by the Rockies this past offseason as he was a minor league free agent who has just come from the Seattle Mariners organization.
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Goudeau was originally drafted in the 27th round by the Kansas City Royals in the 2012 Major League draft and he was traded to the Mariners on March 22, 2018 and advanced as far as Triple-A. He elected free agency following the 2018 campaign.
In 2019, Goudeau pitched well in an injury plagued season as he appeared in 16 games (all starts) for the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, going 3-3 with a 2.07 ERA. He was placed on the injured list on June 7 and wasn’t activated until August 14.
In his last start before going on the injured list, Goudeau struck out a Yard Goats-record of 12 in six frames in a 7-2 loss to Trenton.
For the AFL, Goudeau is on the Salt River Rafters which is compiled of prospects from the Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, and Tampa Bay Rays. Prior to the AFL Fall Stars Game, Goudeau threw 7 2/3 innings while allowing only 2 hits, zero walks, zero runs, and striking out ten.
Other Rockies that are on the Salt River Rafters include Ryan Castellani, Alexander Guillen and Antonio Santos on the pitching front and catcher Brian Serven and infielders Bret Boswell, Roberto Ramos and Colton Welker as position players.