Colorado Rockies prospect Ezequiel Tovar: Learn the name.
An international signee back in 2017, he too was thought to be nothing more than a defensive whiz at short. But the 19-year-old has proven that he’s not only going to hit but hit well all around.
In 114 at-bats, Tovar is hitting .281 with 3 home runs and driving in 18 RBI’s (one being an extra-innings game-winner). But wait it gets better. He can steal bases as well as he’s swiped five bags this year.
Mateo Gil, acquired in the Nolan Arenado deal, was liked by the Rockies very much in the 2018 draft out of high school but was taken before they got the chance.
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Mateo plays solid defense and can hit well enough, and has shown some pop to be present in his bat. He’s fallen into a slump but is more than capable of picking back up the pace. In 104 at-bats in 2021 Mateo is hitting .260 with a homer and 12 RBI’s and has stolen three bases.
Grant Lavigne, a 2018 Competitive Balance A round draft pick, is a tall left hander has hit for power and average, he’s hit 13 home runs in his brief minor league career and has hit .271 in 713 at-bats. The most impressive thing about Grant is his ability to drive in runs.
He has driven in 114 runs in those at-bats mentioned above.