The latest from the High-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, the Spokane Indians
Down a level, the stacked Spokane roster turned in quality performances across the board though many notable prospects sputtered, as well.
Grant Lavigne: 38 PAs, .280/.474/.520, 164 wRC+, 3 2B, 1 HR, 10 BB, 8 K 🔥
Jack Blomgren: 26 PAs, .476/.577/.619, 225 wRC+, 1 3B, 3 BB, 4 K 🔥
Hunter Stovall: 39 PAs, .281/.395/.500, 139 wRC+, 1 3B, 1 HR, 6 BB, 6 K
Niko Decolati: 39 PAs, .343/.410/.400, 126 wRC+, 2 2B, 3 BB, 9 K, 6 SB
Ezequiel Tovar: 39 PAs, .270/.289/.459, 94 wRC+, 4 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 4 K
Isaac Collins: 41 PAs, .342/.366/.553, 138 wRC+, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 6 K
Daniel Montano: 38 PAs, .303/.395/.303, 102 wRC+, 5 BB, 15 K
Brenton Doyle: 34 PAs, .200/.294/.233, 52 wRC+, 1 2B, 4 BB, 16 K
Aaron Schunk: 35 PAs, .229/.229/.257, 28 wRC+, 1 2B, 0 BB, 10 K ❄️
A star duo as of late, Grant Lavigne and Jack Blomgren are seemingly always on base. Both players look to jump to the upper minors next season.
Hunter Stovall continues to hit like a madman. His approach at the plate is advanced and has him on prospect radars. Niko Decolati has also continued a hot pace, though his recent play is headlined by his base stealing with six bags in the last two weeks.
Ezequiel Tovar continued to hang tight against much older competition. Though he hasn’t excelled since his promotion to Spokane, the fact that he doesn’t look outmatched bodes well for his future as a top prospect in the system.
Isaac Collins and Daniel Montano were also always on the base paths though the former did it via a sky-high average while the latter drew a walk in 13.2% of his plate appearances.
Finally, high pedigree prospects Brenton Doyle and Aaron Schunk had stretches they hope to but in the rearview mirror. Doyle slowed after mashing home run after home run in late August though Schunk has struggled all season.
Chris McMahon: 10.0 IP, 4.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 3.16 FIP, 3 BB, 10 K
Mitchell Kilkenny: 14.1 IP, 2.51 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 5.29 FIP, 1 BB, 8 K
Noah Davis: 3.1 IP, 2.70 ERA, 6.36 FIP, 3 BB, 2 K
Dugan Darnell: 5.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.16 FIP, 0 BB, 7 K 🔥
Jared Biddy: 8.0 IP, 2.25 ERA, 4.59 FIP, 2 BB, 7 K
Shelby Lackey: 2.2 IP, 3.37 ERA, 3.96 FIP, 1 BB, 3 K
Stephen Jones: 5.0 IP, 1.80 ERA, 3.36 FIP, 0 BB, 8 K
The pitching side lacks downside, as of late. Chris McMahon has been dialed in for months now with a 3.70 ERA over his last 14 appearances. His swing and miss stuff has been playing up lately. McMahon seems ready for Double-A next season.
Mitchell Kilkenny returned to form after a rough couple of starts. The savvy control artist will likely join McMahon in the Hartford rotation, along with trade deadline addition Noah Davis who has pitched respectably since joining the organization.
Dugan Darnell continues to shred MiLB hitters. He’s made a case this year to be regarded as one of the Rockies best relief prospects.
The trio of Jared Biddy, Shelby Lackey, and Stephen Jones also proved effective. The quality and depth of the Spokane pitching staff should carry over to make Hartford one of the best pitching affiliates in MiLB.