Zac Veen had a slow start to the season for the Spokane Indians (the High-A team for the Colorado Rockies).
Entering the Indians’ six-game series with the Hillsboro Hops this past week, Veen was only hitting .138/.306/.138 with four singles and no extra-base hits.
That, however, changed for him against Hillsboro.
Zac Veen had a great week for the Spokane Indians last week
Spokane Indians outfielder and Colorado Rockies #1 prospect Zac Veen had a great week this week against the Hillsboro Hops and his offensive performance was a big factor in the Indians going 4-2 on the week.
Veen went 9-for-19 with three doubles, a homer, and three RBI. Now, on the season, he has brought his slash line to .271/.386/.396.
Catcher Drew Romo (Rockies #2 prospect) has been hot to start the season, in general, and that continued this week. He went 8-for-20 on the week with a homer and five RBI. He is hitting .351/.365/.456 in 57 plate appearances. Among players with at least 30 plate appearances, those are first, third, and first on the team.
On the pitching side, left-hander Joe Rock (Rockies #15 prospect) turned in another good start for Spokane. On Saturday, he went six innings, allowing three hits, one run, two walks, and he struck out seven. Overall on the season, he had a 1.59 ERA in three starts with an opponent batting average of .138 and a WHIP of 0.82.
Will Etheridge (7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) and Tony Locey (6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R/3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) also turned in some good starts as well. Locey was one of the prospects that the Rockies acquired from St. Louis in the Nolan Arenado trade.
After their off day on Monday, the Indians head back out on the road to Everett, Wash. to end the month. After that, they will return home to face Tri-City next week for their first homestand of May.