Colorado Rockies prospects: Handing out honors down on the farm
By Kevin Henry
Let’s check in on some of the latest news involving Colorado Rockies prospects, including a pair heading to the 2022 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game as part of MLB’s All-Star Game festivities in Los Angeles.
The latest news and notes on prospects within the Colorado Rockies organization
We begin our prospect roundup with two Colorado Rockies prospects who have been chosen to play in the 2022 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, July 16. Colorado’s top two prospects, outfielder Zac Veen (currently with the High-A Spokane Indians) and shortstop Ezequiel Tovar (currently with Double-A’s Hartford Yard Goats), will represent the Rockies in the game.
Both Veen and Tovar are 20 years old and are listed among MLB’s top 100 prospects, with Veen coming in at number 23 and Tovar at 58. Also on that list are catcher Drew Romo (number 78 and currently with Spokane) and shortstop Adael Amador (number 98 and currently with the Low-A Fresno Grizzlies).
Speaking of Fresno, the Grizzlies swept the California League’s June Player of the Month and Pitcher of the Month categories.
Let’s start on the mound with McCade Brown, a third-round pick of the Rockies in the 2021 MLB draft. The 21-year-old right-hander posted a 1-1 record in June with a 2.39 ERA in five starts, limiting opponents to a league-best .194 batting average in the month (19 hits over 26.1 innings). He also paced all California League pitchers with 39 strikeouts, including eight or more in his final three starts of the month.
Brown opened July with a bang as well, going a career-high six innings and allowing just one run on four hits while striking out six to earn the win in an 8-1 Fresno triumph on Thursday night.
On the hitting side of the equation, Colorado’s 20th-ranked prospect, first baseman/catcher Hunter Goodman, posted a slash line of .330/.439/.660 while leading all California League batters in home runs (eight), total bases (62), slugging percentage (.660), and OPS (1.099).
Drafted in the fourth round of the 2021 MLB draft, the 22-year-old Goodman was promoted to Spokane on July 6.