Colorado Rockies: Prospect Zac Veen shines in All-Star Futures Game
Originally, the Colorado Rockies were going to have two representatives in the All-Star Futures Game with the High-A Spokane Indians outfielder Zac Veen and Double-A Hartford shortstop Ezequiel Tovar.
However, Tovar was nursing a groin injury (which was largely precautionary) so Veen was the only representative for the organization … but he shined for the National League team at Dodger Stadium.
Colorado Rockies prospect Zac Veen saw some success in the All-Star Futures Game
Colorado Rockies top prospect Zac Veen (#1 Rockies prospect, #22 overall per MLB.com) was in left field and sixth in the batting order for the National League in the All-Star Futures Game.
Overall, he had one of the best all-around performances of the game. He went 2-for-3 with a pair of opposite-field singles and two stolen bases. Both of the hits were on breaking balls and after his single in the third inning, he stole both second and third base.
Veen, 20, went all out with his cleats, one of which was for “positive vibes” and the other one being dedicated to Colorado.
The American League ended up winning the game by a score of 6-4 but Veen still was one of the most intriguing prospects in the game.
Overall on the season, Veen is hitting .285/.382/.479 with 11 home runs, 54 RBI, and 17 doubles in 78 games. He also has 41 stolen bases in 43 attempts. Nobody else in the Northwest League has more than 33 stolen bases.
All of that is a big reason why he has gone up in MLB.com’s prospect rankings and why he is rated at average or better than average on a scouting scale with all five tools.
- Hitting: 60
- Power: 55
- Running: 50
- Throwing: 60
- Fielding: 55
Especially since he has 41 stolen bases and has only been caught twice on the season, his running has unquestionably improved.
Veen was drafted by the Rockies with the ninth overall pick of the 2020 Draft. With the way he is playing this season, perhaps, he could be promoted to Double-A Hartford.