Colorado Rockies: Wynton Bernard finally receiving a callup to the majors

Coors Field baseball stadium, home of the Colorado Rockies. (Photo by Tony Savino/Corbis via Getty Images)
Coors Field baseball stadium, home of the Colorado Rockies. (Photo by Tony Savino/Corbis via Getty Images) /

The call has finally come for Colorado Rockies outfielder Wynton Bernard. After spending more than a decade in the minor leagues, independent leagues, and the Mexican League, 31-year-old outfielder Wynton Bernard will finally be in the majors.

In Triple-A Albuquerque in 2022, Bernard is hitting .325/.374/.588 with 17 home runs, 74 RBI, 24 doubles, and 26 stolen bases. The Rockies have yet to announce the move but when it comes, the club will have to make a move both on the 26-man roster and on the 40-man roster.

Wynton Bernard finally gets his call to the majors with the Rockies

Wynton Bernard is set to get his call to the major leagues by the Rockies on Friday after a very long time and his story is a great story of perseverance.

He was drafted by the Padres all the way back in 2012 in the 35th round, a round that doesn’t even exist in the draft anymore. He was released by them after the 2013 season. Between 2013 and 2020, he spent time in the minors with the Tigers, Giants, and Cubs before heading to the Independent League and the Mexican League.

The San Diego native was signed by Colorado prior to the start of the 2021 season and in his second season with the club, he got the call.

When he was drafted by San Diego a decade ago, who was their MLB manager? Bud Black. Who was the person that saw Bernard training in San Diego along with Connor Joe in San Diego in the offseason after the 2020 season? Bud Black. Who will be Bernard’s MLB manager? Bud Black.

On this episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report, my co-expert Kevin Henry and I discuss Bernard, his connections with Bud Black, and how the Rockies have reached the point of calling up Bernard. The Rockies could be on the verge of a different look due to a slew of injuries on the team.

You can check that out here or wherever you download your podcasts.

Rox Pile will have plenty more as the story with Bernard as we will have some content on the site about him and some injury updates later today and over the weekend.