MLB's first-year player draft is Monday through Wednesday. The draft has been good to the Rockies. Nine members of the Rockies current 25-man roster are products of the draft, including five first-round selections. Five of the nine came out of high school and four out of college.
And the nine have been impact players, starting with Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon.
In Friday's Games:
AAA Albuquerque (26-30) won 9-2 against Reno. Tim Melville (3-1, 3.00), who was added in-season from the independent Atlantic League, allowed one run on four hits, striking out six in six innings. Sam Hilliard (.257) was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, three RBI and his 18th home run. Garrett Hampson (.320) was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Pat Valaika (.359) was 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI. Brian Mundell (.380) was 2-for-4 with two RBI and his fifth home run.
AA Hartford (31-22) won 2-1 at Bowie (Orioles). Willie Abreu (.200) was 1-for-4, scored two runs, drove in a run and hit his second home run. Abreu scored on his home run, and also when he reached on a two-base error in the fourth inning, and came home on a wild pitch. Jack Wynkoop (4-5, 3.23) allowed one run on five hits and a walk, striking out five, in seven innings. Logan Cozart (2.01) earned his fourth save, giving up one hit in one inning.
High-A Lancaster (27-26) lost 13-8 against Stockton (A's). Antonio Santos (1-3, 4.59) gave up six runs, three earned, on six hits, in 1 2/3 innings. Luis Castro (.3206) hit his 12th home run, Todd Czinege (.264) his ninth, and Ramon Marcelino (.221) his ninth.
Low-A Asheville (23-31) won the regular scheduled game 14-1 against West Virginia. First, West Virginia finished up a 6-2 win in a suspended game from April. The Tourists, however, took charge in the regularly scheduled game. Coco Montes (.242) and Kyle Datres (.222) both hit grand slams. Montes was 2-for-4 with five RBI, and Datres was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Grant Lavigne (.236) hit his fifth home run and drove in three runs. Colton Schmidt (1-2, 1.95) allowed three hits and struck out eight in six scoreless innings. He extended his scoreless streak to 19 innings.