Head of the Class: Class A Advanced

Padres' Campusano breaks out bat; Astros' Garcia brings heat

Luis Campusano batted .325 for Lake Elsinore, leading all Class A Advanced batters this season. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | September 30, 2019 10:15 AM ET

Padres catcher Luis Campusano and Astros right-hander Luis Garcia delivered strong campaigns in 2019, while Blue Jays righty Simeon Woods Richardson impressed in a brief Florida State League stint.

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Nevin finding power for Yard Goats

Rockies No. 11 prospect goes deep in fourth consecutive game

Tyler Nevin has gone deep as many times in his last four games as he did in his first 73 contests. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | August 30, 2019 1:51 AM ET

Colorado Rockies No. 11 prospect Tyler Nevin homered in his fourth straight game to lead Double-A Hartford past Harrisburg, 10-4, on Thursday night.

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Vilade hustles to big night for JetHawks

Rockies No. 6 prospect notches second four-hit game of August

Ryan Vilade has posted a .468/.451/.757 slash line through his first 11 games in August. (Lewis Duran/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | August 14, 2019 1:42 AM ET

Colorado Rockies No. 6 prospect Ryan Vilade notched his second four-hit game of August as Class A Advanced Lancaster beat Lake Elsinore, 9-4, on Tuesday.

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Vilade powers JetHawks' comeback

Rockies No. 6 prospect homers twice on first four-hit night

Ryan Vilade has 10 hits, including four for extra bases, in his last four California League games. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | August 3, 2019 1:34 AM ET

Rockies No. 6 prospect Ryan Vilade homered twice in his first career four-hit effort, leading Class A Advanced Lancaster to an 11-10 comeback win over Modesto on Friday night.

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Slugging Schunk keeps surging with Hawks

Rockies No. 12 prospect notches first career multi-homer game

Colorado snagged Aaron Schunk out of the University of Georgia in the second round of this year's Draft. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | July 30, 2019 1:03 AM ET

Colorado Rockies No. 12 prospect Aaron Schunk posted his first career multi-homer game as Class A Short Season Boise outlasted Vancouver, 11-9, on Monday night.

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Hawks' Schunk has perfect night at dish

Rockies' second-rounder goes 4-for-4, scores three times

Aaron Schunk was named a first team All-American by the College Baseball Foundation this season. (Steffenie Burns/University of Georgia)

By Dan Stokes | July 21, 2019 1:41 AM ET

Rockies second-round pick Aaron Schunk recorded his first career four-hit game and scored three times in Class A Short Season Boise's 15-12, 10-inning loss to Salem-Keizer on Saturday.

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Rockies' Welker moved to injured list

No. 57 overall prospect out for Hartford with undisclosed injury

Colton Welker hit eight homers through 82 games for Hartford before his suffering his injury. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 18, 2019 3:15 PM ET

Rockies No. 2 prospect Colton Welker has been placed on the Double-A Hartford injured list with an undisclosed injury, the team announced Thursday.

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Schmidt goes the distance for Asheville

Rockies prospect throws just 98 pitches in two-hit shutout

Colten Schmidt's 1.95 ERA is the best in the South Atlantic League. (Asheville Tourists)

By Jordan Wolf | July 17, 2019 4:51 PM ET

Colten Schmidt needed just 98 pitches to toss a nine-inning shutout Wednesday, striking out three and allowing just two hits in Class A Asheville's 4-0 win over Greenville.

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Valaika comes up big in return to 'Topes

Rockies infielder drives in six runs in first career five-hit game

Pat Valaika is 15-for-35 (.429) with nine extra-base hits and 12 RBIs in his last eight games. (Albuquerque Isotopes)

By Daren Smith | July 15, 2019 12:46 AM ET

Rockies infielder Pat Valaika drove in six runs in his first career five-hit game as Triple-A Albuquerque cruised to a 12-3 victory over El Paso on Sunday night.

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'Topes' Hillard plates career-high six runs

Rockies No. 9 prospect crushes grand slam, two-run blast

Sam Hilliard leads the Pacific Coast League with 51 extra-base hits and 71 runs scored. (Albuquerque Isotopes)

By Katie Woo | July 13, 2019 2:58 AM ET

Rockies No. 9 prospect Sam Hilliard hit a pair of homers, including a grand slam, and drove in a career-high six runs to power Triple-A Albuquerque to a 13-1 romp over El Paso on Friday.

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