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Isotopes Drop Road Trip Opener in Extras

Welker provided all of the Isotopes offense with a grand slam
August 13, 2021

Skeeters 5 (47-37), Isotopes 4 (38-46) – Constellation Field | Sugar Land, Tex. AT THE DISH: Colton Welker provided all of the Isotopes offense on Thursday, connecting on a grand slam in the third inning, his second home run in Triple-A … Joshua Fuentes finished the night 2-for-4 with a

Isotopes Rally Falls Just Short as Dodgers Split Series 

Colton Welker connected on his first Triple-A long ball in the first inning
August 11, 2021

Dodgers 11 (44-40), Isotopes 10 (38-45) – RGCU Field at Isotopes Park | Albuquerque, NM AT THE DISH: Albuquerque hit four home runs Tuesday night … Colton Welker connected on his first Triple-A long ball in the first inning … Brian Serven hit his ninth of the season (and fourth

Farm system rankings: Position players, 30-21

Witt leads next-gen Royals; Tigers' Greene striving for more
February 10, 2020

With the 2020 season rapidly approaching, looks at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranks them in several different ways. This first installment, broken into three parts, focuses on position players and considers the quality and quantity of top talent currently in each system. So, without further

Rockies' Welker moved to injured list

No. 57 overall prospect out for Hartford with undisclosed injury
July 18, 2019

A rough week for injuries involving top Rockies infield prospects just got even more difficult.No. 57 overall prospectColton Welker was placed on the Double-A Hartford injured list with an undisclosed injury on Thursday. The news comes two days after top Colorado prospect Brendan Rodgersunderwent season-ending surgery on a torn labrum

2019 Eastern League All-Star Game Rosters Announced

Flying Squirrels host All-Star Game for first time on Wednesday, July 10 at The Diamond
June 24, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with the Eastern League of Professional Baseball, announced the rosters on Monday for the 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, which will take place at The Diamond on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:05 p.m. The Flying Squirrels are hosting the event for

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 19

Rockies' Welker homers again; Royals' Rivera drives in five
June 20, 2019

Rockies 3B Colton Welker, Double-A Hartford: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 1 BB -- Colorado's No. 2 prospect continued his June power binge with his fourth blast of the month, belting a two-run shot to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning. The third baseman's big fly followed

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 24

Reds' Isabel goes yard again; Tigers' Faedo strikes out seven
May 25, 2019

Reds DH Ibandel Isabel, Double-A Chattanooga: 1-for-4, HR, BB, 2 RBIs, R -- The 25th-ranked Reds prospect just keeps on mashing for the Lookouts as he went deep for the fourth consecutive contest. In the seventh inning against Birmingham, he crushed a two-run blast to left-center for his Southern League-leading 12th

Goats' Welker posts first two-homer game

Rockies No. 2 prospect nets three extra-base hits, drives in four
April 20, 2019

Early in the season, Colton Welker was either just missing his pitch or taking them for strikes. So coming into Saturday night, his plan was to hunt fastballs early in the count and tap into his power.Sticking with that approach, the barrel was catching up to just about everything.The second-ranked

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 16

Dodgers' May deals and hits; Royals' Singer records first win
April 17, 2019

Dodgers RHP Dustin May, Double-A Tulsa: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K; 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, R -- May dazzled both on the mound and at the plate, tossing five scoreless frames and driving in two runs with a second-inning single against Springfield. With runners on second

Rockies Prospect Primer: Rodgers ready

Star shortstop on doorstep of Major Leagues as 2019 opens
March 21, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Brendan Rodgers, SSA

Dodgers reassign Ruiz to Minor League camp

No. 36 overall prospect batted .183; Rockies send down Welker
March 11, 2019

The Dodgers have long been aggressive exposing No. 2 prospectKeibert Ruiz to older talent, and this Spring Training was no different for the 20-year-old catcher. His latest taste of big league camp, though, is over.Ruiz, baseball's 36th-ranked overall prospect, was among the Dodgers' latest batch of spring cuts on Monday.

Rodgers, Welker headed to Rockies camp

Two Top-100 prospects get non-roster invites to Spring Training
February 6, 2019

The Steamer600 projection system believes Brendan Rodgers could be a positive contributor to the Rockies this season. The organization took a step toward making that a reality Wednesday.The Rockies have invited's No. 10 overall prospect, No. 95 Colton Welker and 17 others not on the 40-man roster to Major

JetHawks receive four Postseason All-Star Selections

Lancaster ties for most selections in league, Scott named best clubhouse manager
August 22, 2018

LANCASTER, Calif. - Four JetHawks, including two pitchers, were named to the California League Postseason All-Star Team Tuesday. In addition, Joey Scott was named the league's Clubhouse Manager of the Year.OF Vince Fernandez, RHP Rico Garcia, RHP Reid Humphreys and IF Colton Welker were all recognized as Postseason All-Stars tying

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 17

Verdugo keeps picking up hits; Noda has turned on power
June 18, 2018

Theme of the dayFirst-rounders first: First-round Draft picks dominated the Minor League news landscape Sunday -- for good and for bad. Start with the positive. Tigers 2016 first-rounder Matt Manning fired seven scoreless innings for Class A West Michigan in the longest outing of his young career. Angels 2017 first-rounder

Eight JetHawks named Cal League All-Stars

Lancaster to be well represented in All-Star Game at The Hangar June 19
June 11, 2018

LANCASTER, Calif. - Mid-Season All-Stars were announced by the California League Monday, and the JetHawks have eight players that will represent the South Division June 19 at The Hangar. Infielder Roberto Ramos, outfielder Vince Fernandez, infielder Colton Welker, infielder Alan Trejo, right-handed pitcher Rico Garcia, right-handed pitcher Reid Humphreys, right-handed

Welker Named Cal League Player of the Week

Third baseman hit .455 with three homers and 10 RBI in 10 games
April 16, 2018

LANCASTER, Calif. - The California League announced Monday that Lancaster JetHawks third baseman Colton Welker has been named the California League Player of the Week for the extended week of April 5 - 15.

Jays' Guerrero earns Player of the Week nod

No. 3 overall prospect paces Eastern League with 12 RBIs
April 16, 2018

With each passing day, any questions surrounding Vladimir Guerrero Jr. become less about what can he do and more about what can't he do. The answer: not's No. 3 overall prospect enjoyed a smashing Double-A debut with New Hampshire and in the process was named Eastern League Offensive Player

JetHawks' Welker continues hot start at dish

Rockies No. 3 prospect collects three hits, hikes average to .579
April 11, 2018

Colton Welker's strong 2017 season for Class A Asheville helped propel the him to Class A Advanced Lancaster to start this year. And the Rockies' No. 4 prospect hasn't missed a beat.Welker went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, raising his average to .579 and helping the JetHawks outlast

Ramos' three homers send JetHawks soaring

Rockies infielder collects six RBIs, No. 4 prospect Welker adds five
April 8, 2018

After a preseason adjustment didn't work out, Roberto Ramos went back to his old way of doing things. The results have been music to fans' ears at The Hangar."I like to hit with mariachi because that's the typical music of my home country," the native of Mexico said. "We had

Rockies' Welker supports school after tragedy

Stoneman Douglas graduate reflects on tight-knit community
March 26, 2018

Valentine's Day was normal for Colton Welker until nothing was normal anymore. Until the TV in front of him showed horrifying images from home. Until the world turned inside out. Valentine's Day was normal until it became a nightmare.When the Rockies selected Welker with the 110th overall selection of the

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 12

Rockies' Welker collects four hits; Royals' Lee keeps power going
June 13, 2017

Rockies 3B Colton Welker, Class A Asheville: 4-for-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB --  Both Triple-A circuits and the Eastern League were off Monday as much of the Minor League Baseball world turned its attention to the 2017 Draft, and as a result, this Roundup is all Class A. Welker, however,

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 28

Dodgers' Buehler hits milestones; Kilome goes seven scoreless
May 29, 2017

Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler, Double-A Tulsa: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 70 pitches, 49 strikes -- The Dodgers' No. 5 prospect crossed a couple thresholds Sunday, completing five innings and reaching 70 pitches for the first time in his career. Those

TinCaps' Tatis highlights Players of the Week

Padres No. 6 prospect batted .462 with seven extra-base hits
May 22, 2017

Many Minor Leaguers make a habit of checking in with their parents, especially during their first full season, when the daily grind can be most daunting. For Fernando Tatis Jr., he has an 11-year Major League veteran on the other end of the line."He watches when he can and goes

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 15

White dominates over seven innings; Mountcastle collects four hits
May 16, 2017

Rays SS Willy Adames, Triple-A Durham: 3-for-4, 2 R, K -- To quote Monday's Roundup about Jake Bauers, "Patience has been key for the Rays No. 4 prospect -- who entered Triple-A at just 21 years old." The same can be said for Adames, who won't turn 22 until Sept. 2.

SAL notes: Rockies' Welker making waves

Tourists third baseman drawing comparisons to Nolan Arenado
April 28, 2017

Comparisons are part of the game of baseball, particularly when it comes to projections of younger players.Colton Welker has heard for the past couple of years from a handful of scouts and other would-be prophets that his abilities on the left side of the infield and the right side of