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Orioles' Cowser, Westburg thrive at upper levels

Another batch of top talent makes its way toward Camden Yards
October 19, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Baltimore Orioles.

Garcia, Isotopes Staff Spin Gem in Shutout Win over the River Cats

August 22, 2019

Isotopes 9 (55-73), River Cats 0 (67-61) - Raley Field, West Sacramento, Calif.

Aces Top Topes, 5-1

June 22, 2019

Aces 6 (31-42), Isotopes 4 (31-43) - Greater Nevada Field - Reno, Nev.

Houchins and Garcia Win Weekly Awards

June 10, 2019

SCARBOROUGH, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce the winners of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award and Eastern League Pitcher of the Week Award for the period of June 3rd through June 9th.

Yard Goats' Garcia proves unhittable

Rockies No. 21 prospect fires six hitless frames, strikes out 11
June 4, 2019

A quartet of Double-A Yard Goats pitchers came two outs away from tossing the team's first no-hitter Tuesday. The milestone didn't materialize, but that didn't tarnish Rico Garcia's shine. Colorado's No. 21 prospect fired six hitless innings and tied his career high with 11 strikeouts to fuel a near no-hitter in

Rockies' Garcia building on career season

Hawaii native blossoming into one of Colorado system's top arms
May 15, 2019

Sitting at home in Hawaii in early June 2016, Rico Garcia didn't have any expectations on the final day of the Draft. As he watched one of his favorite movies -- "Lean on Me" with Morgan Freeman -- his dad napped while his mom watched TV in another room. Garcia had

Yard Goats' Garcia reaches new heights

No. 21 Rockies prospect fans career-best 11 over 6 2/3 frames
April 30, 2019

Even when things could have taken a bad turn on Tuesday night, Rico Garcia was never going to stray from his "bulldog mentality." Keeping with the mind-set from pitch one all the way to a season-high 102, he navigated around trouble to reach a new plateau.The Rockies' No. 21 prospect fanned

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

Fuentes, Golden shine in Rockies system

Dynamic offensive talent abounds in versatile Colorado ranks
October 17, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.For the first time in franchise history, the Rockies have reached the postseason in consecutive

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

Garcia twirls career night for Yard Goats

Rockies No. 21 prospect allows two hits, fans 10 in eight innings
August 20, 2018

Rico Garcia had a "Frank the Tank" moment Monday.The 24-year-old admitted he "just kind of blacked out" on the mound. He wasn't thinking, just throwing. And just like Will Ferrell in the debate scene from Old School, the results were brilliant.Colorado's No. 21 prospect turned in the best outing of his

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

Pitchers' duel ends in favor of Garcia, 'Hawks

Right-hander fans eight over seven solid innings in rubber game victory
April 27, 2018

VISALIA, Calif. - Rico Garcia outlasted his counterpart, Sam McWilliams, and cruised through seven innings to lead the JetHawks to a 3-1 rubber game win over the Visalia Rawhide on Thursday night at Recreation Park.