29/05/2022

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The Sport Effect

Rockies feature three prospects in 2021 MLB Futures Game at Coors Field

The Rockies will have a few prospective customers at this year’s MLB Futures Recreation, to be held July 11 at Coors Discipline.

Very first baseman Michael Toglia, outfielder Ryan Vilade and catcher Willie MacIver are set to stand for Colorado in the yearly showcase for leading slight-league talent. The National League crew will be managed by ex-Rockies 3rd baseman and latest exclusive assistant Vinny Castilla.

Toglia is the Rockies’ No. three-rated prospect, for each MLB Pipeline, and was the club’s initial-round select out of UCLA in 2019. The 22-yr-outdated change-hitter is slashing .233/.344/.450 for Class-A Superior Spokane this yr, with 10 homers and 33 RBIs.

Vilade, who switched from the infield to the outfield past yr, skipped Double-A and is presently slashing .260/.327/.356 with Triple-A Albuquerque. He is Colorado’s No. 4 prospect, and the corporation is self-assured in the previous 2nd-round pick’s potential to preserve quickly-monitoring to the majors.

MacIver, a ninth-round select in 2018, joined Vilade as non-roster invitations in this year’s spring coaching. MacIver is slashing .286/.395/.542 with 10 homers and 30 RBIs for Spokane, with a .937 OPS.

Other Colorado ties on the Futures Recreation coaching staffs are NL bullpen coach Marvin Freeman (Rockies pitcher 1994-ninety six), NL pitching coach Frank Gonzalez (pitching coach for Double-A Hartford), American League supervisor LaTroy Hawkins (Rockies pitcher 2007 and 2013-14) and AL 3rd foundation coach Jamey Carroll (Rockies infielder 2006-07).