Colton Welker Colorado Rockies

Age: 24 (October 09, 1997) | 6' 1" | 235lbs. 1B-2 3B-5 PH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
COL A+ 2018 114 454 74 151 42 103 32 0 13 82 5 1 .333 .383 .489 8 20 .395 n/a
COL AA 2019 98 353 37 89 32 68 23 1 10 53 2 1 .252 .313 .408 8 17 .281 n/a
COL AAA 2021 33 120 18 31 15 31 7 1 6 26 0 0 .258 .345 .483 11 23 .294 n/a
COL NL 2021 19 37 7 7 3 11 1 0 0 2 0 0 .189 .250 .216 8 28 .269 19/38/42 -1 -0
Career 1yr 19 37 7 7 3 11 1 0 0 2 0 0 .189 .250 .216 8 28 .269 n/a
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Rockies brought him up to play down the stretch - but it felt like a bit early - like he could have used more time at AAA.  Maybe if Chris Owens could have gotten healthy he'd have stayed down, or maybe they just wanted to see whether he could make the jump before 2021 was over.

In any case, assuming Story is gone, the Rockies IF will have (along with Cron) a combo of McMahon, Rogers, Hampson, Fuentes.  Rio Ruiz looks like AAA fodder.  Welker and Fuentes are kind of redundant it would seem - I'm thinking that unless someone is added, it ends up being a ST battle between the two for a roster spot.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Oct 7

Hitting 3rd tonight for ABQ, hit 2nd inning GS.

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Aug 13

Up to AAA and hit another HR.  

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Aug 12

Suspension over ... Rockies started him off at high-A Spokane, and after a ice cold start (.344 OPS after 5 games) he's hit HRs in 3 straight games.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Aug 6

No pressure.

Colton Welker (1B) COL - Mar. 23

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=766509

The Rockies are giving consideration to carrying Welker on their Opening Day roster, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Welker has experience at both corner-infield spots, but the Rockies are most likely viewing him as a candidate for duties at third base, since C.J. Cron has seemingly solidified himself as Colorado's everyday first baseman. The post-Nolan Arenado Rockies are far less settled at the hot corner, where Josh Fuentes (.714 OPS in 159 career MLB plate appearances) likely projects as the starter in the likely event Ryan McMahon is needed to fill in at second base for Brendan Rodgers (hamstring) to begin the season. Fuentes hasn't performed poorly enough this spring to lose his foothold atop the depth chart, but Welker has made himself relevant in the job battle by slashing .353/.378/.529 with a 23.5 percent strikeout rate over 34 plate appearances in Cactus League play. Harding notes that manager Bud Black has raved about Welker's maturity and power potential throughout the spring, so the 23-year-old looks like he'll have a legitimate shot to stake his claim to a roster spot over the final few spring games.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 24

In the daily prospect report from Baseball America:

Colorado Rockies

—No. 7 prospect Colton Welker crushed his first home run of the spring, a three-run shot to left field in the sixth inning against the Padres.

<video of him crushing a hanging slider>

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 11