Josh Fuentes Builds His Own Identity
Fuentes escaped the looming shadow of cousin Nolan Arenado by tweaking his swing and enhancing his positional versatility.
Tyler Nevin Seizes AFL Opportunity
Health was the biggest factor in Nevin's career-best season in the California League, but a quiet, disciplined hitting approach didn't hurt.
Hunter Stovall Eagerly Goes Behind The Plate
The natural second baseman can play all over the infield, the outfield and even catcher, which he gleefully proved at instructional league.
Colton Welker Shows Mature Hitting Approach
The hitter-friendly winds of Lancaster never seduced Colton Welker to sell out for home runs.
Grant Lavigne's Bat Inspires Confidence
The Rockies love the way Lavigne, a New Hampshire prep chosen 42nd overall this year, talks about hitting. But his bat does plenty of talking, too.
Peter Lambert Has All The Ingredients
The Rockies quickly promoted Lambert out of the Eastern League and into the hitter-friendly environment of Albuquerque.
Forrest Wall Improves On Both Sides Of Ball
The former second baseman is healthy and turning a corner at Double-A in his transition to center field.
Noel Cuevas Earns Long-Awaited Callup
Valuable lessons learned at Triple-A in 2017 paid off with big league callup for the ninth-year pro this year.
Improved Fastball Puts Justin Lawrence On Fast Track
Working with ex-big leaguer Steve Reed helped the sidearming Lawrence develop better command of his plus fastball.
Willie Abreu Shows The Natural Power To Excel
Willie Abreu could be on the verge of a breakout if he can tame his aggressiveness and adopt an all-fields approach at the plate.