Peter Lambert Refines Three-Pitch Mix

Rockies Final Report

Best Player: 1B/3B Ryan McMahon

McMahon a combined .355/.403/.583 with 20 home runs at Double-A Hartford (49 games) and Triple-A Albuquerque (70) and finished the season with the Rockies. After scuffling at Hartford in 2016, the 22-year-old became much more adept at understanding his swing, according to farm director Zach Wilson.

“He’s understanding he could let his swing play for him naturally, and he didn't to have to overswing to make things happen for him."

The lefthanded-hitting McMahon was able to find a more level swing after adding loft to it in 2016 in a quest for more home runs caused his swing to get somewhat loopy and uphill. A natural third baseman, he learned to play first base last year, which some scouts think is his best position, and second base this year, where he is passable but very good around the bag.

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