Catching up, Aug. 3, 2013

Editor’s note: Each week this summer, The Daily Sentinel will catch up with some of the 2012 Grand Junction Rockies who have moved up the organizational ladder, updating how their seasons are going. To check on your favorite former GJ Rockies player, go to coloradorockies.com and click on the “Roster” link, then go to “Affiliates/Pipeline.”

Drew Beuerlein, Class A Modesto

Beuerlein was a jack-of-all-trades last year, starting the season in Grand Junction but making stops at Tri-City, Asheville and Modesto as teams needed catching depth. He was converted to a first baseman in the offseason and started 2013 in Asheville. After hitting .342 for the Tourists in 10 games, he was promoted to Class A Advanced Modesto, where he’s hitting .209 in 16 games.

Beuerlein struggled at the plate in July, hitting .187 in seven games, but he finished the month with a 2-for-4 night July 31 against Bakersfield, driving in two runs to break a 3-3 tie in the Nuts’ 6-3 victory. He also doubled and scored on an error for Modesto’s final run.

Alving Mejias, P, Asheville: A middle-relief man for the Tourists, Mejias is 3-4 with a 4.24 ERA in 28 games. He’s pitched 57 1/3 innings with 39 strikeouts and 13 walks.

Wilfredo Rodriguez, C, Tri-City: In 27 games, Rodriguez is hitting .208 with 11 RBI. He went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI on July 27 against Salem-Keizer, driving in the tying run in the Dust Devils’ 5-4 victory. He’s hitting .257 in his past 10 games.


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