Development is the name of the game in Rookie ball

Alving Mejias, a starting pitcher for the Grand Junction Rockies, will have to learn more than how to command his pitches. Part of his learning curve in Rookie ball is absorbing the Rockies’ organizational culture and understanding that his immediate playing time may be limited as a safeguard for his long-term development.



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Alving Mejias, a starting pitcher for the Grand Junction Rockies, will have to learn more than how to command his pitches. Part of his learning curve in Rookie ball is absorbing the Rockies’ organizational culture and understanding that his immediate playing time may be limited as a safeguard for his long-term development.

The foundation of the Colorado Rockies is established at the rookie level. That used to take place in Casper, Wyo. Now, it will be Grand Junction. The future players of the Colorado Rockies…




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