Down on the farm
Four Western Slope high school graduates are playing professional baseball in the minor leagues. Here’s a look at how they are doing:
Kiel Roling, 1B, Tulsa (Okla.) Drillers: The Central High School graduate went on the seven-day disabled list with a quad contusion. He hasn’t played for the Rockies’ Class AA team since July 25, but could return to the lineup soon. He is hitting .226 with 17 doubles, nine home runs and 36 RBI.
Shaver Hansen, SS, High Desert (Calif.) Mavericks: The Fruita Monument graduate has one hit in his past 14 at-bats for the Mariners’ Class A Advanced team. He is hitting .214 with 13 extra-base hits and 14 RBI for the Mavericks and .201 with 16 extra-base hits and 18 RBI for the year after starting the season at Class A Clinton (Iowa).
Geoff Baldwin, 1B, Burlington (N.C.) Royals: The Grand Junction graduate is hitting .189 in his past 10 games with three doubles and three RBI for the Royals’ Rookie League team. He is hitting .152 with four double and 10 RBI this season.
Chris Wilson, RHP, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Giants: The Delta High School graduate is 0-0 with a 1.42 ERA and one save in six appearances on a rehab assignment for the Giants’ Rookie League team. He has allowed one earned run on two hits, no walks and struck out 10 in 61⁄3 innings.
— Allen Gemaehlich