Down on the Farm: Progress report of local graduates in pro baseball
Four Western Slope high school graduates are playing professional baseball in the minor leagues. Here’s a progress report:
Kiel Roling, 1B, Tulsa Drillers: The Central graduate is hitting .257 in his past 10 games with three doubles, two home runs and three RBI. He has at least one hit in eight of his past 10 games for the Rockies’ Class AA team. Roling is hitting .214 with 12 doubles, six home runs and 26 RBI for the season.
Shaver Hansen, SS, High Desert Mavericks: The Fruita Monument graduate is hitting .300 in his past 10 games with four extra-base hits and three RBI for the Mariners’ Class A Advanced team. He is hitting .233 with nine extra-base hits and nine RBI for the Mavericks (Adelanto, Calif.) Hansen is hitting .210 with 12 extra-base hits and 13 RBI for the year after starting the season at Class A Clinton (Iowa).
Geoff Baldwin, 1B, Burlington Royals: The Grand Junction graduate has three hits in his past 34 at-bats, dropping his batting average to .098 in the Rookie Appalachian League. The left-hander has five RBI for the season for the Royals (Burlington, N.C.). He hit .251 with 15 extra-base hits and 21 RBI last year in the Arizona Rookie League.
Chris Wilson, RHP, Augusta Green Jackets: The Delta graduate remains on the disabled list after beginning the season in extended spring training. He was 5-5 with a 3.83 ERA and nine saves for the San Francisco Giants’ Class A Augusta (Ga.) Green Jackets last season.
— Allen Gemaehlich