Meet the Grand Junction Rockies outfielders

Ryan Garvey

Nickname: Garv

Position: OF

School: Riverside (Calif.) CC

Hometown: Palm Desert, Calif.

Drafted: 2012, 33rd round

Height, Weight: 6-1, 190

Bats/Throws: R/R

Walk-up song: “Revolution” (Kirk Franklin)

Greatest baseball accomplishment: Winning the city championship game as a junior in high school.

Goals for this season: To be Pioneer MVP.

Favorite player growing up: Ken Griffey Jr., because he was a nasty/ruthless player on the field.

Who has influenced you most? My dad, because growing up with a Hall of Famer you learn a lot.

Favorite pregame meal: PB&J.

Favorite food: Hamburger.

Off-field hobbies: The sticks (golf).

Terry McClure

Late Arrival

Position: OF

School: Riverwood (Ga.) Int’l Charter School

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Drafted: 2013, 8th round

Height, Weight: 6-2, 190

Bats/Throws: R/R

Cole Norton

Position: OF

School: St. Mary’s (Calif.) College

Hometown: Aurora

Drafted: 2013, 39th round

Height, Weight: 5-8, 180

Bats/Throws: L/L

Walk-up song: “Pickin’ Wildflowers” (Keith Anderson)

Best baseball memory: Growing up and cheering for the Rockies, then having the privilege to play for them as well. It’s a dream come true.

Greatest baseball accomplishment: Finishing my career at St. Mary’s tied for second in career triples.

Goals for this season: Learn as much as I can while also developing as much as I can. I want to make the most of every day and realize what a unique opportunity this really is.

Favorite player growing up: Todd Helton. I just always admired how he plays the game with such humility and respect. He went out every day and played hard, was very humble and always gave back.

Who has influenced you most? Wayne and Jeff Doland. Both of them coached me all through high school (Regis Jesuit) and really allowed me to get to where I am today. They taught me about baseball and life, and how both of them can help the other.

Favorite pregame meal: Usually a sandwich and fruit. I’m not too picky.

Favorite food: Sushi

Off-field hobbies: Golf, scuba diving

Jordan Patterson

Late Arrival

Position: OF

School: University of South Alabama

Hometown: Mobile, Ala.

Drafted: 2013, 8th round

Height, Weight: 6-2, 190

Bats/Throws: R/R

Jeff Popick

Nickname: Pop

Position: OF

School: Colorado Mesa University

Hometown: Lakewood

Drafted: 2012, 16th round

Height, Weight: 6-4, 220

Bats/Throws: R/R

Walk-up song: “Alive” (Kid Cudi)

Best baseball memory: Turning a triple play in Little League.

Greatest baseball accomplishment: Being drafted.

Goals for this season: Get healthy, stay healthy.

Favorite player growing up: Larry Walker, a big strong guy, could do everything needed on the field.

Who has influenced you most? My parents, they’ve always been there to keep pushing me

Favorite pregame meal: PB&J

Favorite food: Homemade lasagne

Off-field hobbies: golf, fishing, Xbox


Position: OF

School: Maria de Hostos Genius

Hometown: San Pedro de Macoris, D.R.

Drafted: 2010, free agent

Height, Weight: 6-2, 160

Bats/Throws: L/L

Walk-up song: “Lapiz Conciente” (featuring El Army)

Best baseball memory: When I was 8, I was playing with older kids and they put me up to bat thinking I couldn’t bat and I hit a double.

Greatest baseball accomplishment: In the summer of 2011, I signed with the Rockies and played against the Cincinnati Reds in my country. I hit a home run to score two and hit four times and we won.

Goals for this season: Batting average of .350, eight home runs. Learn English. Have a great summer in Colorado with my host family, the Sneddons.

Favorite player growing up: Ken Griffey Jr. because I was little watching him every time he went up to bat and he always hit.

Who has influenced you most? My brothers were players and Alfonso Soriano helps me still and gives me lots of tips.

Favorite pregame meal: Chicken and white rice

Favorite food: White rice with abichuela (red sauce)

Off-field hobbies: Go to the beach. Hang out with my family and enjoy a meal we all cook together. I like to go dancing. I enjoy going to church.

Miguel Diloné

Nickname: Guelito

Position: IF

School: Instituto Iberia HS

Hometown: Santiago, D.R.

Drafted: 2011, free agent

Height, Weight: 6-2, 175

Bats/Throws: L/R

Walk-up song: “Prendan Los Motores” (Jowell y Randy Ft. Farruko)

Best baseball memory: The day that the Rockies signed me to play pro ball.

Greatest baseball accomplishment: Going in my first two seasons in professional baseball to an All-Star game in the Dominican Summer League.

Goals for this season: Stay healthy all year and trying to help my team on whatever they need me to do.

Favorite player growing up: Jose Reyes, because he is the kind of player that can help you to win in different ways, and he always enjoyed the game of baseball.

Who has influenced you most? My dad. He was a former big leaguer, so he is the one that taught me how to play baseball (when) I was a young kid and always gave me support for everything.

Favorite pregame meal: Ham and cheese sandwich with peanut butter

Favorite food: Rice, beans and chicken

Off-field hobbies: I like to go out and have fun with friends, sometimes I like to go watch the games in the Dominican Winter Ball.

Emerson Jimenez

Nickname: Elmi

Position: SS

School: Dominican Summer League

Hometown: Santo Domingo, D.R.

Drafted: 2011, free agent

Height, Weight: 6-1, 160

Bats/Throws: L/R

Walk-up song: “Cuando Yo Llegue” (Los Teke Tekes)

Best baseball memory: Grand slam at age 12.

Greatest baseball accomplishment: When I signed at 16.

Goals for this season: Bat above .300, 40 stolen bases.

Favorite player growing up: Hanley Ramirez.

Who has influenced you most? Rafael Caba.

Favorite pregame meal: Buffalo chicken sandwich

Favorite food: Rice, chicken and beans

Off-field hobbies: Music, TV, chill with friends

Ryan McMahon

Position: 3B

School: Mater Dei (Calif.) HS

Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.

Drafted: 2013, 2nd round

Height, Weight: 6-2, 185

Bats/Throws: L/R

Walk-up song: “My Moment” (DJ Drama)

Best baseball memory: Hitting my first home run.

Greatest baseball accomplishment: Orange County player of the year.

Goals for this season: Learn a lot.

Favorite player growing up: Derek Jeter. The way he played the game and his calmness.

Who has influenced you most? Dad, because (playing baseball) was our thing growing up.

Favorite pregame meal: Chicken and rice

Favorite food: Steak

Off-field hobbies: Beach volleyball

Zach Osborne

Nickname: Ozzie

Position: IF

School: University of Tennessee

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

Drafted: 2012, free agent

Height, Weight: 5-6, 170

Bats/Throws: R/R

Walk-up song: “Tell the World” (Lecrae)

Best baseball memory: Winning the Little League World Series and Kentucky high school state championship.

Goals for this season: Help win a title.

Favorite player growing up: Derek Jeter, he carries himself the right way on and off the field.

Who has influenced you most? My family; they have always supported me and helped me grow in this game.

Favorite pregame meal: Grilled chicken

Favorite food: Steak

Off-field hobbies: Listening to music, playing guitar

Correlle Prime

Nickname: Prime Time

Position: 1B

School: Manatee (Fla.) HS

Hometown: Plant City, Fla.

Drafted: 2012, 12th round

Height, Weight: 6-6, 210

Bats/Throws: R/R

Walk-up song: “Badass” (remix, Kid Ink featuring Meek Mill and Wale)

Best baseball memory: My first T-ball game. Hitting the ball, then running to third base.

Goals for this season: To stay healthy and have a great season.

Favorite player growing up: Alfonso Soriano, because we wore the same number.

Who has influenced you most? My mother. She has showed me what hard work is all about and that is how you get better. She has been there the whole ride.

Favorite pregame meal: Ziti

Favorite food: Pork chop (fried) and pork and beans with rice

Off-field hobbies: Chillin’


Position: 3B

School: Elk Grove (Calif.) HS

Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.

Drafted: 2013, 6th round

Height, Weight: 6-0, 170

Bats/Throws: L/R


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