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Colton Welker

Colton Welker

3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 195 | Age: 21
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 4, #110, Colorado Rockies) - Stoneman Douglas (FL) HS
Coral Springs, FL USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 256 231 26 65 7 36 1 .281 .336 .463 .799
Career Minors 1271 1149 170 374 31 187 17 .326 .375 .487 .861
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .281 7 36 1 .799
Career Minors .326 31 187 17 .861

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 Grand Junction Rockies PIO ROK 51 227 210 38 69 15 2 5 36 13 28 6 4 1 .329 .366 .490 .856
2017 Asheville Tourists SAL A(Full) 67 279 254 32 89 18 1 6 33 18 42 5 7 5 .350 .401 .500 .901
2018 Lancaster JetHawks CAL A(Adv) 114 509 454 74 151 32 0 13 82 42 103 5 1 2 .333 .383 .489 .872
2019 Hartford Yard Goats EAS AA 63 256 231 26 65 19 1 7 36 19 43 1 0 2 .281 .336 .463 .799

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Run: 35 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

Welker was a teammate at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida with Jesus Luzardo, who went from having Tommy John surgery his senior year to becoming the top left-handed pitching prospect in the game. While Welker had an uneven senior year of high school, he's done nothing but hit since the Rockies went over pick value to sign him for $855,000 in the fourth round of the 2016 Draft, winning the California League batting title in '18.

Welker continues to show an innate ability to make consistent hard contact, recognizing pitches extremely well and not getting fooled often. While his strikeout rate has gone up, so has his ability to draw walks, and he started tapping into his power more in 2018, with the ability to drive the ball to all fields from the right side of the plate. While speed isn't a part of his game, he's far from a clogger, with good instincts on the basepaths.

Welker has more than enough arm to profile well at third and his hands should allow him to stay there. His lack of speed might eventually be an impediment. Nolan Arenado will be a free agent after the 2019 season; his future in Colorado could determine if Welker takes over in '20 or slides over to first, a spot he saw limited time at in '18.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
04/01/2019 3B Colton Welker assigned to Hartford Yard Goats from Lancaster JetHawks.
02/06/2019 Colorado Rockies invited non-roster 3B Colton Welker to spring training.
03/30/2018 3B Colton Welker assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Asheville Tourists.
02/23/2018 3B Colton Welker assigned to Colorado Rockies.
08/24/2017 Asheville Tourists activated 3B Colton Welker from the 7-day disabled list.
06/16/2017 Asheville Tourists placed 3B Colton Welker on the 7-day disabled list.
04/03/2017 3B Colton Welker assigned to Asheville Tourists from Grand Junction Rockies.
02/26/2017 3B Colton Welker assigned to Colorado Rockies.
06/16/2016 Colorado Rockies signed IF Colton Welker.
06/16/2016 3B Colton Welker assigned to Grand Junction Rockies.