The Rockies are expected to summon midfielders Brenton Doyle from Triple-A Albuquerque ahead of Monday’s game against the Guardians, according to the Blake Street Banter (Twitter link). Doyle is already on Colorado’s 40-man roster, so the Rockies will only have to make a corresponding move tomorrow to make space for Doyle on the active 26 list.
This will be the first trip to the majors for Doyle, 24, who was selected in the fourth round for the Rockies in the 2019 draft. Rox added him to their 40-man roster ahead of the Project. drafted Rule 5 last winter, wanting to protect the midfielder after a solid 2022 season that saw him hit 0.256/,300/,473 with 26 home runs and 23 steals ( in 26 chances) in more than 548 combined disc appearances at Double-A and Triple-A. Only 41 of those PAs hit the Triple-A level in 2022, but Doyle looked great in his slightly longer Albuquerque audition this year, as he scored a .306/.404/ slash. .633 out of 57 PA.
MLB Pipeline ranks Doyle as the 16th best prospect in Colorado’s minor league system, while American Baseball ranks him 21st among the Rockies farmers. Bonus points for his defense and throwing arm, Doyle was already very competitive from a glove standpoint, able to play in the center or (thanks to his strong arm) position. right mind. He also has bonus speed, which has led to success on basic runs, and some raw power has led to his power numbers.
Plate discipline is a question in question, as Doyle’s hit rate is 30% higher at each level outside of the rookie ball. Pipeline’s scouting report notes that Doyle has gained a bit more exposure after making some tweaks last season, suggesting that Doyle could still reach another level as an assassin .
The Rockies will see if Doyle can unlock some of that potential in the professional leagues, but Rox’s call for a quarterback could be linked to some injury concerns. Kris Bryant leave the game on saturday after feeling pain in the sacroiliac joint, while Yonathan Daza left the game today after getting hit in the hand Zack Wheeler fast ball. For now, the X-rays for Daza and the other players are negative, but the 10-day injury list could arrive on Monday or Colorado could just add Doyle as depth off the field because either Bryant or Daza are not available to face the guardians.