Rockies call up No. 3 prospect Ryan McMahon

McMahon, a 22-year-old who the Rockies chose in the second round of the 2013 draft, has batted .354 with 19 home runs and 82 RBI in 108 minor-league games this year.

CHRISTIAN-lighter
The Rockies called up No. 3 prospect Ryan McMahon on Friday. (Rick Scuteri/USA Today Sports)

The Rockies called up No. 3 prospect Ryan McMahon on Friday. (Rick Scuteri/USA Today Sports)

The Colorado Rockies are calling up one of their top prospects.

On Friday, the Rockies announced they selected infielder Ryan McMahon’s contract. McMahon, a 22-year-old who the Rockies chose in the second round of the 2013 draft, has batted .354 with 19 home runs and 82 RBI in 108 minor-league games this year.

To make room for him, the Rockies optioned outfielder Raimel Tapia to Triple-A and designated for assignment lefty pitcher Sam Moll.

McMahon started the season in Double-A Hartford. He slashed .326/.390/.536 in 49 games with the Yard Goats. He only continued to sizzle at the plate when he was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque in June, batting .375 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI with the Isotopes.

In April, McMahon was named the Eastern League Player of the Month with the Yard Goats. Then in June, he won the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month with Albuquerque.

McMahon has split his time between first, second and third base in the minors this year. He will wear No. 1 for the Rockies.

Subscribe to Denverite’s weekly sports newsletter here.

Hi! You’re like us!

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.