Ryan McMahon

#85 3B / Colorado Rockies / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 lb Age: 22 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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    Ryan McMahon entered the season as a consensus top-50 prospect, and he proceeded to post career-worst full-season numbers in every relevant offensive category other than walk rate (10.3 percent) and steals (11 on 17 attempts). The decline in production coincides with him moving to a neutral hitting environment after taking advantage of the extremely hitter-friendly parks in Low-A Asheville and High-A Modesto during the two previous seasons. McMahon played half his games at first base last year, which sheds some light on the Rockies' long-term plans, as he is blocked at third base by Nolan Arenado. He was essentially a league average hitter in the Eastern League (101 wRC+) while being over three years younger than league average, which would be more encouraging if he still projected to end up on the left side of the infield. Additionally, his 30.1 percent strikeout rate raises concerns about the viability of his hit tool against upper-level pitching.

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    • McMahon was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday. The Rockies' No. 10 prospect, McMahon struggled in his first taste of big league pitching, going just 1-for-12 during his time in big league camp. McMahon's stock took a huge hit last season in a more neutral hitting environment, hitting just .242 with a 30.1 percent strikeout rate. He still has plus raw power, but with questions about his ability to handle third base defensively, more pressure could be placed on his bat if he is moved across the diamond to first base.

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    • Rockies' Ryan McMahon: Invited to big league camp
      By RotoWire Staff

      McMahon received an invite to Rockies Camp for spring training. McMahon started 2016 off very poorly, resulting in a .242 season average over 534 plate appearances with Double-A Hartford, though he did manage to get things going towards the end of the season. Perhaps his most significant problem was going down on strikes, which he did 30.1 percent of the time over the course of the season. The 22-year-old isn't really a candidate for a spot on the major league roster, but spring training will provide a good opportunity to get a look at McMahon against some tough competition.

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    • McMahon, 21, is batting .353 with two home runs and 11 RBI in his last 10 games for Double-A Hartford. After struggling for virtually the entire season, McMahon has finally started hitting the ball. Perhaps most importantly, he has more walks (7) than strikeouts (5) over these last 10 contests, indicating that he is seeing the ball much better of late. His average has risen to .243 on the year.

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    • Rockies' Ryan McMahon: Scuffling at Double-A
      By RotoWire Staff

      McMahon, 21, is batting just .217/.305/.331 through 78 games for Double-A Hartford. McMahon had an average hovering around .300 in the minors prior to this season. Not only has he struggled to hit for average, but McMahon has also been sapped of nearly all of his power. Curiously, he has just four home thus far in 2016. It has been a lost season for McMahon, who also contiues to strike out at an alarming rate.

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    • McMahon, 21, is batting just .225/.323/.349 with two home runs, 25 RBI and seven steals through 49 games for Double-A Hartford. Other than the surprising uptick in stolen bases, it has been a lost season thus far for McMahon, who has experienced a power outage while also failing to hit for average.

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