Welker is hitting .227 with one home run in seven games since coming off the injured list at Double-A Harford.
He missed a month with an undisclosed injury. Welker is hitting .257/.311/.415 with nine home runs in 89 games this year with the Yard Goats. This is the first season he has hit in a somewhat neutral environment, and he's unsurprisingly posting the worst rate stats of his career. Welker still has a chance to be a good big-league hitter in time, but his 2019 season serves as a good barometer of where his current true talent lies.
Welker was placed on the 7-day injured list with an undisclosed injury.
This helps explain why Welker hasn't played for Double-A Hartford since July 12. Specifics regarding the injury remain unknown, leaving Welker without a timetable for his return. Prior to landing on the shelf, the 21-year-old was slashing .259/.312/.415 with eight home runs and two stolen bases in 82 games for the Yard Goats.
Welker is slashing .314/.358/.483 with four home runs and 23 RBI through 172 at-bats for Double-A Hartford.
One of the Rockies' most highly rated offensive prospects, Welker continues to rake at the minor-league level as he now boasts an excellent .333/.380/.491 slash line over 1,090 professional at-bats between Colorado's Class-A teams and Hartford. This is his first run at the Double-A level, so the Rockies figure to leave him there for at least a little bit longer to see if he can sustain his current pace with the Yard Goats. If he keeps raking, the 21-year-old will make a strong case for a move to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Welker was sent to minor-league camp on Monday.
A .333/.383/.489 line last season for High-A Lancaster earned Welker time with the big-league coaching staff at the start of camp. He'll likely open the season with Double-A Hartford.
Welker was invited to the Rockies' big-league camp Wednesday.
Welker has yet to play above High-A, so he won't be seriously considered for an Opening Day roster spot. He's posted strong numbers at all three of his minor-league stops so far, and will be rewarded with the chance to work with the Rockies' big-league staff, a set of coaches he may be seeing every day in a year or two.
Welker extended his hit streak to 15 games Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with two walks for High-A Lancaster.
Even amid this streak, he has really heated up of late, notching two hits in five of his last six games. Welker's .339/.433/.534 slash line is all well and good, but given Lancaster's extreme hitter-friendly conditions, a better gauge of the third baseman's season is his .263/.354/.456 line on the road. Welker is the seventh youngest hitter in the California League and should continue to post monster numbers thanks to his home park. He is a top-50 prospect for dynasty leagues.
Welker will open the year with High-A Lancaster.
This was expected after Welker faced little resistance (.350/.401/.500) in 67 games in the Sally League last season. The top thing he will work on this season is his defense at third base. He has one of the top hit tools in the minor leagues and should put up cartoonish numbers in the JetHawks' home park, which has become an annual tradition among Rockies hitting prospects and Astros hitting prospects before them, back when Lancaster was one of Houston's affiliates. Last year Welker missed time with a groin injury, but if he stays healthy during his age-20 season he will likely need to be challenged by Double-A pitching at some point this summer.
Welker (groin) has been activated from the 7-day DL with Low-A Asheville.
Even though he missed over two months with a groin injury, this season can still be considered a major success for Welker. He was one of the best hitters in the South Atlantic League as a 19-year-old, showing he could hit for average and power while striking out at just a 15.1 percent clip. Welker has one of the best hit tools in the minors. The number one thing he has to work on is his defense at third base.
Welker is on the 7-day DL at Low-A Asheville with an undisclosed injury.
He has been out since June 15, but was scorching hot at the plate prior to landing on the shelf. Welker is hitting .365/.409/.532 with six home runs and just 36 strikeouts in 222 at-bats.
Welker, 19, is hitting .357/.398/.541 with six home runs, 28 RBI and five steals through 48 games for Low-A Asheville.
As if the Rockies needed any more hitting at the hot corner, add Welker to a depth chart that already includes Nolan Arenado and Ryan McMahon. Welker has done nothing but hit since entering the minors, though he likely won't be rushed with the plethora of options at third base for Colorado.