Found June 25, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
PLAYERS: Tim Wheeler
TEAMS: Colorado Rockies
There is no place like home for Colorado Springs Sky Sox outfielder, Tim Wheeler.  The Sacramento Native was in his home town this weekend to play the Oakland A’s triple-A affiliate, Sacramento River Cats. Drafted in the first round (32nd overall) by the Colorado Rockies in the 2009 MLB Draft out of California State University, Sacramento, Wheeler is entering his second season with the Sky Sox.  And while his season totals aren’t much to look at, he has been hitting the ball well as of late.  His seasons stats may suggest otherwise, .229 AVG with 22 R’s, 6 2B’s, 0 HR’s, 12 RBI’s, and an OPS of .613, but over his last 10 games (thru June 22nd), Wheeler is hitting a solid .316 AVG with 6 R’s, 2 2B’s, 4 RBI’s, and a .734 OPS.  He is starting to show signs of life and hopefully is turning things around. There are high hopes for Wheeler, as he is rated the #9 prospect on Keith Law’s top 10 organizational prospect list for the Rockies, and MLB.com has Wheeler #6 on their top 20 organizationa
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