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Minor League Barometer: Down on the Farm

Jesse Siegel

Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

How about the turnaround this season for Rockies third base prospect Ryan McMahon? Last season, McMahon looked rather lost at the dish, hitting just .242 in 133 games for Double-A Hartford. McMahon fanned a staggering 161 times over that span, and also experienced a power outage. He hit just 12 home runs en route to a putrid .399 Slugging Percentage. McMahon has completely reversed course in 2017, though. After slashing .326/.390/.536 through 49 games in a return engagement at Double-A, McMahon was promoted to the hitter-friendly confines of the California League. McMahon has come out of the gates white-hot for Triple-A Albuquerque, hitting an absurd .423/.444/.711 with five home runs and 22 RBI in...

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