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.

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 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.

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