Albuquerque Isotopes players putting on a display at Triple-A All-Star Game

Mike Tauchman when he was called up to the Rockies in June. Credit: Steven Branscombe, USA TODAY Sports.
Mike Tauchman when he was called up to the Rockies in June. Credit: Steven Branscombe, USA TODAY Sports.

No doubt about it, the Colorado Rockies minor league system is one of the finest in all of baseball.

And the Albuquerque Isotopes players who are taking place in the AAA All-Star Game, and the festivities before, are really putting on a show.

First, it was Mike Tauchman, winning the outfield throwing competition on Monday:

Tauchman wasn’t done there.

Today, in the AAA All-Star game, first it was Josh Fuentes smashing a home run to get the PCL on the scoreboard:

Then, Tauchman came up and smashed a three-run bomb to put the PCL ahead of the International League 4-1:

Later in the same, second inning, Fuentes was able to bat again and knocked in an RBI with a single:

By the end of the game, Fuentes played so magnificently, he was named MVP.

He went 2-3 with a home run and two RBI to help lead the PCL to the 12-7 victory.

This year with Albuquerque, Tauchman is hitting at an incredible .337 clip, with 13 homers and 52 RBI. His batting average is the highest for anyone on the Isotopes.

Fuentes isn’t far behind, batting .328, and the third/first baseman also has nine home runs and 64 RBI this season in Albuquerque. The Isotopes are currently 44-45 overall, third in the Pacific Southern Division.

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