The top prospect in the Colorado Rockies’ system will soon be making his way to Hartford.
Outfielder Zac Veen, who was selected ninth overall in the 2020 MLB Draft, took the field for the Hartford Yard Goats on Tuesday night.
The 20-year-old is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Rockies’ system by MLB.com and 20th in all of baseball. Veen hit second and played right field as the Yard Goats began a six-game series with the Somerset Patriots in New Jersey.
A native of Port Orange, Florida, Veen is in the midst of his second season in professional baseball. He hit .269 with 11 home runs and a Northwest League-leading 60 RBI for the Spokane Indians in High-A ball this season. Not only were his batting numbers impressive, he also showed off plenty of speed-- leading the league in runs (72) and stolen bases (50).
Veen got the chance to play in the 2022 MLB All-Star Futures Game last month, and he went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and two stolen bases.
The Yard Goats return to Hartford on Aug. 16 when they’ll begin a six-game series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.