After Jordan Lyles suffered a fractured left hand, the Colorado Rockies were going to be forced to call up another prospect out of their system. Chrsitan Bergman will get his shot at the big league level at 26-years-old.
Bergman went unnoticed through the Rockies system and presumably so since he was a 24th round draft pick in the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft. Bergman’s name was noted after the 2012 season where he went 16-5 in 27 starts for the High-A affiliate Modesto Nuts where he sat at an ERA with 3.65.
Tyler Matzek was also a favorite to take Lyles spot in the rotation but the southpaw pitched last night against the Iowa Cubs.
Bergman was putting up some solid numbers for the Triple-A affiliate Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He was 4-4 in the 12 starts where he posted an ERA of 3.84 and a 5.8 K/9.
Bergman will be in line to start Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves.