SCOTTSDALE – As a 6’5” outfielder with an impressive combination of speed and power, it seems hard to believe that some scouts didn’t believe Sam Hilliard could make it as a hitter.

After four progressive seasons in the Rockies organization, featuring All-Star selections each of the past three years, including this season where he was the runner-up in the Double-A Home Run Derby, Sam Hilliard will now be representing the Colorado Rockies in the 2018 Arizona Fall League.

Joined by pitchers Ryan Castellani, Jesus Tinoco, Justin Lawrence and Mitch Horacek, as well as infielders Tyler Nevin and Josh Fuentes as Rockies representatives on the Salt River Rafters, Hilliard will look to continue changing minds of those doubting his ability to be an offensive force.

He made it look easy batting third for the Rafters on Tuesday with singles in his first two at-bats and a triple in his final plate appearance for 3-for-5 game one of the fall season.

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