DENVER -- Ryan Wheeler hit one home run in 109 Major League at-bats with the D-backs last year, and the most home runs he has hit in any of his four Minor League seasons is 15. However, the Rockies project plenty of power from Wheeler, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds.
"He's a guy that played for us in the Arizona Fall League [D-backs and Rockies prospects were on the same team, the Salt River Rafters], and our scouts and staff have always liked him," said Bill Geivett, the Rockies' senior vice president of Major League operations.
"We see him competing at third base, fitting in that mix, and he can play some first base and some outfield. He's a good guy for us to have, and our guys feel like he's going to develop some home run power."