Joe Gaetti...son of former Major League infielder Gary Gaetti...was selected by the Rockies in the 2003 Draft.2007In his fifth professional season, Gaetti split the year between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A
Colorado Springs...combined to hit .254 (107-for-421) with 19 homers and 60 RBI in 123 games...combined
to play 111 games in the outfield and committed 5 errors in 186 total chances...started the year at
Double-A and batted .232 (41-for-177)...hit .307 (23-for-75) in April, but average tappered off the next two
months as he combined to hit just .176 (18-for-102) over May and June...was transferred to Triple-A on
June 5, his first career action at that level...in 74 games with the Sky Sox hit .270 (66-for-244) with 11 home
runs and 32 RBI...had 16 multi-hit games with the Sky Sox...hit .312 (29-for-93) vs. lefties and .245 (37-
for-151) against right-handers...had two-home run game on July 26 vs. Iowa...was hitting .296 on Aug. 15
before finishing the season on a 6-for-41 slump to finish at .270.2006Hit .312 (63-for-202) on the road and .279 (53-for-190) at home...hit left-handed pitchers at .376
(32-for-85) and right-handers at .274 (84-for-307)...batted .305 (29-for-95) with runners in scoring position...
hit safely in 78 of 109 contests, 33 of which were multi-hit games...batted .381 (16-for-42) with two
homers and eight RBI in 11 games against Midland...posted a .939 (10 e/165 tc) fielding percentage in 86
games in the outfield (46 in LF, 28 in CF, 18 in RF)...homered in consecutive games on June 6-7 vs.
Arkansas and again from June 14-15 vs. Wichita and Springfield...hit grand slam off Wichita's Zack Greinke
on July 24 in Tulsa's 16-11 victory...batted just .063 (1-for-16) in 4 games in the Texas League playoffs.2005Produced one of the best seasons of any Rockies Minor League player, setting career highs in
nearly offensive category...led the Nuts in average (.332), runs (90), triples (8), home runs (21), RBI (87),
slugging (.605) and tied for team lead in walks (52)...ranked second on club in on-base percentage (.418),
third in hits (131) and fourth in doubles (29)...among league leaders, ranked third in average, fourth in slugging,
and on-base percentage...named Modesto's team MVP...reached base safely in 53 consecutive
games from June 17-Sept. 5, which led all of Single-A...recorded an 18-game home hitting streak
from June 11-Aug. 12...was named Hitter of the Week by the California League on two different occasions:
May 9-15 (.458, 8 runs, 4 HR, 11 RBI) and Aug. 31-Sept. 6 (.577, 11 runs, 4 HR, 11
RBI)...named to mid-season and postseason All-Star teams...started in right field and went 0-for-3 in the
California-Carolina League All-Star Game...posted season-high 14-game hitting streak from July 9-Aug.
12...led Modesto with .493 batting average in July...hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games at .406 to lift average
from .320 to .332...appeared in 108 games in the outfield, logging 76 contests in center, 21 in left and
11 in right...hit .333 (7-for-21) with two HR and six RBI in five postseason games.2004Tied for second on the Tourists in home runs...saw extensive action at every outfield position,
playing 44 games in RF, 34 in CF and 31 in LF.2003Played first pro season at Tri-City, hitting .276 with four home runs and nine RBI in 34 contests.