Colton Welker was born on October 9, 1997, he is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021.
Welker was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB draft out of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He signed with Colorado, foregoing his commitment to the University of Miami.
Welker spent the 2016 season with the Grand Junction Rockies, where he was named both a Pioneer League mid-season All-Star and a Rockies organizational All-Star at the end of the season after batting .329 with five home runs and 36 RBIs in 51 games.
He spent 2017 with the Asheville Tourists where he posted a .350 average with six home runs and 33 RBIs in only 67 games due to injury. In 2018, he played with the Lancaster JetHawks where he slashed .333/.383/.489 with 13 home runs and 82 RBIs in 114 games. He was named a California League mid-season All-Star along with earning a post-season All-Star selection.
Welker spent 2019 with the Hartford Yard Goats, hitting .252 with ten home runs and 53 RBIs over 98 games. He did not play a minor league game in 2020 since the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic league season was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On November 20, 2020, Welker was added to the 40-man roster. On May 6, 2021, Welker has suspended for 80 games after testing positive for CDMT. On September 8, 2021, Welker made his MLB debut against the San Francisco Giants, flying out in his only at-bat.
Colton Welker signed a 1 year / $700,000 contract with the Colorado Rockies, including an annual average salary of $700,000.