|WHERE THE TOP 10 PROSPECTS ARE|
|Org Rank||Name||DOB||Position||Assigned Team|
|1||Nolan Arenado||4/16/1991||3B||Colorado Springs Sky Sox|
|2||David Dahl||4/1/1994||OF||Asheville Tourists|
|3||Trevor Story||11/15/1992||SS||Modesto Nuts|
|4||Kyle Parker||9/30/1989||OF||Tulsa Drillers|
|5||Chad Bettis||4/26/1989||RHP||Tulsa Drillers|
|6||Eddie Butler||3/13/1991||RHP||Asheville Tourists|
|7||Tyler Anderson||12/30/1989||LHP||Modesto Nuts|
|8||Tyler Matzek||10/19/1990||LHP||Tulsa Drillers|
|9||Jayson Aquino||11/22/1992||LHP||Grand Junction Rockies|
|10||Ryan Wheeler||7/10/1988||3B||Colorado Springs Sky Sox|
HE’S WHERE? Righthander Parker Frazier and outfielder Kent Matthes hope to take a step up to Triple-A in 2013, but both will begin the season back with Double-A Tulsa, where they toiled last year. In their first tour of the Texas League, Matthes hit .214/.273/.432 while Frazier went 5-14, 3.88.
WHO’S MISSING: Rafael Ortega, one of the Rockies’ better outfield prospects, has been sidelined with a staph infection to start the year. He should be ticketed for Tulsa once healthy. Lefty Jayson Aquino didn’t make a full-season roster but the 20-year-old should get to low Class A Asheville at some point.
GO SEE: Rockies top prospect Nolan Arenado hit .278/.278/.574 with four homers in the Cactus League and came tantalizingly close to making the Rockies’ big league roster. Instead, he’ll head to Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he’ll be joined by outfielder Tim Wheeler and offseason trade acquisition Ryan Wheeler (no relation). With those bats in the lineup and a hitter’s haven of a home park, expect plenty of fireworks.