2018 Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects

Rockies Top 10 Prospects
1. Brendan Rodgers, SS/2B
2. Ryan McMahon, 1B/2B
3. Riley Pint, RHP
4. Colton Welker, 3B
5. Peter Lambert, RHP
6. Ryan Castellani, RHP
7. Yency Almonte, RHP
8. Garrett Hampson, 2B/SS
9. Ryan Vilade, SS
10. Tyler Nevin, 3B

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For each organization, we identify the 10 prospects with the highest ceilings, with consideration given to the likelihood of reaching those ceilings.

To qualify as a prospect, a position player cannot exceed 130 big league at-bats, while a pitcher cannot exceed 50 innings or 30 relief appearances. These thresholds mirror major league rookie qualifications, albeit without regard for major league service time.

Notable Graduations: RHP Jeff Hoffman (3), OF Raimel Tapia (4), RHP German Marquez (5), LHP Kyle Freeland (8) and RHP Antonio Senzatela (10).

Trending: 🔻The Rockies graduated four starting pitchers. which would thin out any system.

 

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

Strengths: The Rockies have a deep group of infielders ready to replace D.J. LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado if they leave as free agents after 2018 and 2019, respectively. Most have multi-positional versatility, giving the Rockies plenty of options. A year after four rookies came up to remake the starting rotation, the Rockies still have more arms on the way with Peter Lambert, Ryan Castellani and Yency Almonte all in position to reach the majors within the next two years. There are some intriguing arms lower in the system as well.

Weaknesses: The Rockies system lacks outfielders, putting pressure on David Dahl to stay healthy and Raimel Tapia to perform moving forward. With Carlos Gonzalez hitting free agency and Gerardo Parra and Ian Desmond in their 30s, the Rockies don't have much in the way of outfield depth should Dahl and Tapia fail to live up to their promise.

 

BEST TOOLS

🔸Best Hitter for Average: Brendan Rodgers.
🔸Best Power Hitter: Ryan Vilade.
🔸Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Garrett Hampson.
🔸Fastest Baserunner: Wes Rogers.
🔸Best Athlete: Ryan McMahon.
🔸Best Fastball: Riley Pint.
🔸Best Curveball: Jesus Tinoco.
🔸Best Slider: Riley Pint.
🔸Best Changeup: Peter Lambert.
🔸Best Control: Peter Lambert.
🔸Best Defensive Catcher: Dom Nunez.
🔸Best Defensive INF: Garrett Hampson.
🔸Best INF Arm: Brendan Rodgers.
🔸Best Defensive OF: Yonathan Daza.
🔸Best OF Arm: Sam Hilliard.

 

PROJECTED 2021 LINEUP

(Listed with 2021 season age)

🔸C Tom Murphy (30)
🔸1B Ryan McMahon (26)
🔸2B Brendan Rodgers (24)
🔸3B Nolan Arenado (30)
🔸SS Trevor Story (28)
🔸LF Raimel Tapia (27)
🔸CF David Dahl (27)
🔸RF Charlie Blackmon (34)
🔸SP Jon Gray (29)
🔸SP Kyle Freeland (28)
🔸SP German Marquez (26)
🔸SP Antonio Senzatela (26)
🔸SP Tyler Anderson (31)
🔸CL Riley Pint (23)

 

TOP PROSPECTS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008: LHP Franklin Morales (Mexican League) | WAR: 1.8
🔸2009: OF Dexter Fowler (Cardinals) | WAR: 19.7
🔸2010: LHP Tyler Matzek (DNP) | WAR: 2.8
🔸2011: LHP Tyler Matzek (DNP) | WAR: **
🔸2012: LHP Drew Pomeranz (Red Sox) | WAR: 11.3
🔸2013: 3B Nolan Arenado (Rockies) | WAR: 27.4
🔸2014: RHP Jon Gray (Rockies) | WAR: 5.4
🔸2015: OF David Dahl (Rockies) | WAR: 1.1
🔸2016: RHP Jon Gray (Rockies) | WAR: **
🔸2017: SS Brendan Rodgers (Rockies) | Top 10

 

TOP DRAFT PICKS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008: LHP Christian Friedrich (Padres) | WAR: -0.4
🔸2009: LHP Tyler Matzek (DNP) | WAR: 2.8
🔸2010: OF Kyle Parker (DNP) | WAR: -1.6
🔸2011: LHP Tyler Anderson (Rockies) | WAR: 4.4
🔸2012: OF David Dahl (Rockies) | WAR: 1.1
🔸2013: RHP Jon Gray (Rockies) | WAR: 5.4
🔸2014: LHP Kyle Freeland (Rockies) | WAR: 3.4
🔸2015: SS Brendan Rodgers (Rockies) | Top 10
🔸2016: RHP Riley Pint (Rockies) | Top 10
🔸2017: 3B Ryan Vilade (Rockies) | Top 10


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