Colorado Rockies Top 30
By Tracy Ringolsby
There is a familiar face atop the Rockies 2020 Top 10, one that both the Rockies and fans hope is a soon a long-term cog in their infield for the years to come.
But beyond that?
A thin Rockies farm system has as many questions as answers.
Colorado ended 2019 ranked at the back of our organization talent rankings. The top of the system is flush with infielders, but several project to make their long-term home at first base. Still, there are reasons for optimism -- namely Ryan Rolison's progression and the strong pro debuts of their top two 2019 draft picks.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Tony Wolters (31)
First Base: Michael Toglia (24)
Second Base: Brendan Rodgers (26)
Third Base: Nolan Arenado (32)
Shortstop: Trevor Story (30)
Left Field: Raimel Tapia (29)
Center Field: David Dahl (29)
Right Field: Sam Hilliard (29)
No. 1 Starter: Jon Gray (31)
No. 2 Starter: German Marquez (28)
No. 3Starter: Kyle Freeland (30)
No. 4 Starter: Ryan Rolison (25)
No. 5 Starter: Peter Lambert (26)
Closer: Jesus Tinoco (28)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Colorado's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Brendan Rodgers
Best Power Hitter: Sam Hilliard
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Grant Lavigne
Fastest Baserunner: Bladimir Restituyo
Best Athlete: Niko Decolati
Best Fastball: Riley Pint
Best Curveball: Riley Pint
Best Slider: Tom Doyle
Best Changeup: Ryan Rolison
Best Control: Antonio Santos
Best Defensive Catcher: Dom Nunez
Best Defensive Infielder: Ezequiel Tovar
Best Infield Arm: Julio Carreras
Best Defensive Outfielder: Yonathan Daza
Best Outfield Arm: Yonathan Daza
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