Image credit: Zac Veen (Photo by Larry Goren/Four Seam)
With familiar faces like Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Jon Gray no longer under contract, the Rockies appear set for another rebuilding year in 2022 as they return to their tried and true draft-and-build philosophy. Colorado is amassing an intriguing collection of talent at the lower levels, but it’s likely years away from reaching Coors Field.
Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in the Rockies system as it enters 2022.
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Here’s how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses.
PROJECTED 2025 LINEUP
Catcher: Drew Romo (23)
First Base: Michael Toglia (26)
Second Base: Brendan Rodgers (28)
Third Base: Ryan McMahon(30)
Shortstop: Ezequiel Tovar (23)
Left Field: Zac Veen (23)
Center Field: Benny Montgomery (22)
Right Field: Brenton Doyle (27)
Designated Hitter: Ryan Vilade (26)
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: Drew Romo
Best Power Hitter: Michael Toglia
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Drew Romo
Fastest Baserunner: Eddy Diaz
Best Athlete: Brenton Doyle
Best Fastball: Julian Fernandez
Best Curveball: Case Williams
Best Slider: Yoan Aybar
Best Changeup: Ryan Rolison
Best Control: Mitchell Kilkenny
Best Defensive Catcher: Drew Romo
Best Defensive Infielder: Ezequiel Tovar
Best Infield Arm: Ezequiel Tovar
Best Defensive Outfielder: Brenton Doyle
Best Outfield Arm: Brenton Doyle