Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects

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Updated: January 8, 2018

 

These are my Prospect One top 10 prospects for the Colorado Rockies organization. You can find all teams organizational ranks, which go beyond the top 10, plus my top 500 prospect ranks which are updated monthly when you join up at the ITL ARMY. Find the link below.

 

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1) Brendan Rodgers SS

Rodgers had an incredible start to his 2017 in Lancaster, but most people do hit there. He made the move to Double-A and the results weren’t close to what he did in A-ball. That is going to leave some question marks, but I still am very much in on Rodgers. His bat speed helps generate some plus pop for the MI. He might move to 2B, which positionaly could boost his value, especially being in Colorado.


2) Ryan McMahon 3B/1B

McMahon is an interesting prospect. I saw him the ‘16 Fall League where he looked terrible. Swing and miss all over the place. The ‘17 hits and he looked transformed. He cut his SKO% by over 10%, hit for more power and played all over the field. He has a big swing which generates that good power, but could get him into trouble in the majors. It’s hard to deny the rebound he had, so I am cautiously optimistic.


3) Colton Welker 3B

Welker might be the best prospect for the Rockies that most aren’t talking about. He’s coming off back to back seasons of hitting .329 or better. He was dealing with some injuries last year which cost him two months. Welker makes loud contact, and already flashes good pitch recognition. He has some speed which might translate to the majors, but this is a 20+ HR athletic third baseman that could rocket up boards with a full season.


4) Riley Pint SP

Pint was one of my favorites coming out of the ‘16 draft class. He throws hard, which can touch triple digits, he has a big curve and a could change. This arsenal gives me confidence he can stay as a starter, but his lack of command was a big issue. A 5+ B/9 is not going to work, but I believe the command will come. Playing in Colorado is an issue, and one many people pointed too when he was drafted, but I think Pint, like Jon Gray can still succeed.


5) Ryan Vilade 3B

Vilade is a popular helium pick this year. There is a lot of power in play, which gets it’s boost being in COL. He’s coming off a great pro debut, and kind of reminds me of the Welker path. Vilade I think could get moved possibly to LF if there is no spot at 3B or 1B. He could have some AVG issues down the line, but you won’t see a ton of negatives from the pro debut. I support being aggressive on Vilade, because he could be sitting 2-3 on the Rockies list next year.


6) Sam Hilliard OF

7) Yency Almonte SP

8) Garrett Hampson SS

9) Tyler Nevin 1B 

10) Daniel Montano OF


 

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