Baseball Prospectus released their annual “Rockies Top 11 Prospects” Wednesday, and while there is no surprise who is on the list, the list itself “is about as glowing as BP gets”, states RWO faithful reader Sdcarp. With statements like, “Arenado is a fantastic pure hitter with a seemingly supernatural feel for contact” and “Story is a scout favorite who combines energy with fundamentals and solid tools” peppered throughout the article, one would think we had the farm system to end all farm systems.
Several Rockies faithful have commented in the past that our system is woefully in need of refreshing and that many promising players are left down too long, giving them time to “over prepare” and in some cases loose their edge. Whether or not you agree with this assessment, reading Baseball Prospectus’ report will give you great hope that we are heading in the right direction. Here are some more highlights:
#1 Nolan Arenado: The top bat in the system made improvements throughout the season, shined in the Arizona Fall League, and shocked scouts with his defensive development.
#2 Drew Pomeranz: He could be a number-two starter starter.
#3 Wilin Rosario: Rosario can impact a game both at the plate and behind it. He has well above-average power thanks to a quick bat with plenty of torque in his swing, and the potential to hit 20-30 home runs annually in his prime.
You can read the full report at: Baseball Prospectus’ Website (subscription required to read beyond teaser).
Thanks SDCARP for your help on this!