’s Top 10 Rockies’ Prospects — Same Old Thing

By Editorial Staff

As the season approaches, I plan to increase my minor league focus. Up to this point, I’ve only done prospect spotlights, but my rankings will come out before Opening Day. I’ll be in Scottsdale next week and I’m waiting until after the trip to make my final decisions. I really want to watch as many players as possible before I make any concluding judgments.

Yesterday, Jonathan Mayo of ranked the top 10 players in the Rockies’ system. Here is what he came up with:

1. Tyler Matzek
2. Wilin Rosario
3. Christian Friedrich
4. Nolan Arenado
5. Kyle Parker
6. Peter Tago
7. Rex Brothers
8. Chad Bettis
9. Juan Nicasio
10. Charlie Blackmon

Under the Radar

Corey Dickerson
Jordan Pacheco

Aside from Blackmon replacing Hector Gomez, this is pretty much the same as Baseball America’s list. Honestly, I don’t think there is much independent thought when it comes to prospect rankings. All the writers are going off the same resources. On every list I’ve seen, Tyler Matzek has been ranked number one. Don’t get me wrong, I love Matzek, but he is far from a sure thing. I do like that Mayo mentioned Dickerson and Pacheco. In my opinion, they are the two most underrated players in the system.

There is one more thing that has been driving me crazy lately. Why does it matter that Nolan Arenado is slow? Last time I checked, speed wasn’t a requirement for a corner infield position.

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